Brexit News Archive: 14 Feb 2019

Missed The Valentine's Day Brexit Massacre? Here's Everything You Need To Know

Jasmin Gray / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:49:35

Florists Fear A 'No-Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.
Frank Langfitt / NPR   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:53:00

Conservative minister accuses Tory Brexiteers of 'treachery' and suggests they join Nigel Farage's new party

Richard Harrington also dismisses the so-called Malthouse compromise, which is intended to bridge Tory divisions
Shaun Connolly / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:32:51

Theresa May suffers Commons defeat on Brexit plan B

Prime minister has angered pro and anti-EU MPs with her latest strategy
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:07:04

Brexit defeat weakens May's hand in last-ditch Brussels talks

Prime Minister's bid to secure parliament's backing of plan to wring concessions from EU is defeated by majority of 45.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:24:22

May loses control of her MPs in new Brexit defeat

Setback raises questions about PM's ability to secure a revised deal with Brussels
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:20:42

Dutch government makes blue furry monster its new Brexit mascot

'This is all to raise awareness. We have said this a lot in debates and now we are saying it with humour,' foreign ministry says
Shehab Khan / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:15:53

Brexit motion: How did my MP vote?

Check how your MP voted in the latest Brexit vote.
BBC   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:13:24

Caroline Flint Says MPs' Attempt To Block No Deal Is A 'Trojan Horse' To Stop Brexit

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:00:04

More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:55:22

Phew, the Bank would deploy common sense on no-deal Brexit | Nils Pratley

Previous projections of a deep recession had assumed the MPC would crank up interest rates A no-deal Brexit, in economic terms, would be a trip into the unknown and would very likely involve a severe shock. Even the sober sub-set of Brexit promoters concedes the latter short-term point. But at ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:52:19

UK's chief Brexit negotiator says: It's May's deal or extension - ITV

Britain's lead Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins has said lawmakers face a choice between Prime Minister Theresa May's exit deal or a long extension of the March 29 deadline for leaving the EU, ITV news said, citing a private conversation. ITV news reported that its correspondent had overheard Robbins, who is ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:08:40

MPs savage May's plans as Brexit descends into 'appalling shambles'

This was May's tenth loss in the Commons. She lost by 258 to 303, deserted by both Brexit hardliners and pro-Remain MPs from her own Conservative party
Nick Miller / SMH   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:04:41

Labour MPs Defy Jeremy Corbyn To Back SNP Attempt To Delay Brexit

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:00:14

Majority of Brexit experts believe Theresa May will get her deal through Commons, new poll reveals

Exclusive: MPs likely to feel their choices are the prime minister's agreement or no-deal, leading academics say
Shehab Khan / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:59:49

More Brexit humiliation for May as parliament defeats her again

British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May in a symbolic vote over her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her pledge to European Union leaders that she can get the unpopular divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:51:56

Theresa May suffers another humiliating Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt another humiliating defeat Thursday as lawmakers voted against the latest incarnation of her Brexit plan.
CNN   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:49:53

Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

The defeat by 45 votes has no legal force but No 10 had warned it would make the PM's EU talks more difficult.
BBC   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:43:20

Theresa May suffers new Commons defeat on Brexit

Prime minister has angered pro and anti-EU MPs with her latest strategy
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:41:27

PM May to continue seeking changes to Brexit deal - spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to seek changes to her Brexit deal, a spokesman for her office said, after she suffered a symbolic defeat in parliament on her strategy.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:40:43

Head of UK civil service confirms permanent dual role

Cabinet secretary and national security adviser jobs fused to make a 'success' of Brexit
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:38:18

Theresa May didn't even turn up to be told of her own uselessness, and who can blame her?

For long hours beforehand, MPs took it in turns to stand up and read from a script that hasn't changed in two and half years
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:37:00

More Brexit humiliation for British PM Theresa May as parliament defeats her again, raising odds of a no-deal departure from EU

British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May in a symbolic vote over her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her pledge to European Union leaders that she can get the unpopular divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions. Lawmakers defeated the government 303-258 on the main motion asking them to ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:33:26

Embarrassing loss for May in symbolic vote on Brexit plan

Theresa May has suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons as MPs voted against her approach to Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:33:00

Who Is On Question Time Tonight

Pretty decent panel tonight, to be fair. Guido reckons it's the first one ever to have a Brexiteer majority... The post Who Is On Question Time Tonight appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:30:02

Theresa May Suffers Embarrassing Brexit Defeat as Lawmakers Remain Resistant

The House of Commons voted 303 to 258 on Thursday against a motion
Associated Press / Time   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:24:39

Jeremy Corbyn suffers revolt as 41 Labour MPs back SNP call for 'immediate' delay to Brexit

Rebellion comes amid confusion about Labour leader's stance on seeking an Article 50 extension
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:21:00

EU Confidential episode 85: UK Labour's John McDonnell - Is Strasbourg tearing MEP families apart?

This week's feature interview is a 15-minute highlight reel from John McDonnell's already famous interview with POLITICO's London Playbook editor Jack Blanchard. In addition to discussing Brexit next steps and Labour's anti-Semitism challenges, the U.K. shadow chancellor landed himself in hot water by describing Britain's wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill ...
Ryan Heath / Politico   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:09:33

EUR/GBP: Downside capped as UK government losing motion, hard Brexit still on the cards

EUR/GBP tops out in an overbought territory to prior resistance area between 0.8813/20. EUR/GBP traders tune into the UK Brexit Parliamentary vote and a series of amendments tabled and voted upon. EUR/GBP was better bid after the pound dropped around 1.5c vs the buck yesterday, for no apparent reason as ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:05:00

Cable Stable After May Suffers Another Defeat On Brexit Plan B Vote

Another day, another Brexit-related vote... and another disappointment for UK PM Theresa May. As The FT reports, Theresa May has suffered a substantial parliamentary defeat on her Brexit plan B, undermining her credibility as she seeks to continue negotiations with the EU. The prime minister lost by 303 votes to ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:58:26

Theresa May loses symbolic vote on her Brexit strategy

The government was defeated by 303 votes to 258.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:58:15

May loses symbolic Brexit vote in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May was defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her negotiating strength in talks with the European Union to secure changes to the agreement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:54:06

UK PM May loses symbolic Brexit vote in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May was defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her negotiating strength in talks with the European Union to secure changes to the agreement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:51:15

UK: Lawmakers reject government motion seeking to reaffirm support for PM May

British lawmakers have rejected PM May's main Brexit motion that seeks to reaffirm support for May's plan to seek changes to her Brexit deal, 303 vs 258.
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:50:45

Theresa May Suffers Fresh Brexit Humiliation After Hardline Tory Eurosceptics Trigger Commons Defeat

Paul Waugh / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:45

Government Defeated 303 to 258 on Meaningless Vote

The Government has suffered a defeat on its latest Brexit motion after ERG MPs decided to abstain over fears that the wording of the motion meant they would be implicitly rejecting no deal. The motion is of course meaningless and has no legal effect - in truth the whole row ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:33

Brexit vote: Theresa May suffers embarrassing defeat as Tories rebel over no-deal anger

Theresa May has suffered an embarrassing defeat over Brexit on a shambolic day for the government in the House of Commons.
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:00

Protesters Wear Blindfolds Ahead Of Brexit Vote

Stephanie Bosset / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:43:28

The Brief: climate march momentum, Dutch Brexit muppet and copyright fight finale

The Brief: climate march momentum, Dutch Brexit muppet and copyright fight finale
euronews   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:38:45

Regulator warns no-deal Brexit will 'constrain' investigations

Antitrust watchdog says its ability to launch new probes will be affected
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:27:54

Trade fights are pushing global economy ever closer to the edge

Mark your calendars. The world has just a few weeks to avert a dangerous slowdown in the global economy.
CNN   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:27:51

A Churchill history lesson for Brexit Britain

War of words over former PM's legacy taps into UK's misguided wartime nostalgia.
Otto English / Politico   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:25:37

Anna Soubry pulls Brexit proposal on no-deal impact

Pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said on Thursday she would withdraw a proposal due to be voted on in parliament which called on the government to publish its analysis of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on business and trade.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:17:01

Secret No-Deal Brexit Papers To Be Published As Government Caves To Pressure From MPs

Ned Simons / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:08:31

GBP/USD - Pound slips to 4-week low on inflation, Brexit blues

GBP/USD has dropped considerably in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.2799, down 0.38% on the day. On the release front, there are no major British events. It was a busy day in the U.S., marked by disappointing data. Retail sales fell 1.2% and ...
Kenny Fisher / OANDA   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:05:59

Pro-Brexit Conservatives say they will abstain on Brexit vote

A group of Conservative pro-Brexit lawmakers have decided to abstain on a vote on Thursday, two Conservative lawmakers said, in a blow to the Prime Minister Theresa May who is seeking parliament's renewed backing for her Brexit renegotiation.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:05:56

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn to visit Brussels for talks with EU negotiators

Labour leader expected to meet EU chiefs after they welcomed his proposals
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:47:00

The Blue Brexit Monster Is Here To Soothe Nervous Dutch Businesses

Lisa Golden / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:42:23

Idiots Everywhere

Sometimes I am weirdly comforted by the fact that the US does not have a monopoly on Kakistocracy, that this is not actually the worst and true manifestation of American Exceptionalism. But not always. Listening to another Commons Brexit debate just after spending two days in Brussels I am struck ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:39:00

EU, America and China will all get new medicines ahead of Britain after Brexit, drug company boss warns

David Meek, the CEO of Ipsen, warns Britain leaving the European Union has seen the country fall down the list of priorities
Shehab Khan / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:16:00

Brexit vote - live: Theresa May endures humiliating loss as Tory rebels refuse to back government plan

Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:30:00

A Very Greek Brexit?

Unlike the United Kingdom, Greece is one of the European Union's smaller economies, notorious for its weak institutions and economy, and a net recipient of EU funds. And yet the Grexit near-exit from the EU in 2015 offers important lessons for the final stage of Brexit negotiations.
George Papaconstantinou / Project Syndicate   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:03:35

Brexit: What happens in Britain's parliament on Thursday

If the motion is rejected, it would undermine May's efforts to show Brussels that if they do agree to renegotiate the Irish backstop, she has a stable majority in parliament and can get the deal passed.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:43:29

Dutch minister uses Brexit 'monster' to encourage citizens to prepare

Dutch minister uses Brexit 'monster' to encourage citizens to prepare
euronews   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:18:58

Factbox - Through the Brexit Looking Glass: What happens next?

Britain's parliament last month demanded Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal that the other members of the European Union say they will not reopen.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:13:53

Why don't teenagers have a greater say in their future?

Speaking out. 350.org/Flickr., CC BY-NC-SA I'm 14 and live in Manchester, UK. I want to know: why do we have no say in our future, from Brexit to having no say in school? - Anonymous. This article is part of Just So You Know, a Q&A service for teenagers by ...
Benjamin Bowman, Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University / The Conversation   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:12:38

Jeremy Corbyn's help for 'Tory Brexit' will keep Labour out of power, shadow minister warns

Treasury minister and FInal Say backer Clive Lewis breaks ranks to warn Labour leader: 'We should not be helping to deliver Brexit'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:58:52

Love socialism, hate Brexit? Labour's position is crumbling

Jeremy Corbyn's policy on our imminent EU departure is nothing more than a checklist
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:51:29

Brexit: No 10 says Tory revolt could damage EU talks

The government insists a no-deal scenario remains "on the table" as MPs begin Commons debate.
BBC   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:46:29

The Conservative Party's Brexit tribes

The FT has obtained details of the members of Eurosceptic Tory backbench groups
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:41:21

May threatens to leave the pub without a meal

A bar-room Brexit conversation even more explosive than that of Olly Robbins
FT   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:32:54

Brexit 'uncertainty' blamed as airline cancels UK flights

Carrier 'unable to receive the necessary clarity' to offer services amid current political impasse
Tom Batchelor / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:25:00

Factbox - Brexit: What happens in Britain's parliament on Thursday

The British parliament will hold a Brexit debate on Thursday. This is not a re-run of a vote last month on whether to approve the exit deal Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:19:55

UK parliament must give govt time to finish work on changes to Brexit deal - minister

British lawmakers should support the government's continued plan to renegotiate its Brexit deal with Brussels and give it more time to finish this work, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:19:31

GBP/USD challenges 1.2800, monthly lows, ahead of Brexit debate

Cable comes under extra selling pressure near 1.28. House of Commons will discuss amendments later today. US Retail Sales, Producer Prices coming up next. The Sterling remains on the defensive for yet another session and is now forcing GBP/USD to the area of monthly lows in the 1.2800 zone. GBP/USD ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:06:46

UK's May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Parliament will hold a symbolic vote calling for May to renegotiate her deal's unpopular provision and also to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal, as agreed in House of Commons votes last month. But eurosceptics in the Conservative party's European Research Group (ERG) could abstain from the ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:03:24

Britain's Impossible Futures: Brexit Is Deadlocked as the Countdown Continues

Paul Mason The UK Parliament is at an impasse, and both main parties are at risk of fracturing. The post Britain's Impossible Futures: Brexit Is Deadlocked as the Countdown Continues appeared first on The Nation .
Paul Mason / The Nation   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:00:12

UK will leave EU next month with or without a deal - Brexit minister

Britain will leave the European Union next month without a deal unless the European Union offers concessions that will allow parliament to back Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:45:21

UK's Barclay: Important that we have no-deal option on the table

UK Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay opened the Brexit debate in the parliament and said the EU will be watching our votes today for any sign our resolve is weakening. Barclay was also noted saying that Parliament needs to hold its nerve and send a clear message to Brussels. It is ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:43:28

The Dutch Have A Massive Blue Brexit Monster Because... Oh We Don't Even Know Anymore

Chris York / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:40:10

OANDA Business Breakfast on Jazz FM

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Michael Wilson on Jazz FM to discuss all the current business and market headlines, including US/China trade, Brexit and more.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:39:33

MPs to vote on up to three proposed changes to May's Brexit plan on Thursday

British lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans on Thursday, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:28:37

GBP/USD dips below 1.2800 as pro-Brexit group will not support the government in a vote

The BBC's Laura Kuessberg said that the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) has decided to abstain in today's votes in Parliament. The House of Commons debates motions regarding avoiding a no-deal Brexit. The abstention of the group led by Jacob Rees Mogg sets the government for a defeat. A defeat ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:07:14

Dutch Government Launch Brexit Muppet Mascot

The Dutch Foreign Minister has launched his country's Brexit Impact Scan with a fluffy blue muppety mascot. The UK is the third largest export destination for Dutch businesses, almost twice as large as France and Italy. Pushing the message "make sure Brexit doesn't stand in your way" the government is ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:56:46

Brexit is not World War II - politicians should stop comparing them

David Davis and Mark Francois: both big fans of mentioning the war. PA Jonathan Swift once wrote that "falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it". This has certainly proven true regarding the many well-documented lies and falsehoods that spread during the run-up to the EU referendum. Sadly, the ...
Christopher Smith, Lecturer in Modern History, Coventry University / The Conversation   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:56:41

MPs should back May and send clear Brexit message to EU - spokesman

British lawmakers should back Prime Minister Theresa May in a vote in parliament later on Thursday, her spokesman said, to send a clear message to Brussels about what changes the country wants to its Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:48:41

Brexit: Andrea Leadsom reads Valentine's ode to deal

Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom marks Valentine's Day with a "roses are red" poem about leaving the EU.
BBC   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:45:06

Lawmakers should back PM May and send clear Brexit message to EU: spokesman

British lawmakers should back Prime Minister Theresa May in a vote in parliament later on Thursday, her spokesman said, to send a clear message to Brussels about what changes the country wants to its Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:37:18

UK PM spokesman: No-deal Brexit remains on the table

The UK PM Theresa May's spokesman, James Slack was out with some comments in the last hour and reiterated that a no-deal Brexit remains on the table. Additional quotes: • PM expected to speak to other European leaders today. • Today's vote sends an important message to Brussels about Parliament's ...
FX Street   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:31:17

Brexit: Which amendments MPs are voting on tonight, why Theresa May might lose - and why that could be so important

The PM has tabled a seemingly innocuous motion asking the Commons to endorse her Brexit approach
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:31:00

Brexit has cost UK economy at least £80bn since vote - Bank rate-setter

Gertjan Vlieghe's estimate for weekly cost of Brexit - £800m - is more than double Vote Leave said could be spent on NHS Brexit has already cost the UK economy at least £80bn since the EU referendum, while a damaging no-deal scenario could force an emergency cut in interest rates, ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:20:26

Brexit whispers: when eavesdropping on private conversations by a journalist is ethically justified

Is it ethical for a journalist to report on someone else's conversation? sezer66 via Shutterstock When you are in a restaurant or a hotel bar the last thing you expect is for the private conversation you are having to be reported all over the media the next day. But that ...
Dave Porter, Lecturer in Journalism, Manchester Metropolitan University / The Conversation   |   Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:12:28