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.
"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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a deal Monday with a small Northern Irish party to prop-up her minority government.
Irish leader Enda Kenny fears British PM May's proposed deal with the hardline DUP could undo progress made since the Good Friday Agreement peace deal.
Britain now faces the double headache of beginning talks in 10 days while trying to thrash out its own domestic political muddle.
Theresa May humiliating loss is Britain’s second disastrous political gamble in two years, following ex-PM David Cameron’s Brexit referendum.
Britain was voting Thursday in a general election that has been overshadowed by looming Brexit negotiations and recent deadly terror attacks.
The referendum has remained a central issue in this election, which was hastily called by Prime Minister Theresa May just 50 days ago.
Over the horizon of President Donald Trump’s oldest Scottish golf resort, a constitutional storm is brewing, fanned by the fallout from Brexit.
Margate is a struggling English seaside town that voted for Brexit.
Brexit has upended establishment politics, splitting traditional parties down the middle and leaving many voters abandoning decades-old allegiances.
Investors fear uncertainty over the two-year Brexit talks and whether there would even be an agreement between Britain and the EU by April 2019.
The move to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon comes nine months after the "Brexit" referendum.
Almost two-thirds of voters in the rundown resort of Margate voted to leave the EU. The town's residents shared their hopes and fears with NBC News.
The signature comes nine months after voters in Britain decided to leave the European Union. The process could take up to two years.
The British government immediately rejected the proposal, however. The standoff comes as Britain prepares to exit the EU.
The bill would leave May ready to start a two-year negotiation period, as set out in Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Monday she will seek another referendum on Scottish independence in late 2018 or early 2019.
The prospect of Scottish independence means Britain’s looming divorce from the EU could also see the break-up of the United Kingdom.
“The people voted without the knowledge of the terms of Brexit,” the former British leader told a pro-European campaign group.
The president-elect said he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday.
The United Kingdom, especially the expensive-to-visit London, continues to offer great value for travelers after Brexit caused the pound to plummet.
Jo Cox, a pro-European Union "Remain" campaigner and mother-of-two, was stabbed 15 times and received three gunshot wounds during the attack.
While there is still a great deal of uncertainty about Brexit, many ordinary Londoners are confident about the city’s prospects.
Since the U.K. voted to leave the EU in June, the value of the pound has plummeted and retailers are raising prices.
In a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May, the High Court said her government needs the consent of lawmakers before launching Brexit.
The building of a new runway at Heathrow comes after May promised to boost global trade links following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Brexit has hit the Brits where it hurts — at the breakfast table. There’s now a reported shortage of Marmite in England.
Scotland is drawing up plans for a second vote on independence from the rest of Britain over Brexit, deepening the political fallout.
The British government has announced controversial proposals that could force businesses to declare how many foreign workers they employee.
Britain will likely be out of the European Union by April 2019, prime minister Theresa May indicated Sunday as she clarified the timing of 'Brexit'.
Fox, who was a prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union, was recorded making the comments during a drinks party with activists.