Timeline of events leading up to Brexit

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A timeline of key events related to the historic Brexit referendum in Britain.

Scottish lawmakers back independence on eve of Brexit

2017-03-28 21:05

Scotland's parliament has voted to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum.

UK businesses prepare Brexit wish lists

2017-03-28 10:11

Businesses are bracing for Brexit by making last-ditch demands of the UK government to keep their interests in mind.

Britain tries to resolve Belfast crisis ahead of Brexit

2017-03-27 11:45

Britain is aiming for an 11th hour solution to political deadlock in Belfast, Northern Ireland, hoping to avoid further turmoil before London kick-starts Brexit proceedings.

EU's Brexit chief says UK 'must settle accounts'

2017-03-22 22:00

Britain must reach a deal on what it owes the EU and on the fate of European citizens post-Brexit before talks can start on a future trade deal, says Michel Barnier.

UK's non-financial services at risk after Brexit

2017-03-22 09:31

UK Prime Minister should seek a free-trade deal with the EU or risk damaging industries that aren’t covered by World Trade Organisation rules, says a panel.

Projected speed of SA growth 'may be slightly misleading'

2017-03-21 09:14

Expect more good news than bad when it comes to global growth this year - that is according to an analysis of the latest Bloomberg consensus outlook.

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

2017-03-20 09:11

With British hospitals already struggling to fill their ranks, Brexit could make life even harder for the National Health Service as EU doctors and nurses either stay away or prepare to leave.

EU won't be intimidated by threats on Brexit: Tusk

2017-03-15 18:29

The European Union will not bow to "threats" from Britain that it is prepared to walk away from Brexit talks without a deal, the bloc's president, Donald Tusk, says.

May to address MPs after Brexit bill approved

2017-03-14 08:26

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make a major statement to parliament just hours after MPs enabled her to start the withdrawal process from the European Union.


Britain to launch EU exit process

2017-03-29 08:14

Britain will formally launch the process for leaving the European Union, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project.

Lufthansa warns Brexit to hit UK airlines

2017-03-28 14:12

Lufthansa CEO expects France and Germany to take a hard line against the UK aviation industry in Brexit negotiations, threatening to disrupt flight connections.

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

2017-03-27 16:09

British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Scotland's leader for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the UK leaves the European Union.

Brexit 'tragedy' lamented

2017-03-25 13:35

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says to have a festive meeting like the 60th anniversary of the EU founding treaty without British participation, is "a very sad moment".

UK tops Europe for venture investment despite Brexit worry

2017-03-22 14:13

The UK has drawn more venture-capital investment than the next four European countries combined, mitigating concerns that Brexit is hurting British startups’ fundraising.

Scottish lawmakers debate new referendum

2017-03-21 16:19

Scottish lawmakers begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for an independence referendum - a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Britain to trigger Brexit process next week

2017-03-20 14:24

Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signalling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

Queen authorises British PM to begin Brexit

2017-03-16 16:05

Queen Elizabeth II has given royal assent to a bill empowering British Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty and begin the process of leaving the European Union.

Most Scottish voters reject independence - poll

2017-03-15 11:17

A wide majority of Scots reject independence, a new poll has shown, days after Scottish nationalists caught British Prime Minister Theresa May off guard by revealing plans for a second independence referendum.

Parliament backs Brexit bill as Scotland bids to break away

2017-03-14 06:29

Parliament gave its approval for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain's withdrawal from the EU, even as Scotland signalled its opposition by announcing plans for a fresh independence vote.

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