Brexit News Archive: 03 Mar 2019

May promises 1.6 billion pound fund for Brexit-backing towns

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday set out plans for a 1.6 billion pound fund to help to boost economic growth in Brexit-supporting communities, particularly in the north of England.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:35:39

Run-down towns to get £1.6bn post-Brexit boost

Prosperity has been unfairly spread, says the PM, as Labour accuses her of trying to influence its MPs.
BBC   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:34:01

British PM May promises 1.6 billion pound fund for Brexit-backing towns

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday set out plans for a 1.6 billion pound ($2.11 billion) fund to help to boost economic growth in Brexit-supporting communities, particularly in the north of England.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:33:34

May pledges funds for Labour towns to win Brexit support

Details set out of £1.6bn support deal for 'left behind' areas that voted heavily for Leave
FT   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:30:22

Deprived Towns Handed £1.6bn 'Brexit Bribe' By Government

Graeme Demianyk / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:30:20

Brexit: May accused of 'bribing' Labour MPs as new £1.6bn fund for deprived towns unveiled

Ministers say new funding will create jobs and boost investment, but critics say it 'smacks of desperation'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:24:50

Irish PM says Brexit delay is very likely - The Independent

As we enter the final month for Brexit, considering present scenario, news surrounding a delay in the UK's departure from the EU are taking rounds. Earlier, it was the British Attorney General and now it's the Irish PM that's in the spotlight. The Sunday news report in Ireland, the Independent, ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:17:22

Hammond set for windfall in public finances

Increased spending on offer if Brexit deal approved by MPs
FT   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 22:13:22

UK'S Cox abandons time-limit demand on Irish backstop - The Telegraph

On the latest Brexit update, the Telegraph reported that the UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has abandoned demands for time-limit on the critical Irish backstop issue. The UK news report mentions that: UK Attorney General has abandoned attempts to secure a hard time-limit or unilateral exit mechanism from the Irish ...
FX Street   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 21:34:13

Theresa May accused of 'bribing MPs' with new £1.6bn fund

Theresa May is being accused of "bribing MPs" in "a desperate measure to buy votes" as she launches a £1.6bn fund for pro-Brexit towns.
Sky   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 20:19:00

Britain's austerity costs are larger than any predicted Brexit losses

On February 21, 2019, the British Office of National Statistics (ONS) released the latest fiscal data for the British government - Public sector finances, UK: January 2019. There was a lot of press reaction applauding the result and even progressive ... Read the rest of this entry ...
bill / Bill Mitchell   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 19:29:43

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Knife Crime, Brexit, Tony Blair And The Independent Group

Rachel Wearmouth / Huffington Post   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 17:57:49

Brexit casts shadow over stands at Geneva car show

The usual mix of sports cars, offroaders and family saloons will be on display at the Geneva motor show this week, but with one big difference from previous years - they may be about to become harder and costlier to make, and more expensive to buy.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 17:03:41

Brexit and bad weather puts UK farmers at risk of suicide, say charities

Crisis networks report rise in number of farmers distressed by uncertainty over future Charities have said British farmers are increasingly at risk of suicide owing in part to uncertainty over Brexit and the impact of bad weather. Distressed farmers have made dozens of calls to crisis networks and some have ...
Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent / Guardian   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 16:55:23

Flint: Labour MPs Should Back May's Deal

Labour MP Caroline Flint says that thwarting Brexit would be an affront to democracy. She also knows that the choice is this deal or Brexit derailed... The post Flint: Labour MPs Should Back May's Deal appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 16:54:32

Brexit: Labour accuses Theresa May of 'empty rhetoric' on workers' rights amid changes to vital protections

PM is expected to formally announce a package of measures next week
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 15:30:00

Liam Fox welcomes Brexiteers' tests for Theresa May

Minister says the government hopes to find common ground with Tories opposed to Theresa May's deal.
BBC   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 14:09:30

Brexit supporters give UK PM May three tests for EU deal

A group of Brexit-supporting lawmakers who rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union exit deal in January have set out the changes they want to see to her agreement in return for their support.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 14:04:20

'Up to 70' Labour MPs oppose second referendum

Labour whips will order its MPs to back the party's bid for a second Brexit referendum, John McDonnell has hinted, amid warnings up to 70 of them are opposed to another public vote.
Sky   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 13:55:00

Fox: Article 50 Extension Would be "Very Unfortunate"

#Marr: Will the government be breaking a promise if #Brexit is delayed? International Trade Secretary Liam Fox: "I hope we can avoid that" - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 3, 2019 A far cry from the unequivocal promises the Government has repeatedly given over the past two years... The post Fox: ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 13:13:24

Long-Bailey: Labour Aren't Looking to Overturn the Referendum

Rebecca Long-Bailey: "We're not looking to overturn the result of the referendum" #Marr talks to Labour's Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey about the party's position on #Brexit - BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 3, 2019 Strong competition within the Shadow Cabinet this morning for most brazenly dishonest line on a second ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 13:01:38

Rory Stewart's Brexit Resignation Promise

Rory Stewart has sportingly reminded everyone that "I've promised to resign about prisons", but that he won't be over Brexit. He's got less than six months left... The post Rory Stewart's Brexit Resignation Promise appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:37:19

A Look at the Charts

The US dollar was mixed against the major currencies last week. The dollar-bloc currencies and the Japanese yen fell, while the other major currencies rose, led by sterling (1.1%) on ideas that the risk of a no-deal Brexit was diminished, and the Swedish krona (0.9%) that was bolstered by 1.2% ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:35:51

Rory Stewart: Article 50 Extension Would Resolve Nothing

Rory Stewart makes the obvious point that an Article 50 extension will do nothing to resolve the current impasse over Brexit. But he still says he would rather support an extension than no deal... The post Rory Stewart: Article 50 Extension Would Resolve Nothing appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:28:55

Could Brexit Trigger The Demise Of Sterling As A Reserve Currency? - Part One

Authored by Steven Guinness, If we have learnt anything since the UK voted to leave the European Union three years ago, it is that the ideological bias pervasive throughout Brexit discourse has worked to marginalise objective analysis of the process. Whilst 'leavers' and 'remainers' constrain themselves to their preferred prejudice, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:00:00

Labour will order MPs to support fresh Brexit referendum, John McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor says MPs will be whipped to back plan to give public Final Say on EU withdrawal
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:58:00

Cabinet ministers took May 'hostage' over Brexit delay, says former minister

George Eustice said that taking no deal off the table would 'dramatically undermine your credibility as a country.'
Lili Bayer / Politico   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:42:03

UK likely to be forced into Brexit delay if May's deal rejected

Delay of Britain's March 29 exit date from the European Union is likely, junior justice minister Rory Stewart says.
Al Jazeera   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:31:43

Brexitology: delving into the books on Brexit

Britain's vote to leave the EU has produced a wealth of books, which should come as no surprise given the unprecedented challenges and debates it has led to in the UK, the rest of Europe and around the world. Recently published in International Politics Review, 'Brexitology: delving into the books ...
thebrexitblog / Ideas on Europe   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:27:17

EU offering long Brexit delay 'not possible' - Fox

It is not possible that the European Union will offer Britain a long delay to Brexit because of upcoming European elections, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday.
Reuters   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:22:56

UK firms' growth at six-year-low amid Brexit and global trade fears

CBI's measure of private sector growth drops to -3 in February from zero in January British businesses grew at the slowest rate in nearly six years last month because of fears of a no-deal Brexit and rising global trade barriers, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry. ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:11:17