Brexit News Archive: 12 Apr 2019

Frustration and cynicism take hold in Brexit heartland

Leave-voting Sunderland is 'sick' of delays with many preferring any form of exit to current limbo
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 21:00:25

Brexit ministers accuse Keir Starmer of 'obstructing' negotiations - Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:20:11

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party

Farage will stand as a candidate for his new party in the upcoming European elections.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:26:00

The Brexit Impossibility Triangle

As the United Kingdom's chaotic quest to leave the European Union drags on, the country's leaders need to accept that the primary objectives of Brexit are, and always have been, mutually incompatible. Sadly, their refusal to acknowledge this is indicative of the kind of leadership that led to the current ...
Emily Jones / Project Syndicate   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:05:06

UK government puts no-deal Brexit plans on hold

Operation Yellowhammer paused after EU leaders agree delay to October 31
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:56:51

Farage focuses on EU exit in comeback bid

Former Ukip leader launches Brexit party as election for European Parliament looms
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:56:02

Brexit: Second referendum vote 'very likely', Philip Hammond says

But the chancellor also stresses the government is still opposed to a fresh public vote
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:39:00

Nigel Farage may be a brilliant campaigner, but the Brexit party will soon be over

The arrival of the Brexit Party is much anticipated, and its agenda hardly needs spelling out. Mr Farage believes Brexit has been 'betrayed', and he has returned to frontline politics to save it
Editorial / The Independent   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:30:29

Brexit scenarios: Theresa May's four seasons of departure

The FT's Sebastian Payne looks at when and how the prime minister will step aside
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:15:09

Farage Says His New Brexit Party Is "UKIP Without The Far Right"

Nigel Farage has only just launched his new 'Brexit' Party, but it's already becoming a force in UK politics, attracting some Tory defectors, including the sister of European Research Group leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the leading Brexiteers. The Brexit party is fortunate to have such a high calibre candidate ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:15:00

How much has Brexit uncertainty slowed growth?, by Scott Sumner

While I did not think Brexit was a good idea, I also did not expect the vote to trigger a UK recession. Instead, I argued that it would slightly reduce the UK's long run growth rate, and cited the steep fall in the pound as evidence for that claim. In ...
EconLog   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:01:29

Call to Order: The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

The Brexit spectacle has plunged Britain into a deep crisis and turned the country's political leaders into laughing stocks. Justifiably? A closer look at the House of Commons reveals that it may be too early to pass judgment.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:43:24

Brexit Forever: European Leaders Buy Time to Keep Bickering

This week's compromise between London and Brussels to delay the UK's exit from the European Union defused a potentially explosive situation. Now everyone can go back to pretending like they have things under control.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:40:43

What Happens Next in Brexit?

Brexit day came and went on March 29 and the U.K. is still in the European Union. The drawn-out saga of Britain's departure from the bloc was thrown into disarray by the U.K. Parliament's repeated rejection of the divorce deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. Exasperated EU leaders granted ...
Washington Post   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:34:18

Boris Johnson 'wrong on no-deal polling claim'

Press regulator rules Boris Johnson column was inaccurate about polling evidence on a no-deal Brexit.
BBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:16:38

Hammond says end to austerity hinges on Brexit deal

Chancellor warns long-term spending plans depend on MPs backing withdrawal agreement
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:43:37

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

The government is "absolutely committed to an independent Scotland in the European Union," Scottish minister for Europe, migration and international development Ben Macpherson told AFP while out campaigning in Leith, east of Edinburgh.
Times of India   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:39:02

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 60)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Jazz FM Business Breakfast Presenter Jonny Hart to preview the upcoming week in the markets. On the agenda next week we have more Brexit (hopefully much less though), important data from the UK, eurozone and China, US earnings and the Indian election.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:50:16

Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote

Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellor Philip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the delay to Brexit to hold a second referendum and stressed that he still expects Britain to leave the European Union. Speaking in Washington, ...
Larry Elliott in Washington / Guardian   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:22:04

Highlights: Hammond talks about Brexit, the BoE and PM May's successor

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday it was very likely that the idea of a second Brexit referendum would be put to parliament at some point, but time was tight before October when Britain is due to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:14:33

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

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:11:16

Britain's post-Brexit future still shrouded in fog

But a longer extension offers time to plot a course to a sensible destination
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:10:13

Hammond: Brexit deadlock leaves little room for key issues

The UK chancellor says getting a deal done soon will release needed for key economic decisions.
BBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:28

Brexit: Conservatives and Labour continue talks

Parties bid to break parliamentary deadlock, following the delay of UK's departure date from the EU.
BBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:59:54

Brexit black hole: Divorce implosion, deal, or election?

The United Kingdom now has until Oct. 31 to leave the European Union but the British political elite is still squabbling over how, when or if to Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:51:20

Farage's high hopes for the Brexit party

Sight of Ukip's ex-leader back hogging the political limelight will terrify the Tories
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:49:29

Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party ahead of European elections

Ex-UKIP leader calls for "democratic revolution", as Annunziata Rees-Mogg named among candidates.
BBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:35:31

Can the Tories and Labour agree on Brexit?

Both sides want to avoid taking part in European elections but significant hurdles to agreement remain.
BBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:22:47

Brexit talks positive and constructive, Labour's McDonnell says

Talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party on Brexit are constructive and positive, Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:21:56

Brexit: five essential reads to help you understand Britain's relationship with the EU right now

Nearly three years after the British public voted to leave the European Union, it is no exaggeration to say that a solution is no closer to being found. Indeed, Brexit looks more difficult and perhaps more distant than ever. How did one of the world's oldest democracies and largest economies ...
Andy Price, Head of Politics, Sheffield Hallam University / The Conversation   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:21:04

Brexit's Tortured Endgame as the Deadline Pushes Out: QuickTake

Brexit day came and went on March 29 and the U.K. is still in the European Union. The drawn-out saga of Britain's departure from the bloc was thrown into disarray by the U.K. Parliament's repeated rejection of the divorce deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. Exasperated EU leaders granted ...
Washington Post   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:09:44

Osborne 'not optimistic' for softer Brexit as cross-party talks continue

The former chancellor of the exchequer has criticised the Brexit negotiations saying Theresa May wasn't even in the room for the biggest decision of the week.
Sky   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:06:00

The pound's 'breathless marathon' tests traders' nerves

Brexit headlines keep markets and companies on edge with inconsequential sprints
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:04:28

Blair: Brexit or not, Britain will remain a great country

Former British PM Tony Blair discusses the latest in Brexit, his best guess for what happens in October at the end of the extension, the rise of populism and why he says 'if a populism of the left fights a populism of the right, the right wins.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:52:58

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Aliya Ram's top reads this week: tech regulation explained, Merkel-Macron Brexit tensions, 21st-century working hours
FT   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:42:03

Brexit news - live: Hammond revives talks of 'very likely' second referendum Commons vote, as Boris Johnson claim ruled 'significantly inaccurate' by watchdog

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Ashley Cowburn, Harry Cockburn / The Independent   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:25:00

UK parliament very likely to consider new Brexit referendum - Hammond

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday it was very likely that the idea of a second Brexit referendum would again be put to parliament at some point, although the government remained opposed to any new plebiscite.
Reuters   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:24:24

UK's Hammond: Substantial increase in business investment expected once Brexit is resolved

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FX Street   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:52:20

Watch out parliament, Farage warns at launch of new Brexit Party

Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of a campaign to leave the European Union, launched a new Brexit Party on Friday, promising to put "the fear of God" into lawmakers he accused of betraying Britain's decision to quit the bloc.
Reuters   |   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:32:46