Brexit News Archive: 11 Apr 2019

Brexit extension: It's time to hold another referendum to end the confusion

European Union leaders have granted the United Kingdom a six-month extension to implement Brexit. The new deadline for UK to leave the European bloc is now October 31. This comes after British Prime Minister Theresa...
TOI Edit / Times of India   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:30:56

Tom Friedman Just Noticed that the UK "Has Gone Mad" (Part 2)

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William Black / New Economic Perspectives   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:11:39

No-deal Brexit planning winds down with 'immediate effect'

Operational planning for a no-deal Brexit is being wound down by the government "with immediate effect", according to Sky sources.
Sky   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:36:00

Eurosceptics vent fury at May over Brexit delay

PM faces campaign to oust her as Conservatives prepare for difficult elections
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:19:36

Travel stocks take off after Brexit extension

Airlines and holiday groups rise on hopes the delay will help summer bookings
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:09:37

A new Brexit deadline offers respite for the UK

British politicians must use the extra time to agree on EU exit terms
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:37:06

Britain standing down no-deal operational planning: Sky

British government departments are standing down their planning for a no-deal Brexit with immediate effect, Sky News said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:30:36

Brexit exposes cracks in Franco-German relationship

The two countries' differences are fundamental and being aired publicly
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:05:53

BoE's Carney: markets are not positioned for 'no-deal' Brexit risk

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FX Street   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:57:32

May and Labour leader held talks on breaking Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held talks in parliament on Thursday aimed at finding a way out the Brexit impasse.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:32:33

UK PM May and opposition Labour leader held talks on breaking Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held talks in parliament on Thursday aimed at finding a way out the Brexit impasse.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:28:29

Brexit: What happens next after October Article 50 extension?

Will the UK now leave the EU on Halloween?
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:28:00

Brexit: Theresa May hopes for final shot at forcing withdrawal deal through parliament before Euro elections

The prime minister highlighted that Britain can avoid the ignominy of European elections if MPs pass a deal before 23 May
Joe Watts / The Independent   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:19:00

Business warns of 'sustained uncertainty' on Brexit

MPs urged to reach compromise deal or risk continued falls in investment
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:17:40

What happens after October 31? Some in EU already imagine another Brexit delay

The ink was not yet dry on EU leaders' deal to give Britain a hard-fought, second delay to Brexit until November when some diplomats and officials in the bloc grudgingly conceded: This may well not be the last extension.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:17:37

May pushes back on calls to resign after Brexit delayed

CNN   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:14:18

What happens after Oct. 31? Some in EU already imagine another Brexit delay

The ink was not yet dry on EU leaders' deal to give Britain a hard-fought, second delay to Brexit until November when some diplomats and officials in the bloc grudgingly conceded: This may well not be the last extension.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:13:10

Theresa May defends Brexit delay amid calls to resign

CNN   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:05:44

Franco-German divisions laid bare in Brexit talks

EU leaders have agreed to delay Brexit for up to six months, overriding the objectio...
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:05:01

May evoked Blitz spirit to show EU Brexit progress

Theresa May told fellow European Union leaders that she was taking emergency political measures not seen in Britain since World War Two as she urged them to give her more time to clinch a deal for an orderly Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:55:05

With Brexit delayed until October, MPs cheer as they get Easter break

Theresa May has confirmed she plans to call another vote on her Brexit deal "soon" - but MPs have been granted an Easter recess so they can take time to "reflect on the issues".
Sky   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:39:00

Brexit delay averts 'terrible outcome': IMF's Lagarde

Times of India   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:35:35

The Neverending Nightmare of Life in Brexit Britain

Almost three years after the referendum, Brexit mania shows no sign of loosening its grip on the national conversation
Marie Le Conte / Time   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:30:32

Romanian ruling party hits back at Socialists for freezing relations

The PES cited concerns over the rule of law in Romania as the reason for their decision.
Carmen Paun, Anca Gurzu / Politico   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:20:34

The House of Commons had absolutely nothing new to say, and six more pointless months to say it

The EU has staged an intervention on Britain, but here was the House of Commons, checking out the clinic and heading straight back to its dealer
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:16:00

European press reacts to 'Halloween Brexit'

After the emergency European Council agreed on a 'flexible' Article 50 extension until 31 October, Open Europe reviews European press reactions to yet another Brexit delay. The post European press reacts to 'Halloween Brexit' appeared first on Open Europe .
Anna Nadibaidze / Open Europe   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:03:38

EU Grants Six-Month Delay Of Brexit

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers Thursday to spend the upcoming Easter break to "reflect" on...
Allegra Kirkland / TPM   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:58:33

EU gives May till October for Brexit, seeking clarity

European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:55:57

Macron tests German patience in split over Brexit delay

The 'De Gaulle moment' that many had speculated about before Wednesday night's Brexit summit did not come, but President Emmanuel Macron still lived up to the spirit of the post-war French leader by throwing his weight around the EU table.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:52:41

IMF boss says Brexit delay will 'hinder' UK growth

Christine Lagarde says prolonged uncertainty will have a "negative impact" on the UK economy.
BBC   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:52:23

IMF boss: Prolonged Brexit uncertainty would have negative impact on economy

Christine Lagarde tells the BBC that the delay to Brexit means businesses and investors will remain hesitant in the coming months.
BBC   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:42:59

The EU's latest Brexit plea (and what it actually means)

Brexit's been delayed until Halloween. Here's what the President of the European Council Donald Tusk had to say about the delay (and what his speech actually means).
BBC   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:40:32

The view from London: Brexit delay adds to sense of fatigue

Al Jazeera meets Londoners of low-income neighbourhoods, Lambeth and Barking, which voted remain and leave respectively.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:39:34

Who is responsible for Britain failing to leave the EU this week?

Analysis: There are two groups of MPs, diametrically opposed to each other, whose actions have led to the postponement of Brexit day, says chief political commentator John Rentoul
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:36:25

US stocks nudge higher while Brexit delay fails to boost pound

Wall Street advance comes ahead of the start of earnings season
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:28:42

UK PM May focused on delivering for the country: spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May is focused on delivering for the country, her spokesman said on Thursday when asked if she would consider resigning because she has had to extend Brexit beyond June 30 - something May previously said she could not accept.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:07:33

Theresa May: I 'never wanted' October Brexit extension

'The date of our departure from the EU - and our participation in the European parliamentary elections - remains a decision for this House.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:57:58

May defends Brexit delay, critic asks her to resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her decision to delay Brexit and seek a compromise exit plan with the opposition Labour Party as one angry lawmaker stood up in parliament on Thursday and asked her to resign.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:36:41

Markets continue to kick the can down the road

April 8-12 The main market theme of 'kicking the can' down the road continues. The likely Brexit delay will not be solving the underlying problem any time soon. The UK and the EU have agreed a "flexible extension" of Brexit until 31 October. EC President Donald Tusk has urged the ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:35:13

UK PM May defends Brexit delay, critic asks her to resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her decision to delay Brexit and seek a compromise exit plan with the opposition Labour Party as one angry lawmaker stood up in parliament on Thursday and asked her to resign.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:29:52

What happens now May has obtained a Brexit delay?

Key milestones in the next six months could bring about a change of course
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:28:56

Beijing must stick to economic timelines agreed with Europe

Sandwiched between Beijing’s trade war negotiations with Washington and the Brexit political soap opera, the annual China-European Union summit would normally have been expected to be a relatively predictable affair, long on good intentions but short on concrete action. Instead, ahead of the summit, the EU representatives seemed to take ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:27:39

May urges MPs to 'reflect' on Brexit over Easter break

Prime minister hopes to end deadlock before next month's EU elections
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:09:54

PM Tsipras proposes Brexit extension until March 2020, sees option to reverse process

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras favors extension of Brexit process until March 2020 and he even hopes that Brexit could be reversed. European leaders have to decide on the issue of Brexit by taking into account their historical and political responsibility, Tsipras told European leaders at the Extraordinary Summit on ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:08:39

UK Labour's Corbyn says government has indicated willingness to compromise on Brexit

The British government has indicated it may be willing to compromise in key areas which have prevented its Brexit deal being supported by the opposition Labour Party, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:03:59

Brexit extended to October 31: why the EU chose a six-month reprieve for its awkward partner

In another Groundhog Day experience, and at the end of a difficult seven-hour meeting, the EU27 has agreed to give the UK until October 31 2019 to ratify the withdrawal agreement. The bloc has, however, attached three very specific conditions to this offer. Should the UK and EU ratify the ...
Nieves Perez-Solorzano, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Bristol / The Conversation   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:59:02

Brexit: Theresa May updates MPs on 31 October delay

The prime minister explains why the deadline for leaving the EU has been put back to 31 October.
BBC   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:57:59

Brexit news - live: Furious Tory MPs demand Theresa May resign over 'abject surrender' as she faces Commons onslaught over latest delay to EU departure

Live updates as prime minister prepares to address parliament after agreeing extension of Britain's EU membership
Chris Baynes, Benjamin Kentish, Tom Barnes / The Independent   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:57:00

A pop-up studio captures Londoners in Brexit's troubled age

(Backstory is a series of reports showing how Reuters journalists work and the standards under which they operate.)
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:54:28

UK PM May: Reaching cross-party Brexit agreement will not be easy

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FX Street   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:46:49

How Northern Ireland conflicts helped lead to Brexit

Possible return of check points between Irish Republic and Northern Ireland is a major concern, not just on trade but on peace too.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:34:51

Germany: Brexit extension shouldn't be seen as chance to reopen negotiations

The European Union leaders' decision to give Britain an extra six months to leave the bloc should not be misunderstood as creating new leeway for negotiating the Withdrawal Agreement, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:14:16

Airline stocks are surging as a Brexit-free summer may revive vacation bookings

Shares in easyJet, Ryanair, the British Airways owner IAG and other airline stocks rose Thursday as investors seemed to bet on a surge in summer-vacation bookings resulting from Brexit's delay to the end of October. easyJet said last week that Europeans were holding off on buying plane tickets to and ...
Theron Mohamed / Money Game   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:12:25

Airline stocks lift European equities after Brexit delay

Airline stocks helped European shares advance on Thursday after European Union leaders gave Britain another six months to leave the bloc, while sterling simply shrugged.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:11:16

Who wins from the UK's extension?

Postponing Brexit by nearly six months is a delay, but not a solution
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:08:22

UK: Risk of endless Brexit looming - TDS

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FX Street   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:01:09

With Halloween the new Brexit deadline, MPs head off on holiday

After the European Union agreed to delay Brexit by six months to end-October, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded with Britain: "don't waste this time". Hours later, British lawmakers are heading off for a more than week-long Easter break.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:59:47

Capital Markets: "Market Yawns at Latest Brexit Extension"

From Marc to Market: Overview: The S&P 500 closed higher yesterday for the ninth session in the past ten, but the coattails are short and global equities are trading with a heavier bias today. A firm CPI reading in China took a toll local shares with the Shanghai Composite, shedding ...
climateer / Climateer Investing   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:57:00

With Halloween the new Brexit deadline, UK lawmakers head off on holiday

After the European Union agreed to delay Brexit by six months to end-October, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded with Britain: "don't waste this time". Hours later, British lawmakers are heading off for a more than week-long Easter break.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:45:35

Brexit is like a slow puncture for the UK economy

Heightened uncertainty and missed opportunities will mean additional public borrowing
FT   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:45:24

Brexit extension puts smaller firms at risk, warn business leaders

Manufacturers say prolonged uncertainty could force some firms to go under Tell us: how will the Brexit delay affect your business? Business leaders have warned the government against wasting the Brexit extension, sounding the alarm that another deadlock in six months' time would inflict renewed damage on the UK economy. ...
Richard Partington and Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:43:06

Halloween Brexit could be nightmare for May

Europe has done it again. Despite French President's Emmanuel Macron's reluctance to give the UK a long Brexit extension, the EU leaders have agreed the apparently interminable process can be delayed until October 31, with a school report on Britain's behavior in June.
CNN   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:40:56

May willing to talk about an EU customs union - minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is willing to discuss a possible customs union with the European Union in talks with the opposition Labour Party to end the Brexit impasse, a government minister was quoted as saying.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:29:14

UK's May willing to talk about an EU customs union: minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is willing to discuss a possible customs union with the European Union in talks with the opposition Labour Party to end the Brexit impasse, a government minister was quoted as saying.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:26:41

Explainer: Can anyone force British PM May to resign?

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces increased pressure to quit after failing to lead the country out of the European Union on schedule, with members of her own Conservative Party calling for a more pro-Brexit replacement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:22:06

Article 50: Can the UK revoke Brexit?

The European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK could consider "cancelling Brexit". How would this work?
BBC   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:20:27

Explainer: Can anyone force May to resign?

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces increased pressure to quit after failing to lead the country out of the European Union on schedule, with members of her own Conservative Party calling for a more pro-Brexit replacement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:16:34

DUP leader Foster says Irish still critical issue

Finding a solution for the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union remains a critical issue for Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, its leader said on Thursday after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator in Brussels.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:15:18

DUP leader Foster says Irish 'backstop' still critical issue

Finding a solution for the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union remains a critical issue for Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, its leader said on Thursday after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator in Brussels.
Reuters   |   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:14:59

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