Brexit News Archive: 16 Mar 2019

May warns lawmakers - back my deal or face long Brexit delay

Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union could face a long delay and could involve taking part in European parliament elections.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:44:51

Sir Vince Cable to stress commitment to EU in farewell Liberal Democrat conference speech

'To those outside the Westminster bubble, the parliamentary games on Brexit are baffling: a weird combination of snakes and ladders, chess and all-in wrestling,' veter
David Hughes / The Independent   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:22:00

Forex today: Dollar eases back, CAD/WTI slide and sterling rides Brexit deal optimism

Forex today was seeing further bleeding in the DXY that dropped from 96.70 to a low of 96.49 into the close. Eyes are set on the FOMC next week, although trade hopes lifted some spirits. Comments from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang enthused markets, Beijing's No. 2 leader after President Xi ...
FX Street   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:07:18

EU war-gaming for the collapse of May's government - Observer

The European Union is war-gaming for the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May's government after her Brexit divorce deal suffered two crushing defeats, the Observer newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:04:23

Brexit: Conservative leadership hopefuls 'step up a gear' as demands grow for Theresa May to resign

Rivals have undertaken a flurry of activity as the suspicion grows that Ms May will announce her departure
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:00:50

Vince Cable Lashes Out At 'Parliamentary Games' Over Brexit In Farewell Speech

George Bowden / Huffington Post   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:00:03

May warns of long delay to Brexit unless parliament backs her deal

Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union could face a long delay and could involve taking part in European parliament elections.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 21:52:55

Why is Theresa May able to ask the House of Commons to vote on the same deal over and over again?

Analysis: As the prime minister confirms that she intends to put her Brexit deal to parliament next week for a third time, John Rentoul looks at the rules
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:45:08

Resistance To Theresa May's Brexit Deal Could Be Softening

George Bowden / Huffington Post   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:41:25

Brexiteers locked in high-stakes alliance with EU Remainers

In opposing Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal even after MPs voted to delay Britain's departure, hardline Brexiteers are now locked in a high-stakes alliance with those out to stop the process entirely. Remainers and Brexiteer Leavers alike declared victory on Tuesday when the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:07:40

Irish pride - and a dash of politics - at largest St. Patrick's Day parade in U.S.

A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of thousands...
Associated Press / LA Times   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 18:30:00

British MPs must vote for May's Brexit deal

Brexiters face a rearguard action that could prevent the UK from leaving the EU at all
FT   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 18:00:24

Brexit: DUP says issues remain over deal

The party, which has twice voted against the deal, says it remains in discussions with the government.
BBC   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:37:08

May could win backing of Northern Irish kingmakers in third Brexit vote: report

Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting a Brexit divorce deal through parliament were given a boost on Saturday after a report that the Northern Irish party propping up her government might move toward backing her deal.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:23:13

Brexit has sunk our democracy

The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, this week described the vote by UK MPs to block a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances as, "the Titanic voting for the iceberg to get out of the way." It's worse than that. The entire Brexit fiasco has sunk our democracy, leading the country ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:07:52

Brexit or no Brexit, our real problem is failure to invest

And even staying in the EU would only lessen the effects of this shortfall, not solve it As we enter the dog days of article 50 negotiations, with the political heat rising to boiling point, MPs should stop a moment and consider what kind of Brexit catastrophe awaits the country. ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:00:03

Nigel Farage won't be completing Brexit betrayal march - after weeks of urging supporters to take part

'If politicians think they can walk all over us, then we're going to march back and tell them they can't,' says former UKIP leader - who will not be doing full walk
Colin Drury / The Independent   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:57:00

Inclusive approach is needed to find a way out of the Brexit mess

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to do just that as she attempts, once more, to push through her damaged and discredited Brexit deal. There is still a chance she may succeed. But after two defeats for the plan in ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:50:28

Northern Irish DUP edges towards backing UK PM's Brexit deal - Spectator magazine

The Northern Irish party that is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal through parliament is likely to support it in a third vote next week, the Spectator magazine reported on Saturday.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:49:54

Daily Digest 3/16 - Brexit Delayed By UK Parliament, The Trump Phenomenon As Seen In Europe

49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand Tech Companies Scramble To Remove New Zealand Shooting Video The UK Parliament has voted to delay Brexit BREAKING: Everyone Who Opposes War Is A Russian Antisemite How to Win a 'Fifth-Generation' War The Trump Phenomenon as Seen in ...
Chris Martenson   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:49:51

Nigel Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

Silvia Maresca / Telegraph   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:45:28

Ferry fiasco: Brexit delays could add millions to government bill

The U.K. government will have to make extra payments in the region of "tens of millions of pounds" to ferry companies if Brexit is delayed, the BBC reported. After the government signed contracts to prepare extra cross-Channel ferry capacity in case of a no-deal Brexit, it was already forced to ...
Laura Greenhalgh / Politico   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:22:15

Brexit: Botched ferry contracts set to hit taxpayers for extra £28m if departure delayed

Deals could see firms receive compensation and may cost more if the date of Brexit changes
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:25:00

Senior Tory Nick Boles Quits Local Conservative Association Over Brexit Row

Chris York / Huffington Post   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:16:03

Arch-euroskeptic Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270-mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 12:45:19

Arch-eurosceptic Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270-mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote.
Reuters   |   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 12:43:01