Brexit News Archive: 21 May 2019

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, having repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. ...
Washington Post   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 21:47:52

Change UK: Pro-remain party's enthusiasm fights to cut through the indifference

They may be avoiding the milkshakes, but with days to go until the European elections and rival parties dominating the headlines, are Change UK's candidates doing enough to get noticed?
Colin Drury / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 20:41:26

Brexit supporting MP called a liar while giving TV interview

David Davies, who wears a body camera because of abuse, is also called a traitor outside Parliament.
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 20:32:50

Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:51:20

British pound slips as May's Brexit plan looks doomed

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:38:17

Nigel Farage claims Brexit Party victory will result in 'buy one get one free' hit on May and Corbyn

Brexiteer claims Westminster 'terrified' by his party
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:30:00

Britain's May tries to break Brexit deadlock with offer of 'new deal'

Prime Minister Theresa May set out a "new deal" on Tuesday for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:26:55

JP Morgan Predicts Boris Johnson to be Next UK PM

Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson will win the race to be the next leader of the United Kingdom and quickly call a general election to gain support for his Brexit plan. That's the new base-case scenario from the investment bank J.P. Morgan, who said Tuesday the probability that Britain will ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:26:47

May tries to break Brexit deadlock with offer of 'new deal'

Prime Minister Theresa May set out a "new deal" on Tuesday for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:21:28

British Steel on verge of collapse as government talks stall

Corbyn calls for nationalisation of Brexit-hit producer if £30m loan not forthcoming 'I'm worried sick': Scunthorpe frets over British Steel slump British Steel could fall into administration as soon as Wednesday, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and endangering thousands more in the supply chain, after talks to secure an ...
Jasper Jolly and Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:10:12

Farage: Elections watchdog 'coordinated' funding inquiry with Brown

Nigel Farage has accused Britain's elections watchdog of performing a "coordinated move" with Gordon Brown to raise doubt about his Brexit Party's funding system.
Sky   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:10:00

Explainer: The main points in May's new Brexit offer

PM presents 'last chance' to deliver on 2016 vote to leave the EU
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:00:08

Who are the villains of the British Steel crisis? | Nils Pratley

The government has been dithering for years, Brexit remains uncertain, and its owners a worry Choose your villain in the British Steel crisis. The government has dithered for years about the future of steelmaking in the UK and has stumbled from one crisis to another. Or blame the unresolved Brexit ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 18:45:05

Brexit: Is there anything new in Theresa May's 'new deal'?

The PM wants MPs them to vote on what she says is a "new" Brexit deal - but what exactly has changed?
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 18:22:03

May critics give thumbs down for new Brexit push

All four groups the PM needs to pass deal signal opposition to her last-gasp attempt
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 18:21:04

UK business group condemns Labour nationalisation plans, Brexit delay

Plans by Britain's opposition Labour Party to nationalise utilities including the country's electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country's main business groups warned on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 18:14:57

UK business group condemns Labour nationalization plans, Brexit delay

Plans by Britain's opposition Labour Party to nationalize utilities including the country's electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country's main business groups warned on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 18:03:50

British PM's new Brexit deal appears acceptable to Ireland: Varadkar

British Prime Minister Theresa May's "new deal" aimed at delivering Brexit would appear to be acceptable to Ireland, a key party in the negotiations, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:57:16

Sterling sinks ahead of European Parliament elections

Rise of Brexit party puts currency traders on edge and sends pound to four-month low
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:56:54

PM loses support despite bid to save her Brexit deal

Theresa May has launched a last-ditch bid to save her Brexit deal, but ended up losing more MPs' support.
Sky   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:52:00

European elections: Remain parties need just 'one more vote' than Brexiteers for success, says Change UK leader

Heidi Allen admits she 'sweats' over the worry that the new party is splitting the Remain vote
The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:48:00

British Prime Minister Theresa May offers vote on new referendum

She plans to ask the House of Commons to vote in early June on a withdrawal agreement bill, in what May called a "last chance" to seal a Brexit deal.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press / USA Today   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:38:47

New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds

The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday he thought Brexit would be delivered, but that it might require a new prime minister to do so.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:32:32

Theresa May offers vote on second Brexit referendum

Prime minister prepares to put withdrawal bill before Commons for fourth time
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:25:12

UK opposition Labour Party will not back PM May's Brexit deal

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it will not support Prime Minister Theresa's May latest attempt to secure Brexit after she offered sweeteners in her fourth attempt to break the parliamentary impasse and pass her negotiated deal with the EU.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:14:44

May's speech on her New Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has put forward in a speech proposals that she called "one last chance" for parliament to approve the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:14:12

UK lawmakers can determine type of Brexit by amending law: minister

Lawmakers will be able to determine the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union by amending the government's Brexit legislation in parliament, trade minister Liam Fox will say on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:13:01

Labour Party will not back May's Brexit deal

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it will not support Prime Minister Theresa's May latest attempt to secure Brexit after she offered sweeteners in her fourth attempt to break the parliamentary impasse and pass her negotiated deal with the EU.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:05:56

MPs can determine type of Brexit by amending law - Fox

Lawmakers will be able to determine the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union by amending the government's Brexit legislation in parliament, trade minister Liam Fox will say on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:02:46

Brexit latest: Theresa May's 'bold' new deal heading for defeat despite offer of Final Say vote

The prime minister warned a negotiated Brexit will be "dead in the water" if MPs reject her plan
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 17:02:00

DUP's Dodds: Fatal flaws remain in PM May's new Brexit deal

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:47:17

UK government wants to settle second Brexit vote, customs issues quickly: spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to resolve swiftly the issues of whether to hold a second Brexit referendum and what type of post-Brexit customs relationship to have, May's political spokesman said on Tuesday .
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:46:25

"Fatal flaws" remain in British PM's new Brexit deal: DUP

The "fatal flaws" of the draft Brexit treaty agreed with the European Union remain despite British Prime Minister Theresa May seeking to set out a new deal on Tuesday, the Northern Irish party propping up her government said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:41:53

'Fatal flaws' remain in May's new Brexit deal - DUP

The "fatal flaws" of the draft Brexit treaty agreed with the European Union remain despite British Prime Minister Theresa May seeking to set out a new deal on Tuesday, the Northern Irish party propping up her government said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:37:08

EUR/GBP rebounds following a dip to 0.8730 on Brexit headlines

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:34:24

While Theresa May sought common ground, the ground finally slipped away beneath her

The saboteurs were all meant to have been crushed by now, and yet they aren't. It might even be intimated it is they who are crushing her
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:27:00

May offers 'confirmatory referendum' on her Brexit deal

May says if her deal is approved by parliament, politicians may then hold vote on putting deal to British public.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:25:36

Pound's prospects look good as British lawmakers get vote on whether to hold second Brexit referendum

Sterling's surge breaks longest run of losses versus the euro in the history of the shared currency
Bloomberg News / Financial Post   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:23:09

EUR/USD quickly retreats toward 1.1150 after a spike to 1.1187 on Brexit news

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:14:00

EU to investigate Farage over 'undeclared' gifts

The EU is to investigate Nigel Farage over claims the Brexit Party leader failed to declare gifts worth up to a total of £450,000.
Sky   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:11:00

U.K. Prime Minister's Latest Brexit Compromise: A Chance for a Second Referendum

May is offering concessions in what she says is a 'last chance'
Associated Press / Time   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:06:16

GBP/USD technical analysis: Cable on a rollercoaster as Brexit drama unfolds

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 16:02:13

'One last chance' to get Brexit done, says PM

Theresa May says MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back her bill.
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:59:07

Brexit: May refuses to confirm she will hold second referendum - even if MPs take her up on chance to vote for one

Theresa May has refused to commit to holding a fresh Brexit referendum even if MPs vote for it, as she made a last-gasp bid to rescue her deal.
The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:55:54

May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:55:14

French minister warns of "toxic" Nigel Farage poll win, urges speedy Brexit

Victory for veteran British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage in this week's European Parliament election will create a big headache for the European Union and the UK should exit the bloc as soon as possible, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:54:47

British MPs to get vote on second referendum if they sign off on new Brexit law

British MPs will be able to vote on whether or not to hold a second Brexit referendum – but only if they approve draft legislation to implement the divorce agreement with the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.May said the government would also allow parliament to decide whether ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:53:49

Pound pares gains after second referendum made conditional to May's Brexit deal

Prime Minister May's highly anticipated speech saw cable surge before she took the stage on news she was ready to offer a second referendum. PM May outlined 10 points, but markets primarily cared about the the vote for MPs on whether the deal should be subject to a referendum. May's ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:53:23

Brexit Party: EU opens investigation into Nigel Farage's lavish gifts from millionaire tycoon

European Parliament quaestor had urged investigation into £450,000 gifts
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:51:00

Theresa May makes concession on second Brexit referendum

The UK prime minister said that Brexit had proved 'harder than I anticipated' and admitted it was 'slipping away.'
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:50:58

May's last-ditch Brexit plan offers Parliament a vote on second referendum

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed details of her "new Brexit deal," which includes concessions intended to appease Britain's opposition Labour Party, and is almost certain to be her final attempt to get the troubled agreement across the line.
CNN   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:50:23

UK PM May: New Brexit bill will be published in the next few days

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:37:19

UK will not leave the EU unless have cross-party support for Brexit deal - May

Britain will not leave the European Union unless its Brexit deal can win the support of political parties across parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:37

May to ask MPs to vote on a second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for lawmakers to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:34:18

EU citizens tackle UK elections watchdog over 'voter suppression'

Citizens' rights group claims up to 2 million people could be disenfranchised.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:30:18

UK PM May: To those MPs who want a second referendum, you need a Brexit deal first

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:29:20

Tory MP accused of talking 'absolute balls' by colleague in social media row

'How can you quantify it as "balls" Mr Soames?'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:14:00

Pound Pares Gains As May Introduces New Brexit Plan

Update 2: The confusing 'new deal' offered to the Commons by May on Tuesday reeks of desperation, and cable is clearly not impressed. Though it's still on track to break its losing streak. May has unveiled her latest "new Brexit deal" to the Commons, and it's mostly a smattering of ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:04:43

How Nigel Farage took European elections by storm

Brexit party is topping the polls as it rages against 'an establishment stitch-up'
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 14:55:52

Cabinet backs PM's Brexit compromises offer

The cabinet has agreed Theresa May's plan for her Withdrawal Agreement Bill, including compromises intended to attract the support of Labour MPs. It includes the idea of a temporary customs relationship until the next general election, and measures on the environment and workers' rights. The bill will be put to ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 14:16:36

Farage Accuses Electoral Commission of "Outrageous Act of Political Interference"

Nigel Farage has accused the Electoral Commission of an "outrageous act of political interference" for deciding to come and investigate the Brexit Party's offices just two days before the EU elections. Farage claims that Commission had already given the party a "clean bill of health" and been invited to visit ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:58:16

2019 European Elections: Watchdog defends Brexit Party scrutiny

The Electoral Commission says it acted after "significant public concern" over the party's funding.
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:50:36

Britain's May offers "new deal" to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May will set out on Tuesday a "new deal" for Britain's departure from the European Union, her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit that has plunged her government into crisis.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:49:02

May offers 'new deal' to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May will set out on Tuesday a "new deal" for Britain's departure from the European Union, her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit that has plunged her government into crisis.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:48:46

European elections: Millions of EU citizens fear being turned away from polling booths due to red tape

Government accused of failing to make clear an additional form must be filled in - just two days before voting
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:40:00

GBP/JPY surges to 141.00 neighborhood on news of a new Brexit deal proposal

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:31:20

UK PM Theresa May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc extended the deadline until October 31 amid the political impasse. Talks on securing a compromise between May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party broke down last week.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:24:46

'Full of Remainers': Farage slams Electoral Commission

Nigel Farage has launched a furious attack on the Electoral Commission, claiming it is "absolutely full of Remainers".
Sky   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 13:17:00

A Deal With Who

I don't doubt that even now the EU is willing to bend over backwards, subject to not crossing certain lines, to make life easy for Theresa May, but so much talk about Brexit in the British press is about a within-Parliament "deal," but any deal is actually with the EU ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:56:00

UK manufacturing hit by its worst slump in two and a half years

CBI says 'economic paralysis' caused by Brexit is bringing UK 'ever closer to disaster' Britain's manufacturing sector has suffered the worst slump in orders for more than two and a half years as the car and textile industries struggled against Brexit headwinds. The CBI said its industrial trends monitor for ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:46:48

European elections 2019: Where the parties stand on Brexit

UK elections to the European Parliament are fast approaching - what are the parties' policies?
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:38:34

Theresa May to deliver speech on 'bold new' Brexit plan

Prime minister preparing to put withdrawal bill before Commons for fourth time
FT   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:37:51

May's 'Bold Offer': Make Deal Even Harder to Escape

Theresa May has been busy working on a "bold offer" as a final throw of the dice to try to get her Brexit Deal through. This morning the Cabinet found out what it is. Early reports suggest that her big plan is to keep all the hated parts of her ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:36:46

Brexit news - live: Theresa May promises parliamentary vote on second referendum in desperate bid to force through exit plan

Follow live updates from Westminster
Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:30:00

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party refuses to rule out joining far-right EU group with Salvini and Le Pen

Matteo Salvini has invited the Brexit Party to join the European Parliament alliance
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:15:00

May to set out details of Brexit deal offer at 1500 GMT - spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a speech at 1500 GMT on Tuesday to set out the details of Brexit legislation she plans to put before parliament next month, her spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:14:24

Labour lawmakers unlikely to back May's Brexit deal - McDonnell

Lawmakers from Britain's opposition Labour Party are unlikely to be persuaded to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal when she puts it to a vote in parliament next month, the party's finance chief John McDonnell said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:11:50

UK PM May's spokesman: PM to set out details of new Brexit deal in a speech this afternoon at 15 GMT

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 12:09:46

Brexit bill: Cabinet backs PM's Brexit compromises offer

The PM's plan includes the idea of a temporary customs relationship, aimed at winning over Labour MPs.
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 11:57:45

UK Labour spokesman: Cannot see Labour abstaining in vote on PM's Brexit offer

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FX Street   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 11:52:32

What are the EU rules about state aid?

What does the EU say about state aid and could Brexit make it easier?
BBC   |   Tue, 21 May 2019 11:36:53