Brexit News Archive: 30 Apr 2019

Brexit Party candidate denies being 'insensitive' following condemnation for her past defence of IRA bombing

'My political views have never made me insensitive to pain and suffering,' say former revolutionary communist Claire Fox
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:51:53

Labour's Brexit policy is as deliberately clear as the rules of Mornington Crescent

Remain voters will work them out in the end, but will they then work out who Change UK - The Independent Group even are?
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:05:00

Labour rejects broader backing for second Brexit vote

For EU campaign, party sticks to policy of referendum as last resort.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:25:14

Whitbread leads FTSE 100 fallers over Brexit uncertainty

FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:23:25

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn warned 'demoralised' Labour voters will boycott elections after second referendum fudge

Labour leader demonstrates his iron grip over his party - but is told he will pay a price in looming polls
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:21:00

Decaffeinated Whitbread serves unappealing Brexit blend

Skinnier hotels-only business has given bitter taste to its shares
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:10:48

Labour sticks to second Brexit referendum stance

Britain's opposition Labour Party resisted calls to unconditionally embrace a second referendum on Tuesday, restating its support for such a vote only if the government refuses to change its EU deal or there is no new election.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:07:57

The Beginning Of The End For British Shale Gas

Amid the ruckus of Great Britain's reckless Brexit saga, one might not have noticed the ongoing environmental battle that could put a sudden end to shale gas development in the UK. While Britain's energy security does not have any direct links to Brexit - its hydrocarbon production went into decline ...
Viktor Katona / Oil Price   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:00:00

ChUK Rally Highlights

Today the ChUKs held a huge rally in London, with reportedly over 100 people in attendance. Guido has brought you the highlights. They include... Boasting about a poll that puts them behind the Brexit Party in London. Fibbing about not having huge financial backing. Admitting they "haven't got everything right." ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:49:09

Which Brexit?

Assuming that we ever escape the Shelob's web that Mrs May, her bullnecked exquisite "Olly" Robbins and others have woven in our path out of the EU, the big question is, what next? Is it to be untrammelled "free trade", or something else? For there are other Left agitators like ...
Sackerson / Bearwatch   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:42:00

UK pound zips higher with Brexit angst receding

Bank of England meeting later this week also in focus
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:36:53

Brexit news - live: Crunch Labour meeting on second referendum descends into acrimony as deputy leader Tom Watson storms out

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Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:30:00

Corbyn refuses tougher commitment on Brexit referendum

Labour leader says party will maintain existing policy of backing a soft Brexit
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:10:17

Brexit news: Attempt to get Labour to commit to second referendum shot down at party meeting

Labour supporters of a second Brexit referendum have failed to force Jeremy Corbyn to commit to a public vote in all circumstances, after a marathon five-hour meeting.
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:04:00

Brexit: Labour supports a referendum with caveats

The party will demand a public vote if the Tories don't change their deal or hold a general election.
BBC   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:58:51

Labour Party sticks to Brexit policy on second referendum - source

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will back the option of a public vote, or second referendum, if it cannot win support for its own Brexit deal, secure changes to the government's Brexit agreement or a national election, a source said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:56:13

UK: Opposition Labour party to support a second Brexit referendum - BBC

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FX Street   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:42:16

Brexit: Change UK urges pro-EU Labour members to 'lend' support for referendum push

'Don't endorse that prevarication,' said the group's spokesman and ex-Labour MP Chuka Umunna
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:35:00

'Brexit effect' blamed for fall in stamp duty receipts

Sale of homes valued at £1m-£2m slows as political uncertainty weighs on property market
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:05:44

Backstage: The EU financial services landscape after Brexit

Bruegel fellows Rebecca Christie and Nicolas Véron discuss how the map of the EU's financial services industry has begun to change, and how it might eventually settle.
The Sound of Economics / Bruegel   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:32:32

Top Brexit Party candidate condemned for past defence of IRA bombing

Father of schoolboy murdered in Warrington says voters will be 'absolutely disgusted'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:26:00

UK companies going into administration reach five-year peak

Total insolvencies hit more than 4,000 in first quarter as Brexit uncertainty prevails Brexit uncertainty and struggling high street retailers have fuelled a rise in the number of company administrations to the highest level in five years, according to official figures. The Insolvency Service said there were 451 administrations in ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:46:32

UK eyes middle of next week deadline for Brexit talks with Labour: reports

The British government wants talks with the opposition Labour Party on a Brexit compromise to reach a conclusion by the middle of next week, several British journalists reported on Tuesday citing unnamed sources.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:30:06

Labour meets to decide stance on second Brexit referendum

Britain's main opposition Labour Party meets on Tuesday to hammer out its position on whether to demand a second referendum on any Brexit deal as part of its campaign for the European parliament election next month.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:29:15

UK needs to ratify Brexit deal soon, Hammond says

Britain must ratify a Brexit deal with the European Union soon, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday, urging parliament to end its impasse.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:28:44

UK's Hammond: Ongoing uncertainty from lack of Brexit deal is bad for business

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FX Street   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:28:09

ChUK Losing to Brexit Party in London

In London, the stronghold of remainers and Chuka's hometown, his party is trailing the Brexit Party. If the Tiggers can't win in London can they win anywhere? The post ChUK Losing to Brexit Party in London appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:26:03

UK government is grinding to a halt

Policymaking has slowed as Brexit deadlock occupies ministers' minds
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:19:19

Brexit: Theresa May threatens Labour she will abandon talks if deal not reached by next week

Prime minister bows to pressure to set a deadline for an agreement with Jeremy Corbyn - and prepares to 'move in another direction'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:55:00

Jaguar Land Rover to build next generation of Defender in Slovakia

Decision to move further project away from UK unrelated to Brexit
FT   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:52:54

Premier Inn Faces a Lonely Slog in Brexit Britain

The prospects for the hotel chain's parent, Whitbread, are uninspiring now that Costa Coffee has been sold.
Washington Post   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:41:53

No end date for Brexit talks between government and Labour: UK May's spokesman

More talks are planned between the British government and the opposition Labour Party to find consensus over a European Union withdrawal agreement, with no firm date for the discussions to end, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:40:25

Lisa Nandy Slams Alastair Campbell Over People's Vote's Lack of Honesty

Labour MP Lisa Nandy tore into Alastair Campbell on Politics Live over the People's Vote campaign's failure to be "honest" and "upfront" with the public about what they really want - to stop Brexit. Nandy hits the nail on the head - all the people arguing for a second referendum ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:40:08

The Idea of Europe has failed!

Europe has been engulfed politically and intellectually with one question -has the idea of Europe failed? One unified Idea of Europe was a consolation post WWII world and an achievement of "democratic world" post the fall of Berlin wall. But is it so... the Brexit conundrum shows there are more ...
Amna Raza Abbasi / Ideas on Europe   |   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:34:11