Anti-Brexit Britons hit Irish pub in Brussels to watch vote

BRUSSELS — A small group of British citizens who oppose Brexit were in an Irish pub in Belgium's capital when they watched a vote on their country's future.

The Britons drinking beer in Brussels had their eyes fixed intently on the James Joyce pub's TV as lawmakers in London said "yea" or "nay" to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The agreement's resounding defeat Tuesday night drew a smattering of applause in the bar, which is located down the road from the headquarters of the EU's executive European Commission.

At other times, the anti-Brexit crowd booed May and cried "Yes! Yes!" when the possibility of the U.K. abandoning its planned departure was mentioned.

The pub's co-owner, Jessica Fitch, summed up the mood before the vote, saying Brexit makes her "feel like something has been ripped away from me."

Must Read

Hospital: Niki Lauda recovering well after lung...

Aug 6, 2018

The Vienna hospital where Niki Lauda underwent a lung transplant last week says the three-time...

Hamilton looks for luck to change amid 3-way...

Apr 26, 2018

Lewis Hamilton needs his luck to change in Azerbaijan

Lucky Hamilton wins incident-packed Azerbaijan...

Apr 29, 2018

Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday to take over the championship...

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000...

Jan 17, 2019

Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property...

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

May 12, 2017

The European Union is seeking information from the United States about exactly what security threat...

Sign up now!

The Healthier Web delivers accurate and up-to-date health information through medical content and insights from experts. Feel the ‘ohm’ here in The Healthier Web.

Contact us: sales[at]thehealthierweb.com