Brexit News Archive: 10 May 2019

Ex-Tory donor revealed as major backer of Brexit Party

A businessman who has previously donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Conservative Party has been confirmed as a major financial backer of the Brexit Party.
Sky   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 18:28:00

Fresh no-deal Brexit plan set to spark cabinet clash

Brexit secretary seeks to ramp up preparations for abrupt exit before October 31
FT   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 17:05:34

European elections: Change UK launches 'Charter for Remain' in bid to secure anti-Brexit vote

'Our politics is broken, with the two main parties so preoccupied with their own self-preservation that they are no longer working in the national interest'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 16:01:06

European elections: how vote could help predict the outcome of a second Brexit referendum

The last time European elections were fought in the UK, Nigel Farage was buoyant. UKIP became the first party other than Labour and the Conservatives to top a national poll in a UK-wide election in 98 years. Farage proclaimed that "the UKIP fox is in the Westminster hen house". This ...
Alan Wager, Research Associate, King's College London / The Conversation   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:59:41

Leading Tory backer switches support to Brexit party

City financier Jeremy Hosking is first notable donor to upstart group to be named
FT   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:50:51

'Bollocks to Brexit' critiques are bollocks

The Liberal Democrat campaign slogan has come under fire. I think it's a great slogan. It weaves together different feelings of those against the project: 'oh for God's sake make it stop this is turning out really badly' [recall Jolyon ... Continue reading →
Tony Yates / longandvariable   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:37:57

Euro election pollwatch: How are the parties faring?

Brexit Party now leads polls for the Euro elections, with the Tories on course for an historic low.
BBC   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:16:39

Brexit fears caused car parts firm to stockpile

Brexit worries meant car parts maker Pressmark tied up needed cash in stockpiling materials.
BBC   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:08:25

Brexit news: UK's exit from EU has 30% chance of being cancelled, Donald Tusk says

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Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 14:00:00

Britain's Remainers are too divided

Brexit party has gained most of the campaigning momentum for European elections
FT   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 13:40:36

Change UK MEP: Vote Lib Dem

It turns out that the two former Tory MEPs who were kicked out of the party after voting to ban the UK from discussing trade in the Brexit negotiations joined 'Change UK' last month, not that anyone really noticed. Now Julie Girling, one of those Change UK MEPs, is encouraging ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 13:02:44

Theresa May risks Conservative wrath as European election leaflet targets Brexit deal rebels

'Cabinet must take its head out of the sand. The deal was dead months ago'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 12:26:36

Chances of Brexit being reversed are one in three, says EU president Donald Tusk

'It is becoming increasingly clear the UK's exit from the EU will look completely different than the Brexit that was promoted'
Jane Dalton / The Independent   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 12:18:34

Meet the Candidates: Team Saj

Guido brings you another one of the teams behind the Tory leadership hopefuls - this time it's Sajid Javid who is hoping to come through the chaos as the compromise candidate. Sajid was flying high as the front-runner last summer. However his star has waned as Brexit has taken over ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 12:00:50

Labour MPs urge Corbyn to walk away from Brexit talks or risk European election backlash

'If we stand in the middle of the road on Brexit, we'll get run over from both directions'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 11:46:28

Verhofstadt backs Lib Dems on the 'Bollocks to Brexit' tour

Vince Cable's Lib Dems are the 'natural' home for Remainers, says ALDE leader.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Fri, 10 May 2019 11:45:15