Brexit News Archive: 24 Apr 2019

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's push for rerun of 2014 poll amid Brexit uncertainty draws sharp criticism from London.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:30:05

Police call for change to 'outdated' protest laws after MPs threatened over Brexit

Parliamentarians receiving 'skyrocketing' death threats during EU exit debate, officials say
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:46:00

Britain's Embrace of Huawei Is Really About Brexit

The divorce from Europe is on its way, so Britain is under greater pressure to keep China as a trading partner.
Washington Post   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:32:22

Where Brexit Fits in the Long British History of Petitioning Parliament

In the centuries before universal suffrage, petitioning was an indispensable tool to represent public opinion in the U.K.
Philip Loft / History Today / Time   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:22:18

Next BoE governor will need exceptional skills

Mark Carney's successor must grapple with Brexit aftermath and political meddling
FT   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:14:25

Conservative MPs demand clearer 'road map' for May's exit

But backbenchers opted not to change the rule that prevents her being challenged before December.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:59:50

Brexit news: Relief for May as Tory MPs' bid to change rules to topple her fails

Theresa May has survived the latest attempt to oust her from office after senior Conservative backbenchers decided not to change party rules to allow another vote of no confidence in her leadership.
The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:45:08

Boris Fends Off All Challengers in Latest Tory Run-Off Poll

ConservativeHome have done a fresh round of Tory leadership run-offs to see how different combinations of the final two candidates fare with the members in their survey. It's bad news for Jeremy Hunt whose Brexiteer drag act has not fooled the membership - Hunt loses all four matchups. Sajid Javid ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:17:47

Brexit: Foreign Secretary hits back at French diplomat who said UK influence in Washington DC had 'vanished'

Jeremy Hunt reminded the ambassador about the bust of Winston Churchill in the Oval Office
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:16:00

Prudential Financial says Brexit is fueling U.K. pension de-risking

Seeking Alpha   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:55:10

Why does Nigel Farage keep coming back to Clacton? Because it is nothing like Britain

Nigel Farage is talking the language of betrayal, but the only thing he and the rest of the Brexiteers have been betrayed by is reality
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:21:28

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon calls for second independence vote by 2021 as Brexit looms for UK

The Scottish government will introduce legislation as a first step towards another independence referendum to be held by 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced will shortly introduce legislation to set the rules for any referendum,” the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh.She said she hoped the legislation ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:18:21

Sturgeon: Brexit should trigger Scottish independence vote by 2021

Scotland's first minister says 'independent nations' wield more power in EU than Scotland does within the UK.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:59:35

Sarah Vine Says She'll Vote Brexit Party

What will Mr Sarah Vine say about that..? This comes minutes after Steve Baker deleted a retweet praising the Brexit Party's Claire Fox. Tory unity going strong... The post Sarah Vine Says She'll Vote Brexit Party appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:50:49

Sturgeon pushes for second Scottish independence referendum by 2021

Scottish first minister insisted Scotland must be able to hold a second referendum if Brexit goes ahead
FT   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:33:23

The unbreakable Brexit impasse

There are three separate initiatives under way - but none is guaranteed success
FT   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:21:51

Brexit: talks are reportedly on the verge of collapse, GBP/USD remains pressured

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FX Street   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:15:06

Brexit news - live: Tories prompt confusion over European election plan as Change UK face second racism resignation in 24 hours

Senior Conservative backbenchers are expected to regroup today and decide whether to press ahead for changes to the party's rule book to enable an early leadership challenge to Theresa May.
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:05:00

UK government Brexit talks with Labour cannot be open ended - May's spokesman

British government talks with the Labour Party on finding a Brexit compromise cannot be open ended, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:23:50

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

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:23:23