Brexit News Archive: 03 Feb 2019

UK BrexitMin Barclay to work with compromise Brexit plan Conservatives on Monday

Following the recent Brexit-related news over the weekend, Reuters reports the statement out from the UK PM Theresa May's office that the UK Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay will hold a meeting of a new working group of Conservative lawmakers on Monday, in order to figure out an alternative plan to ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 22:58:45

Brexit: Talks on backstop 'alternative arrangements'

The Brexit secretary will host a new working group after MPs voted to replace the Irish border plan.
BBC   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 22:44:57

UK Brexit minister to work with compromise Brexit plan Conservatives

Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay will hold a meeting of a new working group of Conservative lawmakers on Monday seeking to find an alternative plan to avoid a post-Brexit border in Ireland, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 22:34:01

May Enlists Hardline Brexiteers In Last-Ditch Bid On Irish Backstop

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 22:30:08

Brexit progress, or there lack of: Britain would permanently regret leaving

There have not been market moving headlines from the weekend, but to touch on Brexit, the clock is ticking and all ears are to the ground for glimmers of progress. Reuters have run a story which cites business minister Greg Clark saying in a newspaper interview on Saturday that Britain ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 22:02:49

Nissan U-turn a Brexit "warning sign", says Clark

Business secretary says cancellation of new model in Sunderland is 'very bad news'
FT   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 21:00:24

Advanced technology cannot replace Brexit backstop, EU says

EU's deputy Brexit negotiator says technology cannot yet offer 'alternative arrangement' sought by UK.
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 19:53:47

May says she is 'armed with fresh' Brexit mandate and new ideas

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she next meets European Union ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 19:11:53

Falling diesel sales more than Brexit behind Nissan's X-Trail decision

Promises by Theresa May were not enough to stop carmaker doing a U-turn over new model When Nissan announced its intention to build the new X-Trail in Sunderland in October 2016, it was hailed by the government as a vote of confidence in Britain, so soon after the referendum result ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 19:10:41

Read The Secret Plan To Airlift The Queen Out Of London If 'Hard Brexit' Becomes A Reality

Theresa May's "victory" last week when MPs backed the Brady amendment, giving May a Parliamentary mandate to renegotiate her withdrawal agreement with the EU, has been short-lived. As Irish and EU officials dig in their heels and continue to insist that they won't allow modifications to the text of the ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 19:00:00

Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan canceled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country&rsquo
The Associated Press, London / Al Arabiya   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 18:57:21

Daniel Kawczynski Hangs Up On Radio Host After His Howler Of A Twitter Error Is Pointed Out

Chris York / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 18:49:04

Nissan scraps plan to build new X-Trail model in Britain

Carmaker Nissan has scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan, warning two months before Brexit that uncertainty over Britain's departure was making it harder to plan for the future.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 18:35:59

Warehouse space running out in UK as businesses rush to stockpile parts and goods in readying for a no-deal Brexit

Times of India   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 17:44:28

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is 'armed with a fresh' Brexit mandate

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be "armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas" when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal. EU officials have insisted that the deal – rejected by British lawmakers – is not open for renegotiation. But May ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 17:15:49

Brexit makes us look stupid

Across Europe, across the world, they're getting mightily fed up and cheesed-off with Britain. Nobody knows what we want. Almost three years after the referendum, nobody has a clue what Brexit really means. They used to look up to Britain. They used to regard us as a stabilising influence. We ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 15:58:48

Sajid Javid fails to reject claims UK will be 'less safe' under no-deal Brexit

Labour MP tells home secretary: 'You are playing with fire and it is the British public who will get burnt'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 15:51:05

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Nissan, No-Deal Brexit Fears For Queen And Knife Crime

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 15:20:13

Nissan blames Brexit as it cancels plan to build X-Trail SUV in the UK

Nissan has scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain, warning that uncertainty over Brexit was making it hard to plan for the future.
SMH   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 15:18:21

Brexit: Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail in UK

Change of heart comes days after Britain's carmakers issued a stark assessment of Brexit's effect on the industry.
Al Jazeera   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 14:42:27

It's Not Brexit But 'Deutsche-it' You Want To Worry About

Via Golem XIV's blog, While everyone is endlessly told about the world-ending dangers of Brexit, I wonder if we should be paying a little more attention to Deutsche-it. If the UK leaves the EU the EU will survive. But what happens when - and surely it's no longer if - ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 14:20:00

Brexit top of the pops.

I've pretty much accepted that brexit of some form will happen, and the task for responsible MPs now is to make it as soft as possible. That includes leaving in name only-thus preserving free movement of peoples. If the brexiteers want to end immigration let them propose a referendum on ...
Harry / Crooked Timber   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 14:00:59

No-deal Brexit 'savage' for food and agriculture, farmers warn

Farmers are warning that a no-deal Brexit would be "savage" as they call for assurances on Britain's commitment to high animal welfare standards.
Sky   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:54:00

Tagore, Osaka, and the land of the rising Sun

The pages of leading dailies around the world, as we know, have been dominated in recent times by updates on Brexit in Britain and the wall-funding stalemate in the USA. One isolated news event stood...
Suparna Banerjee / Times of India   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:52:29

Nissan pulls plans to make SUV in U.K., 2 months before Brexit

Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK - a sharp blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who fought to have the model built in northern England as she sought to shore up confidence in the British economy after it leaves the European Union.
The Associated Press / CBC   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:44:45

Nissan cites Brexit 'uncertainty' as it scraps plans to build model in Britain

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has confirmed it is scrapping plans to build a new model in the English city of Sunderland, citing uncertainty over Brexit and further highlighting employers' fears of a no-deal departure by the UK from the European Union.
CNN   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:39:54

May will seek 'pragmatic' solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a "pragmatic solution" to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:35:54

UK PM May will seek 'pragmatic' solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a "pragmatic solution" to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:33:20

Brexit 'Chicken': 1-2 Years Of Pain Now Versus Permanent Idiocy

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, The UK is at a crossroads. Fearmongering of out of the EU is in play. The EU is playing In the classic game of Chicken, the first person to blink loses. The name "chicken" has its origins in a game in which two drivers ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:10:00

Vince Cable vows to 'work with' rebel MPs as he claims 'real chance' of Labour breakaway

'I think when the Brexit issue is resolved one way or another, I think they will reconsider their position in the Labour Party'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:07:21

Nissan confirms new X-Trail will not be built in Sunderland

Carmaker says decision was made for business reasons but blames Brexit uncertainty for complicating future plans Nissan has confirmed it is abandoning plans to build a new model of one of its flagship vehicles at its Sunderland plant. The Japanese car manufacturer had said in 2016 it would be building ...
Rupert Jones / Guardian   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:42:42

Nissan reverses decision to build X-Trail at Sunderland

Company says Brexit uncertainty 'not helping' businesses plan for the future
FT   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:37:09

Sinn Fein: There Will Be No Hard Border

Sinn Fein on the Irish border: "There will be no hard border" Leader of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald tells #Marr there's a lot of "hot air and rhetoric" surrounding the #Brexit - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 3, 2019 Even Sinn Fein are saying there won't be a hard border ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:28:21

Brexit: UK still safe in no-deal scenario, says Javid

But the home secretary says there would be a "change in capability" if there is no deal.
BBC   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:27:31

Fox: MPs Who Break Their Promises on Brexit "Deserve" to be Punished by Voters

Liam Fox says that MPs who don't "honour the result of the referendum" deserve to be punished at the ballot box #Ridge Catch up on today's political stories here: - Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) February 3, 2019 "Those who get elected on that promise and then don't follow it through... ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:21:28

Brexit referendum result: Austerity and welfare cuts main driver behind leave vote, finds report

'If it hadn't been for austerity, more of those marginal voters would have voted the other way and the referendum wouldn't have turned out the way it did'
May Bulman / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:01:43

Nissan Confirms X-Trail Model Will Not Be Built In Sunderland Adding That Brexit Is 'Not Helping'

Nicola Slawson / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:55:30

Nissan confirms UK investment U-turn, citing Brexit

'Continued uncertainty around the UK's future relationship with the EU is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future,' says Nissan.
Laura Greenhalgh / Politico   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:31:59

Richardson: Marie Kondo could clean up this global mess, couldn't she?

Is it just me or does the world seem like a total mess right now? The United Kingdom's Brexit plans: total fiasco. President Donald Trump: each day brings further chaos. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: trapped between a Chinese rock and an American hard place, years of wooing China out of ...
Christina Spencer, Ottawa Citizen / Ottawa Citizen   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:30:50

Nissan confirms Sunderland blow - Brexit 'not helping'

Nissan has told staff in Sunderland the company will not make the new X-Trail there, as previously planned.
Sky   |   Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:20:00