Brexit News Archive: 10 Jan 2019

No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn

Exclusive: Carolyn Fairbairn of industry body will urge MPs to put economy before politics A no-deal Brexit would have profound economic consequences with GDP shrinking by up to 8%, putting thousands of jobs at risk, the Confederation of British Industry is to warn. The business body is urging MPs to ...
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:30:12

Brexit: EU sets stage for UK withdrawal

The EU prepares to implement the Brexit deal, regardless of the Westminster turmoil.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:06:35

Michael Gove brands Labour's Brexit plans 'b*****ks' in outspoken Commons attack

'We now know from Labour's own frontbench that their official Brexit position is b*****ks'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:06:09

Tesco and M&S stockpile tinned food to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Supermarket boss warns it will not be possible to store sufficient fresh food Tesco and Marks & Spencer have become the latest big names to reveal they are stockpiling packet and tinned foods as retailers' no-deal preparations move up a gear now that the frenetic Christmas trading period is behind ...
Zoe Woodand Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:46:51

After meeting UK's May, Japan's Abe says world does not want no-deal Brexit

Japan's Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the world did not want to see a disorderly Brexit and that he fully supported British Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal from the European Union now facing defeat in parliament.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:39:49

May phones union chiefs for Brexit deal support

Government could back opposition amendment to enshrine EU protections in UK law
FT   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:31:34

Trump and the Brexiters should own the mess they lied us into | Gary Younge

Finally, their cheap rhetoric and empty promises are butting up against hard realities Three years ago, shortly after I arrived back in Britain after 12 years in the US, my gas meter was stolen. When the new one arrived it bore a note, insisting that it should not be stolen. ...
Gary Younge / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:28:36

JLR workers 'tense' after 4,500 job cuts announced

The firm has suffered a slowdown in sales and complained about uncertainty over Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:20:28

Brexit: May demands explanation for Bercow's decision to allow vote to give MPs more power

Intervention comes as Japanese prime minister makes plea to avoid no-deal Brexit, warning: 'The world is watching the UK'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:13:00

Don't blame job losses at Jaguar Land Rover and Ford on Brexit | Larry Elliott

There are four issues troubling the automotive industry and leaving the EU isn't one of them Ford and Jaguar Land Rover rue the day when the UK voted to leave the European Union. They now back Theresa May's withdrawal deal because they would prefer their supply chains to face as ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:05:46

Brexit: Japan's PM says 'wish of whole world' to avoid no-deal

Japan's prime minister gives his "total support" to Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:51:08

'Whole World' Wants To Avoid A No-Deal Brexit, Says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Jasmin Gray / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:46:30

Theresa May picks up the phone to union bosses in desperate bid to find backing for Brexit plan

The prime minister called the leaders of Unite and the GMB ahead of the vote in parliament which she is expected to lose
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:45:00

Fears grow of new 'Cod Wars' under no-deal Brexit

Fishermen worry that without terms of exit, European boats will test UK's resolve to take back its territorial waters.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:41:24

May Caves, Offers Brexit-Deal Concessions Following Dramatic Commons Defeats

After being effectively frozen in place since Prime Minister Theresa May survived a Tory no confidence vote late last year, the dynamics of the debate in Parliament are finally beginning to shift now that MPs have taken steps to seize control of the process from No. 10 Downing Street. In ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:39:17

Honda to halt UK production for 6 days after Brexit

FT   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:13:40

Japanese PM warns UK: 'World is watching' on Brexit

'We truly hope a no-deal Brexit will be avoided,' said Shinz Abe.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:08:36

Japan's Abe says whole world wants UK to avoid no-deal Brexit

FT   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:02:41

Honda plans six-day shutdown post-Brexit

The car giant says the shutdown will help it to cope with the risk of disruption at its Swindon plant.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:56:47

Accepting Labour MPs' amendment sends a useful political signal

The government has suggested it could accept an amendment by Labour MPs to protect social, employment and environmental standards after Brexit. Open Europe's Aarti Shankar examines what this means and how it might affect MPs support for the Prime Minister's deal. The post Accepting Labour MPs' amendment sends a useful ...
Aarti Shankar / Open Europe   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:55:39

'No one voted to be worse off' - Wakefield locals brace for Brexit

In a city where 66.4% of residents voted to leave the EU, some claim choice was based on sovereignty As Jeremy Corbyn was giving his Brexit speech, Peter Clarke had popped into Duchniak's, a Polish restaurant on the outskirts of Wakefield city centre. He wanted to know if they sold ...
Helen Pidd North of England editor and Jessica Elgot / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:44:13

GBP/USD rebounds but continues to be unable to break 1.2800

Cable trims losses as the pound gains momentum, but positive momentum eases at 1.2780. US dollar looks weak on Fed rate expectation and the pound vulnerable on Brexit and UK politics. The GBP/USD climbed from 1.2750 to 1.2780 at the time of the London fix. It found resistance, and it ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:39:46

May talks Brexit with trade unions, business group

Prime Minister Theresa May discussed her Brexit deal with trade union bosses and the head of a business lobby group on Thursday, her spokeswoman said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:29:33

Michael Gove: Labour's Brexit position is 'bollocks'

UK environment secretary mocks opposition's position on leaving the European Union.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:26:53

#144 - Everyone Chooses Their Corner For Brexit

John Johnston / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:18:48

Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit campaign began with an honest lie. Now the whoppers are too big to keep a lid on

Corbyn's latest Brexit ploy is to tell the public to forget about it and move on, and who better to help them do it than a man who never cared about it in the first place?
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:18:01

Honda to stop production for six days after Brexit

Honda will halt production for six days in April due to Brexit logistics and border disruption, Sky News learns.
Sky   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:16:00

Cuts At Jaguar Land Rover Could Be The Canary In The Brexit Coal Mine

Nicola Horlick / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:15:17

Brexit and the Irish border explained: why the headache is not going away any time soon

Peter Foster / Telegraph   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:10:36

Eurotunnel chief hits out at UK over no-deal shipping contracts

Jacques Gounon says deals including £13m for firm with no ships may have been illegal The government has been accused of and behaviour by Eurotunnel, after awarding a series of no-deal Brexit contracts to shipping companies including a startup that has yet to run ferry services. Jacques Gounon, the chief ...
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:06:14

Theresa May's Brexit deal will 'threaten national security', warns former MI6 chief

Agreement would 'place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands', letter to grassroots Tories claims
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:01:58

Tory MP George Freeman Changes His Mind And Will Now Back PM's Brexit Deal

Ned Simons / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:59:45

Explainer - Can Britain's parliament prevent a no-deal Brexit?

British Prime Minister Theresa May's political weakness was exposed by a series of defeats in parliament this week, prompting claims that rebel members of parliament can wrest control of the process to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:45:53

Brexit & Beyond: Two Car Makers Slash Jobs in Europe

To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Ford to Slash Jobs, Shut Plants in Major European Revamp: Ford Motor has launched talks with trade unions in Europe about job cuts that could run into the thousands as it shuts European plants and cancels production of unprofitable ...
WSJ Staff / MoneyBeat   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:31:41

Theresa May reaches out to unions and Labour MPs in unprecedented bid to force deal through

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Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:28:00

Britain faces fresh food bottleneck if no Brexit deal

Britain faces a fresh food bottleneck if it drops out of the EU without a deal, the country's largest supermarket group warned on Thursday, echoing comments from its biggest rival the previous day.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:54:01

EU says it is 'reflecting' on how it can give Theresa May more help on Brexit vote

Commission refuses to put timescale on when further help might be given, however
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:47:00

UK ex-defence chiefs warn May's Brexit deal threatens national security

Two former British defence chiefs have said that Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement will threaten national security if it is passed by members of parliament next week, Sky News reported on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:20:37

Opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:14:48

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for election to end Brexit impasse

Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday called for a general election to resolve the current deadlock in parliament over Brexit, arguing that he would renegotiate the agreement with Brussels if he came to power. "If the government cannot pass its most important legislation, then there must be a ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:04:13

UK opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:01:38

Brexit deal threatens national security, ex-MI6 chief warns

A former top spook and an ex-defence chief have taken the unprecedented step of urging Tory constituency bosses to order their MP to vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal.
Sky   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:58:00

OANDA Business Breakfast on Jazz FM

On the OANDA Business Breakfast this morning, Nick Howard and Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discussed the latest on Jaguar Land Rover and Brexit. Nick also spoke with the Japanese minister for public diplomacy and media, Shinichi Iida, about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the UK. Click on the ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:38:38

Get behind new election to break Brexit deadlock, says UK's Corbyn

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:32:39

Brexit: what you need to know about the delayed 'meaningful vote'

How the vote could play out as Theresa May battles to avoid humiliating defeat
FT   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:32:00

Get behind new election to break Brexit deadlock, says Corbyn

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on members of parliament on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:03:23

Through the Keyhole: Bernard Jenkin's Sumptuous Georgian Townhouse

Bernard Jenkin may not have got the most flattering portrayal in Channel 4's Brexit drama on Monday night but at least he was able to watch it from the comfort of his sumptuous five-bedroom Kennington townhouse. However, the BJ-lifestyle could soon be yours for a mere £2.8 million - the ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:02:03

She's playing Brexit chicken, but May is no suicide bomber

The British Prime Minister's deal with Europe is doomed in Parliament, and that may leave no option but a fresh referendum.
SMH   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:00:00

Jeremy Corbyn dodges question on timing of no-confidence vote

UK Labour Party leader says a defeat for Theresa May's Brexit deal would not necessarily lead to him trying to topple government.
James Randerson / Politico   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:52:26

Jeremy Corbyn Says Brexit May Have To Be Delayed To Get A Better Deal With The EU

Paul Waugh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:34:03

Jeremy Corbyn calls for an election 'as a priority'

Labour leader says all options are on the table to break Brexit deadlock
FT   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:21:03

U.K. Retail's Super Super Thursday Has a Downside

We don't yet know if this decent Christmas means decent margins. And in the months to come, Brexit could spoil the party.
Washington Post   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:10:03

Greg Clark's Soft Brexit Push is Sign of Things to Come

Remainer Cabinet ministers are not even bothering to wait for Theresa May to be defeated in the meaningful vote next week before putting forward their Brexit 'Plan B' ideas. Heavily Remain-leaning Business Secretary Greg Clark has broken ranks to come out and call for 'no deal' to be taken off ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:09:48

Opposition leader Corbyn says extension to Brexit process possible

An extension of the Article 50 process which would delay Brexit is possible, opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday, as a new government would need time to renegotiate the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:03:38

Our chatbot answers the top five Brexit questions

It's hard to know what will happen in the end, but that doesn't mean we can't give a few answers now.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:02:08

Corbyn indicates Labour will back Brexit delay with Article 50 extension

Jeremy Corbyn has agreed that a delay to Brexit appears inevitable, to allow for a renegotiation of Theresa May's doomed deal.
The Independent   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:48:54

May working to secure Brexit assurances before vote - spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May is working to achieve more assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal before the end of a debate in parliament on it, her spokesman said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:38:52

Labour leader Corbyn says election is priority over Brexit referendum

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday that a national election took priority over a new referendum on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:37:38

UK PM spokesman: May still working to get further assurance from EU on Brexit deal

The UK PM spokesman, James Slack was out with some comments in the last hour and said that PM May is working to get further assurance from the EU on Brexit deal before the end of the debate in parliament.
FX Street   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:35:54

Why it's time to rip up the political playbook and imagine a truly new global order

Shutterstock The new year has not ushered in a fresh political start. The problems and divisions of 2018 have carried over to 2019. Brexit in the UK and the government shutdown in the US provide little optimism for either compromise or genuine change. But beyond the headlines and scandals lies ...
Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of People and Organisation, The Open University / The Conversation   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:35:01

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn demands election to 'break deadlock'

The Labour leader says Theresa May will lose the right to govern if her deal is voted down by MPs.
BBC   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:30:42

UK Labour party's Corbyn: General election must follow if government can't pass Brexit deal

Here are some of the key highlights from the Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn's speech on Brexit: • A general election must follow if the government can't pass Brexit deal • Labour will table confidence motion when it can succeed. • Keeping all options open including a referendum. • But ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:28:55