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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.
European leaders endorsed the deal Thursday, but it must still be agreed to by lawmakers in the British Parliament.
The state opening of Parliament is about as flamboyant as it gets, with ceremonies dating back 400 years.
Analysis: These are distressing times for those of us who were children when "the Troubles" began, who lived through its daily carnage.
Time is running out to agree a deal before the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union.
"On both sides passions were inflamed, angry words were uttered, the culture was toxic," the speaker of the House of Commons said.
"The effect upon the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme," Hale said of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament.
"The effect upon the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme," according to the court's president, Brenda Hale.
"I worry desperately about what is going to happen next," Cameron said in an interview published Saturday.
Coppola said he felt bad his movie had seemingly given "encouragement to someone I see is about to bring the beloved United Kingdom to ruin."
The court said Johnson's advice to Queen Elizabeth II was unlawful "because its purpose was to stymie parliamentary scrutiny" of the government.
Lawmakers tried to pin down the speaker of the House of Commons, while others sang a socialist anthem.
Government minister Amber Rudd resigned Saturday, piling more pressure on the increasingly embattled prime minister.
"In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest," Jo Johnson said.
"It is going to be a God almighty fight," one rebel lawmaker said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is ready to leave the E.U. “do or die" on October 31.
Analysis: "The way both sides talk about each other — each month it gets more and more polarized," one expert said.
Addressing a rowdy session of Parliament for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson again pledged to leave the European Union without a deal if necessary.
The celebrity politician will take over from Theresa May on Wednesday and will need to tackle the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union.
The colorful Conservative lawmaker is the clear favorite to become prime minister after a party leadership contest this week.
“We have a Conservative Party that has become almost completely consumed by Brexit now, to the point that it’s almost blocking out the sun.”
Brexit was supposed to trigger a domino effect that could spell the beginning of the end of the European Union. Three years on, no such wave has materialized.
The president backed Boris Johnson in the race to be the U.K.'s next leader and described Meghan Markle as "nasty" in comments that threatened to overshadow his trip.
The former foreign secretary's lawyers have previously branded the case a stunt launched for purely political purposes.
Analysis: Theresa May leaves Downing Street this summer having failed to pass the Brexit legislation on which she staked her reputation.
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.