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May offers UK lawmakers a vote on a second referendum

— Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Tuesday dangled the prospect of a second referendum on Brexit, in a last-ditch effort to win over lawmakers.

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, wrote that the negotiations “have now gone as far as they can.”

Bipartisan Brexit talks collapse

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, wrote that the negotiations “have now gone as far as they can.”

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament, spoke at a press conference regarding the party's European Parliament election campaign in London on Tuesday.

UK concedes it must hold EU election amid Brexit delay

The British government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that the country will definitely take part in the European Parliament elections this month.

An anti-Brexit demonstrator carried a European Union flag during demonstrations in London Tuesday.

UK’s May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a press conference after the European Council meeting on Brexit at The Europa Building at The European Parliament in Brussels on April 11, 2019. (Photo by Philippe HUGUEN / AFP)PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Trick or treat? EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

As if Brexit hadn’t spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween.

French President Emmanuel Macron,left, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A top official at the French presidency says France doesn't rule out granting a further delay to Brexit, just before a planned meeting between Prime minister Theresa May and President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

May asks EU for Brexit delay, but Macron says no guarantee

European Union leaders were wrangling Wednesday over whether to save Britain from a precipitous and potentially calamitous Brexit, or to give the foot-dragging departing nation a shove over the edge.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 11, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Chancellery in Berlin. - Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Berlin on April 9, 2019 for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

UK government, opposition cling to hope of Brexit compromise

Britain’s government and opposition were clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal, 48 hours before Prime Minister Theresa May must try to persuade European Union leaders to grant a delay to the UK’s departure from the bloc.

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain.

Theresa May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’

British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed.

Pedestrians walked past placards featuring Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn near the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 3, 2019.

May and Corbyn: unlikely allies, and perhaps Brexit’s last hope

After two years Prime Minister Theresa May has turned to opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn to craft a Brexit plan that will appeal across the aisle, much to the chagrin of May’s constituents.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he’d be happy to sit down with Prime Minister Theresa May, even though ‘‘so far she hasn’t shown much sign of compromise.’’

UK will seek to delay Brexit further, prime minister says

Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek a further delay to Brexit as UK politicians sought a compromise.

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The dis-United Kingdom’s Brexit muddle

There’s still a path back from the hard-Brexit abyss.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, walked ahead of European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at EU headquarters in Brussels during a meeting in November 2018.

UK’s May to seek second Brexit delay

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will seek another delay to Brexit in hopes of winning Parliament’s approval of a deal on the terms of its withdrawal from the European Union.

Pro-Brexit campaigners during a recent rally near the Houses of Parliament in London.

UK Parliament rejects alternatives to May’s Brexit deal

Britain’s Parliament has spoken — and it has said no, again.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands to talk to lawmakers inside the House of Commons parliament in London Wednesday March 27, 2019. As Lawmakers sought Wednesday for an alternative to May's unpopular Brexit deal with Europe, with a series of 'indicative votes

Third time’s the charm? UK lawmakers hold new vote on Brexit deal

On the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union, lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May’s government described as the “last chance to vote for Brexit.”

A pro-Brexit activist demonstrated in London on Thursday. Parliament will vote Friday on one part of May’s Brexit plan.

Brexit process remains deadlocked, but May plans a last-ditch vote Friday

Britain’s tottering efforts to leave the European Union remained at an impasse Thursday as allies of Prime Minister Theresa May tried to keep her deal alive in the face of unbending opposition.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

Theresa May to quit once Brexit is complete

The British prime minister said she will step down once Brexit is delivered — a dramatic concession meant to bring enough of her colleagues on board to push her deal over the line.

The European Union offered Britain a choice of short delays to its departure from the EU, postponing Brexit, due March 29, until at least mid-April.

Britain accepts EU offer to delay Brexit

European Council chief Donald Tusk says the British government has accepted the EU’s offer to delay Brexit.

*** BESTPIX *** BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 21: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a two-day summit of European Union leaders on March 21, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders will discuss May's request for an extension of the deadline for the United Kingdom's departure from the EU, or Brexit. European Council President Donald Tusk said yesterday that he can see member states agreeing to a short extension beyond March 29, though he has coupled an extension to the British Parliament passing Theresa May's Brexit agreement first. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

European leaders allow short reprieve for Brexit, staving next-week exit

If British lawmakers approve a divorce deal they have twice rejected, they can leave the European Union on May 22. If they reject it, they must plan an alternative by April 12 or fall off the same no-deal cliff.

Activists posed with papier mache heads depicting British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an anti-Brexit campaign stunt outside EU headquarters in Brussels.

Anti-Brexit petition crashes UK government website

About 600,000 people backed a call to revoke Article 50, the mechanism that triggered Britain’s departure from the European Union, before the site crashed.

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 22, 2018, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. Bercow dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, March 18, 2019, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same Brexit deal that lawmakers have already rejected twice. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

17th century British parliamentary rule upends Brexit proceedings

Prime Minister Theresa May’s best laid plan went awry Monday when the speaker of the House of Commons announced he would not permit a third vote on a divorce deal that British lawmakers have already twice rejected.

House of Commons leader John Bercow has cautioned the prime minister.

Brexit discord deepens as parliamentary leader moves to block 3rd vote on May’s plan

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons won’t allow the prime minister’s EU withdrawal agreement to be voted on a third time unless it’s ‘‘substantially’’ different.

Brexit supporters began a two-week march to support the policy Saturday in Sunderland, England. Protesters will walk to London on a march called “Leave Means Leave.”

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.

British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit, just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union.

UK lawmakers vote to delay Brexit past March 29

The House of Commons voted by 412-202 in favor of seeking to postpone the U.K.’s departure for at least three months beyond the scheduled March 29 departure from the EU.

An anti-Brexit protestor in London on Tuesday.

A lot is happening with Brexit. Here’s what you should know

Parliament votes Wednesday on the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit. But what exactly does “no-deal” mean?

An anti-Brexit, left, and pro-Brexit supporter debate outside the House of Parliament in London, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May's mission to secure Britain's orderly exit from the European Union appeared headed for defeat Tuesday, as lawmakers ignored her entreaties to support her divorce deal and end the political chaos and economic uncertainty that Brexit has unleashed.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

New Brexit defeat plunges UK’s May into crisis

The prime minister lost a second vote on her plans to leave the European Union and now faces unpalatable choices with time running out to avoid a chaotic exit.

Many bet chaos will continue as Britain awaits Brexit votes

This is the week when the people may learn whether their nation will depart on schedule — or whether there will be more uncertainty, division and delay.

British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that, even if her deal passes next week, time will be tight to pass the necessary legislation needed to make Brexit a reality on March 29.

UK leader warns Brexit may never happen unless her deal with Brussels is approved

Prime Minister Theresa May also implored the EU to help her make ‘‘one more push’’ to get the agreement through a skeptical Parliament.

Fear mounting for British in EU as ‘no-deal’ Brexit looms

In less than a month the United Kingdom could leave the European Union, but more than a million British nationals will remain there — unwilling to let Brexit force them from the lives they’ve built on the continent.

The Latest: London deputy mayor: ‘take pressure off’ Brexit

The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):

The flag of the European Union and the British national flags were flown on poles during a demonstration by supporters of a movement to remain in the EU outside the Palace of Westminster in London last week.

UK trade official sees hope in Brexit hard-liners’ proposals

Britain’s international trade secretary on Sunday welcomed proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it would take for them to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union.

Irish drivers warned to get paperwork for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Ireland’s deputy prime minister said Thursday that the European Union wants to work with Britain to ensure there is a Brexit deal, as Irish drivers were warned they will need new paperwork to cross the currently invisible border to Northern Ireland if the U.K. leaves the bloc without an agreement.

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Rationality may prevail with a new Brexit vote

UK citizens deserve the right to vote again once the specific terms of Brexit are clear

Pro-Brexit activists hold placards as they demonstrate outside of the Houses of Parliament in London On February 26, 2019. - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would allow parliament to vote on March 14 on whether to delay Brexit if MPs reject both her deal and the prospect of leaving the EU without an agreement. If those two options are rejected the government would put forward

Theresa May promises UK Parliament a vote to delay Brexit

Her hand was forced by Cabinet ministers who said they were prepared to risk being fired rather than accept a withdrawal from the European Union without an agreement.

British Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons Tuesday.

UK Parliament will decide between no-deal Brexit and delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers they will get to choose between leaving the European Union on schedule — with or without a divorce deal — or asking the EU to postpone.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 23, 2019 Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses at a rally, in Broxtowe, central England. - Britain's main opposition Labour Party said on February 25 it was committed to eventually supporting a second referendum on leaving the European Union if its own plan for Brexit is not approved. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s Labour Party moves toward backing a new Brexit vote

The Labour Party said it would back a second referendum on Brexit, adding more questions to the move as the withdrawal day approaches on March 29.

An anti-Brexit protester flew European and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday.

UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

The European Union’s chief said he remains downbeat about Britain avoiding a chaotic departure from the bloc.

Former leader of Britain's UKIP party, Nigel Farage (R) reaacts as he speaks with Italian-Swedish MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt during a panel discussion at a conference on Brexit, at the Saatchi Gallery in London on February 19, 2019. - The British government on Friday dismissed as a

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks, but key disagreement remains

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her most important demand.

Anti-Brexit protesters held EU flags and placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. British Prime Minister Theresa May asked MPs Tuesday to give her more time for talks with the European Union on renegotiating the Brexit deal, just weeks before the scheduled March 29 departure date.

Theresa May stalls on Brexit. Again. And again. And again.

Prime Minister Theresa May has delayed so many decisions on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union that critics accuse her of turning can-kicking into a political art form.

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk shake hands at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Varadkar warned Tusk that his comments would not go over well in the British press.

EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiteers

European Council President Donald Tusk’s comment, as predicted, drew outrage from British Brexiteers.

Fears grow: 1/3 of UK firms consider move abroad over Brexit

Nearly a third of U.K. firms may shift their operations abroad because of Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, a survey of 1,200 company directors suggested Friday, as the political stalemate over a Brexit deal heightened jitters among businesses.

Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt (left) and Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill arrived for a meeting at Downing Street Tuesday. Hunt told the BBC that a delay may be necessary to pass legislation to implement Brexit.

Britain’s foreign secretary says Brexit may have to be delayed

For Britain’s government the time crunch on Prime Minister Theresa May finding a Brexit solution is beginning to set in, but there doesn’t seem to be much confidence that a deal will be reached in time.

EU won’t budge on Brexit deal as May seeks cross-party unity

European Union leaders offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers to stop bickering and work out a cross-party approach.

Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (center) with her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch and her grandson Simon Wallfisch in Berlin, Germany. Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch and Simon Wallfisch are two of thousands of Jews in Britain who have applied for restoration of their German citizenship, which was stripped from their ancestors by the Nazis.

British Jews apply for German nationality as Brexit looms

The Wallfisch family, alienated from their home country following the Holocaust, offer a range of views into the German nationality in the midst of the post-Brexit-referendum rush to ensure European citizenship.

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Queen Elizabeth urges Brexit-torn officials to seek common ground

Elizabeth is barred from commenting directly on politics, but the remarks were interpreted as a veiled criticism of the toxic debate.

An Airbus employee inspected the construction of a wing at a production plant near Broughton in northeast Wales.

Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

CEO Tom Enders said Brexit threatened to destroy a century of development in the Britain’s world-leading aviation industry.

Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox admitted that no deal on Brexit is a possibility.

Businesses sound alarm as UK says prepare for no-deal Brexit

A growing number of British firms are bracing for disruption by stockpiling goods or shifting operations overseas.

A lone demonstrator stood by an entrance to Britain's Parliament building on Friday.

Teresa May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Talks to end the stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither the prime minister nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.

Pro-Brexit activists held placards at a political rally titled 'Lets Go WTO,' hosted by Leave Means Leave in London on Thursday.

British Parliament’s bid to break its Brexit deadlock is delayed. Again.

Time is not on Britain’s side as the clock ticks down to its scheduled March 29 exit from the European Union, and its politicians remain paralyzed over how the country should leave.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the new HBO movie, “Brexit.”

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HBO’s ‘Brexit’ is a tale for both sides of the pond

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the mastermind behind Britain’s Vote Leave campaign.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday. The vote was initiated by the Labor Party.

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Wednesday’s vote will be the second no-confidence vote against May in less than two months. She successfully fended off a challenge from her Conservative partymates in December.