Brexit News Archive: 20 May 2019

Bloomberg: Brexit Blues Hit House Prices in Almost Every London Borough

News of price drops from international media
tenyearstogetmymoneyback / House Price Crash   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 22:37:10

UK's Hammond: Backing a 'no deal' Brexit means deliberately harming economy - Reuters

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FX Street   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 21:16:15

Britain's Right-Wing Politicians Cry Over Spilt Milkshakes

When Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was doused Monday with a milkshake while campaigning for the European Parliament elections in the English city of Newcastle, it was unclear who he was more angry with-the protester who threw the drink at him, or the security team that didn't see it coming. ...
Yasmeen Serhan / The Atlantic   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 20:20:00

No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake

Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet's collective glee. The Brexit...
Cristina Cabrera / TPM   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 19:30:45

Bank deputy: businesses had unrealistic Brexit ideas

Ben Broadbent delivers rebuke to government overhandling of talks to leave the EU
FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 19:27:23

Bank of England warns investment will suffer under no-deal Brexit

Ben Broadbent says projects postponed amid political uncertainty will be cancelled Businesses would be likely to cancel their investment projects in Britain under a no-deal Brexit, paving the way for weaker economic growth in future, a deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned. Ben Broadbent, a senior policymaker ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 19:04:19

Brexit: From Bad to Terminal?

The cross-party talks between Labour and the Conservatives, aimed at a "soft" exit by Britain from the European Union, have collapsed-abandoned by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His move was precipitated by Prime Minister Theresa May's imminent departure from office. The uberadvocate of Brexit, Boris...
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard / Petersen Institute   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 19:03:20

Lord Heseltine has Conservative party whip suspended over Brexit

FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 18:45:23

Tory factions set out stalls before leadership battle

'One Nation' and 'Blue Collar' groups test the waters with centrist and Brexiter blocs
FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 18:41:28

People's Vote's Shameless Donations Hypocrisy

People's Vote campaigners have spent the last few days frothing at the mouth over the Brexit Party's £25 donations, to the extent that the sycophantic Electoral Commission have dropped everything to go and physically investigate its offices tomorrow. So naturally you'd expect the People's Vote campaign to have the highest ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 17:51:58

Nigel Farage blames Remainers after milkshake attack

Suspect says he does not regret throwing beverage at Brexit Party leader.
Galaxy Henry / Politico   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 17:51:03

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage splattered as milkshakes become Britons’ weapon of choice on European Parliament campaign trail

The lowly milkshake has turned into an unlikely weapon of choice for Britons determined to make a splashy statement against the rise of the Brexit-backing populist right.Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage became the latest political figure Monday to be doused with the sticky concoction while campaigning for ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 17:33:07

Farage gives Remainers cause to fear second Brexit vote

His party has dominated the European election campaign with clarity of purpose
FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 16:45:55

Pro-Brexit Politician Nigel Farage Hit With Milkshake While Campaigning

Farage was left with milkshake dripping down his suit
Associated Press / Time   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 16:12:05

Farage 'Milkshaked' As Brexit Party Extends Double-Digit Polling Lead

With just days to go before voting begins, latest batch of polls are out, and they've confirmed that, during the final stretch of the campaign, the Brexit Party has only strengthened its lead in the race to win the UK's 70 seats in the EU Parliament. That's huge news for ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:49:29

Tory EU Election Leaflet Doesn't Mention Brexit Once

Theresa May launched the Tory EU Election 'campaign' last week with the inspiring message: "to vote for a party that will can deliver Brexit, vote Conservative." Voters in London will have a hard time spotting that message on the party's EU Election leaflets. The word Brexit literally doesn't appear once, ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:31:38

What Happens Next in Brexit?

It's three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union but the Brexit saga drags on. Departure day has been postponed twice and what kind of divorce the U.K. really wants isn't yet clear. Parliament is deadlocked, and has repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa ...
Washington Post   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:22:15

Brexit party finances to be probed by election watchdog

Move follows warnings by ex-PM Gordon Brown that party may be at risk of accepting 'dirty money'
FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:08:39

Brexit Party Take 17-Point Lead in Wales, Labour Vote Halves

A new YouGov poll for ITV and Cardiff University has found that the Brexit Party now has a 17 point lead, up a whopping 26 points from April. Since last month, the Labour vote has halved and ChUK has fallen from 8% to just 2%, too small for Guido's bar ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:02:42

Factbox: How will Britain allocate its seats to the European Parliament?

The European Parliament election in Britain on May 23 is expected to show the polarisation of views over Brexit, with strongly pro-Brexit and pro-EU parties gaining at the expense of the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour Party.
Reuters   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:01:26

British consumers at risk of being exploited by big firms after Brexit, say Liberal Democrats

British governments have 'consistently shown that they are both unwilling and unable to stand up to giant multinational companies', says Jo Swinson
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 15:00:34

Nigel Farage getting hit by a milkshake isn't funny, it's absolutely hilarious

Great leaders used to be measured by whether you would take a bullet for them. Nigel Farage can't even pay someone to take a gourmet milkshake for him
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 14:44:00

US stocks fall as Google block on Huawei adds to trade tensions - as it happened

Chinese phonemaker shut out from Android software after Trump ban Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting Trump tweets threat: 'If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of Iran' Ryanair profits slide due to lower fares and Brexit uncertainty Jaguar Land Rover reports record £3.6bn ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 14:20:53

Race to succeed May kicks off with split over no-deal Brexit

A Conservative leadership hopeful has declared she would take Britain out of the EU with no deal - despite up to 60 Tory MPs being ready to block any candidate planning to do so.
Sky   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 14:19:00

Brexit news: Farage hit by milkshake in Newcastle as Tories jockey for position in race to replace May

Conservative leadership race continues as health secretary refuses to rule out bid
Jon Sharman, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 14:13:00

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country.
BBC   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 13:54:04

Electoral Commission launches review into Brexit Party donations and will visit headquarters

'If there's evidence that the law may have been broken, we will consider that,' says watchdog following concerns about funding
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 13:33:00

All shook up: Brexit Party's Nigel Farage doused with milkshake on campaign

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, was doused in milkshake by a protestor on Monday, the latest anti-EU figure to be targeted during campaigning for the European parliament elections.
Reuters   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 13:25:38

Back to fears about a no-deal Brexit

Idea that Theresa May will encounter success after 3 galling failures has few takers at Westminster
FT   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 13:22:24

Barnier: EU ready to respond to Turkish provocations

Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator for Brexit, reiterated on Monday EU readiness to respond accordingly in case Turkey carries out illegal hydrocarbon drilling activities, noting that the EU stands clearly behind Cyprus.
Kathimerini   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 13:12:16

Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey calls for foreign aid cuts and condemns her party for 'failure to deliver Brexit'

Prominent Brexiteer argues UK should leave the EU on 31 October 'without a deal' if necessary
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:53:00

Man arrested after throwing milkshake at Nigel Farage

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault after throwing a milkshake at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in Newcastle.
Sky   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:25:00

Brexit: EU says there is 'nothing we can do' on deal, after May says agreement will be 'improved' before MPs vote on it

The prime minister had pledged the deal would change, but it cannot be altered in a binding way without EU approval
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:20:00

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake thrown by protester in Newcastle

'I didn't know he was in town, I thought this is my only chance'
Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:18:00

Is Britain's Hunt going for PM May's job?: "We have to see what happens"

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to say on Monday whether he would run for Prime Minister Theresa May's job, adding that the focus had to be on delivering Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:01:26

Is Hunt going for May's job?: 'We have to see what happens'

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to say on Monday whether he would run for Prime Minister Theresa May's job, adding that the focus had to be on delivering Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 12:00:07

Nigel Farage: Party funding claims 'a disgusting smear'

Ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for an investigation into The Brexit Party's finances.
BBC   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 11:54:49

Eurovision: Is Brexit to blame for the UK's latest flop?

Some put the UK's last-place finish down to a Brexit backlash, but there are other factors at work.
BBC   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 11:39:33

UK's Hunt: No deal Brexit would be immensely disruptive economically

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FX Street   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 11:35:16

People's Vote Accept Offshore Donation in Euros From Vladimir Putin

Currently Alastair Campbell is on Twitter blowing a gasket about how using Paypal foreigners could fund the Brexit Party. He is demanding the BBC cover the story. Nick Robertson this morning asked Richard Tice about it without any evidence of any foreign funding. This site's editor is currently sat in ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 20 May 2019 11:28:06