EU’s Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

EU’s Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to begin negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union, and there was no reason to wait until October, when British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will resign. “Britons decided yesterday that they want to leave the European Union, so it doesn’t make any sense to wait until October […]

Londoners in shock at Brexit ‘bereavement’

Londoners in shock at Brexit ‘bereavement’

Many Londoners were in “shock” and “despair” on Friday after waking up to discover that their country had voted to leave the European Union. One voter even described the outcome of the referendum as “a bereavement”. Taking an extended (liquid) lunch break at the McGlynn pub in north London, Charity worker Matt Stevens and his […]

Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, if we know how to seize it

Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, if we know how to seize it

The huge victory for the Brexit camp might throw Europe off balance at first, but it will put an end to the ambiguities of the UK’s position in Europe, and force Europeans to reinvent themselves. The alarmists who are making a lot of noise over the British vote might disagree, but Brexit could be an […]

What now after Brexit?

What now after Brexit?

Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc. The EU is in shock and entering uncharted territory. No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how […]

French, Dutch far-right call for EU membership referendums after Brexit

French, Dutch far-right call for EU membership referendums after Brexit

France’s far right National Front party and Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders called for referendums in their own countries on European Union membership Friday in the wake of the UK vote to leave the bloc. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, cheered the Brexit vote. “Victory for freedom!” said […]

UK votes in knife-edge Brexit referendum today

UK votes in knife-edge Brexit referendum today

LONDON: The UK is going to the polls on Thursday (today) to decide whether the country should remain in the European Union. Opinion polls suggest the result is on a knife-edge and that either side could win. Supporters and opponents of the EU both acknowledge the importance of the referendum. Earlier this month, Nigel Farage, […]

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final appeals Wednesday for undecided voters on the eve of a referendum on EU membership as polls showed the “Remain” and “Leave” camps too close to call. A victory for the “Leave” camp could unleash turmoil on the financial markets, and foreign exchange bureaus have […]

Pro and anti-Brexit camps face off as referendum quickly approaches

Pro and anti-Brexit camps face off as referendum quickly approaches

Rival sides in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena. It was a final opportunity for the two camps to win over voters, with polls showing a razor-tight race less than 36 hours before a vote that […]

Undecided voters see Brexit making them worse off

Undecided voters see Brexit making them worse off

 Britons who still haven’t decided how to vote in the EU referendum think they would be 71 pounds ($103) a year worse off if Britain quits, a survey said, suggesting the “Leave” camp faces a bigger challenge than the “Remain” side. Undecided voters, on average, estimated that households would be 181 pounds worse off per […]

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, world leaders said in a declaration at the opening of a two-day Group of Seven (G7) summit in Japan on Friday. The statement was welcomed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who urged voters in the UK to “listen […]

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