Brexit News Archive: 09 May 2019

Lib Dems say 'Bollocks to Brexit' ahead of EU polls

The Liberal Democrats are standing on a forthright "Bollocks to Brexit" platform ahead of this month's European Parliament elections.
Sky   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 17:56:00

Tories at odds over how long to let May stay

European election drubbing and further failure to pass Brexit could usher in the end for leader
FT   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 17:22:21

Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

Tonight's Question Time is set to be the spiciest for weeks, featuring firebrand Remainers Anna Soubry and Amber Rudd, up against Brexiteer stalwarts Nigel Farage and John Mills. Labour's Henry Bolton lookalike Jonathan Reynolds will also be there. Not one to miss... The post Who Is On Question Time Tonight? ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 17:00:32

Brexit news - live: Theresa May to stage fourth meaningful vote on deal as Corbyn launches Labour's EU elections campaign

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Adam Forrest, Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 16:50:00

Labour's Brexit Position is so unambiguous, no one can decide how ambiguous it is, or isn't

Here are your choices in the EU elections: Brexit, Bollocks to Brexit, Bollocks to the Elections, Bollocks I Forgot to Send The Leaflet, or just plain Bollocks
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 15:49:00

2019 European elections: Sturgeon says Scotland does not want Brexit

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says voting for her party in the European elections will send a clear message that Scotland is not for Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 15:30:46

Jeremy Corbyn's Conspiracy Theory Hypocrisy

At today's European Election launch, Jeremy Corbyn criticised people who perpetuate conspiracy theories, and vowed that Labour would lead on tackling antisemitism. He even claimed that "Nigel Farage's Brexit is a Brexit for conspiracy theorists"... Labour's new European Election manifesto even says that they will "lead the fight to tackle ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 15:06:34

UK's chief negotiator 'joked that he would want EU citizenship after Brexit'

Olly Robbins said he didn't want to come back to the UK after Brexit, according to Guy Verhofstadt
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 15:06:00

British minister blasts 'lazy thinking' on Brexit

As EU leaders met in Romania to debate the bloc's future without Britain, Steve Barclay used a side event to urge them to move on from the "Nigel Farage little-Englander portrayal of Brexit".
Times of India   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 13:51:27

Swearing by the EU - UK's anti-Brexit Lib Dems opt for earthy election slogan

Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats are showcasing their European election campaign with a down-to-earth slogan they hope will attract frustrated voters who want to remain in the bloc: "Bollocks to Brexit".
Reuters   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 13:38:47

The Brief: Medieval city plays host to post-Brexit summit...before Brexit

It's a small medieval town in Romania, it's also where EU leaders are converging to chart the bloc's future course, without the UK.
euronews   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 13:23:18

Sarkozy's stepson campaigning for Frexit party in EU election

Carla Bruni's son has also contributed to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.
Marion Solletty / Politico   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 13:10:34

Verhofstadt: Olly Robbins Asked For Belgian Citizenship

Olly Robbins' Brussels indiscretions have landed him in hot water again - this time it's Guy Verhofstadt who's dobbed him in. A laughing Verhofstadt reveals in BBC4's new behind-the-scenes Brexit documentary that Olly Robbins came to him and said: "Guy, can I become a Belgian citizen after this whole thing? ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 12:51:49

Gavin Esler's "Village Idiot" Politics Live Meltdown

Gavin Esler's big moment on Politics Live today severely backfired after he accused the Brexit Party's Martin Daubney of lying over whether Esler had called Brexiteers "village idiots". Which he had. Even Will Self-style theatrical finger jabbing couldn't save the Brexit-deranged former BBC presenter from a cringeworthy retreat. Glorious television... ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 12:16:17

EUR/GBP regains 0.8600 and beyond, looks to Brexit, trade

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FX Street   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 11:37:30

Brexit: Corbyn says new referendum could be 'healing process' at European election campaign launch

Labour leader also accuses Theresa May of making 'no big offer' in cross-party Brexit talks
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 9 May 2019 11:28:45