Brexit News Archive: 20 Jan 2019

Brexit saga continues: PM May & Cabinet made no further progress on Irish Backstop

As we get set for a new trading week, albeit with the US out on holiday in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day., there are a few noteworthy headlines in the weekend press including, U.S. government shutdown is now a major risk for the US dollar; (DXY capped by ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:55:02

Markets Live: Hope of US-China deal buoy markets

A positive outlook on upcoming US and China trade talks buoyed global markets at the end of last week, but worries about Brexit remain.
Lucy Battersby / SMH   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:50:09

UK PM Theresa May considering amending Good Friday agreement - Daily Telegraph

The UK's Daily Telegraph carries a story, citing that the UK PM Theresa May is considering amending the Good Friday agreement after abandoning attempts to negotiate a cross-party deal to resolve the Brexit impasse. Key Quotes: "The Prime Minister will on Monday update Parliament on her attempts to draw up ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:18:52

How the Brexit options would affect the economy

As the UK weighs up its future relationship with the EU, economists assess the choices
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:00:24

Brexit crisis debaters back 'no-deal' and reject second vote

The pro-Brexit feeling in Leeds - a city that was split almost half and half in the 2016 referendum - appears to have grown, according to the results from a series of Sky News debate polls.
Sky   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 21:47:00

Don't hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's parliament

Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:49:45

Brexit is a lesson in democracy

Theresa May could establish a majority if she can attract the support of the Remainers with a compromise solution, isolating the hard Brexiteers.
Meghnad Desai / Financial Express   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:44:03

Brexit, democracy and the sacred

There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice. Credit: Pixabay. CC0 Public Domain. The philosophical heart of Brexit is the unexamined relationship between democracy and the sacred. The crux of the UK's problem is that there is something sacred about democracy but ...
Jonathan Rowson / Open Democracy   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:28:57

Economic confidence nosedives in UK boardrooms

More than 70% of FTSE 350 company secretaries predict damage from Brexit
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:24:43

Mike Ashley in talks over rescue bid for struggling HMV

Sports Direct boss could link film and music retailer to other parts of his high street empire Mike Ashley is considering a rescue bid for HMV, the music and film retailer that collapsed into administration last month. The Sports Direct boss is understood to have held talks with suppliers to ...
Sarah Butler / Guardian   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:15:37

UK housebuilders enjoy calm before Brexit storm

Concerns grow that sector growth will stall in months ahead
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:58:05

Labour Brexit spokesman says election 'unrealistic'

Keir Starmer exposes opposition rift by contradicting leader Jeremy Corbyn
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:47:00

Davos, Brexit and a blood moon rises

Your FT guide to this week's big events
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:37:21

'New IRA' Suspected in Northern Ireland Car Bomb Blast

Uncertainty about the future of the Irish border after Brexit is raising tension between the main Protestant and Catholic political parties.
The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:00:06

Carmakers ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit

A host of major manufacturers move their business from UK regulators and stockpile parts Carmakers are ramping up their preparations for a no-deal Brexit, with a host of major manufacturers pulling their business from UK regulators and stockpiling parts in case of disruption. Manufacturers are preparing alternative regulatory arrangements, a ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:57:34

Dublin rejects idea of alternative deal for Irish border post Brexit

Ireland's deputy prime minister insists country is committed to Brexit withdrawal agreement in full.
Jakob Hanke / Politico   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:18:13

Theresa May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Times of India   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:16:09

Most Britons oppose second EU referendum - Sky poll

Most Britons do not want a second EU referendum amid the Brexit crisis facing the country, a Sky Data poll has revealed.
Sky   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:06:00

United Kingdom Faces 'Political Tsunami' If Brexit Is Halted, British Minister Says

Some lawmakers are pushing for the U.K. to delay its departure from the E.U.
JILL LAWLESS / AP / Time   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:36:56

Liam Fox explains failure to replicate EU trade deals

International trade secretary says foreign countries refuse to believe a no-deal Brexit could occur
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:52:37

Pharmacies will not run out of medicine after Brexit, says NHS

Alternative transport routes will be implemented and medicines prioritised in event of no deal Plans have been drawn up for the use of alternative transport routes and prioritisation of medicines as part of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, pharmacists have been told by the NHS. The government has been ...
Ben Quinn / Guardian   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:28:07

World Economic Forum: Global business leaders gather in Davos amid partial shutdown in US, chaos in UK over Brexit deal

World elites have gathered in Swiss town Davos to discuss even closer commercial and political ties amid unprecedented political chaos in US, UK and France.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:54:54

Labour denies reports it has lost 150,000 members over Brexit stance

Senior figures say membership still stands at more than 500,000 and claims of drop off are 'just wrong'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:40:00

Starmer: Any Deal Requires A Backstop

#Marr: Does Labour's #Brexit deal need a backstop? Shadow Brexit Sec Keir Starmer: "At this stage, any deal probably does require a - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 20, 2019 The post Starmer: Any Deal Requires A Backstop appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:14:30

Liam Fox: Parliament Trying To Hijack Brexit

Parliament does not have the right "to hijack #Brexit and in effect, steal the vote from the people" says International Trade Sec Liam #Marr - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 20, 2019 The post Liam Fox: Parliament Trying To Hijack Brexit appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:09:15

Keir Starmer: Labour Brexit Policy in 'New Phase'

Shadow #Brexit Sec Keir Starmer: Labour's Brexit policy is now in a new #Marr - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 20, 2019 The post Keir Starmer: Labour Brexit Policy in 'New Phase' appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:04:19

Remainer MPs trying to steal Brexit, says Liam Fox

But Labour says the PM must rule out "no deal" and change her "red lines" if progress is to be made.
BBC   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:42:15

Nicky Morgan: Article 50 Must Be Extended

"There is no majority in parliament for a no deal Brexit... if you want to stop crashing out of the EU then the law needs to change to extend Article 50' says Nicky Morgan MP #Ridge Follow live reaction here: - Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) January 20, 2019 The post ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:41:36

Sunday Shows Round-Up: 'Where The Hell Do We Go From Here?' Edition

Jasmin Gray / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:33:29

Raab: We Can Immediately Take Back Control By Leaving on WTO Terms

'The advantage of leaving on WTO rules is that we would immediately take back control... I think for the public Brexit would be delivered' says former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. #Ridge Follow live reaction here: - Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) January 20, 2019 The post Raab: We Can Immediately Take ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:31:16

Brexit 'plot' by lawmakers 'extremely concerning,' Downing Street says

A day after CNN revealed lawmakers were plotting to take control of Brexit negotiations from UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street has called any such plan "deeply concerning."
CNN   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:29:02

Raab: We Can't Let the EU Bully Us

"We can't let the EU bully us or for them to call all the shots" says former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. #Ridge Follow live reaction here: - Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) January 20, 2019 The post Raab: We Can't Let the EU Bully Us appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:26:33

Ireland rejects bilateral Brexit border proposal

Liam Fox floats 'alternative mechanism' to backstop
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:06:46

Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, it will lead to political tsunami, says British minister Liam Fox

International trade minister Liam Fox has warned the lawmakers opposing the Brexit deal offered by PM Theresa May, saying that it will be violation of Parliament's commitment to honor the Brexit vote.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:04:46

Brexit: Theresa May seeks to bypass EU with Ireland treaty as No 10 labels MPs' attempt to give parliament control 'extremely concerning'

Prime minister launches new plan to win backing for her deal as she prepares to update MPs on way forward
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:02:00

The self-fulfilling prophecy of a no-deal Brexit

The EU will not bend on the withdrawal deal, even through fear of disruption
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:56:23

Do not hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's parliament

Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:51:25

Brexit nightmare holds lessons for Australia

It's by no means obvious that everyone had a good grasp on the nitty-gritty consequences of leaving.
Amanda Vanstone / SMH   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:30:00

Raab hits out at 'undemocratic' moves to delay Brexit

Attempts by backbench MPs to delay Britain's EU exit are an "extraordinary and undemocratic thing to do", the former Brexit secretary has said.
Sky   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:24:00

Second Referendum: Beware The Deception Around A "No Deal" Brexit

Authored by Steven Guinness, Engaging in double speak has become a routine means of communicating amongst politicians. Whilst obfuscation is used to confuse the public and distort their understanding of events (notably Brexit), occasionally a granule of truth winds its way into the narrative which serves to offer a more ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:00:00

Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says Fox

Britain's parliament has no right to try to "hijack the Brexit process", Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, after several lawmakers indicated they were launching attempts to take more control over the departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:29:19

A Second Referendum Is May's Only Hope To Get Country Behind Her Brexit Deal

Adam Price / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:22:42

EU plan to cap flights in no-deal Brexit criticised

Iata says proposal represents 'a huge step backwards for all European consumers'
FT   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:20:09

Labour says Britain's only options are second Brexit referendum or close EU ties

Britain's only options are a second Brexit referendum or forging a close economic relationship with the European Union, the main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday.
Reuters   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:14:30

Parliament cannot hijack Brexit, says British minister Fox

Britain's parliament has no right to try to "hijack the Brexit process", Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, after several lawmakers indicated they were launching attempts to take more control over the departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:14:11

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