Last Updated: 01:10 GMT Saturday, 15 Dec. 2018

The Papers: May and Juncker clash and 'Brexit charge'

Saturday's front pages feature Brexit and the EU's plan to charge Brits travelling to Europe.
BBC   |   Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:16:07

How I became a Brexiter - and why 'no deal' would not be disastrous

I'm thrilled to see MPs finally having to make huge decisions for their country
FT   |   Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:06:23

UK ministers think May's Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives: The Times

Most of British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers think her Brexit plan is dead and are discussing different options including a second referendum, The Times newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:44:57

Theresa May gets no EU concessions on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain headed home flustered and empty-handed Friday after a blunt exchange at a European Union summit.
SMH   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:30:57

BBC 'turning blind eye' to Lineker's Brexit tweets

Anita Singh / Telegraph   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:39:00

'MPs don't know what they want to do': Q&A on UK's Brexit crisis

As a tumultuous week in British politics draws to a close, Brexit expert Anand Menon discusses what might happen next.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:32:29

After Agnew Spat, Gary Lineker Airs His Suggestion For Solving The Brexit Crisis

George Bowden / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:42:57

What is a lame duck? Theresa May compared to injured water fowl after surviving no-confidence vote

Prime minister to fight on after feathers fly in Tory ballot
Joe Sommerlad / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:03:00

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 44)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the week's business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Nick Howard. This week's big stories: the delayed Brexit vote, Conservative party wobble on Theresa May, and performance in Brussels. Elsewhere the end of QE in Europe, and the risk outlook ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:51:49

Facing Brexit's dead ends

British Prime Minister Theresa May, her counterparts from the other 27 European Union member-states and the presidents of EU institutions have been discussing the aspects of Brexit since Thursday.
Kathimerini   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:49:20

UK week ahead: Brexit, BoE and CPI - Danske Bank

In the UK, the focus remains on Brexit after a hectic week, explained analysts at Danske Bank. They don't expect major changes to the policy signals from the Bank of England. Key Quotes: "In the UK, the focus remains on the Brexit after another hectic week this week. The main ...
FX Street   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:43:32

May threatens to crash Brexit deal after summit showdown

PM warns of snap vote to kill plan but EU refuses to budge
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:13:19

Brexit news - as it happened: Jean-Claude Juncker addresses public spat with Theresa May as Tusk denies mandate for further talks

Follow all the latest updates from Westminster
Ashley Cowburn, Tom Barnes / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:55:00

Brexit: Are cracks showing in Labour's referendum unity?

Labour's leadership is being urged to endorse another public vote on Brexit. But will they do it?
BBC   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:43:38

"Top Secret" Intel Report Claims Russia, China Continue To Help North Korea Evade Sanctions

With US markets going into full-fledged convulsions thanks to disheartening economic data out of China, a looming government shutdown, renewed fears about a "no deal" Brexit and Dow component JNJ's worst day in 16 years, strategists can add one more disconcerting development to their list of woes. Citing a "top ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:35:33

Brexit: why business in England's most deprived town is divided over leaving EU

Andy Bounds talks to companies in Oldham in northwest England and finds out why some back Leave
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:15:24

No-deal Brexit looks likelier than ever as EU leaders send May home empty-handed

Once again, British Prime Minister Theresa May has returned from Brussels empty handed.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:00:40

Brexit: EU pledges to May unlikely to placate critics

Theresa May's Brussels talks were not a failure - but she needs more than the EU's assurances.
BBC   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:58:44

Merkel briefly stuns audience with Brexit response

German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second referendum.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:34:51

Brexit dividend: Brits will have to pay to enter Europe

In post-Brexit Britain, trips to the European Union will get a little more expensive for millions of Brits in search of a continental break.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:14:09

State of the Union: Strasbourg attack, Brexit and Yule lads

State of the Union: Strasbourg attack, Brexit and Yule lads
euronews   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:09:16

'Who are you calling 'nebulous'?' May presses testy EU for Brexit help

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the treaty and scorned her stilted defense of Britain's departure.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:09:04

'Robust' May-Juncker dispute dominates EU summit

Theresa May's dispute with the European Commission president has dominated a summit in Brussels, as she promised to keep on seeking "legal reassurances" about her Brexit deal.
Sky   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:07:00

Brexit Groundhog Day as EU leaders stand firm in face of British political stalemate

As the December European Council drew to an end, EU leaders must have felt that they were living their own Brexit Groundhog Day. As has become the norm since the Brexit negotiations began in March 2017, the European Union is faced with a British government in crisis. A string of ...
Nieves Perez-Solorzano, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Bristol / The Conversation   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:05:30

EU bank watchdog warns e-money firms not all ready for cliff-edge Brexit

FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:01:25

May's Post-Brexit Immigration Plan Is Borderline Offensive

Ananya Chowdhury / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:52:38

EU Membership Has Made Britain More Open, Tolerant And Influential - We Mustn't Throw It All Away

Mohammed Amin / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:46:57

Senior Tory urges Theresa May to work with Jeremy Corbyn as her Brexit deal 'dead' without Labour's backing

The PM may face an uphill battle to win over Mr Corbyn, who branded her deal 'dead in the water'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:45:25

Second referendum: UK should vote again, Tony Blair says

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he believes the UK should hold a second Brexit referendum to break the political impasse on the issue.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:45:00

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he had no mandate to reopen Brexit negotiations with Britain, while the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he "admired" Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:26:10

EU's Juncker says did not mean to offend May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he had highest respect for Prime Minister Theresa May and his use of the word had referred to the broader state of the Brexit debate in Britain rather than its leader.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:17:54

UK airport travellers receiving less than $1 for every £1 exchanged

British tourists in New York face eye-watering Christmas prices, with sterling at new low Travellers at some UK airports are receiving less than $1 for every £1 they change after a week of Brexit turmoil pushed sterling to fresh lows. At Cardiff airport, the bureau de change was offering customers ...
Patrick Collinson / Guardian   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:17:05

Ireland's Varadkar wants to help May as far as possible

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he wanted to help Prime Minister Theresa May as much as possible but that EU leaders could not offer her any guarantees that ran counter to what was already agreed in Brexit talks.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:15:21

Why You Might Have To Pay 7 Euros To Go On Holiday After Brexit

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:14:45

Theresa May and Brexit

The ECJ rules the UK can revoke Article 50, May delays a vote but hangs on to her job
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:09:01

The road to Brexit: how euroscepticism tore the Conservative Party apart from within

PA/Stefan Rousseau Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership but to quote the prime minister: "Nothing has changed." The Conservative Party remains just as divided as it was before. While divisions over Europe have been very prominent recently, they have been a thorn in the ...
Chris Stafford, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham / The Conversation   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:02:18

Risk of "managed" no-deal Brexit rising, British minister says

The risk of a "managed" no-deal Brexit is rising as Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to win enough from the European Union to satisfy Eurosceptic rebels in her own party, a senior British minister told Reuters.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:47:11

France's Macron - The Brexit accord is not renegotiable

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said he continued to believe an economic stabilisation function was necessary in the budget of the euro zone and reiterated there was only one achievable deal with London regarding Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:47:00

Theresa May says progress on Brexit still possible

EU leaders call on British MPs to break deadlock over agreement
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:34:50

Theresa May didn't like being called 'nebulous'? She has turned nebulousness into an art form

'Vague, ill-defined, ambiguous, muddy, opaque' are the most popular synonyms for 'nebulous.' Do those words, as someone once said, remind you of anybody?
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:32:00

Wall Street follows European and Asian stocks lower

Growth fears track trade war impact; pound hit as May's Brexit rescue bid falters
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:28:09

People's Vote Driving Illegal "Bollocks to Brexit" Bus

The People's Vote's luridly-coloured 'Bollocks to Brexit' bus has recently started its tour of the country, presumably to test out the theory of whether being as irritating as possible is a good way to win voters over. That's if their Facebook ad splurge doesn't work either... Under DVLA rules, it ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:21:03

Brexit & Beyond: How the U.K. Misreading of the EU Has Plagued Brexit

To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Behind the Brexit Chaos: A Faulty U.K. Negotiating Strategy: When British politicians launched Brexit negotiations after the country's 2016 referendum, they were confident they could win a special deal by finding allies among the 27 remaining members of the ...
WSJ Staff / MoneyBeat   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:56:04

Opinion: May's Brexit deal is dead on arrival. Now what?

Theresa May's so-called of the vote of no confidence this week, by 200 votes to 117, offered a rare moment of clarity amid the chaos that passes for Britain's shambolic exit from the EU.
CNN   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:54:22

Tony Blair Says Brexiteers Fear A Second Referendum Based on 'Facts'

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:29:14

Highlights - EU leaders arrive for second day of summit dominated by Brexit

European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for a second day of day of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:28:31

The FT's biggest stories and best reads every Friday

Caroline Binham's top reads this week: boy problems, Asia's toxic air and Brexit shifts
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:12:03

Brexit: Theresa May admits confronting Jean-Claude Juncker after he called her demands 'nebulous'

The PM's attempt to win fresh concessions on the Brexit deal took a disastrous turn
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:11:00

Weekly Roundup: December 7-13, 2018

Opening Remarks at the Municipal Securities Conference Posted by Jay Clayton, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Friday, December 7, 2018 Tags: Disclosure, Financial reporting, Information environment, Municipal securities, Retail investors, SEC, Securities regulation, Transparency SEC Rulemaking Over the Past Year, the Road Ahead and Challenges Posed by Brexit, LIBOR ...
Harvard Law School Forum   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:06:19

Whatever Comes Out Of Brexit, We Must Focus On Issues That Will Shape The Lives Of Future Generations

Javed Khan / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:03:59

May must call the Brexit hardliners' bluff

The PM should put country first and challenge Labour to back a second referendum
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:03:10

May says she had 'robust' talks with Juncker over Brexit

FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:02:10

Germany's Altmaier sees no disorderly Brexit, hopeful on U.S. trade ties

Germany's economy minister does not expect a disorderly Brexit and believes the danger of a major trade conflict between the European Union and the United States is not yet over but has also not grown, he told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:58:07

Dear Prime Minister, Step Back From Brexit And Look Around: Your Country Is On Fire

Dan Boatright / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:53:32

May remonstrates with EU as her Brexit plea is cast as humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win legally binding assurances from the EU on her deal to quit the bloc was cast as a humiliation by opponents on Friday after she exasperated other leaders with a stilted defence of Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:53:25

Brexit: All the latest updates

Beleaguered prime minister garnered 200 votes in favour with 117 against in vote on whether she will continue to lead.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:53:22

Brexit talks get tougher close to the end - May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Brexit talks were going to get tough towards the very end of the negotiations as she battled to win assurances from the European Union to persuade lawmakers to back her deal.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:48:43

Still possible to get Brexit reassurances from EU, says May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday it was still possible to get further clarification from the European Union on the Brexit deal to help her win parliamentary approval for it.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:48:39

May: Still work to do on Brexit deal

PM says "further clarification" to reassure MPs is possible after EU leaders rule out renegotiation.
BBC   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:41:47

Pound and euro under fresh pressure as Brexit and economy weigh

FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:36:18

How a second referendum could be the best way to overcome Brexit impasse

A new vote based on the revocation (or not) of Article 50 would give the UK government a clear signal to proceed in one direction or another, and thus trim down the number of options being touted - most of which are unworkable at things stand.
Maria Demertzis and Nicola Viegi / Bruegel   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:36:02

Tony Blair sees another Brexit referendum as most likely outcome

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said a second Brexit referendum is now the most likely outcome because plans to leave the European Union face deadlock in parliament.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:35:42

UK PM May remonstrates with EU as her Brexit plea is cast as humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win legally binding assurances from the EU on her deal to quit the bloc was cast as a humiliation by opponents on Friday after she exasperated other leaders with a stilted defense of Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:33:36

Theresa May insists Brexit deal is not dead despite EU leaders refusing to make further concessions

PM insists 'further clarification' on backstop is possible
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:33:00

The EU rebuffs Theresa May on Brexit - six takeaways

Bloc is set against renegotiation and wants clarity from the House of Commons on next steps
FT   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:22:42

UK PM May's plea for EU help on Brexit cast as failure at home

Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast at home as a humiliating failure that did nothing to ease the parliamentary deadlock over Britain's departure from the bloc. With British politics in crisis, the ultimate outcome of Brexit remains unclear, ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:17:58

Dutch fudge or Walloon macaroon? EU weighs gift for May

Dutch fudge is off the summit table as EU lawyers look closer to home in Belgium for a model of what leaders can offer Prime Minister Theresa May in the way of reassurances to help her sell a Brexit deal at home in Britain.
Reuters   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:11:32

10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week morning train reads: • Fire, Floods and Famine: The Pessimist's Guide to 2019 (Bloomberg) but see Best things on the Internet 2018 (AV Club) • How Ireland Outmaneuvered Britain on Brexit: Irish diplomats set the terms of the Brexit talks long before the British caught on. ...
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture   |   Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:03:37

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