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An arrangement of British daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in Liverpool, north west England on July 13, 2020, shows the government's new Brexit advertisment urging people and businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period after Britain left the European Union (EU). - Britain on Monday launched another Brexit advertising blitz, urging businesses and individuals to get ready for cutting ties with the European Union at the end of the year. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan 1 EU break

The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape — but also an exciting “new start” — when the U.K. leaves the European Union’s economic embrace in less than six months.


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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck a tough trade stance.

UK and EU clash over trade with 11 months to make a deal

Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a post-Brexit trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues.

A woman holds up the Union and the European Union flags during an event called

Press Send for Brexit: EU Seals U.K. Withdrawal by Email

The European Union gave its final, formal approval to Brexit on Thursday

Britain's Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage waves a Union flag as he speaks to the press after the European Parliament ratified the Brexit deal in Brussels on January 29, 2020. - The European Parliament on January 29 voted overwhelmingly to approve the Brexit deal with London, clearing the final hurdle for Britain's departure from the EU. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

For the EU, Brexit is a major defeat for the idea of Europe

The loss of Britain represents a loss of size, reach, momentum, and permanence, comparable to Texas deciding to break away from the United States.

FILE -- The Houses of Parliament in London on Sept. 8, 2019. After more than a year of drama, recrimination and tense, late-night votes, British lawmakers are expected to sign off on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, with little fuss, on legislation to take their country out of the European Union at the end of the month. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)

U.K. Parliament gives Brexit green light

After more than a year of drama, recrimination and tense, late-night votes, British lawmakers signed off Thursday, with minimal fuss and no fanfare, on legislation to take their country out of the European Union at the end of the month.

EU, U.K. leaders prepare to launch fresh Brexit talks as Britain departs the bloc

EU, U.K. leaders prepare to launch fresh Brexit talks as Britain departs the bloc

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his campaign mantra to “get Brexit done.”

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his campaign mantra to “get Brexit done.”

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson is greeted by staff as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street in central London on December 13, 2019, following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

There will be no letup for UK lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson  and his dog, Dilyn.

Photos: Their election is going to the dogs: British polling station pooches trend across UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson set the tone early when he took his Jack Russell with him to vote. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, followed Johnson’s lead.

Actor Hugh Grant posed on Saturday for a photo with Liberal Democrats candidate Monica Harding. Grant has been on the campaign trail, hoping  to stop Britain's exit from the European Union.

Holiday rom-com ‘Love, Actually’ inspires UK election memes

“Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election.

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Britain’s political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week’s general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks at Barnby Memorial Hall whilst on the General Election campaign trail in Worksop, England, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before UK election

One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them.

Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows blacked out papers as he delivers a speech in London, England, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK’s Labour accuses government of secret trade talks with US

The leader of Britain’s main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of secretly negotiating the basis of a trade deal with the United States ahead of the country’s departure with the European Union — including a contentious plan to extend patents for American drug companies.

UK Conservatives under fire for using a misleading Twitter handle

Britain’s Conservative Party was accused of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK.”

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, center, campaigned with local Labour candidate Danielle Rawley, right, at the National Mining Museum in Newingtongrace, Scotland Friday.

UK police warn candidates about safety

British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage reacted during a party rally while campaigning in Ilford, Essex, England on Wednesday.

Brexit Party fails to clinch voting pact with Conservatives

Britain’s Brexit Party said it will field 300 candidates in next month’s election to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a clean break with the European Union.

Hillary Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday that she's “dumbfounded” the UK government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections on Dec. 12.

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Hillary Clinton says she’s “dumbfounded” that the UK government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month.

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn posed for photographs as he unveiled the party's general election campaign “Battle Bus” in Liverpool on Thursday. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12.

Long-festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour’s Corbyn

The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Brexit Party candidates pose with leader Nigel Farage and Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice on November 4, 2019 in London, England. The Brexit party plans to contest 600 seats in Britain's December 12 general election, although Nigel Farage himself will not be standing for election. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Hundreds of Brexit Party candidates will run in UK election

Nigel Farage unveiled hundreds of Brexit Party candidates for Britain’s general election on Monday, and warned the governing Conservatives that the United Kingdom will never leave the European Union without his party’s backing.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage spoke during an event to launch the Brexit Party general election campaign in London on Friday. Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election.

Farage’s Brexit Party launches its campaign. Could it steal votes from Johnson’s Conservatives?

In his remarks Friday, Nigel Farage demanded that Johnson and his Conservative Party, who are ahead in the opinion polls, abandon the Withdrawal Agreement the prime minister spent months negotiating with his European counterparts.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, addressing the House of Commons last month.

Johnson loses first attempt to call an election in his latest Brexit move

Britain’s prime minister failed to secure backing for a general election. But he seemed on track to prevail in a follow-up attempt later in the week.

Union flags and an umbrella tied to railings in front of Parliament in London.

Brexit delayed again; EU agrees to push deadline to Jan. 31

The announcement came as European Union diplomats met in Brussels to sign off on the new delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc, which had been due in just three days on Oct. 31.

Commuters walked past the European Commission logo outside the EU headquarters in Brussels Friday, where European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss what kind of extension to the Brexit deadline they could propose to Britain.

EU envoys agree that Brexit extension is needed, no date set

European Union ambassadors agreed Friday that the bloc should grant Britain’s request for another extension to the Brexit deadline but they have not yet figured out how long that delay should be.

On Tuesday, the British Parliament rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s frantic efforts to compress the legislative timetable enough to allow the country to leave the European Union on Oct. 31. Seeking a new deadline that seemed least likely to make a fuss, European officials were expected to settle on Jan. 31.

Grudgingly, EU looks set to grant Brexit extension to Jan. 31

A day after the departing president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, dismissed the Brexit debacle as a “waste of time and energy,” European officials were confronted on Wednesday with the unpalatable task of deciding on yet another extension.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson loses a critical Brexit vote, throwing the process into disarray

Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a damaging setback Tuesday in his quest to take Britain out of the European Union, losing a critical vote in Parliament and raising the prospect he might shelve his withdrawal deal and toss the debate over Brexit to the voters in an election.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left 10 Downing Street to go to the Houses of Parliament in London on Saturday.

UK lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again, but Boris Johnson vows to press on

In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.

European Council president Donald Tusk had hoped that Britain might somehow remain in the EU despite the 2016 referendum.

European Union’s message to UK: Just leave already

The Europeans got the better of the accord, most analysts agree, and remain eager to avoid a no-deal Brexit that would damage both parties.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, at Thursday’s press conference in Brussels.

Prime minister and EU cut a Brexit deal — but it faces an uphill struggle in Britain’s Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has yet to win a vote in Parliament as prime minister.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Brexit twist: Boris Johnson, a hero in Boston?

For centuries, the Boston Irish have revered those who worked for Irish independence. To that list, might we add the name of Boris Johnson?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gestures as he makes a prepared statement next to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a press point at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

UK and EU reach Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations — though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and UK Parliaments.

Europe, Britain edge closer to Brexit deal but aren’t there yet

There are signs that the deadlock over Britain’s planned departure from the European Union could be on the verge of breaking.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, welcomes the President of the European Parliament David Sassol at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

As Merkel and Johnson clash, the odds of a Brexit deal fade

Hopes of an agreement, already faint, seemed all but dashed after a phone call between the German and British leaders.

The hope of Britain's Brexit split from the European Union depends on finding a political solution to avoid having a hard border across the peaceful green fields that span the seamless border dividing Britain's Northern Ireland from Europe's Republic of Ireland.

UK Brexit plans stir talk of Irish unity among activists

Irish republicans are expressing renewed hopes of reunifying their island in the wake of the UK’s recent Brexit proposals, seeing that as a solution to the problems that Britain’s departure from the European Union is bringing.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan hits a wall in Brussels

LONDON — On Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to have accomplished what his long-suffering predecessor, Theresa May, never could. He rallied support among lawmakers for a plan to extricate Britain from the European Union and won praise from some of the same legislators who had tormented May.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Manchester Central convention complex to give media interviews ahead of the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference, in Manchester, north-west England on October 1, 2019. - Britain's Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life but the accusation he grabbed a young woman's thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

In blow to hopes for a Brexit deal, a leaked British plan is rejected

Officials in Dublin and Brussels rejected proposals to overcome the impasse on the Irish border, a serious setback to prospects for a breakthrough.

In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's General Attorney Geoffrey Cox speaks in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared the political opposition to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain’s highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

Amid shouts, angry gestures, and repeated cries of ‘‘Order!’’ in the House of Commons, Johnson emphatically defended his intention to withdraw Britain from the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a separation agreement with the EU.

Pro and anti-Brexit supporters hold signns outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

UK lawmakers to return to Parliament amid political turmoil

British lawmakers are returning to the House of Commons on Wednesday following the Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted illegally by suspending Parliament.

A person dressed as a caricature of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a prison uniform stands outside the Supreme Court in London, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 after it made it's decision on the legality of Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament. In a setback for Johnson, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that the suspension of Parliament was illegal. The ruling Tuesday is a major blow to the prime minister who had suspended Parliament for five weeks, claiming it was a routine closure. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful, UK Supreme Court rules

In a major blow to the prime minister, the 11-judge panel ruled unanimously that Parliament is still in session. It will resume its Brexit debate Wednesday.

Protesters in London early Tuesday.

UK Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament

Britain’s highest court ruled that Johnson’s government had actually shut Parliament to squelch debate on its Brexit policy.

Britain's main opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn was supported Monday in his bid for his Labour Party to remain neutral on Brexit.

UK’s Labour Party backs leader; to stay neutral on Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party voted Monday in support of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to remain neutral on the question of whether Britain should proceed with plans to leave the European Union or change course.

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major accused current Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) of being motivated by ‘‘political interest’’ when he decided to shut down Parliament for five weeks ahead of the deadline for Britain to leave the European Union.

PM vs. PM: John Major argues against Boris Johnson in UK Supreme Court case

Just as it seemed Brexit couldn’t become any more surreal, a former Conservative prime minister argued against the current Conservative prime minister Thursday on the third and final day of a landmark Supreme Court hearing.

A pro-Brexit demonstrator stansd with a

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

The British prime minister was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the “father of lies” by a lawyer in the UK Supreme Court.

Protesters in favor of Brexit outside of Parliament in London, Sept. 9, 2019. David Cameron, the British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum, says in a new memoir that Boris Johnson, Britain’s leader now, embraced withdrawing from the European Union only when he sensed it would be politically advantageous. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)

Prime minister likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels next week. The meeting comes as lower-level Brexit negotiations have produced no visible signs of progress as the deadline nears, although EU negotiators say they believe Johnson is actively pursuing a deal.

Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous “no-deal” departure.


Reality catches up with bumblers Trump, Johnson

Demagogues who ride tinny populism to power ultimately have a brutal reckoning with reality.

Queen Elizabeth II has been drawn into the Brexit battle as it comes to the crunch, opening the politically neutral sovereign to potentially challenging positions for her role as a constitutional monarch.

Boris Johnson denies lying to the queen

The embattled prime minister was specifically asked about a Scottish high court opinion on Wednesday that found his request to suspend parliament was ‘‘unlawful.”

A Pro EU protestor shows a poster in front of the Houses of Parliament entrance in London, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament illegal

The British prime minister’s decision to send lawmakers home during the Brexit crisis “had the purpose of stymying Parliament,” Scotland’s high court ruled.

The Houses of Parliament in London.

UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

A Scottish court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the U.K. Parliament was unlawful, but did not order the suspension overturned.

In this image made from video, British lawmakers stage a protest in the House of Commons before prorogation of Parliament, in London, Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. (Parliament TV via PA via AP)

UK Parliament closes, but lawmakers don’t go quietly

It all amounted to an extraordinary breakdown of parliamentary protocol that, even in the norm-bending era of Boris Johnson’s leadership, made longtime observers of British politics shudder.