With yet another prime minister's resignation, the British government's 10 Downing Street looks like a revolving door. Analysts blame polarization, populism, a flawed system and poor leadership.
Jo Johnson said he was "torn between family loyalty and the national interest."
The president said at a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May that new economic restrictions would begin to bite, possibly even during negotiations between the two sides.
Theresa May's term as prime minister has been one misstep after another, starting with calling an early election that left her weakened and without support to negotiate the U.K.'s exit from the E.U.
Members of May's own party had urged her step aside — a move that would clear the way for a new Conservative leader to steer through the next phases of the U.K.'s departure from the EU.
European Union leaders gave the country two different deadlines, depending on whether U.K. lawmakers can agree on a path forward. One deadline is in two months; the other in two weeks.
The European Council President said a delay of three months is possible. But U.K. lawmakers would have to approve terms of separation that May has already unsuccessfully proposed to them.
The vote was the prime minister's second chance to gain approval of the terms she struck with the EU for the U.K.'s exit on March 29. Parliament will now vote on whether to leave without any deal.
Lawmakers resoundingly said no to the prime minister's proposed agreement with the European Union. With the deadline for Brexit just 10 weeks away, what happens now is anyone's guess.
Britain's prime minister faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Why do members of her own party want to sack her?