Brexit News Archive: 16 Apr 2019

Brexit: Theresa May warned she has 'no chance' of passing deal in time to stop European elections

Exclusive: Experts dismiss chances of legislation passing by 22 May - putting prime minister on course for ballot box disaster and fresh threat to her job
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:11:21

Steve Bell on the stalling Brexit talks - cartoon

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Steve Bell / Guardian   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:36:38

Delayed Brexit lifts FTSE 100 to six-month high

Improved investor sentiment across Europe and relative short-term stability from a delayed Brexit helped push London stocks to a six-month high on Tuesday.
Sky   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:10:00

Forget Brexit and focus on climate change, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg tells EU leaders

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has chided EU leaders for holding three emergency summits on Brexit and none on the threat posed by climate change.In a clarion call to Europe’s political leaders ahead of European Parliament elections in May, the founder of the school strike movement said if politicians were ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:07:24

How the Brexit Extension Could Scramble British and European Political Party Fortunes

The latest Brexit deadline extension seems likely to prolong Britain's nervous breakdown over its association with the European Union until October 31. But deferral could also lead to a significant and more immediate change in the political makeup of Europe itself. That is because, as EU and UK...
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard / Petersen Institute   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:04:48

Britain, Seized With Brexit Madness, Staggers Toward Yet Another Deadline

Rachel Shabi There's still no resolution in sight. But some on the left see the new October departure date as a chance to counter the nativist right. The post Britain, Seized With Brexit Madness, Staggers Toward Yet Another Deadline appeared first on The Nation .
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:29:15

Brexit Extension Complicates EU Parliamentary Elections

Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) could paralyse law-making in Brussels for at least 5 years. Brexit may now not happen before October 31st, after European leaders agreed last week to allow more time for Prime Minister Theresa May and the U.K.'s parliament to sort out the country's exit ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:05:33

Kosovo president says EU will 'lose a lot of substance' after Brexit as he eyes membership

Interview: The Independent's Diplomatic Editor Kim Sengupta sat down with the President of Kosovo to discuss Brexit, the prospect of peace between Kosovo and Serbia, and the case for joining Nato.
Kim Sengupta / The Independent   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:11

Brexit Delay Sparks Options Activity in U.K. ETF

Even against the backdrop of contentious Brexit negotiations, the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSEArca: EWU), the largest U.K.-related exchange traded fund (ETF) listed in the U.S., is up more than 14% this year. Following news that European Union (EU) granted the U.K. a lengthy extension to finalize its divorce ...
Tom Lydon / ETF Trends   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:57:35

UK Earnings Keep Rising as Brexit Looms

British workers' pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade, fuelled by further job creation, adding to suggestions that Brexit uncertainty is prompting firms to hire workers rather than make longer-term investment in equipment. Total earnings, including bonuses, rose by an annual 3.5 percent in the three ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:17:32

Pelosi warns over post-Brexit trade deal

The US Speaker was speaking ahead of her trip to Ireland on Tuesday.
BBC   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:13:24

Brexit blues

Testing the mood across the UK
FT   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:09:32

Farage predicts 'new future for British democracy' on 23 May as EP debates Brexit

MEPs in Strasbourg engaged in an emotional debate on Tuesday over last week's decision to extend the Brexit deadline until October 31.
euronews   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:55:00

Amber Rudd could back Boris Johnson in leadership contest despite attacking his 'fantasy' Brexit stance

Work and pension secretary's pick will be hugely influential, as the figurehead of the 'One Nation' group of Tory MPs
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:42:00

The strength of the UK's jobs market is not as simple as it seems | Larry Elliott

If companies were really taking on more people as a result of Brexit jitters, there'd be more part-timers There is a straightforward explanation for the continued strength of the UK jobs market. Firms are reluctant to invest because acute Brexit uncertainty means it is nigh on impossible to forecast future ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:23:12

Opposition Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled

Britain's opposition Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May's government had stalled.
Reuters   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:20:01

Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled

The Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May's government had stalled.
Reuters   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:17:40

Labour Party spokesman denies reports that Brexit talks with government have stalled

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FX Street   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:11:14

UK recruiters hit by slowdown in international markets

Groups suffering as Brexit uncertainty weighs on private sector hiring
FT   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:58:09

UK pay grows at fastest rate since financial crisis - ONS

Almost 180,000 workers hired, while unemployment remains at lowest level since mid-70s Pay growth in Britain has risen at the fastest rate in more than a decade, as companies keep hiring despite growing fears over Brexit. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.5% on the year in the three ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:11:36

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