Brexit News Archive: 16 May 2019

Britain's cross-party Brexit talks due to end soon - BBC's Watt

Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party will soon draw to a close after the ruling party gave up on finding a compromise to break the Brexit impasse, a BBC reporter said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 20:23:21

Channel 4 News claims Banks funded Farage's lifestyle

Insurance tycoon allegedly spent £450,000 on pro-Brexit politician after EU referendum
FT   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 18:54:32

Brexit political mess a 'crushing disaster' for UK business - CBI chief

Carolyn Fairbairn urges MPs to resolve the gridlock as investor confidence plummets The continuing political mess over Brexit is a "crushing disaster" for business in Britain with investor confidence at the lowest since the financial crash a decade ago, the Confederation of British Industry's director general has said. Carolyn Fairbairn ...
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 18:30:41

May offers herself up to save Brexit deal

Prime minister's plans to quit by end of July seek to convince Tories to vote for exit treaty
FT   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 17:28:21

Who is on Question Time Tonight?

The star turn tonight is lawyer Eilidh Douglas who is simultaneously a Tory, Vice Chair of Amnesty International UK, pro-Scottish independence and pro-no deal Brexit. A novel combination... The post Who is on Question Time Tonight? appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 17:00:10

This inequality review is elitist - it needs broader expertise | Letters

40 researchers, educators and campaigners on inequality criticise the makeup of the IFS Deaton review's expert panel. Plus letters from David Sang and Ian Mitchell We welcome the idea of a major review of inequality (Britain 'risks heading to US levels of inequality', 14 May). With Brexit looming and recent ...
Letters / Guardian   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 16:38:49

Arron Banks 'bankrolled Nigel Farage's lavish lifestyle with £450,000 funding', investigation finds

Ex-Ukip ally paid for £4.4m rented London home, a luxury car, a bodyguard, a private office and trips to the United States, says Channel 4 probe
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 16:00:00

Britain's May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative Committee said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 15:41:20

Nigel Farage went to Brentwood, and not a word of truth came out

The last time I was in the Sugar Hut, I watched a man arguing he shouldn't be thrown out for throwing chewing gum in a barmaid's hair. It was far more convincing than this
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 15:41:00

Theresa May agrees to timetable to choose successor

Sources tell the BBC Theresa May will quit if she loses Brexit vote next month.
BBC   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 15:37:24

May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative Committee said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 15:09:27

‘Of course I’m going to go for it’: former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson confirms he will bid for Conservative party leadership

Boris Johnson has publicly thrown his hat into the ring for the Conservative party leadership, saying he is determined to see Brexit become a reality.Addressing insurance brokers at a conference in Manchester, he said: “I’m going to go for it. Of course I’m going to go for it.“I don’t think ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:55:53

Boris Johnson Will Stand for Prime Minister

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC that he plans to stand to replace British prime minister Theresa May once she fulfills her pledge to step down after a deal on Brexit is reached. Said Johnson: "Of course I'm going to go for it." Axios: "Of course, May hasn't ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:49:07

David Cameron to publish 'frank' autobiography on eve of Conservative Party conference

'He will provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain's place in the world in the light of Brexit'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:34:00

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson to stand as next UK Conservative leader: BBC

Boris Johnson, the face of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said on Thursday he will be standing as a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as Conservative leader.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:33:08

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson to stand as next Conservative leader - BBC

Boris Johnson, the face of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said on Thursday he will be standing as a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as Conservative leader.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:28:24

Britain's May to set out departure timetable in early June: 1922 Committee

British Prime Minister Theresa May and a powerful committee of Conservative lawmakers will meet after her latest attempt to pass her Brexit deal in early June to agree the timetable for her departure, the committee's chair said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:25:46

UK PM May to discuss leadership election timetable after vote on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will discuss a timetable for the election of a new Conservative Party leader no matter what the result of a vote on the second reading of her Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the chairman of the 1922 Committee said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:24:42

May to discuss leadership election timetable after vote on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will discuss a timetable for the election of a new Conservative Party leader no matter what the result of a vote on the second reading of her Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the chairman of the 1922 Committee said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:24:40

Theresa May to set her departure date after vote on Brexit bill

Prime minister and Graham Brady will meet again 'to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:08:38

Boris Johnson: I will run for UK leadership

Boris Johnson, the former UK Foreign Secretary and an ardent critic of Theresa May's Brexit strategy, has confirmed he will run for leadership of the Conservative Party when the beleaguered Prime Minister announces her departure.
CNN   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 14:03:18

UK PM May to meet 1922 Committee after Brexit vote in June

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FX Street   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:55:55

May to set out departure timetable in early June - 1922 Committee

British Prime Minister Theresa May and a powerful committee of Conservative lawmakers will meet after her latest attempt to pass her Brexit deal in early June to agree the timetable for her departure, the committee's chair said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:55:45

Sterling strikes three-month low on flare-up in Brexit angst

Britain's currency eases below $1.28, retreating further from recent highs
FT   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:38:11

May to reveal departure date after final Brexit vote

Theresa May will set out the timetable for her departure following one final attempt to get her Brexit deal passed by MPs.
Sky   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:32:00

Revealed: Former Brexit minister accused of breaching ministerial code in meeting with Spanish far-right

Brexit department claims Chris Heaton-Harris "wasn't acting in a ministerial capacity" - but he discussed Brexit with the controversial far-right Vox party, prompting calls for an investigation
Peter Geoghegan, Jenna Corderoy / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:24:14

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson to stand as next Conservative leader

Boris Johnson, Britain's former foreign minister and a prominent campaigner to leave the European Union, said on Thursday he will be standing as a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as Conservative leader, the BBC reported.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:19:23

Factbox - Who is hoping to be next prime minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will step down before the next phase of Brexit negotiations and, although she has not put a date on her departure, senior members of her Conservative Party are jostling to replace her.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:17:54

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson to stand as next UK Conservative leader

Boris Johnson, Britain's former foreign minister and a prominent campaigner to leave the European Union, said on Thursday he will be standing as a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as Conservative leader, the BBC reported.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:16:25

Factbox: Who is hoping to be Britain's next prime minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will step down before the next phase of Brexit negotiations and, although she has not put a date on her departure, senior members of her Conservative Party are jostling to replace her.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:15:06

Boris Johnson says 'of course' he will run to replace May as soon as she quits as prime minister

Former foreign secretary becomes the fourth MP publicly to say he'd stand for leader, joining Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey and Rory Stewart
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:04:00

Brexit backlash? Farage sets sight on European election and beyond

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage is one of the few politicians in Britain enjoying this month's elections to the European parliament. In fact, he's relishing it.
Reuters   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 12:55:56

Boris Declares He Will Stand for Tory Leadership

The worst kept secret in politics is out. The former Mayor of London and leading Brexiteer has told the BBC's Huw Edwards "Of course I'm going to go for it" when asked about the Tory leadership at the British Insurance Brokers' Association conference today. It's on... The post Boris Declares ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 12:53:14

British Steel's cry of Brexit pain

Over the past year, big groups have indicated how uncertainty is harming their operations
FT   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 12:49:32

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

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 12:19:39

Why Labour's Remainer MPs have less to fear from Brexit voters than they think

The Labour Party is frequently criticised for sitting on the fence over Brexit. The party leadership has, most notably, avoided making a definite commitment to a second referendum, which might deliver a Remain vote. This stance can in part be attributed to the fact that 60% of the seats the ...
Paul Whiteley, Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex / The Conversation   |   Thu, 16 May 2019 11:55:54