Brexit News Archive: 17 Jan 2019

Will Jeremy Corbyn Rescue Britain from its Brexit Disaster?

The humiliating rebuff dealt to Prime Minister Theresa May over her compromise proposal to leave the European Union, followed by the failure of a "no confidence" vote the next day, has been described as an unprecedented head-snapping turn of events in British politics. In fact, many such hairpin...
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard / Petersen Institute   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:03:30

Whitehall warns on lack of post-Brexit trade deals

Memo reveals slow progress on new agreements ahead of March 29 deadline
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:30:53

Time To Buy? Tilson: If I Were To Pay Up For One Stock It Would Be This Retailer

Whitney Tilson's email to investors discussing ICR conference; Floor & Decor (FND); pot bubble; Brexit; Bezos' divorce; China; drug prices; women investors. 1) I enjoyed my day and a half at the ICR conference in Orlando on Monday and Tuesday. [...] The post Time To Buy? Tilson: If I Were ...
Jacob Wolinsky / Value Walk   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:19:33

Johnson to make major speech, in what will be seen as act of disloyalty

Boris Johnson claims now is the time to "use Brexit to unite the country", in a major speech which will be seen as the latest move in his Tory leadership campaign.
Sky   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:50:00

UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:40:14

"It's A Reunion For People Who Broke The World": Author Explains Why Davos Should Be Cancelled

Paris is burning, a large chunk of the US federal government is shut down and Britain is careening toward a delay of Article 50 - or possibly a second referendum - as the Brexit process descends into chaos, calls for the World Economic Forum to cancel its annual conference in ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:34:32

FTSE sinks to test below key 23.6% Fibo

Fresh concerns about global trade relations were weighing on European markets on Thursday and sent the UK's FTSE 100 index 0.4% lower. Brexit saga lingers on as a main focus and concerns of the domestic housing market hurt builders. Sterling continues to march on, denting advances in the multinationals. The ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:13:52

Senior Tory Demands Free Vote On A Second Brexit Referendum

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:40:43

Senior MPs intensify efforts to block no-deal Brexit

Former ministers Nick Boles and Dominic Grieve aim for common plan
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:39:00

Why Theresa May and MPs will move towards softer Brexit

Sebastian Payne talks to MPs across the Brexit spectrum and argues May will move to softer position
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:36:41

Business groups call for consensus on Brexit plan B

Lobbyists say no point in delaying EU exit without change in MPs' position
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:14:24

Theresa May Says Ruling Out No-Deal Brexit Is 'Impossible' In Letter To Jeremy Corbyn

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:09:14

Britain should delay Brexit to hold citizen assemblies, Gordon Brown says

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Thursday the government should delay the formal process of leaving the European Union by a year to hold citizens' assemblies to break the political impasse over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:07:05

UK government: Second Brexit vote would take a year to organize

Advocates of a people's vote said that the government was trying to "undermine support" for a second referendum.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:40:19

May to Corbyn: Ruling out no deal Brexit is 'impossible condition'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of trying to 'run down the clock' on Brexit.
Judith Mischke / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:38:37

Irish drivers warned on insurance in no-deal Brexit

Motorists told to acquire 'green card' for journeys across border
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:28:00

What happens next?

Theresa May has won a no confidence vote in her government. But with her Brexit plan defeated, what now?
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:11

Philips to close last UK manufacturing plant, putting 430 jobs at risk

Company says Brexit would have been factor in closure of Glemsford site in Suffolk Dutch technology company Philips plans to close its last manufacturing plant in the UK, after its chief executive previously warned that a hard Brexit could harm its ability to export products. The plans, now under consultation ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:10:57

Brexit news: What Britain's last ever MEPs are planning to do after March 29

The Independent's Europe Correspondent Jon Stone speaks to the UK's European Parliament delegation about their plans
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:05:23

GBP/USD extends rally to 61.8% Fibo and overbought territory

GBP/USD has been extending its ascent towards the 1.30 handle chalking up a high, so far of 1.2964 from a low of 1.2832. The market is backing the soft Brexit narrative over a pessimistic alternative hard Brexit while PM May holds on to her leadership and moves to Plan B. ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:58:11

Theresa May to skip Davos as Brexit crisis rolls on

UK prime minister joins Trump and Macron on stay-away list.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:39:55

Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn: Let's talk Brexit

The PM says she wants to discuss the Labour leader's Brexit plans, but he dismisses her talks as a "stunt".
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:39:36

Brexit: Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn ruling out no-deal is 'impossible'

Theresa May has toughened her stance on refusing to rule out a no-deal Brexit, telling Jeremy Corbyn it is an "impossible condition" that she cannot meet.
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:37:00

Second Brexit Referendum Impossible In Next 12 Months, Government Paper Claims

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:34:02

Brexit: Government must extend Article 50 and hold 'public hearings' with voters, Gordon Brown says

Former prime minister calls for regional assemblies to be set up to give public more control over EU withdrawal
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:30:00

UK army reservists on standby for no-deal Brexit

FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:29:05

Brexit: Ministers back my plan to block no-deal - Nick Boles

Tory backbencher says ministers have told him they will quit if they are ordered to vote against his bill.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:28:31

Clear Majority Want to Respect the Referendum Result

Despite the constant claims of Continuity Remainers that people have changed their minds on Brexit, polls have consistently failed to show any significant shifts in public support for leaving the EU since the referendum. That's before considering the large proportion of Remain voters who accept the result even though they ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:17:08

Ten reasons I came round to a People's Vote

A second referendum denies democracy, I thought - but arguments on the other side have become overwhelming. Image: David Holt, Flickr, CC2.0 "If Scotland had voted Yes in the independence referendum, and you'd told me we'd have to vote again, I'd have told you to fuck right off." That was ...
openDemocracy / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:11:39

The British People, as Well as the Politicians, Don't Want Brexit

Let the British determine their own fate before the end of March, and let's not leave it up to a lame duck prime minister who doesn't seem to command a quarter of the House of Commons.
John A. Tures / NY Observer   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:09:55

May tells Corbyn it is 'impossible' to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit

Theresa May has told Jeremy Corbyn it is for her to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit, after the Labour leader sought to block his MPs from helping the government break a deadlock over Britain's EU exit.
Sky   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:06:00

Bercow wins international fans amid Brexit drama

Sky   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:02:00

Final Say: Downing Street prepares Brexit referendum document claiming it would take longer than a year to organise

Officials later said that the document had dealt only with a new vote's potential scheduling to 'inform discussions'
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:55:00

UK says second Brexit vote would take over a year to organise - source

A second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union would take more than a year to organise, according to official government guidance shown to lawmakers on Wednesday, a source in Prime Minister Theresa May's office said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:54:44

May survives, but the Brexit battle resumes

CNN   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:53:17

James Ball: Why the Brexit deadlock cannot be broken

The United Kingdom is a notoriously boring and stable country. England hasn't had a civil war since 1651, and the last time the country was invaded, in 1688, the elite decided to pretend they'd backed the whole thing all along, dubbing it a "glorious revolution" (Scotland and Northern Ireland had ...
CNN   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:40:32

UK: Government guidance says it will take a year to organise a second referendum - The Telegraph

Christopher Hope, chief political correspondent and assistant editor for the Daily Telegraph, said, in a Twitter thread, that the government guidance showed that it would take a year to organise a second referendum. "MPs involved in the Brexit talks were handed a one page document setting out the timeline today," ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:38:18

One Brexit graphic that almost explains May's options

The clocking is ticking for Theresa May as the March 29 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches.
CNN   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:35:20

UK says second Brexit vote would take a year to organise - Telegraph reporter

A second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union would take a year to organise, according to official government guidance shown to MPs on Wednesday, a Telegraph reporter said on Twitter.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:33:24

UK PM May spokeswoman: Can expect PM to have calls with EU leaders in coming days

British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman recently crossed the wires saying that the PM was planning to have calls with EU leaders on Brexit in the coming days. Key quotes (via Reuters) May will not be going to Davos so can focus on Brexit. Meetings with lawmakers on finding way ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:33:08

British Public Were 'Lied' to on Brexit, Says French President Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron attacked the integrity of the 2016 Brexit referendum Tuesday, claiming the British people had been manipulated into voting for something "which doesn't actually exist". The referendum, he said, had been "manipulated from outside by a lot of what we call 'fake news', where everything and anything ...
George Steer / Time   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:29:54

France launches $57m plan for no-deal Brexit

France's contingency plan looks after 'interests of our citizens', says PM Philippe.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:27:55

Reluctant Labour leader still coy on prospect of new Brexit referendum

It doesn't take much for Britain's main opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to win a cheer from his Labour Party faithful -- the ovations the left-wing leader gets for his promises to build a fairer society have become the stuff of political lore.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:24:48

Brexit: Plan for parliament to seize control of Brexit gains momentum as Labour support looks more likely

One of the authors of the plan has also ministers could resign if Theresa May tries to block it
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:22:00

Our Establishment Is Selling Out The Country For A Brexit Deal Britain Does Not Need

John Longworth / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:18:51

Brexit talks with lawmakers have been constructive - May's spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Theresa May has held talks with lawmakers to help find a way to win the support of parliament for a Brexit deal, her spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:17:27

May To Skip Davos, No-Deal Brexit Odds Greater Than Many Think

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, May survived a vote of no confidence and the EU might extend Article 50, but only with conditions. Nothing's changed. Yesterday added no clarification to the Brexit process. With the backing of DUP MPs, Theresa May Survived a Vote of No Confidence 325-306. Most ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:15:00

Corbyn orders Labour MPs to boycott Brexit talks with government until Theresa May drops no-deal threats

Instruction comes as at least three Labour MPs take up invitation for talks, in a bid to find solution to the crisis
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:08:00

Philips to shut UK baby bottle factory post Brexit

Philips has announced plans to shut a UK factory with the potential loss of 430 jobs, months after expressing worries about a potential hit from Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:06:00

GBP/USD - Brexit drama fails to dent plucky pound

GBP/USD has posted slight gains in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.2900, up 0.16% on the day. On the release front, the BoE released its Credit Conditions survey for the fourth quarter. In the U.S., unemployment claims dropped to 213 thousand, below the ...
Kenny Fisher / OANDA   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:05:50

Small UK banks may benefit from simpler regulation post-Brexit - BoE's Woods

FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:02:17

Mad Academics Call for Whole World to Eat Only 1/10th of a Sausage Per Day

A group of deranged dieticians have done their best to cut through the Brexit noise by publishing a tyrannical new diet that is so extreme that people have had no choice but to pay attention. In order to ridicule it... Incredibly, the farcical proposal has been launched in the medical ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:58:47

Steve Eisman: Short UK Banks On Brexit

Steve Eisman gained fame when predicting the financial crisis of 2008. Now he is shorting British banks because of the risks a hard Brexit poses to the British market. Steve Eisman: A Hard Brexit Is The Path Of Least Resistance [...] The post Steve Eisman: Short UK Banks On Brexit ...
Jacob Wolinsky / Value Walk   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:55:34

Brexit department uses seven 'gagging orders' as firms plan for no deal

Defra also confirms enforcing NDAs despite Theresa May's criticism of such contracts Whitehall's Brexit department has enforced seven "gagging orders" on outsourcing firms and suppliers working on no-deal preparations, despite Theresa May's previous criticism of such contracts. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), run by Michael Gove, ...
Rajeev Syal / Guardian   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:38:44

European countries ramp up no-deal preparations amid Brexit chaos

European Union nations are spending millions and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal.
SMH   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:38:31

Portugal looks to protect tourism from no-deal Brexit

FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:28:26

Brexit & Beyond: Corporate Europe's 'Unbearable' Brexit Uncertainty

To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Corporate Europe Faces 'Unbearable' Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit: British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to get U.K. parliamentary approval for a deal to split the country from the European Union adds significant pressure on continental companies as they plan ...
WSJ Staff / MoneyBeat   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:22:59

May seeks a talking cure for her Brexit woes

But it threatens to be a dialogue falling on deaf ears
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:20:25

Voters want to remain in EU by 12-point margin as Brexit opposition reaches new high, poll finds

56 per cent back Remain while Leave vote has slumped to 44 per cent
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:18:00

Factbox - May's Brexit next steps: Nothing has changed, or new approach?

Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed a collaborative approach to finding a new Brexit deal after the agreement she had negotiated was crushed by parliament on Tuesday in the biggest defeat for a British government in modern times.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:11:25

Brexit: UK government plans vote on January 29

Prime Minister Theresa May pushes back date for Brexit plan B vote
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:44:23

With 71 days to Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has launched his imaginary general election campaign

Here he was, in Labour's main target seat, meeting activists, visiting a hospital and electioneering for the election he failed to secure
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:43:58

UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn double down

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:37:47

Banks turn stocks red, pound finds some peace

Concern over China's economic outlook and possible U.S. tariffs on European cars dragged stocks lower on Thursday, while an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga offered sterling a moment's peace.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:36:53

EU open to more ambitious deal with Britain: Barnier

The European Union is open to the possibility of an agreement with Britain that goes beyond free trade, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:36:46

Should I Buy A House? The Truth About Brexit And Property Prices

Sophie Gallagher / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:26:33

EU's Barnier: Brexit agreement negotiated with UK PM May is best possible

The EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier, recently crossed the wires reiterating that the Brexit agreement negotiated with British Prime Minister Theresa May was the best possible deal. "We remain determined to work on a Brexit deal," Barnier added. Source: Reuters.
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:25:59

GBP/USD climbs further beyond 1.2900 handle, closer to 2-month tops

• Chances of a delayed Brexit continue to extend some support to the British Pound. • The USD gets a minor lift after upbeat US data and kept a lid on any strong up-move. The GBP/USD pair finally broke out of a two-day-old consolidative trading range and gained further beyond ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:21:35

Brexit: a Norwegian view on the Norway-plus model and why it wouldn't be easy for the UK

Ink Drop/Shutterstock The UK parliament's rejection of the government's Brexit deal has put the idea of a model back on the table as a possible outcome of the UK's long march towards Brexit. Norway is not a member of the EU, but it is associated with the bloc through more ...
Hans Petter Graver, Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo / The Conversation   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:20:42

Brexit: France activates no-deal plan

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says a no-deal Brexit looks "less and less unlikely".
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:16:56

Poll: Support for staying in EU at highest level since referendum

Fifty-six percent of Brits said they would choose to remain in EU.
Eline Schaart / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:58:24

Blain: "The UK Seems Hell-Bent On Self Immolation"

Commenting on the latest Brexit development, Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid puts it best: "Watching the House of Commons over the last 48 hours has been a good appetiser for the final series of Game of Thrones out this April. Well we haven't had dragons..... yet!" UBS' Paul Donovan was just ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:53:14

UK drivers in EU 'will need green card' under 'no-deal' Brexit

Millions of British motorists hoping to drive in the EU will need a "green card" to do so as the UK approaches the "increasingly possible" event of a "no-deal" Brexit, insurance firms have warned.
Sky   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:44:00

Shadow Justice Minister Slams Corbyn's Position

Gloria De Piero has liked a Facebook status from a local Labour member saying that "Jeremy Corbyn would walk blind folded through a burning orphanage to avoid spelling out what his Brexit position is." Frontbenchers usually try to be more quiet about their disdain for their hopeless leader... The post ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:30:05

Factbox - May's Brexit 'plan B': What happens next in parliament?

Britain's parliament is at an impasse after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal earlier this week.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:29:23

Brexit turmoil exposes perils of partisanship

Political gridlock in the UK and US makes for an unedifying spectacle
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:25:05

Brexit: Are we running out of time?

It's not just about agreeing a deal - it also has to be turned into law.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:22:45

How May keeps on keeping on

Another day of Brexit drama ends, and Theresa May is still more-or-less Prime Minister of the more-or-less United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On Wednesday, she survived a vote of no confidence in her government by a narrow majority of 19.
CNN   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:18:48

France Triggers 'Hard Brexit' Contingency Plan

Nicola Slawson / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:17:52

How a Playwright Made Sense of Brexit

LONDON-Early on in Brexit: The Uncivil War, Channel 4 and HBO's almost inappropriately entertaining movie about Britain's 2016 vote to leave the European Union, we flash back in time to 1975, when ordinary citizens are being interviewed about another historic referendum on Europe. "I don't really know what I'm voting ...
Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:10:00

Why the left must unite against Brexit

The debate about Lexit is now irrelevant. The only form of Brexit that is possible is one that will entrench the status quo or produce something far worse. The left must unite against it. Theresa May has survived to fight another day as Prime Minister. But the humilating defeat of ...
Laurie Macfarlane / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:08:36

Risk Appetite Slips, Brexit, U.S. Trade And Government Shutdown In Focus

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:00:42

British politics is broken; we need democracy to fix it

An Australian-born Labour MP in the British Parliament assesses the mess Britain confronts with the collapse of Therese May's Brexit deal.
SMH   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:00:00

Softer Brexit option would cause Conservative party to 'explode', Theresa May is warned

Cabinet ministers disagree publicly over whether Ms May should ditch one of her key 'red lines'
Ashley Cowburn, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:58:32

Labour will only consider new Brexit referendum if UK is facing 'no-deal disaster', says Corbyn

Party will table repeat - and force a Commons clash on its own Brexit - before deciding on a Final Say vote
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:55:22

OANDA Business Breakfast on Jazz FM

On this morning's Business Breakfast: Labour rules out Brexit talks if No Deal's still an option; Possible 2nd Ref; Uncertainty growing for EU citizens in the UK; 2.1% inflation lowest in 2 years.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:48:58

Chaotic Brexit getting 'dangerously close': German business group

BDI president warns of weaker German growth in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Judith Mischke / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:40:18

Brexit talks: What does the DUP want?

Most things you need to know about the DUP and Brexit can be gauged from the party's name, says Jayne McCormack.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:33:43

Can Britain's Brexit Be Reversed?

Paul Waugh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:27:22

France triggers €50M 'hard Brexit' contingency plan

Contingency plan sees investment in ports and airports, and measures to defend French fishing industry.
Galaxy Henry / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:25:23

Germany - We'll do all we can to ensure Britain has a deal when it quits EU

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany would do all it could in the coming days to ensure that a deal is in place for when Britain leaves the European Union but he also stressed Germany would step up preparations for a disorderly Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:23:39

Brexit: Government calls up British army reservists to help prepare for no-deal

The government is to deploy troops across the country to help with preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:22:00

May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to put Brexit back on track after surviving a ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:21:24

France triggers €50m contingency plan in case of no-deal Brexit

Five decrees to be issued within three weeks to authorise investment in border control checkpoints, roads and lorry parks at ports France has triggered a €50m contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit following parliament's overwhelming rejection of Theresa May's deal, the French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has said. "What's certain ...
Jon Henley, European affairs correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:21:21

How parliament stacks up on what next for Brexit

Theresa May begins talks with wide range of groups that reflect fractures of the debate
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:17:03

Corbyn says any new Brexit referendum can't be a re-run of 2016

Any new referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union cannot simply be a re-run of the 2016 vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday, adding that Labour policy on a new referendum would not be set by him alone.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:27

France launches no-deal Brexit plan

€50m allocated for French ports and airports
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:06:03

British Prime Minister Theresa May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal. With the clock ticking, May has appealed to opposition leaders to meet for cross-party talks before she presents an alternative ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:06:01

Brexit: Conservative MPs launch push for fresh referendum as one admits 'we created this mess'

At the official launch, Right to Vote claimed several cabinet ministers and junior ministers had their 'hearts' behind a second referendum
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:05:00

Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum

Maurice Glasman Leaving the European Union is the necessary goal of the left in Britain. The post Why No Deal Is the Real Deal: Brexit and the Politics of the Interregnum appeared first on The Nation .
Maurice Glasman / The Nation   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:00:16

Corbyn calls on May to take no-deal Brexit off table

FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:47:25

France triggers 'hard Brexit' plan and warns that no deal is 'less and less unlikely'

Henry Samuel / Telegraph   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:45:59

UK PM must 'ditch red lines' on Brexit: Opposition leader

Times of India   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:45:45

Labour could back second Brexit referendum, Corbyn hints

Britain's main opposition Labour party could back a second Brexit referendum if its proposals for leaving the EU are shunned by the government and a no-deal scenario looks likely, leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:44:13

Brexit: British Fashion Council backs plans for second referendum

'A no-deal Brexit is a scenario that should be avoided at all costs'
Olivia Petter / The Independent   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:41:26

May pushes back next Brexit vote to January 29

UK prime minister is struggling to find common ground with opposition parties
FT   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:39:46

Labour leader tells May - rule out no-deal before we talk

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed on Thursday he would only hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May about Brexit if she ruled out a no-deal exit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:37:39

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: Best outcome for this crisis is a general election

The UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, delivering a speech on Brexit, said that the UK PM Theresa May seems prepared to send the country into a no-deal Brexit and her offer of talks was just a stunt. He will talk to May but she must remove the no-deal Brexit ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:36:12

May back in Brexit talks after dramatic 48 hours

Can talks with opposition parties yield a solution? The Brexit saga continues to dominate the headlines after Theresa May's government narrowly - albeit predictably - survived a no confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday. This comes 24 hours after her deal suffered a humiliating defeat in parliament and as she ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:34:41

Risk appetite slips, Brexit, U.S trade and government shutdown in focus

Thursday January 17: Five things the markets are talking about With the U.S government shutdown and the U.K's Brexit standoff ongoing, coupled with the drawn-out Sino-U.S trade situation, there are enough reasons in play for investor market caution. Overnight, the demand for risk assets has taken a step back again, ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:32:56

Beyond the Brexit pantomime

Forget the political melodrama. What matters most are the deep weaknesses in our democracy that Brexit has exposed - and which extend across Europe. Theresa May speaking before the vote on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, London. Image: PA Ignore anyone who claims to know where Britain ...
Mary Fitzgerald / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:26:12

EU needs reason to extend Brexit process, should Britain ask - Commission

The European Union will need a valid reason to extend the deadline for Britain's exit from the EU beyond March 29th if London were to ask for it, the spokesman for the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:25:42

EU Commission Spokesman: Haven't received a request for an extension of Article 50

The EU Commission spokesman, speaking to reporters in Brussels this Thursday said that they have not yet received a request for an extension of Article 50 and if request arrives, EU27 will need a reason and will decide by unanimity. Juncker has had Brexit contact with almost everybody, have not ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:24:45

Leadsom Outwits Bercow and Grieve on Brexit 'Plan B'

Dominic Grieve and John Bercow's attempts to force the Government into a corner have fallen flat thanks to a loophole which allows the Government to avoid another humiliating defeat just three (working) days after the last one. Andrea Leadsom confirmed that the Government would lay its motion on its Brexit ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:16:16

UK demand for credit cards and mortgages is collapsing as Brits brace themselves for the shock of Brexit

The Bank of England's Credit Conditions Survey outlines a slowdown in demand for mortgages and credit cards ahead of the UK leaving the European Union on March 31. UK lenders expect to see demand for mortgages to fall to the lowest levels since the end of 2010. The UK is ...
Callum Burroughs / Business Insider   |   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:15:51