Brexit News Archive: 23 Apr 2019

Labour says Theresa May unwilling to offer key Brexit concessions - The Guardian

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FX Street   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:01:49

Meet the anti-Farages

The Brexiteers 'stole our patriotism and I want it back,' said Change UK candidate Gavin Esler.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:10:53

Sturgeon to set out case for second independence vote

First minister of Scotland to push for plebiscite amid Brexit uncertainty
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:34:37

EUR/GBP: Range trading, waiting for Brexit clarification - Danske Bank

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FX Street   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:19:47

FTSE 100 hits six-month high as pound slides - business live

Britain's blue-chip share index has risen over 7,500 points, but Brexit anxiety is pushing sterling down Latest: FTSE 100 has jumped over 7,500 points Pound dips to two-month low Earlier: Trump blasts 'unfair' EU tariffs Introduction: Brent crude hits 2019 high 7.06pm BST Donald Trump's decision to ratchet up the ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:06:17

Change UK candidate resigns over 'Romanian pickpockets' comments hours after campaign launch

Ali Sadjady had said he would consider supporting Brexit to stop 'Romanian pickpockets' from coming to the UK
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:36:00

Hedge funds warm up to prospects of a pound rally

Extension of Brexit deadline prompts investors to take brighter view of UK prospects
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:22:35

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month, has been delayed as the government tries to win Parliament's backing for a divorce agreement. The bloc has given Britain until Oct. 31 to ratify an agreement or leave the 28-nation EU without a deal to smooth the way.
Times of India   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:10:53

May Ready To Bring Back Hated Brexit Plan For Unprecedented 4th Vote

Though the pound's weakness against the dollar in the euro on Tuesday has been widely interpreted as a knock-on effect of the dollar's strength, traders could be forgiven for assuming otherwise. Because after a brief Easter recess, Parliament is back in session, and Brexit-related news is back in the headlines. ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:08:21

The only thing Change UK want to change is the people

At the party's election launch, it wasn't even a case of going over the same old Brexit arguments, but resuscitating ancient ones that died long ago
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:02:56

Talks with Labour on Brexit are serious but difficult, May tells ministers

Prime Minister Theresa May told her top team of ministers on Tuesday that talks with the Labour Party aimed at finding a way forward on Brexit were serious but difficult in some areas, her spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:41:12

Brexit: Theresa May accuses Labour of dragging its heels in talks to find compromise

No 10 goes public on fears that Jeremy Corbyn does not share a desire to avoid next month's European elections
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:36:00

Tsipras: Brexit shows flaw of policies and "chauvinistic rhetoric"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the UK's Brexit deadlock illustrates the flaws of a "nationalistic approach" and "chauvinist rhetoric" in addressing a country's political, economic and social problems. "Brexit was a very bad development for Europe, and very bad for Britain as well," Mr Tsipras said in an interview ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:20:18

Nigel Farage claims his new Brexit party could 'stop a second referendum'

'Leavers have to get themselves mentally prepared that there could be a second referendum,' says ex-Ukip leader
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:57:00

British MPs back Brexit delay by one vote

Bill narrowly approved in the House of Commons on Wednesday; PM May to seek extension from EU on current April 12 date.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:53:43

Piers Morgan: Impeachment calls are a trap

British broadcaster Piers Morgan weighs in on the Premier League, Brexit and why he opposes it, why he also says the UK can't ignore the will of the people who voted for Brexit and his thoughts on impeachment.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:53:15

Bad news for the 'Global Britain' Brexiters

In much of Washington as within the EU, Ireland matters more than the UK does
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:49:33

Change UK candidate said he wants Brexit if it stops Romanian pickpockets

Party dragged into a second racism row after 'funny tinge' comments
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:13:00

Brexit adds to Northern Ireland's broken politics

The main achievement of the Good Friday Agreement - the creation of power-sharing institutions - is not just unwell, but perhaps terminally ill.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:06:48

Nancy Pelosi on Brexit: why Irish-US diplomacy is a powerful force in border talks

On her recent visit to Europe, Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, addressed members of Ireland's Dail (the lower house of the Irish parliament). She was attending an event that marked the centenary of its founding during revolution against British rule. But, beyond the symbolism of ...
Liam Kennedy, Professor of American Studies, University College Dublin / The Conversation   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:19:51

Bookings from the UK show recovery on Brexit delay

Bank of Greece data on British tourist arrivals and reports from major hotel chains are quite encouraging for 2019, pointing to a recovery in bookings.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:10:41

British PM Theresa May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Most economists believe that a 'no-deal' Brexit would plunge Britain into recession as customs checks would likely be installed at UK ports and tariffs imposed on trade between the UK and the EU.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:01:22

Brexit a 'defining factor' in financial rules reset, says FCA chief

Andrew Bailey expects UK to return to a more principles-based system of regulation
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:00:24

British influence in Washington has 'vanished' due to Brexit, French ambassador to US says

'The British ambassador told me - and I loved it - that every time the British military is meeting with the American military, the Americans are talking about the French'
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:54:00

Brexit stockpiling gives Coca-Cola a boost

Beverage company 'encouraged' by its earnings and sticks with outlook for 2019
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:36:41

Tory MPs Supporting Brexit Party, 1922 Rule Change Rumoured

Tory MP Lucy Allan is publicly recommending candidates for the rival Brexit Party. Andrea Jenkyns has, Guido hears, told local activists she too will be supporting the Brexit Party. Not much party discipline being shown... Sources within the 1922 Committee suggest that there is a fair chance the executive will ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:36:36

May plans new Commons Brexit vote in high stakes move

Vote on withdrawal agreement bill could take place as early as next week
FT   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:32:50

Brexit Party Candidate Not Just 'Royal Marine', Was in Special Forces

The Brexit Party this morning unveiled a host of impressive candidates, but introduced Afghanistan veteran and environmental campaigner James Glancy as a former 'Royal Marine'. Guido can reveal that Glancy was in fact in the special forces, serving in the elite Special Boat Service. He is now a Fellow of ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:38:54