Topic: brexit 2016

Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

A Canadian online advertising company widely credited for its outsized role in convincing British voters to leave the European Union was also used in an effort to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, according to a whistleblower.

Canada, Europe 'not building walls', says EU trade chief

Canada and the European Union are "powerful partners" in a fight to combat the protectionist, anti-trade rhetoric that has gained momentum in the United States and United Kingdom, the EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom tells Power & Politics' Rosemary Barton.

Theresa May seeks strong EU ties, clean break, in Brexit deal

Prime Minister Teresa May promises a parliamentary vote on Britain's final deal to leave the European Union and stresses it would seek to remain a key European partner as she sets out her priorities for divorce talks.

Power & Politics: Top 5 political blunders of 2016

What were the biggest political blunders of the year? CBC News Network's Power & Politics counts down the top cringeworthy moments of 2016.

Nigel Farage, UKIP leader and top Leave campaigner, to step down after Brexit victory

Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's anti-European Union U.K. Independence Party, said on Monday he would stand down after having realized his ambition of winning last month's referendum in favour of Brexit.

U.K. Tory leadership candidate Theresa May won't invoke Brexit legal process this year

Home Secretary Theresa May, the front-runner in the race to be Britain's next prime minister, says the U.K. should be clear about its negotiating stance on a post-Brexit deal with the EU before triggering Article 50. Her rival, junior energy minister Andrea Leadsom, says Britain must "get a grip and make progress."

Jeremy Corbyn under fire for Israel, ISIS comments days after losing post-Brexit confidence vote

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of British opposition Labour Party, is facing backlash for his comments about ISIS and Israel just days after he lost a confidence vote and refused to step down.

Boris Johnson drops out of U.K. leadership race, Internet explodes

After leading the U.K. out of the European Union, former London mayor Boris Johnson decides he's unlikely to win the Conservative leadership and become prime minister. Twitter users begin sharing their impression of #Borexit.

Is Brexit a sure thing? How the U.K. could still ditch its EU divorce

None of the options are particularly enticing, but there's still time for the U.K. to reverse course on its plan to leave the EU.

'It's not the country I know': British government responds to spike in hate crimes after Brexit

Reports of hate crimes have increased 57 per cent following the Brexit referendum. Politicians and the public are fighting back.
Analysis

Global markets oversold unless Brexit is a sign of something worse: Don Pittis

Market signs show that cooler heads may be prevailing on Brexit. But a much more disruptive crisis may only be diverted by a new political economy in Britain and elsewhere.

After Brexit vote, EU ready to 'start the divorce process' with Britain

European leaders pushed Britain toward the exit door Tuesday, warning Prime Minister David Cameron that there's no turning back after his country's unprecedented vote to leave the EU and pressing for a quick and clear British departure plan to quell worldwide anxiety about the continent's future.
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'You're not laughing now': Nigel Farage booed at EU general assembly

Speaking to the EU general assembly in Brussels, Nigel Farage predicts that "the U.K. will not be the last member state to leave the European Union."
Analysis

Brexit vote: How the U.K. could benefit from ending its 'spent tea bag' relationship with the EU

Amid the onslaught of dire warnings suggesting the Brexit results will surely lead to the end of civilization, there are voices offering a more optimistic message.

Stock markets show some signs of life after Brexit doldrums

World stock benchmarks stopped bleeding Tuesday as investors started shaking off the jitters from Britain's vote to quit the European Union and its messy aftermath.

David Cameron insists Brexit won't sink U.K. economy

Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin.
Analysis

Desperately seeking alternatives to Brexit financial mess: Don Pittis

On Friday the Brexit vote to leave Europe seemed like the end. But suddenly, as the British union threatens rip itself apart and a rudderless Britain is seeking an alternative. Don Pittis examines the failure of the referendum process and how the United Kingdom is struggling to search out a second chance.
Analysis

Why it's time to reform the EU, with or without Britain

Will the real European Union please stand up? For that matter will the real Great Britain please stand up? Because last week's talk of an “Independence Day” was a bit confusing.

Brexit fallout continues as pound hit new lows

The British pound hit fresh new lows Monday as investors who drove the currency to its lowest level since 1985 last week found new reasons to worry about the prospect of Brexit.

British pound, euro slip as Brexit worries marks start of week

Sterling fell more than two per cent, the euro took a hammering and stocks dropped again on Monday as Britain's vote to leave the European Union drove investors to seek safety in the yen, gold and low-risk government debt.
Analysis

Brexit vote part of an anti-establishment 'wake-up call'

While at least a small part of the Leave vote was likely an effort to stick it to the so-called elites and punditry, it surely can be linked to an anti-establishment trend that has grown throughout Europe and the United States.

Brexit result sparks revolt against U.K. Labour Party leader

Britain faced political chaos Sunday as Scotland's leader declared the Scottish parliament might try to block Britain's exit from the European Union and lawmakers in the opposition Labour Party revolted against their chief for his lacklustre efforts to convince British voters to stay in the bloc.
Analysis

No clear end to financial uncertainty after Brexit vote: Don Pittis

Experts predicted a clear Brexit decision would clear the air and put markets back on track. Maybe so if the vote had been for Britain to remain in the European Union. But the vote to leave means uncertainty could continue to roil financial markets for months or years to come, Don Pittis writes.
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A stunning Brexit, midnight sun baseball and LeBron James: The week in pictures

From the British exit referendum to the end of Cleveland's championship drought and the longest day of the year, here's the week in pictures for June 18-24.

After Brexit vote, EU presses U.K. for quick exit talks

Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc — a process Britain says won't begin for several months — as the political and economic shockwaves from the U.K.'s vote to leave reverberated around the world.
Analysis

Brexit vote a sign U.K. 'longing for a time and place that never was'

The Leave campaign deliberately stirred up anti-immigration anxieties to win the Brexit vote, researchers say. That could spell trouble for other countries considering parting ways with the postwar order in Europe.

5 ways Brexit could hurt Canadian pocketbooks

We may not be headed for another global financial crisis. But financial experts warn that Brexit could affect everything from Canadian housing prices to your retirement savings.

U.K. wants free trade deal with Canada, high commissioner says

Britain's high commissioner is open to signing a free trade deal with Canada now that the United Kingdom has opted out of the European Union.
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Shock, elation at British vote to leave the EU

Britain's vote to leave the European Union made headlines worldwide. The Brexit Leave result toppled the David Cameron government and sent global markets plunging on June 24, 2016.
Live Blog

RECAP | The world reacts to Britain's historic vote

CBC reporters were on the ground in Britain as world leaders and financial markets reacted to the U.K. vote to leave the European Union.

Brexit voters may have been driven by fear more than reason

Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government and sending global markets plunging. It's a choice that may have come from the gut rather than the head.
Point of View

Will my British house become a home?

The worst things about this referendum are its finality and the uncertainty, Andrew MacDougall writes. There will be no do-over, but it will take years to sort out the U.K.'s new relationship with the world.
Analysis

Life after Brexit: What happens to Canada's trade deal with Europe?

Keep calm and carry on, eh? After a long and rocky road, Canada believed it was on track to ratifying its trade deal with the European Union by early next year. But then: came Brexit. Does that sink the ship?

Millennial frustration with the Brexit vote

As the results of Thursday's nail-biting Brexit vote came rolling in, some of the strongest reactions came from young people in the U.K.

The EU idea was good but it 'got out of hand': Canadians react to Brexit vote

Canadians with ties to the UK discuss why they supported the leave or remain sides the morning after the British people voted to change the map of Europe and their collective futures at the same time.

Britons seek to 'move to Canada' after Brexit vote

When elections don't go a certain way in the U.S., many voters inevitably utter the slogan, "I'm moving to Canada." Britons on social media also took up the refrain after the result of the U.K. referendum became clear last night.
CBC IN LONDON

Brexit win sends shocked Remain voters to the pubs

In the classic British horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead, the hero, Shaun, when faced with a zombie apocalypse, hatches a brilliant plan. Go to his local pub, the Winchester, have a nice cold pint and wait for all of this to blow over. Remain voters in London took that advice to heart today.
Analysis

A Brexit vote to settle one party's rift creates multitude of others: Nahlah Ayed

With Britain's historic vote to exit the European Union only a few hours old, the country is not only worryingly polarized but also well into the process of a massive political correction — all precipitated by the dicey actions of its prime minister, writes the CBC's Nahlah Ayed from London.

Trudeau says Canada 'well positioned' to weather Brexit storm amid market jitters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians waking up to jittery markets Friday that the country's economy is in a good position to weather the storm in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Brexit must start immediately, EU leaders say

Amid the reactions pouring in after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, European Parliament leaders say the country must launch the process of leaving the union immediately and allow the rest of the bloc to forge ahead with a greater union.

Scotland 'highly likely' to hold 2nd independence vote after Brexit

Scotland is highly likely to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, adding she would do what was necessary to secure the country's place in the European Union after Britain voted to leave the bloc.

Britain's out of the EU: Here's what happens next

Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people. Now what?

Loonie loses more than a penny, TSX sheds 239 points after Britons vote to quit EU

A sea of red washed over global financial markets on Friday in reaction to Britons' shocking vote to Brexit the European Union, with the British pound down to its lowest point since 1985 and the Canadian dollar lost more than a cent against the U.S. dollar.
CBC IN BRUSSELS

Leave victory should send chill down EU's collective spine

You could almost feel the hulking edifices that house the European Union’s main institutions in Brussels shrinking in on themselves as the news arrived with a grey dawn that one of their own, even if only reluctantly so, would be leaving after all — divorce papers to be delivered soon.

British PM David Cameron to step down this year in wake of EU vote

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign by the fall and insists the British people's will must be respected after voters chose to leave the 28-nation European Union.

U.K. pound takes wild, downward ride amid EU referendum results

Carnage came to world markets on Friday as early voting returns suggested Britain was on the brink of leaving the European Union, threatening the existence of the entire bloc and its single currency.

Tony Blair makes a Brexit blunder on Twitter

Former British prime minister Tony Blair weighed in on today's Brexit vote, tweeting a photo of himself holding a white card announcing his stance. In other words, he gave the internet a blank slate and said, "Go nuts."

EU referendum: Vote to Leave puts Britain on uncertain course

Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government, sending global markets plunging Friday and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
Analysis

Brexit could unravel the prime minister, the party — and the EU: Nahlah Ayed

Polls have opened in Britain on Thursday for a referendum on their country's membership in the European Union, following campaigns focusing on issues of the economy and immigration.

'It's a dead heat': What you want to know about the Brexit vote

In just a few hours, Britain will go to the polls and decide whether to stay or leave the European Union. But as the much anticipated vote looms, many outside of Britain still have questions about what the referendum means. Here are some answers.

British MP Jo Cox's killing was 'political,' husband says at memorial

Thousands of people gathered in London and cities around the world today to commemorate British MP Jo Cox, whose killing last week shocked the country amid a fiercely contested campaign over the future of Britain's place in Europe.

Brexit rivals in landmark EU vote face final, frantic day of campaigning

Campaigners on both sides of the crucial vote on whether Britain should remain in the European Union began the final frantic day of campaigning on Wednesday, crisscrossing the country to make impassioned pleas to the undecided.
Analysis

British voters split on Brexit referendum vote, but Remain may have edge: polls

The divisive Brexit referendum campaign comes to a close Thursday, and polls suggest it could be decided by the narrowest of margins. Will concerns over immigration push undecideds for Leave, or will worry about the economy give the win to Remain?
Analysis

Tall tales about bananas: How 'euro-myths' haunt the U.K. Brexit debate: Margaret Evans

Tall tales about the European Community flowed fast and furious in the U.K. in the 1990s, and they're back in heavy circulation in the run-up to Britain's EU referendum this week, the CBC's Margaret Evans writes from London.

British PM David Cameron, soccer star David Beckham urge pro-EU vote

From the prime minister to sports and pop icons David and Victoria Beckham, supporters of Britain staying in the European Union urge voters to think about future generations when they cast ballots in a referendum that has divided the nation.
Analysis

Canadian Brexit impact part fear, part reality: Don Pittis

The latest polls have suddenly switched from Brexit to Bremain. But those who play down the potential risk to Canada of an EU breakup are merely suffering from a lack of imagination.
Feature

QUIZ: Stay or go? What do you know about Brexit?

The question of whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union has plenty of Britons confused. Can you solve these puzzlers over the Brexit debate?

Stock markets surge as Brexit vote fears ease

Stock market began the week with a bang on Monday following the release of some polls that showed a shift in support for the "Remain" side ahead of this week's Brexit vote.
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Brexit vote: What you need to know about the U.K.'s referendum on the EU

The United Kingdom is days away from a referendum on whether or not to stay part of the European Union. See what’s at stake ahead of the so-called Brexit vote.
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Brexit prediction too close to call

'I think anybody who forecasts this referendum now, at least with any degree of certainty, is a bit of a fool,' says U.K. pollster John Curtice

David Cameron warns of the dangers of Brexit

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Sunday of the dangers of embracing "leave" campaigner Nigel Farage's vision of Britain ahead of the country's referendum on its European Union membership.

Musician Billy Bragg's biting approach to Brexit

With the public debate set over Brexit set to resume, Billy Bragg is among a significant number of British influencers publicly fuming at what they’ve described as its callous, racist, nasty and uninformed tone.

British MP Jo Cox dies after being shot

A British member of Parliament has died after being shot outside a constituency meeting in northern England on Thursday.
Analysis

Boris vs. David: who will still be standing after the Brexit vote?

The British contest over staying in the EU or leaving has gradually became more personality-driven — and more personal. Critics say that's taken away from real debate about the issues that should drive voters' decisions.
PHOTOS

Campaigners take Brexit to the Thames

Both sides in Britain's EU referendum campaign, better known as Brexit, use boats to get their message to the masses.
Analysis

Why the spectre of Brexit leaves European Union leaders frozen in fear: Don Murray

Business has more or less ground to a halt in the offices of the European Union in Brussels, as the fear of Britons voting later this month to leave the EU looms large, Don Murray writes.
Analysis

British proposal to leave Europe via Brexit would be messy and complicated, experts say

When Britons decide next week whether to leave the European Union the question will be simple: yes or no. Actually leaving would be far more complicated, rather like a drawn-out, painful and possibly bitter divorce.

Nobel winners urge British voters to remain in EU, warning Brexit would hurt funding

First it was statesmen, then soldiers, and finally CEOs. Now a group of scientists has urged U.K. voters to remain in the European Union, warning Saturday that Britain will lose funding, global influence and access to expertise if the nation votes to leave the 28-nation bloc.

Merkel on Brexit: Britain staying with EU is 'best and most desirable'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stresses she hopes that Britain will vote to remain in the European Union in a June 23 referendum that her finance minister has labelled a "wake-up call."

Sun, sand and Brexit fears for British expats in Spanish paradise: Margaret Evans

Whole swathes of Spain's southern coast have been transformed into little Britain in recent years, and as the Brexit referendum nears, the British expats who have been "living the dream" on the Costa del Sol are getting worried they might soon have to trade in their parasols for brollies, writes Margaret Evans.
Analysis

A Brexit reminder of when things fall apart: Don Pittis

Polls showing Britain moving closer to withdrawing from the European Union may be a sign of things to come. History shows us that occasionally even strong business interests cannot prevent alliances from falling apart.
Analysis

British voters leaning Leave as Brexit referendum approaches, polls suggest

With little more than two weeks to go before the British decide whether to remain in the European Union, polls show the Leave side has gained the upper hand. Will undecideds flock to the Remain side in the coming days to keep Britain in the EU?

British pound drops as Brexit support grows

The British pound fell steeply on Monday after two separate surveys showed public support for an exit from the European Union was rising.
CBC IN THE U.K.

'Please God! Let us be out': Portrait of a fishing town's 'Brexit' debate

Immigration is a major issue as Brits prepare to vote next month on whether to stay in the European Union. Margaret Evans visits Boston, where Polish immigration has transformed the coastal town and is playing a major role in the emotional debate.

Brian Mulroney says European Union 'could collapse' if U.K. leaves

Brian Mulroney is warning that Canada's proposed free trade deal with the European Union would fail if Britain votes to leave the EU. Mulroney says the EU "could eventually collapse or be significantly weakened by the profound impact of a U.K. departure," according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by CBC News.

Justin Trudeau steps into 'Brexit' debate, says Britain should stay in EU

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Britons should vote to stay in the European Union in the upcoming referendum that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom's membership in the 28-nation trading bloc.

Brexit, bollocking and the Queen: Obama's meddling lands him in the U.K.

U.S. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to have any qualms about arriving in the U.K. in the midst of its bitter debate over whether to stay in the European Union, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed writes from London.

Britain leaving EU in 'Brexit' a risk to U.K. economy, Mark Carney warns

The head of the Bank of England described Britain's potential exit from the European Union as the single biggest domestic risk to the nation's economy — even as he insisted the bank would remain neutral in the debate.

Britain, EU members continue talks aimed at avoiding 'Brexit'

British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed a summit into overtime Friday after a second day of tense talks with weary European Union leaders unwilling to fully meet his demands for a less intrusive EU.