Brexit News Archive: 30 Mar 2019

UK's May risks 'total collapse' of government in Brexit impasse: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May risks the "total collapse" of her government if she fails to get her battered Brexit deal through parliament, the Sunday Times newspaper said, amid growing speculation that she might call an early election.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:53:03

Brexit protests: Two arrested as 'yellow vest' activists block Westminster Bridge

Second day running of right-wing outcry outside Parliament
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:27:57

Senior ministers threaten resignation over May's Brexit plans - Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces the risk of resignations from senior ministers on both sides of Britain's Brexit divide, depending on what course she takes next week, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:26:26

Advisors to UK's May divided over snap election - Mail on Sunday

Advisors to British Prime Minister Theresa May are divided over whether she should call a national election if she fails to win support for her Brexit deal from parliament in the coming week, the Mail on Sunday newspaper said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:14:18

UK minister sees Conservative support for Brexit customs union plan: ITV reporter

A British government minister plans to back a plan for a customs union with the European Union when parliament votes on Monday on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, ITV political correspondent Paul Brand said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:10:27

Advisors to May divided over snap election - Mail on Sunday

Advisors to British Prime Minister Theresa May are divided over whether she should call a national election if she fails to win support for her Brexit deal from parliament in the coming week, the Mail on Sunday newspaper said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:01:09

UK Conservatives may try to stop any early election plan by May: Observer

Lawmakers from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are threatening to vote down any attempt she makes to call a snap national election in the face of the country's Brexit impasse, the Observer newspaper said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 21:32:59

Conservatives may try to stop any early election plan by May - Observer

Lawmakers from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are threatening to vote down any attempt she makes to call a snap national election in the face of the country's Brexit impasse, the Observer newspaper said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 21:25:59

The man trying to make sense of Brexit is tired. He'd now like to call it a day

Times of India   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 21:15:11

What happens to Dominic Cummings now he has been found in contempt of parliament?

Analysis: The Vote Leave chief failed to attend a select committee hearing but, as John Rentoul explains, he will not be thrown into the Tower of London
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 19:13:58

Fearing Brexit, protesters gather along Irish border

Anti-Brexit campaigners protested at six different points of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland on Saturday, fearing a return of customs checks could risk peace, jobs and their way of life.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:24:15

What now for Britain’s disastrous Brexit?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be dead after all – even though lawmakers voted to reject it for a third time Friday – the day Britain had long been scheduled to leave the European Union.The UK now faces a deadline of April 12 to present the EU ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:23:37

A cross-party approach to Brexit is now required

An agreement for committing the UK to a customs union with the EU must be built fast
FT   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:00:23

Brexit: Theresa May ponders fourth bid to pass deal

Theresa May is exploring ways to put her EU withdrawal agreement before MPs again, after its latest rejection.
BBC   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 17:56:05

EU would delay Brexit again to let UK hold a second referendum

EU officials expect leaders to demand a justification from Theresa May for a long Article 50 extension
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 16:34:50

Channel 4 apologises after Jon Snow says he has 'never seen so many white people' at pro-Brexit rally

'This was an unscripted observation at the very end of a long week of fast-moving Brexit developments'
Emma Snaith / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 16:32:27

May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new push by members of her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a potentially damaging no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 15:33:37

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new push by members of her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a potentially damaging no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 15:32:57

UK 'top of queue' for trade deal with US after Brexit, John Bolton says, despite providing no other details

Donald Trump thinks 'EU rules discriminate against American trade', adviser says
Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 15:20:09

Conservative leadership: Ex-cabinet minister Esther McVey signals she will run to succeed Theresa May

'People have come forward and said they'd support me'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:18:45

Brexit: Vote Leave quietly drops appeal against £61,000 fine for breaking electoral law

Official Brexit campaign says it has run out of money to pursue appeal after Electoral Commission found it co-ordinated illegally with another group
Emma Snaith / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 14:10:08

Here's Who Could Replace Theresa May as U.K. Prime Minister if She's Pushed Out Over Brexit

In a closed-off meeting in the U.K. Parliament with members of her ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday evening, a beleaguered Theresa May told colleagues she would step down. But like all things in British politics these days, it wasn't that simple. May had already offered to resign before the next ...
Billy Perrigo / Time   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:54:51

May eyes fourth vote on Brexit deal

Seeking Alpha   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:52:18

Brexit settled status scheme 'risks new Windrush scandal'

A scheme for more than three million EU citizens to apply to stay in Britain after Brexit is and "risks a Windrush-type scenario", according to a Conservative MP.
Sky   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:39:00

British Prime Minister Theresa May considers fourth try on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday mulled a possible fourth attempt to get her Brexit agreement through parliament, faced with the growing risk of a chaotic no-deal exit in less than two weeks’ time.MPs on Friday resoundingly rejected May’s deal, although by a substantially lower margin than on two ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:34:18

May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay - report

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure from within her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a no-deal Brexit, The Sun newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:25:28

British PM mulls fourth try on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on March 30 mulled a possible fourth attempt to get her Brexit agreement through parliament, faced with the growing risk of a chaotic no-deal exit in less than two weeks' time.
Hurriyet   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:16:00

UK's May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure from within her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a no-deal Brexit, The Sun newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:54:25

Angry over Brexit delay, 'Leave' supporters march through London

Thousands of people opposed to Britain delaying its departure from the European Union marched through central London on Friday as lawmakers in parliament strongly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time.
Reuters   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:28:04

Theresa May seeks fourth Brexit vote, reports say

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to bring her EU withdrawal bill back to Parliament for a fourth vote, according to reports in UK media.
CNN   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:24:17

Dominic Grieve: Remain voting MP hit with no-confidence vote by local Conservative Party

'Where on earth are we heading with situations like this?' asks one former minister
Jon Sharman, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:15:00

Gordon Brown: Citizens' assemblies could help break Brexit impasse

Country needs 'straight talking and clear thinking' about root causes of Brexit, ex-PM argues.
Saim Saeed / Politico   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:58:20

Brexit: Conservative MPs pile pressure on Theresa May to pursue no-deal exit after a third humiliating defeat

The PM is trying to hammer out the next steps after MPs rejected her deal by a majority of 58 votes
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:53:49

UK's Theresa May ponders fourth vote on Brexit deal

Lawmakers will try to agree on Monday on an alternative Brexit plan that could command majority cross-party support.
Al Jazeera   |   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:50:59

Revolt of The Public

Martin Gurri' book The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium has gotten *lots of praise. For example, Tyler: I am reading this splendid book for the first time. It basically explains why Brexit ... Continue reading →
Robin Hanson / Overcoming Bias   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 20:10:53

Banks, Big Tech, & Bond Yields Tumble As Fed-Cred Collapses

Goldilocks? Inconceivable! After two ugly days, China stabilized last night European markets were volatile today but UK's FTSE continues to underperform as various Brexit deadlines loom... Meanwhile, German bund yields dropped back below JGB 10Y yields for the first time since 2016... US markets tumbled shortly after the ubiquitous opening ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 20:01:12

Iris Dorbian wrote a new post, PE HUB Second Opinion, on the site PE Hub

British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to resign if the UK parliament backs her Brexit plan. U.S. health insurer Centene Corp on Wednesday said it would buy smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc for [...]
peHUB   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:45:19

Theresa May Concedes Desire for 'New Leadership'

The U.K. prime minister says she is prepared to step down earlier than intended in order to win passage of her Brexit deal.
The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:27:13

Whitney Tilson Is Looking For Bargains In Weed, Are You?!

Whitney Tilson's email to investors discussing cannabis webinar tonight; SEC vs. Musk hearing; Tesla hiding sales to third-party resellers; Colbert on Brexit; question 7. 1) I've been warning investors about the publicly traded pot stocks ever since the absolute peak [...] The post Whitney Tilson Is Looking For Bargains In ...
Jacob Wolinsky / Value Walk   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:35:25

Theresa May Offers to Resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told Tory MPs she would not remain in her post for the next phase of the negotiations with the European Union if her Brexit deal passes the House of Commons, the BBC reports. Said May: "I am prepared to leave this job earlier than ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 17:34:08

Theresa May Tells Tory MPs She Will Step Down After "Delivering Brexit"

Update (1:30 pm ET): Though she declined to specify a date, May told Tory backbenchers that she will step down after "delivering Brexit," meaning that she will not lead the next phase of negotiations with the EU, where the two sides are expected to hash out a new trade agreement. ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 17:31:20

May Tells Tory MPs She Will Step Down as PM Before Next Stage of Negotiations

Theresa May has told Tory MPs at the 1922 Committee that she will step down as Prime Minister before the next stage of the Brexit negotiations. May has not yet put a definite date on her departure but she has committed to step down once her deal is passed. May ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 17:28:15

GBP/USD - British pound snoozes through Brexit fireworks

GBP/USD continues to drift this week. In Wednesday's North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.3207, up 0.01% on the day. On the release front, British CBI Realized Sales shocked with a reading of -18, compared to the forecast of 5 points. There are no major U.S. indicators out ...
Kenny Fisher / OANDA   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:17:56

Regions and cities across Europe are increasingly worried about Brexit

What would be the consequences of Brexit for European regions? On March 14 and 15, the 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities was held in Bucharest, with more than 700 local elected representatives taking part in it. While the date and place were chosen to prepare the future informal ...
Amaury Bisiaux / New Federalist   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:10:00

UK Parliament Faces Crucial Question: What Kind Of Brexit Does It Want?

Frustrated MPs tired of Prime Minister Theresa May's ineffectual handling of the Brexit process - which has badly damaged the public's confidence in the government - finally mustered the votes on Monday to seize control (at least temporarily) from No. 10 and force an indicative vote on alternatives to May's ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:14:53

How negotiable are the pathways outlined by the options for indicative votes?

MPs will take part in "indicative votes" on various Brexit options today. The Speaker has selected eight different motions for indicative voting. Open Europe's Dominic Walsh assesses how negotiable each option would be with the EU. The post How negotiable are the pathways outlined by the options for indicative votes? ...
Dominic Walsh / Open Europe   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:00:19

Key Pro-Brexit Boffins Switching to the Deal

Brexiteers are waking up to the fact that the writing is on the wall after May's capitulation on no deal and the Benn / Letwin successful coup on Monday night. First Jacob Rees-Mogg, now Boris and even Dominic Cummings have effectively put themselves in Guido's camp of "the deal is ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:05:35

Sting: Brexit 'will be a disaster'

Sting says that he hopes that Brexit will 'go away,' adding that he wants England to be part of Europe and that leaving is 'insane.' (March 27)
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:10:42

To Brexit or Not to Brexit

Yet more Brexit to-ing and fro-ing.
Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:17:39

Have your say: What is the top risk facing DB schemes amid Brexit?

In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know what you think the top risk facing defined benefit schemes is, amid concerns over Brexit uncertainty.
Kim Kaveh / Professional Pensions   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:09:00

Brexit Shenanigans Continue

Wednesday March 27: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities traded mixed overnight as investors deal with some disappointing economic signals this month, along with a plethora of central banks decisively turning towards accommodation, shying away from rate normalization for the foreseeable future. A number of sovereign yields ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:07:35

Pound to Swiss Franc Forecast - Will GBP/CHF rates rise or fall on Brexit?

The Brexit date of 29th March has been delayed to the 12th April or the 22nd May as the EU provide a lifeline to the UK to help them avoid a no-deal scenario. This has helped the pound to rise and has provided some of the best rates to buy ...
Jonathan Watson / SNB CHF Blog   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:54:45

Another dramatic day in UK Parliament

Another day, another vote in Parliament UK MPs will once again convene in Parliament on Wednesday for another series of Brexit votes, this time on a range of alternative options to that negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May, who's deal has been rejected twice in the Commons. The aim of ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:48:53

UK Lawmakers Prepare to Vote on Alternatives to Brexit Deal

British parliamentarians are seeking to end an impasse following the overwhelming defeat of the deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May.
DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS / The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:45:57

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