Brexit

The staggering parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May, seen here leaving 10 Downing Street on Jan. 23, pushed the country even further from safe dry land. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
David Stewart January 23, 2019
After the stunning defeat of Theresa May's exit deal, Scotland is looking anew at independence, and the U.K. government fears economic disaster.
Britain is in an "amazing political mess" over Brexit, an English bishop said.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, on Dec. 19. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, but it remains unclear whether lawmakers will approve the divorce agreement negotiated with the bloc.(Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
David Stewart December 21, 2018
The British state continues to make preparations for the growing possibility of a no-deal exit, an outcome sufficiently plausible that it is spending large sums recruiting new staff and renting warehouse space for key supplies, such as E.U.-produced medicine, that may abruptly prove hard to come by.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May at European Union headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 21, as the two leaders work to finalize a Brexit agreement. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
David Stewart November 21, 2018
The new 500-page Brexit proposal released by Theresa May’s government largely ducks the Irish border question, and Britons are growing nervous about food supplies should the plan collapse.
David Stewart September 25, 2018
People are saying the bridge is a serious idea, and it has at least captured the interest of leading politicians on both sides of the water.
David Stewart July 25, 2018
Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.