BC-EU–Britain-EU Referendum,ADVISORY, EU

The Associated Press will have extensive coverage in all formats ahead of June 23, when Britain holds a referendum on whether it remains a member of the 28-nation European Union or opts for a so-called “Brexit.” Here’s a look at stories that are planned in addition to spot coverage of developments:


Friday, June 17

BRITAIN-EU-VIEW FROM THE CONTINENT — Side by side, row by row, French and British graves pay tribute to how the two nations stood together a century ago in one of the defining battles of World War I. But as Britain prepares to vote whether to leave or stay in the European Union, goodwill between the continent and the island nation are fraying on both sides. Britain’s age-old anti-Europe streak has never run so deep. And the continent is making it clear that political love is no one-way street. By Raf Casert and Sylvie Corbet. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m. EDT.


Saturday, June 18


LONDON — Britain’s farmers are floundering, and the EU referendum leaves them torn between head and heart. Many long to be free of Brussels’ regulations and red tape — but rely on the bloc’s agricultural subsidies for as much as half their income. With prices squeezed and farmers going bust, they feel unappreciated by other Britons, and look with a mix of resentment and envy at their French counterparts’ militant defense of their rights. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video.


Sunday, June 19


LONDON — Britain’s prime minister has taken the biggest political gamble of his career by calling an EU membership referendum, betting that it will heal the long-festering rift in his Conservative Party over Europe. Instead, it has exacerbated it, unleashing acrimony that means Cameron is finished if Britain leaves — and maybe even if it votes to stay. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video.


Monday, June 20


LONDON — Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party rebel leading the “leave” campaign, has a lot riding on the referendum, with one eye (or both) on his political future as a possible prime minister. By Gregory Katz. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos, video.


BRUSSELS —The good, the bad and the ugly of the EU’s infamous regulations. By Raf Casert. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


BRUSSELS — If the United Kingdom chooses to leave Europe, how would it happen and could an exit unravel the whole EU project? Video only.


Tuesday, June 21


LONDON — London is the most pro-EU place in Britain — and the least. In the cosmopolitan business districts of the City and Canary Wharf, many think the bloc is a benefit. Just a few miles away the borough of Havering, a stronghold of working-class white Eastenders, is ranked the most Euroskeptic place in Britain. The divide within one city reveals the uncertainties and complexities of the upcoming vote. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video.


Wednesday, June 22


LONDON — The final day of campaigning before the vital referendum determines whether Britain remains part of the European Union or renounces its role in the 28-nation bloc. Mood on the final day, predictions for voting patterns, and high stakes for the principal actors, Prime Minister David Cameron and rival Boris Johnson. By Gregory Katz. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, video.


LONDON — Five key aspects of the referendum vote and its implications and history. By Gregory Katz. UPCOMING: 500 words.


Thursday, June 23


LONDON —AP will have comprehensive coverage in all formats as Britons go to the polls to decide the United Kingdom’s future with the European Union. Polls open at 0600 GMT and close at 2100 GMT. There will be no exit polls. Results are not expected to become clear until the early hours of Friday, June 24. A more detailed advisory of on-the-day coverage will follow.


Friday, June 24


LONDON — AP will have comprehensive coverage in all formats of the outcome of the poll to decide the United Kingdom’s future with the European Union. Details to follow.




STAVANGER, Norway — What would a post-EU Britain look like? Many suggest Norway offers the proper example of how a country fares when it is connected to but not part of the European Union. But with its North Sea oil resources on the wane, Norway might also offer a cautionary tale about trying to go it alone. By Mark Lewis. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos, video.

With NORWAY-BRITAIN-EU: A look at the pros and cons of Norway being outside the EU.

Moved Wednesday, June 1



SOUTH SHIELDS, England — Fishermen concerned about European Union intervention in territorial waters have called for Britain to leave the EU, but others have done very well out of the relationship. Video only.

Moved Thursday, June 2



BELCOO, Northern Ireland — The River Belcoo divided two villages in Ireland — one in the north and one in the south — that could get further separated if the United Kingdom opts to leave the European Union. A look at how a “Brexit” might change the complex relationship between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. By Shawn Pogatchnik. 950 words, photos, video.

Moved Friday, June 3



AP looks at five sectors and how they might be affected if the United Kingdom votes to change its relationship with Europe. Video only to move at 0600 GMT.


LONDON — While much attention has focused on the fact that most of Britain’s banks and other large corporations back continued EU membership, the real battleground may be the country’s 5.4 million small and medium-size enterprises. Video only.

Moved Monday, June 6



LONDON — Would the City lose its luster, and would Britain lose its vital position as a global financial hub, if Britons choose to leave the European Union? By Danica Kirka. 950 words, photos, video.

Moved Tuesday, June 7



EDINBURGH, Scotland — There is strong support for remaining part of the EU among Scottish voters, and a vote for a “Brexit” might trigger a new Scottish referendum on leaving Britain, possibly leading to the breakup of the UK. By Paul Kelbie. 850 words, photos, video.

Moved Wednesday, June 8



LONDON — Mary Poppins supports the EU, but Basil Fawlty is backing Brexit. The practically perfect nanny and the bad-tempered hotelier may be fictional, but they have still been dragged in to Britain’s EU membership debate — providing a welcome dose of humor to referendum-weary voters. By Jill Lawless. 700 words, photos.


LONDON — If Britain votes to leave the European Union, what impact could it have on the UK’s travel and tourism industry? Hoteliers, tour operators and industry figures talk ahead of the upcoming referendum. Video only.

Moved Thursday, June 9



LONDON — The “remain” campaign argues that a “Brexit” would compromise intelligence, but to others, border controls remain key. Is the UK safer in or out of Europe? Video only.

Moved Friday, June 10



TROMSO, Norway — Norway, which isn’t in the European Union, still has to allow foreign workers access to its labor market. Video only.

Moved Saturday, June 11



LONDON — Much of Britain’s press is strongly anti-EU, reveling in tales of Brussels-ordered kettle recalls and bans on bendy bananas. Will such eye-catching claims swing the vote, or are the days when Rupert Murdoch’s papers could claim “It’s the Sun wot won it” long gone? By Jill Lawless. 850 words, photos.

Moved Sunday, June 12



BRUSSELS — If the United Kingdom chooses to leave Europe, how would it happen and could an exit unravel the whole EU project? By Lorne Cook. 800 words, photos.


LONDON — London viewed from the Skies as UK voters weigh up the pros and cons of leaving the 28-nation bloc of Europe in a June 23 referendum. Video only.

Moved Monday, June 13



LONDON — How does membership in the European Union affect British businesses and employment? Video only. Has moved.

Moved Tuesday, June 14



LONDON — After recent polling debacles, some believe Britain’s profit-minded bookmakers are better judges of public opinion than polling houses. Why are polls so distrusted? What does a bookie know that a pollster doesn’t? By Danica Kirka. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos, video.

Moved Wednesday, June 15



DOVER, England — Brexit campaigners have found a potentially potent argument in the claim that only by leaving the EU can Britain regain full control of its borders and cut unwanted immigration. This is the emotional centerpiece of the “leave” campaign. A look at attitudes in a small English city where resentment of immigrants is high, as is the fear of losing jobs to them. By Gregory Katz. UPCOMING: 950 words, video.


BRITAIN-EU-IMMIGRATION-GALLERY: a look at Dover, the gateway to Europe, in photographs.

Moved Thursday, June 16