Brexit News Archive: 18 Apr 2019

Climate changes dwarfs Brexit

Those who don't think 16-year-olds should have a vote, should listen to the powerful and awe inspiring speech by the 16-year-old climate change activist, Greta Thunberg. Then, you might consider, that not only are 16-year-olds capable of voting; they are more capable of leading the world than many of our ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:59:47

Potholes and bins can wait: Northern Ireland's local elections are a constitutional showdown

Analysis: As Brexit looms large, the prospect of a referendum on Irish unity has the DUP dusting off their old battle cries
Ben Kelly / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:51:52

The Chemical Brothers on Brexit: 'For what?'

Group's Ed Simons bemoans the European Medicines Agency's move from London.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:23:59

Boris Johnson grabs highly-prized new Westminster office to prepare for Conservative leadership bid

Exclusive: Spacious rooms are big enough for a campaign team - and in the ideal location to woo MPs
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:06:41

Brexit inertia means London's finance workers face summer slump

The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:01:06

MEP Gets Standing Ovation for Playing Ode to Joy on Harmonica

The Brexit Party won't need to bother making any campaign videos if there's much more of this... The post MEP Gets Standing Ovation for Playing Ode to Joy on Harmonica appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:00:01

Parliamentary recess offers Britain time to sort out Brexit mess

A break from Brexit is welcome. After months of intense wrangling, raucous debate and tense parliamentary votes, the deadline for Britain’s departure from the European Union has been pushed back until the end of October. Parliament, in recess until after the Easter holiday, appears no closer to approving the terms ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:35:11

Surge in ticket sales for European ferries after Brexit delay

'The bow doors have opened' as Dover to Calais bookings rise by more than 55% Ferry services to Europe have reported a ticket sales rise of more than 50% as holidaymakers book summer breaks after Brexit was delayed. Holidaymakers had been warned of potential difficulties travelling to the continent, especially ...
Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:04:09

Shoppers unfazed by Brexit as UK retail sales jump

Revenues climb 1.1% in March to beat expectations but credit card defaults surge
FT   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:28:43

EU Parliament poll: Farage's Brexit Party surges as Eurosceptic groups rise

A lack of unity amongst UK parties could see a rise in pro-Brexit seats in EU Parliament.
euronews   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:08:08

Brexit Is Not Just a Tragedy for Britain

Gary Younge The UK's ridiculous behavior has made the EU look far more coherent than it deserves. The post Brexit Is Not Just a Tragedy for Britain appeared first on The Nation .
Gary Younge / The Nation   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:00:23

Gerard Batten insists Ukip is 'true Leave party'

Comments come after polling shows Ukip behind Brexit Party ahead of EU elections
FT   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:53:21

UKIP leader says Nigel Farage's new group 'not a proper political party'

War of words escalates between former and current UKIP leaders.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:50:55

Brexit party: Nigel Farage's threat to disrupt EU business is a waste of his energy

The UK has been catapulted into a rather unusual position as a result of the latest Article 50 extension. The European parliament election, which is typically characterised by low turn out and its treatment as a second order event, has suddenly become a hot topic. It now seems inevitable that ...
Charlotte O'Brien, Professor of Law, University of York / The Conversation   |   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:16:59

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