Brexit News Archive: 19 Mar 2019

Testing EU's patience, May seeks Brexit delay of at least three months after third Parliament vote on her deal fails

Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold another vote this ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:40:04

Final Say: Steve Coogan, Delia Smith, Armando Ianucci and others funding transport to Brexit protest for new EU referendum

The Independent's campaign to give the public a Final Say has attracted more than 1 million supporters
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:21:43

May's letter to EU on Brexit extension to be sent Wednesday - BBC

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will send a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk seeking an extension of her country's departure from the European Union beyond a March 29 deadline, BBC News' political editor reported in a tweet late on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:51:18

Stocks and oil touch 2019 highs; sterling wobbles, like Brexit

Stocks across the globe rose for a seventh straight session on Tuesday despite late selling on Wall Street, while the pound wobbled against the dollar as traders expected European Union officials would allow Britain a delay on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:10:59

Living in the meow: About a cat called Brexit and a black knight like Theresa May

France's minister of European affairs Nathalie Loiseau has named her cat Brexit, because he wakes her up every morning meowing to go out but when she opens the door he just stands there, undecided. Loiseau...
TOI Edit / Times of India   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:30:07

Third Brexit deal vote could be held the day before Brexit

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macromon / Global Macro Monitor   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:21:19

Man spends over £600 on no-deal Brexit stockpile

A woman has mocked her husband on Twitter after he ordered £600 worth of items in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. 
Sky   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:00:00

Corbyn Accused Of Favouring A Soft Brexit Over A 'People's Vote'

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:45:51

EU share trading plans for no-deal Brexit riles UK

British stocks such as Vodafone and BP will have to be traded within the EU warns Esma
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:31:17

Donald Trump Jr Thinks 'Elites' Are Trying To Stop Brexit And 'Subvert The Will Of The People'

Graeme Demianyk / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:08:57

Trump adviser Bolton says British establishment failing on Brexit

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Britain's political establishment on Tuesday of failing to implement the result of the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:08:13

Brexit news: Theresa May to write to Tusk as exasperated EU leaders demand 'clarity' over delay plan

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Shehab Khan, Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:08:00

Stocks and oil touch 2019 highs; sterling rides Brexit twists

Stocks across the globe rose on Tuesday for a seventh straight session, the longest upward streak of the year, while the pound wobbled against the dollar on expectations that European Union officials would give Britain a delay on Brexit negotiations.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:01:28

EU citizens' verdict on Brussels: Good for peace but out of touch

Poll shows most Europeans approve of EU, but disapprove of its approach to Brexit and refugees.
Laurenz Gehrke / Politico   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:00:46

May Urged By Ministers To Work With Labour MPs To Secure Soft Brexit

Paul Waugh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:57:09

EU chief Michel Barnier gives UK ultimatum - 'If you want to delay Brexit, you need a new plan'

Theresa May's plans were delat a blow after only a "new event or new political process" can secure an extension to the Article 50 period
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:49:00

The EU should be ready to grant a long Brexit delay

Principle of parliament Speaker John Bercow's intervention was correct
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:28:19

Labour's Corbyn holds talks with MPs who support softer Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, held cross-party talks with four MPs who support a close economic relationship with the European Union and they pledged to work together to break the Brexit impasse, a Labour spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:26:27

The Death Of Globalization Accelerates As Global Trade Declines

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, The change in total global exports has now gone negative... Barron's has an interesting article How Investors Should Navigate Globalization's Decline. A decadeslong drive toward freer trade across borders has begun to reverse. Globalization is being overwhelmed by populism, nationalism, and protectionism. Brexit threatens ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:14:58

EU's Barnier warns costs of long Brexit delay must be worth it

Any long Brexit delay would pile on economic and political costs for the European Union, the bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, stressing that these would need to be weighed up carefully against potential benefits.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:14:21

Bonmarché shares fall after warning of heavier loss

Women's fashion chain says it now expects underlying pre-tax loss of £5m-£6m Shares in Bonmarché have fallen after the women's fashion chain warned of a bigger full-year loss than previously forecast and reported quarterly sales below its expectations after discounting heavily to clear unsold stock. As Brexit approaches, consumer spending ...
Staff and Reuters / Guardian   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:10:59

Business urges May to come up with Brexit plan B

Executives demand action to avoid a damaging no-deal exit and continuing political paralysis
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:03:56

Donald Trump Jr: 'Brexit and my father's election are one and the same'

US president's son attacks a 'last-gasp attempt by those previously in power to cling on to what was once theirs.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:59:29

Labour's Corbyn holds talks with lawmakers who support softer Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, held cross-party talks with four lawmakers who support a close economic relationship with the European Union and they pledged to work together to break the Brexit impasse, a Labour spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:56:43

Michel Barnier: Long Brexit delay would need 'new political process'

The EU's chief negotiator said any delay to Brexit day will need UK to set out what purpose it serves.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:36:55

Britain must have plan to push through deal to get Brexit extension - Coveney

Britain must present a detailed plan how to push the agreement on its withdrawal from the European Union through parliament to get the EU's approval for an extension of the March 29th membership deadline, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:36:18

Brexit: Less than half of trusted trader applications approved

Only 365 businesses have been granted the status - which could be crucial in a no-deal Brexit - in almost three years, Newsnight learns.
BBC   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:34:09

France ready to veto any meaningless Brexit delay: Elysee official

France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that either kicks the can down the road without offering a way out of its deadlock or imperils European Union institutions, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:31:26

DUP's Dodds says Brexit talks good but deal not close - BBC reporter

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has had good discussions with the British government, a BBC journalist quoted the party's deputy leader as saying on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks its support for her Brexit divorce agreement.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:27:56

Carole's Wylie Whitewash

Carole Cadwalladr has celebrated the one-year anniversary of her big Observer exposés with a brand new puff piece for each of the Brexit 'whistleblowers', complete with a fresh set of serious-looking photoshoots. Chris Wylie has gone for cactus green in his "clean, white, Scandinavian lines" new H&M office this time... ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:14:57

EU must weigh cost and benefit of any Brexit delay - Barnier

Any Brexit delay would cause economic and political costs for the European Union, which must be weighed carefully against potential benefits, the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:09:11

Brexit's Stickiest Point: The Irish Backstop

The Irish backstop is an attempt to avoid renewed instability in Northern Ireland, but opponents
Council on Foreign Relations / CFR   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:04:43

Factbox: What does the speaker of Britain's parliament do, and who is John Bercow?

The speaker of Britain's House of Commons threw Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans into further turmoil this week by ruling that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was resubmitted in fundamentally different form.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:52:37

Corbyn's call for softer Brexit deal draws criticism from pro-EU party leaders

FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:49:25

Who is the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow?

MP for Buckingham voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:43:16

EU To May: Tell Us Why You Need A Brexit Delay Before We Agree To It

Ned Simons / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:35:10

Brexit: healing divisions, keeping the peace

A few days ago, I posted a piece titled "Fighting Talk: Brexit and civil disorder," arguing that the disconnect between Parliament and the people was potentially - in the long run - a threat to the Queen's peace in this country.But if that sounds over-the-top (as is so much in ...
Sackerson / Bearwatch   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:34:00

Britain's richest man buys cycling's Team Sky

Brexiteer Jim Ratcliffe buys multiple Tour de France-winning team.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:31:09

Northern Irish DUP may not back UK PM's Brexit deal - HuffPost

The Northern Irish party that is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal through parliament is unlikely to support it in a third vote unless it is convinced her deal can pass, HuffPost reported.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:18:55

EU warns 'new political process' needed for long Brexit delay

Barnier lays down conditions ahead of Brussels summit where May to seek extension
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:15:56

Transatlantic front opens in Brexit derivatives battle

Britain is caught in the middle of a regulatory tussle between the US and the EU
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:15:33

UK lawmakers will debate ways to break Brexit impasse from Monday - PM's spokesman

British lawmakers will from Monday be able to debate ways to break an impasse over Brexit in parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, repeating a promise made last week.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:14:14

Brexit deadline extension only makes sense if it raises chances of deal - Barnier

An extension of Brexit talks beyond the March 29th deadline would only make sense if it increased the chances of the already agreed deal being ratified by Britain, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:07:53

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed

Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold another vote this week on her twice-defeated divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:07:30

EU's Barnier: Longer Brexit extension needs to be linked to something new

Additional comments from European Union's Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier, continue to cross the wires as he responds to questions in a press conference at the EU General Affairs Council. Key quotes (via Reuters) Longer Brexit extension needs to be linked to something new, a new political process in UK.
FX Street   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:06:25

speaker centre-stage in parliament's Brexit drama

With a wordy speech invoking a 17th-century precedent, and a cold stare aimed at stunned ministers, the grandiose Speaker of Britain's parliament cast Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy into chaos.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:06:00

No food please, we're British

People around me are panicking about the food shortage that may follow due to Brexit. Britain only produces 25% of the fruits and vegetables it consumes, and thus relies heavily on the EU. The reason...
Samskruthi Parthasarathi / Times of India   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:03:16

Brexit: Will the UK actually leave the EU on March 29?

Will the UK actually leave the EU on 29 March?
BBC   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:01:10

EU's Barnier: Could revise Brexit political declaration in coming days

European Union's Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier, is now delivering his remarks on Brexit in a press conference at the EU General Affairs Council. Key quotes (via Reuters) Could revise Brexit political declaration in coming days. Request to delay Brexit is a decision for EU leaders. Everyone should finalise preparations ...
FX Street   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:58:50

UK tariff plan for no-deal Brexit will have limited impact on economy - OBR

FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:56:40

Exclusive: DUP Won't Back Theresa May's Brexit Deal Unless It Can Win Commons Vote

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:55:51

Labour's Corbyn calls on UK opposition parties to work on Brexit plan

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, called on other opposition leaders on Tuesday to work towards finding a majority in parliament for "a close economic relationship" with the European Union after Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:53:49

Global shares at five-month high, sterling rides Brexit twists

Stock markets across the world rose on Tuesday for a seventh session, the longest winning streak of the year, while sterling wobbled against the U.S. dollar on expectations European Union officials would allow Britain a delay on Brexit negotiations.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:21:28

France rules out automatic Brexit extension

No guarantee EU member states would grant UK an extension, says French official
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:20:37

The sooner we vote on May's Brexit deal the better: UK minister

British environment minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday the sooner parliament voted again on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal the better.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:18:40

In Brexit chaos, UK eurosceptics see dream ticket - new leader, new deal

In a week when Brexit was plunged into deeper uncertainty, eurosceptics in Theresa May's Conservative Party are eyeing their dream scenario - a new prime minister and a new deal to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:01:38

Brexit, Bercow and the constitution

How Britain has avoided a crisis, not been gripped by one
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:48:52

UK speaker blocks more votes on unchanged Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's will not be able to bring her beleaguered Brexit withdrawal bill back to parliament for a third vote in its current form, the Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Monday.
CNN   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:45:58

Theresa May Admits UK Now 'In A Crisis' Over Brexit Amid Fresh Tory Revolt Over Delays To Exit Day

Paul Waugh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:42:00

Sterling Slides As French President Rejects Brexit Delay

Amid yet another week of chaos in the Brexit debacle, cable just legged lower as Bloomberg reports that the French Presidency has warned that there will be "no Brexit extension if it's simply to gain time." This could be just posturing of course but remember all 27 EU members have ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:40:09

No-deal Brexit happens in 10 days time and no one knows if the EU will stop it

Brexit is deep into its most crucial week since the last one.
CNN   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:34:14

French Presidency: No Brexit extension it is only to gain time

According to the latest headlines floating on the wires, via Bloomberg, the French Presidency has warned that there will be no Brexit extension if it is simply to gain time. The comments prompted some weakness around the British Pound and dragged the GBP/USD pair below mid-1.3200s or fresh session lows.
FX Street   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:31:47

British Lawmakers Prepare to Ask the European Union for a Delay on Brexit

May will send a letter requesting an extension to the European Council president
JILL LAWLESS and LORNE COOK / AP / Time   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:31:42

Betting on John Bercow Looks a Bit Complacent

The speaker's intervention has left the markets pricing in a long Brexit extension. But May's deal or a hard departure can't be ruled out.
Washington Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:25:35

How Brexit is being shaped by House of Commons Speaker

Former Conservative MP is proving to be a thorn in the side of Theresa May
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:22:21

Brexit: Ireland determined to avoid no-deal scenario as UK plays politics with the Irish border

Despite the UK parliament's decision to reject a no-deal Brexit, unless MPs at Westminster finally agree Theresa May's Brexit deal, or the EU agrees to give the prime minister an extension of the negotiating period, the UK could still leave the EU without a deal. The day after May's deal ...
Etain Tannam, Lecturer, International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin / The Conversation   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:20:02

GBP/USD surrenders a major part of intraday gains, back closer to mid-1.3200s

• Struggles to preserve intraday positive move beyond 1.3300 handle. • Brexit headlines continue to act as an exclusive driver of the GBP pairs. The GBP/USD pair erased all of the intraday gains and has now retreated to the lower end of its daily trading range, just a few pips ...
FX Street   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:18:18

Markets remain choppy ahead of Fed

USD - Dollar maintains soft tone as dovish Fed firmly priced in Brexit - EU to offer conditional extension Stocks - Risks are growing Oil - Delaying the April OPEC meeting should be bearish Gold - Higher as dovish Fed firmly priced in Tight trading conditions persist as the FOMC ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:17:12

ICO Hits Vote Leave With £40,000 Fine For Not Having Data They Agreed to Delete

The state's war of attrition against Brexit is continuing to grind on with the Information Commissioner's Office today taking the decision to slap Vote Leave with a monster fine of £40,000. The ICO's justification for the fine was that Vote Leave had violated data protection laws because were unable to ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:16:26

Demands for Brexit delay need strong justification: official at French presidency

Any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:07:58

Tusk assures Ireland of EU unity on Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk said he told Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Tuesday that the European Union was united on Brexit and preparing if need be for Britain leaving the EU without a deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:03:19

John Bercow's Brexit bombshell - it was arrogant for the government not to see this coming

Just when you think John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons, cannot possibly sink any lower in the eyes of the Conservative Party, he unleashes the political equivalent of an Exocet missile to bring down the government's latest attempt at Brexit brinkmanship. The speaker has warned that the ...
Matthew Flinders, Founding Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield / The Conversation   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:59:07

Is no-deal Brexit still possible next week?

It's hard to see how an Article 50 extension won't happen
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:52:40

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is stymied

Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-defeated divorce deal were thrown into crisis by a surprise intervention by the speaker of parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:49:03

Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU

The PM will ask the EU for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, sources tell the BBC.
BBC   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:44:26

Morocco holds rate but lowers inflation forecast again

Morocco's central bank left its monetary policy rate at 2.25 percent but again lowered its outlook for economic growth and inflation amidst a continued slowdown in the global economy and an uncertain outlook due to trade, geopolitical tensions and Brexit. The Bank of Morocco, or Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM), has kept ...
centralbanknews.info / Central Bank News   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:42:00

'The clock is ticking': EU's patience 'sorely tested' as signs point to Brexit delay

European Union governments are exasperated by British dithering over quitting the bloc but have little appetite for pushing it out on schedule next week without ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:20:07

Brexit: Vote Leave fined £40,000 over 196,000 text messages sent 'without recipient's consent'

Official Brexit campaign was previously fined and reported to the police by the elections watchdog for breaching spending rules
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:13:00

Theresa May admits UK in 'crisis' over Brexit

Theresa May believes the UK is in "crisis" over Brexit after she was blocked from bringing an unchanged withdrawal agreement back to the House of Commons, Downing Street has said.
Sky   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:12:00

May seeking Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension: BBC

British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC's political editor said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:08:35

May warns UK faces 'crisis' following Bercow ruling

Commons Speaker has said PM's Brexit deal must be substantially changed before a further vote
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:08:15

Brexit 'information vacuum' fuelling NHS drug shortages

Hospitals are already facing drugs shortages as a consequence of Brexit, with an "information vacuum" hampering their ability to plan for no deal, NHS trust leaders have warned.
Sky   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:07:00

60% of People Think the BBC is Biased Against Brexit

Both Brexiteers and FBPErs both like to complain that the BBC is biased against their side, now the country as a whole has given its verdict and come down on the side of the Brexiteers. A new ComRes poll for Leave Means Leave has revealed that, excluding don't knows, 60% ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:26

Theresa May admits country is 'in crisis' with 10 days to avert no-deal Brexit

She will now write to European Council president Donald Tusk setting out her next steps ahead of a summit starting Thursday
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:59:00

Britain could ask for longer Brexit delay, still hope to leave EU earlier - source

Britain could theoretically ask for a longer extension to its Brexit negotiations and try to leave the European Union before the new end date is reached, a UK government source said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:58:42

May to write to EU's Tusk on Brexit extension Tuesday or Wednesday - spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk to request a delay to Brexit either on Tuesday or Wednesday, her spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:56:10

Shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists

World shares basked in their longest winning streak of the year ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday, while the pound kept calm after another dramatic twist in the Brexit plot bolstered bets on a lengthy delay to the process.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:51:28

EU impatient with Brexit, but resigned to delay

European Union governments are exasperated by British dithering over quitting the bloc but have little appetite for pushing it out on schedule next week without a divorce deal, senior figures said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:50:01

UK exit requires 'humor,' says French minister who named cat Brexit

UK's Brexit delay request must come with a credible purpose with majority support, said Nathalie Loiseau.
Lili Bayer / Politico   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:44:52

UK unemployment rate hits 44-year low

The British unemployment rate has struck a 44-year low, official data showed Tuesday, despite a broader economic slowdown as Brexit looms. The jobless rate - or proportion of the workforce that is
AFP / Al Arabiya   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:37:52

Brexit: Philip Hammond's claim of economic boost if MPs pass deal rejected by his own watchdog

Office for Budget Responsibility predicts 'negligible' effect - warning 'uncertainty' will only be lifted after 'several years'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:36:00

Official Brexit campaign fined for spam messages

The official Brexit campaign has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of unsolicited text messages during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Sky   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:20:00

EU expects swift info from Britain on next steps in Brexit

The European Union expects swift information from Britain on how it wishes to proceed in its exit form the EU, a spokesman for the EU executive said on Tuesday, noting EU leaders meet on Thursday to discuss Britain's withdrawal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:07:55

Rabobank: Xi's European Vacation Sparks Optimism But Brexit Complacency Is Misplaced

Authored by Michael Every via Rabobank, While caution re-emerged in the Asian market this morning, yesterday US stocks extended their recent gains with the S&P 500 Index rising to a 5-month high on the back of market optimism that the Fed's monetary policy tightening cycle is coming to an end. ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:05:41

Special Edition: Brexit, the Season Finale?

It has been two years and nine months since the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. To say that the subsequent negotiations outlining exactly how Britain would withdraw from the bloc have been messy would be an understatement. Fintan O'Toole joins our podcast to discuss ...
Elmira Bayrasli / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:03:35

Employer covenant is top risk facing DB schemes amid Brexit concerns, finds PTL

Concern about the potential impact on employer covenants has been rated the top risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a PTL survey.
Kim Kaveh / Professional Pensions   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:52:51

UK PM Theresa May tries to save Brexit plan after speaker’s bombshell vote ban

British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with her ministers on Tuesday after the speaker of parliament threatened to derail her EU withdrawal plan just 10 days before Brexit day, leaving her strategy in tatters.May is still hoping she can get the divorce agreement she struck with the European ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:48:00

UK unemployment rate falls to lowest since 1975

Rise of 220,000 people in work defies predictions of a pre-Brexit slowdown for jobs market
FT   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:38:31

Germany's Merkel ready to fight to last minute for orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would fight for an orderly Brexit right up until Britain's planned departure from the European Union on March 29.
Reuters   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:36:32

Pro-Brexit activist denies harassing MP Anna Soubry

James Goddard pleads not guilty to three charges following protests outside Parliament.
BBC   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:34:31

Remain Campaigners Are Massively Outspending Leave Campaigners on Facebook

New spending figures released by Facebook have revealed that since October the top five anti-Brexit lobby groups have spent 60% more than than the top pro-Brexit groups. Anti-Brexit campaigners have spent over £711,000 promoting targeted anti-Brexit messages... Despite this figure dwarfing the £444,000 spent by the top pro-Brexit campaigners, there ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:30:33

GBP/USD spikes beyond 1.3300 mark and retreats

• Upbeat UK earnings data/fall in unemployment rate provided a minor lift earlier. • Incoming Brexit headlines further boost sentiment surrounding the British Pound. The GBP/USD pair remained well bid through the mid-European session and spiked beyond the 1.3300 handle in the last hour, albeit quickly retreated few pips thereafter. ...
FX Street   |   Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:23:36

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