Brexit Brexit
Stories About

Brexit

The Union Jack flies above the Palace of Westminster, the seat of Parliament in London. U.K. lawmakers are expected to decide soon the fate of a draft Brexit deal negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, with the London Brexit Choir, performing at the Barbican Centre in 2017. Mark Allan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Allan/Courtesy of the artist

Matthew Herbert Sets The EU To Music With His Brexit Big Band

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/669942795/670513697" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Demonstrators hold placards in London on Friday. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alastair Grant/AP

Here's What You Need To Know About Brexit After A Tumultuous Week In The U.K.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/668765492/668939425" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing St. for the Houses of Parliament on Thursday. Her speech there defending the tentative Brexit deal did little to calm critics — either among her political rivals or within her own party. Tim Ireland/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Tim Ireland/AP

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces the difficult task of persuading skeptical Brits to get on board with a tentative agreement with European Union negotiators. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-European Union protesters demonstrate against Brexit outside the House of Parliament on Tuesday in London, as Prime Minister Theresa May was reaching an agreement with the EU. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

U.K. And EU Finally Agree On Brexit Text, But It's Already Getting Slammed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/667544749/667544750" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Demonstrators gather Tuesday to protest Brexit outside Parliament in London. They wave the Union Jack and the flag of the European Union. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

"There are issues remaining around the backstop," Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters on Thursday, referring to the debate over how to treat Ireland and Northern Ireland when the U.K. leaves the EU. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

As Brexit Deadlines Loom, May Says U.K. Considering A Longer Transition Period

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/658406930/658418054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

British Prime Minister Theresa May dances up to the podium for her speech Wednesday at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, U.K. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets British politician Nigel Farage during a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 24, 2016. Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says "there are so many overlaps" between Russia, the Trump campaign and the Brexit vote. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/630443485/630546828" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. first lady Melania Trump, President Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip May, watch a military performance ahead of a dinner in Oxfordshire, U.K., on Thursday. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg via Getty Images

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) and British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis announced their progress Monday at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Virginia Mayo/AP

Britain must accept all EU laws during a post-Brexit transition period, including those made after it leaves, says European Union Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, under rules issued to him by the other European Union countries. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint news conference with European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, Belgium on Friday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Cars cross the fluid border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in Donegal, Ireland, on June 25, 2016. The result of Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union has ignited a debate over whether the border will need to establish customs checks and tariffs. Paul Faith /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Faith /AFP/Getty Images

Guilvinec port Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Joanna Kakissis/NPR

Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548963126/550218528" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bea (right) and Maggie Ordever outside their bed-and-breakfast in Seglien, France. The couple moved last October from southeastern England to this village in Brittany, in the western region in France, which has historical ties to Great Britain. Courtesy of Bea and Maggie Ordever/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Bea and Maggie Ordever/NPR

France's Brittany Sees New Wave Of Brits Post-Brexit

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/549478607/549865876" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brexit: The Musical, written by EU trade lawyer Chris Bryant and directed by Bronagh Lagan, debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August in Scotland. Courtesy of Ian Vincent for "Brexit: The Musical" hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Ian Vincent for "Brexit: The Musical"

Who's Got A Plan For Brexit? This Hit Musical Does

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547816728/548076135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fox News ceased broadcasting in the UK on Tuesday. Its parent company, 21st Century Fox, is trying to get government approval for its takeover bid of European media giant Sky. Above, headlines scroll across the Fox News studios in New York earlier this month. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Richard Drew/AP

British Prime Minister Theresa May marked a year in office last week. After her party lost parliamentary seats in elections last month, doubts have arisen over how long she'll remain prime minister. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/537268169/537948610" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript