Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Michael Gove were among those who helped to end Britain’s four-decade membership of the EU.
The United Kingdom's decision to amputate itself from the European Union on Friday exposed something approaching an intergenerational war of ideas.
Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union on Friday has cast the country into uncharted political waters.
Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote.
Britons voted to quit the European Union after a divisive and bitter national referendum.
It's an election the U.K. doesn't want and might not even need.
"It's hard to maintain your sanity and keep a clear head when you have competing pressures," one former government minister said.
The new deadline was the result of a high-stakes summit in Brussels that saw prime ministers and presidents gather from across the continent.
If they cannot agree on an extension, the U.K. faces the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without a deal on Friday.
Politicians will choose between two broad options at Wednesday's emergency summit. Both have dramatic consequences for the U.K. and beyond.
Brexit was originally scheduled for March 29, but it will happen this Friday unless all 27 leaders of other E.U. countries agree to another delay.
With Brexit looming, NBC News spoke with Europeans in six countries to better understand how they feel the E.U. affects their lives.
A “no-deal” Brexit is scheduled to happen on Friday if E.U. leaders don't unanimously agree to delay the process further this week.
E.U. leaders are due to meet Wednesday and must unanimously agree to approve any delay.
Such a drastic move would provoke uproar among pro-Brexit supporters.
The U.K. prime minister has so far failed at every hurdle to make the divorce happen on her terms.
May made the announcement after the E.U.'s chief negotiator warned that a chaotic and costly Brexit was likely in just 10 days.
The U.K. appears in danger of crashing out of the E.U. in 10 days without a deal — a scenario most experts believe would shock the country's economy.
"There are no ideal choices available and there are very good arguments against any possible outcome at the moment," said one lawmaker.
Friday was meant to be the day when, for better or worse, Britain's Brexit mayhem yielded at least some definite answers.
"I’m totally consumed by it. I’m on twitter all the time. I watch the Parliament channel every day," said one pro-Brexit protester.
Her last-ditch offer to resign comes after months of chaos in Parliament and speculation that she would be forced out.
"This will obviously cause significant disruption for citizens and businesses," it said.
Prime Minister Theresa May blamed Parliament for the chaos in a televised address to the public last week.
Unless Britain and the E.U. agree on an alternative solution, Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal in place.
The request comes as Donald Trump Jr. says Theresa May "should have listened to my father" during negotiations.
With less than two weeks to go until the supposed exit deadline, the U.K.'s attempts to leave the E.U. took a fresh and very historical twist.
Parliament wants Prime Minister Theresa May to ask Brussels to put off the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union, set to take place March 29.
Exiting the E.U. without a deal could mean major disruptions for businesses and people in the U.K. and the 27 remaining E.U. countries.
The defeat comes only 16 days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the E.U., raising the question of whether Brexit will occur on the scheduled date or at all.
Parliament is set to vote a second time on the prime minister's divorce agreement with the E.U., but success is far from guaranteed.
From the right to work in 27 other countries to roaming free cellphone service across the bloc, there are plenty ways Brexit will change life in the U.K.
“Special relationship” has long been reserved for the U.K., America’s most powerful ally. Then Trump used it to refer to Kim Jong Un.
A new centrist option emerges amid the talk of a second referendum and worries over the impending, messy divorce.
Corbyn told his party's lawmakers that Labour "will do everything in our power" to prevent Britain from leaving the E.U. without a deal.
"There is disbelief and bewilderment. It is impossible to comprehend how badly this has been handled."
With only 37 days until Britain leaves the European Union, divisions over Brexit are redrawing the political landscape.
“We are clear where we stand on Brexit. This is a national catastrophe and we want no part facilitating the disaster if it happens.”
More than 3 million E.U. nationals live in the U.K — and they are facing uncertainty about their futures.
May wants to win over lawmakers in her Conservative Party with changes relating to the Northern Irish border, but the E.U. has refused to reopen that part of the divorce deal.
With the departure deal in disarray, NBC News set out to uncover the hopes and fears in the four corners of the U.K.
Britain's Parliament voted down May's Brexit deal last month, largely because of concerns about a provision for the border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and E.U. member Ireland.
U.K. and E.U. leaders are due to meet Thursday to find a way forward after British lawmakers rejected the divorce agreement.
Some fear that if Britain leaves the E.U. without a deal in place there could be chaos at the border, leading to possible shortages of food and medicine.
Lawmakers are struggling to unite around one plan for leaving the European Union.
Lawmakers have proposed more than 10 different amendments to be debated on Tuesday.
Hardly mentioned during the referendum campaign in 2016, arrangements for the Irish border have proved trickier to solve than almost any other issue.
More than one-third of lawmakers from May's Conservative Party voted against her divorce proposal last week.
"We are living through an historic moment in our nation's history," May said before the vote. "We dearly need to bring our country back together."
Before this week, the biggest government loss in the British Parliament was by a margin of 166 votes in 1926. May smashed that record on Tuesday.
Moments after the vote, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, announced he would seek to oust May's ruling Conservatives by bringing a motion of no confidence.
A lack of consensus in the PM's Conservative Party — and Parliament as a whole — for any one particular type of withdrawal is at the heart of the problem.
What seems to be a purely European affair could have massive global consequences.
The prime minister is grappling with the deepest crisis in British politics for at least half a century.
"Leaving the E.U. won’t make life here better, but it won’t make it worse."
"For almost one in every two children to be poor in 21st century Britain is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster."
“The government is past the point where it can have everything ready if no deal happens,” one analyst warned.
"Avoiding no deal is only possible if we can reach an agreement or if we abandon Brexit entirely," May said.
"I think we're beyond the stage where a little bit of unicorn dust on the political declaration is just not going to swing it for her," one expert said.
"It's a gridlock scenario," one expert said. "Even if Theresa May had lost, whoever replaced her would face the same problems."
May's leadership was on the line as lawmakers struggle over what the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union will be after the March 29 Brexit deadline.
The British leader would be toppled if 158 of her party's 315 lawmakers don't support her in a ballot scheduled for later Wednesday.
Elected prime minister in 2010 at just 43, Cameron has largely remained out of the public eye since he resigned in 2016.
The Labour MP who grabbed the ceremonial mace was expelled from the House of Commons for what he said was a protest against the prime minister's delay of a Brexit vote.
Scores of the prime minister's own lawmakers openly opposed the withdrawal agreement that she negotiated with the European Union.
Anti-Brexit campaigners heralded Monday's decision as a game-changer, boosting their hopes of reversing the divorce altogether.
May is fighting to save her unpopular plan and her job ahead of a showdown in Parliament on Tuesday, when lawmakers are widely expected to reject the Brexit divorce deal she struck with the European Union.
“The idea of the E.U. is to give people rights and benefits ... more than the fact that you don’t have to show your passport at the border.”
"If there is a serious disruption at the border we will have prioritization and prioritization will include medicines and medical devices."
“I can’t remember this degree of uncertainty in U.K. politics in my political lifetime,” one expert said.
A "no-deal" Brexit could shrink the U.K. economy by as much as 8 percent in a year, according to a report. House prices could also fall by 30 percent.
Spooking the markets won't work if traders are already preparing for the worst, experts say.
The agreement paves the way for Britain's smooth departure from the bloc from the E.U. side, though a bumpy ride still awaits in the U.K.
“A painful week in European politics is starting."
"We will have a politically chaotic situation" without a deal, finance minister Philip Hammond said.
The British PM said "engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi" would no longer find themselves in line behind people from E.U. countries.
“The very man who was effectively her main negotiator — for him to resign I think is devastating.”
Even though Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her own ministers, she must now get approval from lawmakers despite a thin parliamentary majority.
He is already being investigated by Britain's national crime agency over the source of $10.4 million in loans used to finance his Leave.EU movement.
Trump associate Arron Banks denies any Russian link to his pro-Brexit donations during the 2016 referendum campaign.
“We are at that of stage in the process where it comes harder and harder to paper over the cracks,” said one analyst.
A slew of issues remain unresolved, including customs and tariffs, medicine and aviation regulation, fishing rights and what happens at the Irish border.
Miles of solid traffic, empty store shelves and medicine shortages could be in store after Brexit.
Tim Martin believes his customers will see benefits from the U.K.'s looming divorce from the European Union. But some drinkers just want a quiet pint.
A lawmaker who was at home with her three-week-old baby accused the government of breaking an informal agreement in order to "win at all costs."
Vote Leave, which scored a narrow victory, was guilty of "serious breaches" of transparency.
Britain is deadlocked on Brexit Plan A, and has no Plan B.
Days before President Trump is due to visit, British PM May faces a threat to her future
The resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis undermined Prime Minister Theresa May's already fragile government.
U.K. workers make the wings for Airbus planes that are later assembled in Germany and France, but that could soon end.
There is no sign that Britain's former colonies are rushing to rekindle old ties.
Even before Britain voted to leave the European Union, the financially strapped NHS was beset by workforce shortages. And Brexit is only making matters worse.
Pubs and brewing companies around the world are profiting from Brexit, drawing extra attention with beers and bars named after the political phenomenon.
Britain will revert to blue passports after Brexit in 2019, its government announced Friday — but the move has been ridiculed by many.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said getting to this point had required "give and take from both sides."
British Prime Minister Theresa May's underlying problem is this: Where should the border between a post-Brexit U.K. and the E.U. lie?
For three decades, the border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland was a front line in a bloody sectarian conflict known as "the Troubles."
Britain has offered to pay much of what the European Union was demanding to settle a Brexit “divorce bill," E.U. sources told Reuters.
As Germany faces its worst political crisis in decades, Europe-watchers contemplate what Angela Merkel's uncertain future might mean for the embattled E.U.
With Brexit looming, produce growers in the U.K. are suffering from a sharp drop in seasonal workers from around the E.U. who make the harvest possible.
Britain may still be a member of the E.U., but many of the 3 million Europeans here are reconsidering their future in the U.K.
Despite its small size, the U.K. fishing industry’s influence is significant. It is however, hopelessly divided on Brexit.
There are signs that momentum is slowly gathering to stop Brexit, or at the very least change the way the U.K. government has approached it.
Rhodri Philipps posted the menacing message about businesswoman and activist Gina Miller last year.
Trump also confirmed he would visit the U.K. despite the threat of protests.