Brexit News Archive: 01 Apr 2019

Theresa May awaits votes on Brexit alternatives

CNN   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 20:50:33

Brexit: A minor miracle is required to come to a decision in time

No proposal may again command majority. Then the UK falls out without a deal and without a transition period on April 12. If so, the economic consequences are the least of the problems.
Meghnad Desai / Financial Express   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 20:50:22

BMW, Peugeot go ahead with temporary U.K. plant shutdowns despite Brexit delay

BMW's Mini plant in Britain closes for four weeks from Monday and Peugeot's Vauxhall car factory shuts for two weeks in moves planned months ago ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 20:09:57

Up to 200 Conservative MPs call for 'managed' no-deal Brexit - ITV's Peston

A junior minister in Prime Minister Theresa May's government is said to have collected 200 signatures from Conservative lawmakers for a letter calling for a 'managed' no-deal Brexit, ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 19:10:08

Up to 200 UK Conservative lawmakers call for 'managed' no-deal Brexit: ITV's Peston

A junior minister in Prime Minister Theresa May's government is said to have collected 200 signatures from Conservative lawmakers for a letter calling for a 'managed' no-deal Brexit, ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 19:08:56

Northern Ireland's DUP won't support any alternative Brexit plans in Monday's votes

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will not support any of the four alternative Brexit options being voted upon in parliament on Monday, DUP lawmaker Sammy Wilson told parliament.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:58:12

Brexit indicative voting will get underway soon - Watch Live

Brexit indicative voting gets underway - results expected within next couple of hours. While an emergency EU summit is scheduled for next week where PM May could ask for a longer extension. MPs are now voting on four Brexit alternatives as the latest series of indicative votes kick off in ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:56:58

Brexit's £600m-a-week economic cost is no deterrent to Loungers

Café-dining chain decides it is optimal time to list on London market
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:55:05

Airlines retreat after easyJet Brexit warning

FTSE's large-cap mining index hits six-year high after upbeat China data
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:43:47

Climate Protesters Strip Down in U.K. Parliament, but Brexit Debate Continues Anyway

Some had slogans including "SOS" and "stop wasting time" written on their bodies
Associated Press / Time   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:38:56

Labour says it will back three alternative Brexit options on Monday

Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote in favour of three alternative Brexit options in parliament on Monday, including a proposal for a customs union and one for a confirmatory referendum on any deal, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:30:07

Topless protestors distract MPs in Parliament during Brexit debate

Around a dozen climate change activists stripped down to their underwear and glued their hands to various surfaces in the House of Commons' public gallery as lawmakers debated Monday's vote on Brexit alternatives on the floor of the Chamber below.
CNN   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:27:22

MPs attack Brexit in debate on 6m-strong petition

Eurosceptics accuse pro-EU opponents of trying to overturn 2016 referendum
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:26:39

British parliament weighs forcing May into a softer Brexit

Lawmakers sought to break a stalemate over Britain's departure from the European Union on Monday by trying to force Prime Minister Theresa May to pursue much closer economic ties than the deal she negotiated envisages.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:24:33

UK's Labour says it will back three alternative Brexit options on Monday

Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote in favor of three alternative Brexit options in parliament on Monday, including a proposal for a customs union and one for a confirmatory referendum on any deal, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:23:59

The Brexit option gaining momentum

CNN   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:20:14

Brexit: Theresa May calls crunch cabinet talks as UK heads towards election that ministers admit 'nobody actually wants'

A cabinet minister told The Independent rebel Tory MPs must decide if they still want Brexit to happen or not
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:19:57

Climate protesters flash MPs during Brexit debate

Telegraph Video / Telegraph   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:09:42

Brexit, economic uncertainty hit air travel demand

Taipei Times   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 18:01:11

What is Common Market 2.0?

It looks like one of the alternative Brexit plans being voted on by UK lawmakers on Monday could have enough backing to carry a majority in Parliament -- unlike Prime Minister Theresa May's plan.
CNN   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:42:12

Naked protest disrupts Brexit debate

Group calling for climate action invades public gallery.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:38:23

Ken Clarke: the grandee who wants a softer Brexit

Passion for the EU frustrated the longstanding MP's ambitions for party leadership
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:37:44

Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

British lawmakers wrested control of the Brexit process for a second day on Monday in order to try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that could break the parliamentary deadlock over Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:31:14

German FinMin Scholz: Expects Germany's power to grow post-Brexit

Speaking at an event in Munich, German Finance minister, Scholz, has so far said: Expects Germany's power to grow post-Brexit. Extra news: EUR/USD bears embark on a test below the 1.12 handle
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:30:19

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 million

British lawmakers debated halting Brexit on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to revoke the process that set Britain on course to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:29:31

Factbox: Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

British lawmakers wrested control of the Brexit process for a second day on Monday in order to try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that could break the parliamentary deadlock over Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:26:37

Vauxhall/Opel's UK plants shut down for Brexit

Decision taken in November with the expectation that exit would happen on March 29
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:11:50

Naked truth: climate change protesters cause a stir in Brexit debate

A group of semi-naked climate change protesters created a stir in Britain's parliament on Monday, pressing their bottoms up against a glass panel overlooking the chamber where lawmakers struggled to concentrate on a Brexit debate.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 17:08:01

May and her ministers face stark choices on Brexit

Cabinet gathers for 5-hour meeting to consider way out of parliamentary gridlock
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:58:25

Protesters strip naked in Commons' Brexit debate

A group of protesters have stripped naked in the public gallery of the Houses of Commons as MPs debate Brexit.
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:47:00

Brexit: Labour to support Norway-style EU proposal

MPs debate next steps for Brexit, including the Common Market 2.0 plan allowing free movement.
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:28:17

Unlikely there will be a vote on PM May's Brexit deal on Tuesday: UK government source

It is unlikely British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a so-called meaningful vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, a government source said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:19:30

Soft Brexit: What are the options?

What are the Brexit options being debated in Parliament?
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:18:31

Government of national unity is a Brexit fantasy

There is no sign that either May or Corbyn is ready to make the compromises required
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:16:07

Brexit: Lawmakers approve procedure for indicative votes, Speaker Bercow selects motions

UK lawmakers have recently approved the procedure for the indicative votes on Brexit alternatives and John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, selected motions G, E, D, and C. Earlier in the day, the Labour Party voiced its support for the motion D, so-called Common Market 2.0. Brexit: Labour ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:14:15

Quiz: What kind of Brexit are you?

MPs can't agree on what form, if any, Brexit should take. Can you do better?
POLITICO / Politico   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:58:02

Brexit timeline: key dates in UK's divorce from EU

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:50:43

DUP rejects 'Brexit without backstop' plan

The party says it will not support the Common Market 2.0 model, ahead of further votes on options.
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:50:22

Brexiteer Tory MP Steve Baker warns he could vote against Theresa May's government in no confidence motion

't's on the table - there's no point denying things are running away'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:47:04

Markets not properly pricing in a no-deal Brexit - ECB vice-president

FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:45:35

Brexit news - live: MPs vote on Final Say referendum, customs union or cancelling Brexit in bid to find way forward

Follow our live coverage of the day's political events
Adam Forrest, Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:40:00

EasyJet/Brexit: pool player

Expect airlines to wield more pricing power in the next few years
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:16:47

Conservative lawmaker: May must promise April 12 Brexit or resign

Conservative lawmaker Richard Drax said on Monday that British Prime Minister Theresa May must commit to deliver Brexit on April 12 or resign immediately.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:12:41

British MPs seek new way forward after Brexit deal rejected again

Less than two weeks before Britain risks crashing out of the European Union, MPs will hold a second round of votes on various options to try to break the political deadlock.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:08:31

Breaking: GBP/USD jumps some 50 pips on reports DUP will abstain on Customs Union 2.0

The Northern Irish DUP is said to abstain in the indicative vote on a soft version of Brexit, called Customs Union 2.0. After the Labour Party said it would support and whip it, there is an open the door to a majority. The SNP and some Conservative pro-Remain rebels will ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 15:02:10

EUR/USD erases daily gains on USD strength, trades near 1.1220

Upbeat ISM Manufacturing data from the U.S. supports the greenback. US Dollar Index turns positive above 97.20. ECB's de Guindos voices concerns over Brexit uncertainty. The EUR/USD pair started the week with a small bullish gap but struggled to push higher as the disappointing data releases from the euro area ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:59:35

Sterling climbs ahead of latest round of Brexit votes

UK currency advances against US dollar and euro
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:55:45

UK Conservative lawmaker: PM May must promise April 12 Brexit or resign

Conservative lawmaker Richard Drax said on Monday that British Prime Minister Theresa May must commit to deliver Brexit on April 12 or resign immediately.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:50:09

ECB's de Guindos: 'No deal' Brexit could amplify slowdown in eurozone

Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, is responding to questions after delivering his opening statement of the the ECB's Annual Report presentation in Brussels. Key quotes (via Reuters) Analysing whether banks need compensation for negative rates but has not been discussed by policymakers. 'No-deal' Brexit could amplify slowdown in ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:22:54

The chief whip has turned on himself. The Tories are finished

The man in charge of party discipline has gone on TV to tell Theresa May she has no idea what she's doing. Where can they possibly go from here?
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:05:30

May under pressure to go for soft Brexit

Parliament will again try to take control of Britain's departure from the European Union on Monday, with some lawmakers hoping to force Prime Minister Theresa May to drop her Brexit strategy and pursue close economic ties with the bloc.
Times of India   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:56:00

The rival plans to May's Brexit deal

After an inconclusive series of indicative votes last week, MPs will try again to find a favoured option
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:29:38

Brexit: Labour to support Customs Union 2.0, raising its chance of passing, GBP/USD flirts with the highs

Labour, the main opposition party in the UK, announced it is supporting and whipping to support the Common Market 2.0 amendment later today. The move represents a shift towards a softer Brexit and will also allow free movement, which may be an issue in some Leave-supporting constituencies. The decision by ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:27:49

ECB's de Guindos: Absence of clarity on Brexit process contributed to higher policy uncertainty

Below are some key takeaways from introductory remarks by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, delivered at the ECB's Annual Report presentation in Brussels. While monetary policy supported domestic demand, the growth momentum moderated in 2018. Measures of underlying inflation remained generally muted throughout 2018, but there was no ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:22:56

Eurostar protest: Brexiteer admits causing public nuisance

Terry Maher caused rail services out of St Pancras to be cancelled by climbing onto a railway viaduct.
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:20:42

Brexiteer admits Eurostar protest which sparked travel chaos

A man has admitted climbing onto a roof at St Pancras station to protest about politicians "f****** up Brexit", causing major delays for thousands of Eurostar passengers.
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:15:00

Juncker says EU 'running out of patience' with UK over Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that the EU is "running out" of patience with Britain over Brexit. The United Kingdom is in crisis after lawmakers three times
AFP, Rome / Al Arabiya   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:06:02

The best of Brexit and Remain banners and signs, in pictures

Telegraph   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:00:06

Geldof as Brexit 'healing tsar', coffee shop ban, and no more Eurovision: an April 1 round-up

U.K. government bans April Fools' Day pranks that could be 'serious threat' to peace amid Brexit crisis.
Galaxy Henry / Politico   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:53:11

Brexit: Germany's EU minister blames clueless 'silver spoon' Westminster elite for 's**tshow'

Michael Roth says 90 per cent of British cabinet are ignorant of ordinary lives
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:53:00

Siemens exec: Brexit turning UK into a laughing stock

A top Siemens executive has warned that chaos over Brexit is wrecking the United Kingdom's reputation as a place to do business and turning it into a "laughing stock."
CNN   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:47:26

Brexit: What are MPs voting on?

On Monday, MPs will take part in a second round of votes on alternative Brexit proposals.
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:46:55

Brexit: MPs to debate rival options - latest news

FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:41:08

EUR/GBP drops to lows near 0.8580

The better tone in the Sterling is dragging the cross lower. UK manufacturing PMI surprised to the upside. Further Brexit 'indicative votes' coming up later today. Both the Sterling and the single currency are trading on a better tone at the beginning of the week and are dragging EUR/GBP to ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:28:15

Brexit is not just Theresa May's disaster - Britain's whole political class has failed the nation

For all the complexity that surrounds how (and, crucially, if) the UK leaves the European Union, the story of how it got into its current situation is actually incredibly simple. The Brexit that Prime Minister Theresa May has tried to engineer, a product of the internal tensions of her own ...
Andy Price, Head of Politics, Sheffield Hallam University / The Conversation   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:27:32

Jon Snow draws complaints for 'white people' remark at Brexit rally

The presenter said he had "never seen so many white people in one place" about a pro-Brexit protest.
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:26:18

Another tense Brexit week begins: What will happen next?

More non-binding indicative votes and talk of a general election as a 'no-deal' Brexit remains default option.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:15:47

GBP/USD climbs further beyond 1.3100 mark ahead of US data/Brexit indicative vote

• Builds on Friday's goodish bounce from the very important 200-day SMA support. • Upbeat UK manufacturing PMI provided an additional boost to the British Pound. • Focus remains on the second Brexit indicative vote, expected to start at 8 pm. The GBP/USD pair continued gaining positive traction through the ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:09:34

Brexit: MPs to debate revoking Article 50 before critical Commons votes

The debate starts another critical week in parliament for the Brexit debate
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:09:00

Europe Should Brace for One Last Brexit Delay

The uncertainty would be huge, but the cost of a no-deal departure still looks too great.
Washington Post   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:05:46

Brexit: There may not be a majority for anything in tonight's vote

According to ITV's political correspondent, Paul Brand, we may not be able to see a majority for any of the Brexit alternatives in tonight's indicative votes. Ther vote is expected to take place around 19 GMT and results are likely to come out around 20:30 GMT. "MPs backing People's Vote ...
FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:50:06

Yield Curve Inversion Disappears, While Brexit Is Markets' Biggest Worry

Seeking Alpha   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:37:57

Which indicative votes could MPs be casting their ballots on tonight?

Eight Brexit motions have been tabled for MPs to vote on this evening
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:27:00

Tony Blair says Corbyn would lose next general election if Boris Johnson becomes Tory leader

'I have absolutely no doubt that if you have a right-wing populism against a left-wing populism in this country, the right-wing will win'
Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:24:19

Explainer - Breaking the deadlock over Brexit: Is Britain heading for an election?

With Britain's parliament deadlocked over the way forward on Brexit, speculation is growing that Prime Minister Theresa May could call a snap election to try and break the impasse.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:10:43

EasyJet blames Brexit for weak outlook as businesses ramp up warnings

EasyJet said it would incur to its forecast for its second quarter of results while Siemens said it was also concerned as Brexit uncertainty continues.
euronews   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:10:27

PM wants to bring UK together, May's spokesman says after whip's comments

Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear that Britain needs to be brought back together after the 2016 Brexit referendum, her spokesman said when asked about her chief whip's comments that a softer Brexit had been inevitable after the 2017 election.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 11:02:09

Pros and cons of a customs union for Brexit Britain

The British parliament will on Monday hold a second round of indicative votes on various Brexit alternatives, and the customs union could emerge as a preferred solution for lawmakers who have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:39:21

Brexit is turning Britain into a laughing stock, says Siemens UK boss

UK chief executive of German manufacturer urges MPs to pursue softer exit from EU The UK chief executive of the German manufacturing group Siemens has warned that Brexit is making Britain an international "laughing stock," while urging MPs to pursue a softer withdrawal from the EU. Jürgen Maier said that ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:24:12

Brexit costs UK £600m per week, says Goldman study

Brexit has knocked UK GDP by 2.4% amid hit to investment, according to bank estimates
FT   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:13:49

'I'm Just Being Me': British House Speaker Bercow on His Brexit Role

He has become legendary with his calls for "order! orderrr!" In an interview, John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, discusses the never-ending Brexit drama and his good luck that people holding his position are no longer subjected to beheadings.
Spiegel   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:13:00

EasyJet warns of slow summer sales amid Brexit uncertainty

Budget airline says it is well prepared for UK's exit from EU but profits may be affected EasyJet has warned that it expects profits for 2019 to be hit by falling demand, with passengers spooked by economic uncertainty and Brexit. The budget airline said it was now "more cautious" about ...
Gwyn Topham / Guardian   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:11:48

Sterling rises as May faces pressure to go for soft Brexit

The British pound rose on Monday as investors prepared for parliament to vote on a series of Brexit options, with some hoping that the current uncertainty will end in a softer Brexit than Prime
Reuters, London / Al Arabiya   |   Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:09:06

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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