Britain, once a powerful empire that many immigrants wanted to be a part of, now finds its citizens seeking greener pastures in EU countries amidst the Brexit crisis.
British lawmakers blocked an attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold an early general election on December 12, as he sought to break the political deadlock over Brexit.
As the EU debates whether to grant the UK an extension on its deadline to leave the bloc, British MPs will discuss whether to authorise a snap election in December.
A postponement appeared inevitable after British lawmakers blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt on Tuesday to fast-track his Brexit bill through parliament so that the UK can leave the bloc as scheduled on October 31.
EU ambassadors are to meet in Brussels on Wednesday after the British House of Commons rejected Boris Johnson's bid to set a tight three-day schedule to approve a Brexit bill this week.
With just 10 days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU on October 31, UK PM Johnson's government planned to ask for a "straight up-and-down vote" on the EU divorce agreement.
In a major blow to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's standing, UK lawmakers vote to delay the final Brexit decision again after a revised last-minute deal was presented.
The British pound spiked briefly against the US dollar after UK PM Johnson and EU Commission President Juncker UK, EU reached a tentative Brexit deal.
European Union and British negotiators failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during an all-night session and continued on Wednesday to seek a compromise before a crucial EU summit on Thursday.
The EU Brexit negotiator's statement came ahead of a two-day summit in Brussels starting Thursday. Brexit will top the agenda as the October 31 Brexit deadline looms. EU ministers insisted it was for PM Boris Johnson to make the next move.
The main sticking point in the Brexit deal is how to keep open the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, a member of the EU.
Talks between Britain and the EU teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence ahead of the October deadline for Brexit. Bank of England warned despite preparations, no-deal Brexit will hit UK households hard.
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