Articles by Olivia Konotey-Ahulu, Alex Morales and Thomas Penny

A Divided Britain Must Now Seek New Identity Outside European Union

At 10 a.m. inside Aux Merveilleux de Fred, a patisserie in the heart of London’s French quarter, the air is thick with the aroma of butter. Aicha Boubakri, 30, is arranging neat rows of pastel-colored cream pastries in front of …

Prime Minister Johnson’s Brexit Plan Goes to Court as Latest EU Talks End in Failure

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy has been on trial ever since he became prime minister eight weeks ago, and on Tuesday his lawyers will defend it in the U.K.’s highest court. Fresh from being lambasted by a fellow European leader after …

Prime Minister May Seeks Another Brexit Delay, Setting Up Battle With EU

Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30, setting up a battle with the bloc ahead of a key summit next week. May wants an extension to June 30 and aims to avoid …

Lengthy Brexit Delay Grows More Likely After House Speaker Torpedoes PM May’s Plans

Theresa May looked set to seek a long extension to the U.K.’s European Union membership after the House of Commons speaker torpedoed her plan to win Parliamentary approval for her deal to leave the bloc. Officials privately accused Speaker John …

UK Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal Faces Crushing Parliamentary Defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to see her Brexit deal rejected in the biggest Parliamentary defeat for a British government in 95 years after her last minute pleas for support appeared to fall on deaf ears. The battle now …

UK Prime Minister Defers Brexit Vote, Raising Risk of No Deal

Theresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European …

If UK Lawmakers Don’t Approve Draft Brexit Deal, What Comes Next?

Theresa May has now presented the results of her two-year Brexit negotiation to Parliament. Next month she’s set to ask lawmakers to approve the deal. And everyone — except perhaps the prime minister — agrees that she’ll probably lose the …

UK Labour Party Sees 2nd Referendum as Way to Avoid Chaotic No-Deal Brexit

The U.K. opposition Labour Party plans to vote down Theresa May’s divorce agreement with the European Union, and sees a second referendum as a way of avoiding a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer set out what he …

Most UK Tories Oppose 2nd Brexit Vote; 78% of Labour Would Support It

The overwhelming majority of members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party don’t want there to be a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership, according to a survey published Thursday. For the other main U.K. parties, the opposite is true. …

London Blaze-Tower Built with Cladding Used Across England

About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …