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Read Theresa May's Emotional Resignation Speech In Full

She delivered an emotional statement outside Number 10, in which she said that the job of Prime Minister had been the "honour of her life to hold."

Hannah Al-Othman • 5 hours ago

Theresa May Will Step Down As Prime Minister

The PM will stay in Downing Street until the Conservative Party elects a new leader.

Alex Wickham • 5 hours ago

Researchers Say Many Of The Brexit Party’s Twitter Followers Aren’t Behaving Like Genuine Voters

High volumes. Short intervals. Odd times of day. Twitter thinks this is the online behaviour of regular British voters, but researchers have raised doubts.

Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?

TLDR: It all continues to go brilliantly.

Tommy Robinson Will Face Fresh Contempt Of Court Proceedings

It comes during the prominent far-right figure's campaign to become an MEP.

Change UK’s Top Donors Are Funding A Firm Behind Facial Recognition Software Used To Register EU Citizens

Exclusive: The facial recognition software has been compared to “border guards knocking on every door in the U.K. and forcing EU nationals to show documentation."

Leaked Emails Reveal Labour’s Compliance Unit Took Months To Act Over Its Most Serious Anti-Semitism Cases

Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained hundreds of internal emails that show the party failed to suspend members despite evidence of racism and took a year to launch a formal investigation into offensive comments from Ken Livingstone.

YouTube Has Downgraded Carl Benjamin's Sargon Of Akkad Account After He Talked About Raping A British MP

YouTube confirmed to BuzzFeed News that UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin — known online as Sargon of Akkad — has been suspended from the company's partner programme.

Under Siege For His Comments About Rape, UKIP’s Star Candidate Carl Benjamin Has Recruited Milo Yiannopoulos To Join His Campaign

The former Breitbart editor and conservative troll is returning to the UK for a week to support Carl Benjamin's bid for a seat in the European Parliament.

Young Voters Could Be Crucial In Stopping Tommy Robinson From Becoming An MEP

Advocacy group Hope Not Hate has polling data that shows young people could decide Robinson's fate at the ballot box — but only if they turn out to vote.

UKIP Candidate Carl Benjamin Has Talked Again About Raping Labour MP Jess Phillips And Now She Wants Action

"If Facebook and Twitter can ban these people for hate speech, how is it they are allowed to stand for election?" Phillips told BuzzFeed News.

Trump Will Be Snubbed By Jeremy Corbyn And John Bercow On His State Visit To The UK

"Theresa May should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honour a President who rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric," Corbyn said.

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Is Outspending Bigger Rivals On Facebook In A Push For Voters Over 40

The popularity of Farage's own Facebook page is also helping to raise the insurgent Eurosceptic party's profile ahead of the May 23 poll.

A Far-Right Activist's Website Republished Articles From The Mail Online Without Permission

Former Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen launched the new "venture" earlier this year. BuzzFeed News has found 28 articles that have been reproduced in part or in full from a variety of mainstream publications.

The Lib Dems Have Suspended A Manchester City Council Candidate Over Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts

"It is deeply disappointing to see a Liberal Democrat council candidate resort to such crass bigotry and denial about Islamophobia," a spokesperson from the Muslim Council of Britain said.

The Lib Dems Scrapped Diversity Targets For European Elections After Some White Men Complained

Exclusive: Party leader Vince Cable had personally pledged to address the Liberal Democrats' "complacency" over diversity.

A YouTuber Standing As A UKIP Candidate Invited Supporters To A Gaming Community That Has Chatrooms Filled With White Supremacist And Anti-Semitic Content

Sargon of Akkad – one of UKIP’s candidates for the European elections – invited supporters to join a Discord server from a video on his YouTube channel last week.

Tory MPs Had A Plan To Get Rid Of Theresa May And Deliver Brexit. Now They’re Freaking Out.

“It is now clear that MPs would vote to revoke rather than allow no deal, and that the government is seriously considering a vote on a second referendum,” one Tory MP told BuzzFeed News.

Here's What Happened When Nigel Farage Officially Launched A Hard Brexit Political Party

The Brexit Party's MO is "principle heavy, policy light", a spokesperson said.

EU Leaders Have Agreed To Delay Brexit To October 31

Theresa May had requested an extension until June, but at a summit in Brussels the leaders rejected both that and a longer delay to the end of the year many had argued for.

The Home Office Says It Will Continue Funding A Charity That Helps People The UK Deported To Jamaica

After annual funding for the National Organisation of Deported Migrants (NODM) in Jamaica was cut, the charity had to let some staff go.

Emmanuel Macron Doesn’t Want Brexit Delayed Beyond December 2019 At The Latest

The French president also wants checkpoints every three months to ensure the UK is not disrupting EU business, according to European diplomats privately briefed on his thinking.

The EU Wants The UK To Approve The Brexit Deal This Week Or Face A Long Delay

A draft memo prepared ahead of this week’s EU summit says the UK would be held to enhanced “sincere cooperation” terms in the event of a 9- or 12-month extension.

The EU Thinks That Theresa May’s Request For A Short Delay To Brexit Is “Very Risky”

Several EU governments have doubts about a long extension too, according to a diplomatic note of an EU27 ambassadors meeting seen by BuzzFeed News.

Theresa May Has Asked For Article 50 To Be Extended To June 30

The move means Britain could have to participate in elections to the European Parliament.

The UK Might Have To Withdraw Troops From A Military Operation In Bosnia In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit

Command of the operation has already been transferred to a French lieutenant general.

EU Leaders Are Unlikely To Allow A Short Extension If British MPs Don’t Approve The Brexit Deal By Next Week

In the event of a long extension, negotiations would likely be frozen until the end of the year, giving the UK's bitterly divided parliament time to approve the withdrawal agreement.

Two Secretive Campaigns Using Facebook To Push A Hard Brexit Are Facing Scrutiny By MPs

Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.

Parliament Has Again Failed To Agree On Any Alternatives To Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

After MPs rejected all the alternative proposals for the second time in a week, a leading Conservative MP announced he was quitting the party because it “refuses to compromise”.

Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads

We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.

Here's Everything That Happened In Another Week Of Brexit Chaos

In which a Tory MP votes to remain, becomes a Brexiteer, votes against the deal, votes for the deal, suggests he doesn't back the deal, and then votes for it again.

A Vulnerable British Man Has Been Missing Since The Home Office Told Him His Wife Can't Stay In The UK

Carl Allen was devastated when he learnt the Home Office had denied his Jamaican wife of 17 years a visa allowing her to stay in the UK.

Parliament Has Once Again Rejected Theresa May's Brexit Deal

On the day that Britain had initially been scheduled to leave the European Union, the deal was voted down by 58 votes, deepening Britain's political crisis.

Labour's Sexual Harassment Complaints Hotline Is Now Being Run By Corbyn Allies

They include a senior party official who was criticised for blocking a recommendation from staff to suspend a member accused of anti-Semitism.

The European Union Thinks The UK Is Left With Two Choices After The Last 24 Hours Of Brexit Chaos

BuzzFeed News has seen a diplomatic note of an EU27 ambassadors meeting on Thursday that states that the UK’s remaining options are no-deal or a long delay to Brexit.

How Theresa May Went From “The New Iron Lady” To The Leader Who “Betrayed Brexit”

The prime minister’s promise to stand aside if her Brexit deal passes will bring an end to one of the shortest and most turbulent premierships in modern British history.

Cabinet Ministers Are Plotting To Oust Theresa May As Even Her Fed-Up Whips Say Her Brexit Deal Is Doomed

BuzzFeed News can reveal explosive details of an extraordinary showdown between the prime minister and her whips office. “It was like the Murder on the Orient Express.”

Here's The Full Story Of The Most Calamitous Week In Brexit Yet

In which Britain slips in a dog turd and then falls down a flight of stairs towards the finish line.

The EU Has Set Britain A Deadline Of April 12 If MPs Don't Back May's Brexit Deal

Article 50 can be extended until May 22 but only if MPs approve the deal. If they don't, the UK has until April 12 to come up with a plan or crash out without a deal.

Theresa May's Speech Has Alienated The Labour MPs She Hoped Would Back Her Deal

"May’s rhetoric was something straight out of the Breitbart playbook," one MP told BuzzFeed News.

All-Women Shortlists Are Facing Criticism As Labour Searches For Chuka Umunna's Replacement

After Streatham MP Chuka Umunna quit the party for the Independent Group, Labour has just three black male MPs. Their next candidate could be selected from a shortlist of women.

British Teenagers Want Radical Action On Climate Change And Say They're Not Taking No For An Answer

Organisers expect 30,000 young people nationwide will join a global walkout as part of the Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Labour MPs In Leave-Supporting Seats Say They're Not Going To Back May's Deal

The government hopes Labour MPs will help Theresa May to get her deal through eventually, but Labour MPs in Leave-voting constituencies told BuzzFeed News they won't be backing it.

Labour MPs Say Corbyn Is Risking More Defections If He Rows Back On His Second Brexit Vote Promise

“He’s been colder than cold on this in any case, and is rowing back furiously."

A Mysterious Hard Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Writer Is Now Britain’s Biggest Spending Political Campaign On Facebook

Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.

The FCO Has Removed A Job Advert For An "African Adventure" After It Was Called Out By Its Own Staff

The advert was taken down after BuzzFeed News contacted the Foreign Office with concerns from employees.

The Tory Party Has Suspended 14 Members Over A Series Of Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

Former party chair Sayeeda Warsi accused the Tories of "institutional" anti-Muslim behavior.

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