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  • England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Theresa May

    Largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history

    England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, May's government was defeated in the House of Commons by a margin of 230 votes (202 in favour and 432 opposed) in a vote on her deal to leave the European Union. It was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history.




  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Brexit

    House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal, which was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government ever.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    Brexit

    Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Feb 24, 2019

    On 24 February, Prime Minister May announced that the next vote on the withdrawal agreement would be on 12 March 2019, 17 days away from Brexit.




  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    Prince Charles

    The 50th anniversary of Charles's Investiture as The Prince of Wales

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    On 7 March 2019, the Queen hosted a Buckingham Palace event to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles's investiture as the Prince of Wales. Guests at the event included the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister Theresa May and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.




  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    Brexit

    Speaker of the House of Commons informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    On 18 March 2019, the Speaker (Speaker of the House of Commons) informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one, citing parliamentary precedents going back to 1604.




  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    Brexit

    Brexit postponed

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2019

    On 20 March 2019, the Prime Minister wrote to European Council President Tusk requesting that Brexit be postponed until 30 June 2019.




  • United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    Brexit

    The extension options were agreed between the UK government and the European Council

    United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 22, 2019

    On 22 March 2019, the extension options were agreed between the UK government and the European Council.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    Brexit

    Both the Lords and the Commons approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    After the government deemed unwarranted the concerns over the legality of the proposed change (because it contained two possible exit dates) the previous day, on 27 March 2019 both the Lords (without a vote) and the Commons (by 441 to 105) approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date to 22 May 2019 if a withdrawal deal is approved, or 12 April 2019 if it is not. The amendment was then signed into law at 12:40 p.m. the next day.


  • England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    Theresa May

    Defeated again

    England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    On 29 March, May was again defeated by 58 votes in the Commons (286 in favour and 344 against) on the withdrawal deal but not the political declaration. With 2 other Defeats in 14 Feb (258 to 303) and 12 March (242 to 391)


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    Brexit

    The Withdrawal Agreement was brought back to the House

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    The Withdrawal Agreement was brought back to the House without the attached understandings on 29 March.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Brexit

    The first alternative offered was that if MPs rejected May's deal in the next week

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    The first alternative offered was that if MPs rejected May's deal in the next week, Brexit would be due to occur by 12 April 2019, with, or without, a deal—or alternatively another extension be asked for and a commitment to participate in the 2019 European Parliament elections given.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Brexit

    UK was required to leave the EU

    United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 12, 2019

    Following the failure of the UK Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement by 29 March, the UK was required to leave the EU on 12 April 2019.


  • Frogmore Cottages, Eton, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Monday May 6, 2019

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    First Child

    Frogmore Cottages, Eton, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Monday May 6, 2019

    On May 6, 2019, the Duchess gave birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is seventh in line to the throne.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 6, 2019

    Prince Harry

    First Child

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday May 6, 2019

    On 6 May 2019, the couple's first child Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born, who is seventh in line to the throne.


  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Lionel Messi

    Suffer in Anfield

    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Barcelona suffered a 4–0 away defeat, which saw Liverpool advance to the final 4–3 on aggregate, leaving the UEFA Champions League. Six days before, Messi scored twice in a 3–0 home win over Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals; his second goal of the match, a 35-yard free-kick, was the 600th senior club goal of his career, all of which had been scored with Barcelona.


  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Huawei

    Arm Holdings suspended its business with Huawei

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    On 22 May 2019, Arm Holdings also suspended its business with Huawei, including all "active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements". Although it is a Japanese-owned company based in the UK, Arm cited that its intellectual property contained technologies of U.S. origin that it believed were covered under the Department of Commerce order. This prevents Huawei from manufacturing chips under the ARM architecture.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Brexit

    The second alternative offered was that if MPs approved May's deal

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    The second alternative offered was that if MPs approved May's deal, Brexit would be due to occur on 22 May 2019.


  • England
    Friday May 24, 2019

    Theresa May

    Confirmed of Resignation

    England
    Friday May 24, 2019

    On 24 May she confirmed that she would resign as Conservative Party leader on 7 June.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

    Brexit

    Boris Johnson became prime minister

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

    Boris Johnson became prime minister on 24 July 2019 and met with EU leaders, the EU changed its stance.


  • York Minster, Minster Yard, York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 31, 2019

    Ellie Goulding

    Getting married

    York Minster, Minster Yard, York, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 31, 2019

    On 7 August 2018, Goulding and her boyfriend, Caspar Jopling, announced their engagement. The couple were married at York Minster on 31 August 2019.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 9, 2019

    Brexit

    Royal Assent

    United Kingdom
    Monday Sep 9, 2019

    The UK Parliament passed the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent on 9 September 2019, obliging the Prime Minister to seek a third extension if no agreement has been reached at the next European Council meeting in October 2019.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 17, 2019

    Brexit

    Tunnel Talks

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 17, 2019

    On 17 October 2019, following "tunnel talks" between UK and EU, a revised withdrawal agreement was agreed on negotiators level, and endorsed by the UK government and the EU Commission.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    Brexit

    Second reading in the House of Commons

    United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    Subsequently, the government introduced a bill to ratify the withdrawal agreement. It passed its second reading in the House of Commons in a 358–234 vote on 20 December, and became law on 23 January as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.


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