Brexit News Archive: 31 Jan 2019

The Papers: 'Work-shy MPs', and a Labour 'mutiny'

Friday's front pages feature stories on Brexit, the weather and a new male contraceptive.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:07:20

UK's Speaker isn't sorry for championing 'dissident' Brexit voices

The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons insists he's a neutral arbiter of the rancorous Brexit debate, even as he acknowledges championing voices in the bruising parliamentary battles over the UK's departure from the EU.
CNN   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:08:00

FTSE bulls target break of 100-D SMA and Fibo confluence for run to 7200 psychological level

The FTSE 100 closed the last trading day of January higher by 0.39% to 6,968.85, despite a stronger pound, up vs the dollar by 0.14%, with traders ignoring the European Union's rejection of PM Theresa May's calls to reopen Brexit negotiations. EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, proclaimed that the ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 20:37:21

UK faces daunting task to meet Brexit deadline

Jeremy Hunt says Britain's EU departure EU could slide beyond March 29
FT   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:57:59

Brexit: Plan to cancel commons recess branded PR stunt after Tory MPs told they can still go away

Chief whip Julian Smith informed Conservative MPs they could still go away following unrest on the backbenches
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:41:00

EU Confidential episode 83: Facebook's Nick Clegg - Brexit and forgiveness

Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of public affairs and the former U.K. deputy prime minister, gave his first public interview since starting at the social media giant. Speaking to Ryan Heath before an audience of 200 at Brussels' Bibliothèque Solvay on Monday, Clegg addressed the growing number of Facebook ...
Ryan Heath / Politico   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:40:06

Bill Neely: Brexit preparations look like preparations for war

Brexit could become the biggest peacetime emergency for the United Kingdom in almost a century. NBC Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely joins Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to break down what kind of disruption this could cause and if there is anything
MSNBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:35:59

Grayling: I'm lightning rod for anti-Brexit brigade

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling believes he is the subject of personal criticism because he is "a lightning rod for the anti-Brexit brigade".
Sky   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:56:00

Brexit May Have to Be Delayed, Says British Foreign Secretary

His comments gained attention due to fears the country is not ready to leave
DANICA KIRKA / AP / Time   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:47:06

Gibraltar to be designated 'Crown colony' under no-deal Brexit

Anger in London at 'completely inappropriate' language in proposed EU law
FT   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:44:36

Tomato prices 'may rise 10%' if there is a no-deal Brexit

Spanish growers warn that the price of their tomatoes in the UK may increase if there is a no-deal Brexit, due to tariffs and other increased costs.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:38:24

Cherry tomatoes could cost 10% more 'within a week of Brexit'

The cost of cherry tomatoes would rise immediately if there is a no-deal Brexit, say Spanish producers.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:36:16

What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?

The United Kingdom is preparing for the possibility of leaving the European Union without a plan
Council on Foreign Relations / CFR   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:28:13

UKIP leader urges queen to suspend parliament over Brexit

Ratifying one of the EU's founding treaties was 'treasonous,' Gerard Batten argues.
Emma Anderson / Politico   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:27:29

EU and UK regulators agree Brexit deal for asset managers

FT   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:56:46

Visa-free for Britons to enter Greece, in case of No-Deal Brexit

Greece is looking for options to allow British tourists and expats to continue visit and stay in the country visa-free even if there is Brexit without deal. The Greek government aims to allow Britons to enter the country without visa after the UK exits the European Union. "A no-deal Brexit ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:46:27

Siemens UK criticises ministers over industrial strategy

Head of operations in Britain says government is as divided over policy as it is on Brexit The chief executive of one of Britain's biggest industrial companies, Siemens UK, has accused the government of being as divided over its industrial strategy as it is over Brexit. Jürgen Maier, who leads ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:42:11

Cabinet Ministers Hammond, Clark And Rudd 'Must Step Up To Block No-Deal Brexit'

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:25:30

Brexit: Sir Graham Brady 'could accept delay' if deal in place

Sir Graham Brady tells the BBC he would accept a short delay to Brexit day if a deal was in place.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:25:03

Brexit: Labour MPs branded 'cowards' amid ferocious party infighting over backing for Theresa May's deal

The row erupted after an MP signalled he could accept funding to regenerate his constituency in return for backing the pm's deal in the commons
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:08:00

The Brief: Green dreams, Brexit sweet nightmare and transparency rules

In this edition: we ask students protesting for climate change what they want changed, German sweet exports could be hit by Brexit and MEPs vote for more transparency over their expenses and lobbying practices.
euronews   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:01:36

Brexit news: Government accused of 'staggering from one week to the next' as MPs' break cancelled due to crisis

All the latest coverage from Westminster
Shehab Khan / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:01:00

Cancelling Recess Is Rubbish For Democracy And Rubbish For My Constituents

Kirsty Blackman / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:30:10

The EU Needs a Brexit Endgame

Despite having her negotiated EU withdrawal deal soundly rejected in the House of Commons this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May is still in charge of the Brexit process. To avert a disastrous "no-deal" scenario, the bloc's leaders must continue to work with May on a compromise solution, whether it ...
Jean Pisani-Ferry / Project Syndicate   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:03:30

The EU needs a Brexit endgame

Britain and the EU must try to preserve the longstanding economic, political, and security links and, despite the last 31 months spent arguing over Brexit, they should try to follow a new path toward convergence.
Jean Pisani-Ferry / Bruegel   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:53:06

Labour MP Cancels Local Brexit Meeting, Votes for Anti-Brexit Amendments

On Friday Labour MP Cat Smith was due to hold a public meeting promising to discuss Brexit with her constituents, a majority of whom voted to leave the EU. The meeting was due to take place in one of the highest voting wards in her constituency... Writing on Facebook the ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:39:31

Factbox - Risk of no-deal Brexit still seen low, delay likelier, banks say

(This Jan. 30 story has been refilled to corrects ING projection, update chart)
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:53:07

Brexit: Unilever stockpiles Ben & Jerry's and Magnum ice creams

Unilever says it is holding extra inventory of the ice cream bars in case of supply chain disruption.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:51:55

Brexit & Beyond: Eurozone Slowdown Feeds Global Growth Fears

To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Dear reader, This is the last edition of the Brexit & Beyond newsletter, and we will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can ...
WSJ Staff / MoneyBeat   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:38:14

May considers extra spending to woo Labour MPs

Prime minister seeks to solidify coalition behind Brexit deal
FT   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:20:45

UK car output falls at fastest rate since recession

British car production fell by 9 percent last year, the biggest drop since the 2008-9 recession, and investment slumped by nearly half due to fears about Brexit, an industry body said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:08:30

The UK isn't ready to Brexit. Instead it's heading towards a no-deal tsunami | Polly Toynbee

The Institute for Government warns that crucial laws needed for post-Brexit will not be in place. MPs must summon courage Shellshocked MPs of the sensible tendency are now seriously alarmed. You find them in a daze around Westminster and its news studio green-rooms stunned by Tuesday night's failure of the ...
Polly Toynbee / Guardian   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:05:15

May To Brussels On A Spitfire? BBC Apologises For Brexit Talks Blunder

George Bowden / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:50:41

Factbox - With Brexit looming, UK Plc triggers emergency measures

With Britain at risk of leaving the European Union without a divorce deal, many of its biggest companies have lost patience and started to restructure their operations to prepare for the chaotic fallout that could ensue.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:31:42

Brexit is happening, with or without deal

As things stand, Brexit is happening in 57 days.
CNN   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:24:35

EU markets watchdog approves Brexit agreement with Britain

The European Union's markets watchdog said it has approved an agreement on supervisory cooperation with Britain after Brexit to avoid disruption to cross border financial services like asset management.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:15:48

Unilever stockpiles Magnum ice-cream in case of no-deal Brexit

Company says it is importing extra supplies in the event that ports grind to a halt Unilever is stockpiling Magnum ice cream in the UK to ensure supplies do not run low if there is a no-deal Brexit.The ice-cream is produced in mainland Europe. Unilever's chief executive, Alan Jope, said ...
Zoe Wood / Guardian   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:13:46

Supermarkets say Brexit could empty shelves. That's a risk they chose to run | Andrew Simms

The big retailers' business model has made food shortages more likely in the event of a no-deal Brexit "The shops will be empty" and "the lights will go out" are the staple warnings of commercial interests that have an axe to grind or are looking for public support. But the ...
Andrew Simms / Guardian   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:51:03

Wollaston Would Stand as an Independent

Sarah Wollaston has said that she would stand as an independent in a future election if she resigns the Conservative whip over Brexit. Wollaston said that she would resign from the Conservatives if the Government ended up heading for no deal, even if it was by default rather than by ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:49:56

Brexit: how to understand the sudden show of unity in the Conservative Party

EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga After decades of in-fighting, the Conservative Party has united in parliament over a Brexit strategy. But why is this so surprising? What is behind this sudden show of unity? And can we expect more of it in the future? Like Labour, the Conservative Party is a "broad church". ...
Christopher Fear, Lecturer in Political and International Relations, University of Hull / The Conversation   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:42:41

Flanders renews call for emergency EU funds in case of no-deal Brexit

Geert Bourgeois requests a 'guarantee fund.'
Lili Bayer / Politico   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:20:20

BBC News at Six accidentally shows Battle of Britain footage when describing Theresa May's return to the EU

A hilarious and almost too-good-to-be-true miscue on BBC News led to footage of the 'Battle of Britain' being broadcast while Theresa May's return to Brussels was described.
The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:15:00

Morning News: January 31, 2019

As Chances of No-Deal Brexit Rise, British Companies Scramble to Prepare Trump's Venezuela Sanctions Put Russian Billions at Risk PetroChina to Drop PDVSA as Partner [...]
Eddy Elfenbein / Eddy Elfenbein   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:12:08

EU wants UK to pay Brexit divorce bill also in case of a no-deal Brexit

The European Commission warned the UK that it must pay the £39 billion Brexit bill that forms part of the withdrawal agreement also if there the withdrawal agreement is not approved. The bill covers the budget until 2020 and Brussels insists that it is valid as all 28 members of ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:08:00

Brexit: Why Dutch fear no deal will leave onions to rot

The Netherlands' largest onion producer fears Brexit could leave her produce stuck in transit.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:03:28

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt slapped down by Downing Street for suggesting EU exit may have to be delayed

Jeremy Hunt has been slapped down by Downing Street after suggesting that Brexit may have to be delayed past the UK's legal exit date.
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:51:00

No Deal Still Most Popular Brexit Option

Despite a never-ending series of threats from giant EU-funded corporations and even warnings that 12,000 people will die from lack of fruit, the latest Sky Data poll has found that No Deal is still the most popular Brexit option. When asked to choose between the three options, 39% of voters ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:50:47

May to meet MPs behind Brexit compromise plan - spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet the group of MPs behind an alternative Brexit proposal later on Thursday, her spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:37:53

UK says it may have to delay Brexit to pass necessary laws

Britain may need to delay Brexit to pass legislation to implement the split with the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday. As the March 29 withdrawal date looms, the government is still trying to convince MPs to support a version of the divorce deal it has agreed with ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:17:12

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