Brexit News Archive: 22 May 2019

British Steel collapses, putting thousands of jobs at risk

Thousands of jobs are at risk in the UK, after British Steel collapsed. There are also concerns about the future of the Ascoval plant in northern France, which was recently taken over. Also in the show: Boeing gears up for a decisive meeting about its 737 Max planes...and we speak ...
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 21:27:10

EU polls: Populism surge as Brexit Party forecast to take most seats in European Parliament

The eurosceptic party leapfrogged Matteo Salvini's Lega party in the latest projections.
euronews   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:46

Brexit: how the end of Britain's empire led to rising inequality that helped Leave to victory

AC Arts Photography via Shutterstock It was a man called Reginald Brabazon, Earl of Meath, who in 1903, two years after the death of Queen Victoria, suggested that her birthday, May 24, should be renamed Empire Day and become a day for patriotic celebration. His idea began to take off ...
Sally Tomlinson, Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London and Honorary Fellow, University of Oxford / The Conversation   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 20:59:40

May stares at defeat in final Brexit gambit

British Prime Minister Theresa May stared at the prospect Wednesday of her political career coming to an inglorious end after her final attempt to save ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 20:56:11

Brexiteer minister quits cabinet as PM May hangs on

A senior Brexiteer minister has resigned from the cabinet, in what could prove to be a fatal blow to Theresa May's premiership.
Sky   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 20:25:00

Brexit crisis: Minister quits, piling pressure on Britain's May

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fueled calls for her to quit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 20:10:07

Brexit crisis - Minister quits, piling pressure on May

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fuelled calls for her to quit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 20:07:27

Leadsom resignation delivers hefty blow to May

Commons leader launches stinging attack on PM's handling of Brexit
FT   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:59:17

Andrea Leadsom quits UK government in fresh Brexit blow for Theresa May

CNN   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:57:51

UK PM May's office disappointed by Leadsom resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by the resignation of Andrea Leadsom over her Brexit strategy, May's office said on Wednesday, adding that the leader would nevertheless stay focused on delivering Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:49:13

In latest blow to May, Leadsom resigns over new Brexit approach

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday, saying she could no longer support the government's approach after May's latest gambit to pass her Brexit deal backfired.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:42:46

May's office disappointed by Leadsom resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by the resignation of Andrea Leadsom over her Brexit strategy, May's office said on Wednesday, adding that the leader would nevertheless stay focused on delivering Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:42:07

2019 European elections opinion polls: How are the parties faring?

Brexit Party leads polls for the European elections, with the Tories on course for a historic low.
BBC   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:25:11

Senior U.K. Cabinet Member Resigns in Latest Brexit Blow for Theresa May

Leadsom has been a strong pro-Brexit force in the government
Associated Press / Time   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:24:40

Pound Gains as May's Latest Offer Revives Brexit Deal Chances

Sterling gained the most in more than two weeks before the rally eased as May spoke in London. Lawmakers have already voted against holding a second referendum in a series of choices on Brexit options, though last month there were only 12 votes in it. Sterling has been weighed down ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:14:06

In latest blow to Britain's May, Leadsom resigns over new Brexit approach

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday, saying she could no longer support the government's approach after May's latest gambit to pass her Brexit deal backfired.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:11:40

Commons leader quits as May clings on for one more day

British PM loses senior Cabinet member as dozens of Tory MPs say they won't back her 'new Brexit deal.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:15

Pound hits lowest level since early January as Brexit crisis rages - as it happened

Sterling weakens amid reports of cabinet ministers turning on Theresa May Latest: Pound slides to $1.263 as pressure builds on PM Brexit-sensitive stocks rocked Pound down against euro for 13th day running British Steel in liquidation Earlier: Huawei hit by ARM ban EE and Vodafone shun Huawei too 7.59pm BST ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:59:35

Resisting calls to resign, Britain's May will campaign for EU elections

British Prime Minister Theresa May resisted growing calls to resign on Wednesday, vowing to press on despite mounting opposition from lawmakers and even some of her own ministers to her latest Brexit gambit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:52:43

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit

Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit
BBC   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:52:26

Andrea Leadsom resigns from Theresa May's government over her Brexit plans

Andrea Leadsom has resigned as leader of the House of Commons in protest over Theresa May's Brexit plans. On Wednesday evening, the Conservative MP wrote to the Prime Minister to announce she was leaving the government over May's plans, which would entail a second referendum on leaving the European Union. ...
Rob Price / Business Insider   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:48:12

Andrea Leadsom resigns: Leader of the House of Commons steps down from government

'I no longer believe that our approach will deliver on the referendum result'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:40:00

Timeline: Theresa May - three tumultuous Downing Street years

Theresa May took over as prime minister when David Cameron bowed out, defeated in the Brexit referendum of June 2016. Since then May's time in Downing Street has been defined by her attempts - frustrated time and again - to get Britain out of the EU.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:21:08

May to meet 1922 Committee chair on Friday - lawmaker

British Prime Minister Theresa May will campaign in European elections on Thursday before meeting with the chair of her party's 1922 Committee on Friday, senior pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:03:54

UK PM May to meet 1922 Committee chair on Friday: lawmaker

British Prime Minister Theresa May will campaign in European elections on Thursday before meeting with the chair of her party's 1922 Committee on Friday, senior pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:19

Theresa May has turned 10 Downing Street into her own private panic room

Welcome to the sunlit uplands. Brexit has now reached the post-metaphor stage. You'll never see anything like this ever again
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:50:49

Time to resign? UK PM May's final Brexit gambit bombs

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under growing pressure to resign on Wednesday after her final Brexit gambit was rejected across the board by lawmakers and even criticized by some of her own ministers.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:48:44

Nigel Farage Trapped by People 'Armed with Milkshakes'

"Nigel Farage reportedly refused to get off his Brexit Party bus today because people gathered around it were carrying milkshakes," The Sun reports. "It comes days after the party leader was covered in a caramel shake while campaigning in Newcastle."
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:48:18

Time to resign? May's final Brexit gambit bombs

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under growing pressure to resign on Wednesday after her final Brexit gambit was rejected across the board by lawmakers and even criticised by some of her own ministers.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:35:07

Theresa May's woes take Britain into an uncertain future

The risk of a no-deal Brexit grows as premier's term draws to an end
FT   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:24:07

Theresa May: Calls for prime minister to resign as key cabinet Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom quits

The Prime Minister is facing Tory fury over her offer of a binding Commons vote on a Final Say referendum
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 17:01:00

Nigel Farage held hostage on Brexit party bus surrounded by milkshake-holding protesters

Politician reportedly refuses to get off bus just days after being doused in milkshake while campaigning in Newcastle
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:56:00

No statement from British PM May tonight: UK government source

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not make a statement later on Wednesday a government source said, responding to reports she could resign as early as this evening over opposition to her Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:48:00

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

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from lawmakers in her own party to resign immediately after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:46:43

Theresa May makes last-ditch appeal to MPs as backlash against her grows

Dozens of conservative MPs say they will not back May's 'new Brexit deal.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:35:50

Resignation calls grow as May's final Brexit gambit bombs

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday as lawmakers in her own party rejected a compromise offer and called for her to resign immediately.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:27:47

No statement from May tonight - government source

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not make a statement later on Wednesday a government source said, responding to reports she could resign as early as this evening over opposition to her Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:26:26

Brexit: Second referendum would vote Leave again, Macron's EU election chief says

Nathalie Loiseau said Brexit had to happen
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:13:00

"Led By Donkeys" Unmasked as Greenpeace Campaigners

Guido's campaign for transparency over big-spending anti-Brexit campaign 'Led By Donkeys' has paid off. The Electoral Commission now are reporting details of who the mysterious campaign are - who have raised almost half a million pounds to fight Brexit in the last few months. Guido can now unm-ass-k the donkeys. ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:04:24

European elections: Theresa May's Conservatives on course for worst defeat in history, eve of vote poll shows

Just nine per cent of those who voted Leave at EU referendum say they will vote Tory tomorrow
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 16:04:00

Pressure Grows on Theresa May to Resign

British prime minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign amid a backlash against her Brexit plan from Conservative MPs, the BBC reports. Several cabinet ministers have told the BBC that she cannot stay, with one saying it is "the end of the line."
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:58:26

How does Theresa May's plan for a new Commons vote on her Brexit deal affect those hoping to succeed her?

Politics Explained: The prime minister might finally run out of options in June, but the timing of her departure could still make things awkward for whoever is next into No 10
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:53:40

Javid to see May over her Brexit deal - political editors

Britain's interior minister Sajid Javid has asked to see Prime Minister Theresa May, the political editors of the Times and the BBC reported on Wednesday, possibly spelling the end of her premiership as concern builds over her new Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:44:30

Theresa May Reportedly To Resign In Hours

Even by Brexit standards, the blowback to the fourth iteration of Theresa May's Brexit deal was pretty extreme. Tories hated it, and demanded that May remove a stipulation that Parliament vote on holding a second referendum if an initial vote on the withdrawal deal passes. The fallout has been extreme. ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:40:56

UK PM May should stand down without delay: senior Conservative

Tom Tugendhat, a Conservative lawmaker tipped by some as a possible future party leader, on Wednesday called on British Prime Minister to stand down because her attempt to deliver Brexit has failed."
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:27:35

May should stand down without delay - Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat, a Conservative lawmaker tipped by some as a possible future party leader, on Wednesday called on British Prime Minister to stand down because her attempt to deliver Brexit has failed."
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:22:12

Brexit-sensitive stocks, sterling hit by deepening political turmoil

Shares in Britain's housebuilders and retailers tumbled and sterling slid on Wednesday after multiple media reported rumours Prime Minister Theresa May's ministers could oust her in a row over her latest deal to exit the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:19:46

May's spokesman - Long way to go to get Brexit deal backing

British Prime Minister Theresa May has a very long way to go to find a way for parliament to approve the legislation that will enact the country's divorce deal with the European Union, her spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:18:57

European Parliament elections 2019: The effect of British MEPs' long goodbye to Brussels

UK MEPs are saying a long goodbye to Brussels, but what impact will their presence have on the new European parliament and what will happen when they leave? We explore the Brexit effect.
euronews   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 15:10:34

It is time for Theresa May to stand down

The prime minister's attempt to deliver Brexit has comprehensively failed
FT   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 14:59:16

Brexit news - live: Theresa May is told 'it's time to go' as PM abandoned by cabinet members during bruising Commons debate

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Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 14:45:00

"Led By Donkeys" Questions for the Electoral Commission

Despite Guido presenting them with compelling evidence that anti-Brexit billboard campaign 'Led By Donkeys' are in breach of EU election spending limits, the Electoral Commission tell Guido that they are simply "monitoring the activities" of Led By Donkeys. They add that Led By Donkeys are "fully aware" that they will ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:40:49

May implores parliament in final bid to save Brexit deal ahead of crucial European elections

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday implored British MPs to back her reworked EU divorce deal but saw pro-Brexit Conservatives and opposition parties savage her bid for a compromise to end months of political crisis.On the eve of European elections Britain had not expected to hold three years after the ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:36:55

GBP/USD - Brexit angst sends pound to 4.5 month low

GBP/USD continues to lose ground this week. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2647, down 0.45% on the day. The pound touched a low of 1.2641 earlier on Wednesday, its lowest level since early January. On the release front, British CPI jumped to 2.1% in April, up from 1.9% in ...
Kenny Fisher / OANDA   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:28:21

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Under Fire Over Her Latest Brexit Proposal

May received a flurry of criticism and hostile questions in the House of Commons
JILL LAWLESS / AP / Time   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:26:24

Cable Collapse Continues As May's 'New Deal' Flops, Farage Soars

Cable has plunged almost 2 full handles from the post-May-'New Deal' hope of yesterday afternoon as it's increasingly clear her latest and last gambit is dead on arrival... Bloomberg reports that Theresa Mayis facing pressure to abandon her Brexit deal and quit as British prime minister within days, according to ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:12:45

The last days of Theresa May

There is not the slightest chance of prime minister's Brexit bill making progress
FT   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:12:39

Former Conservative minister asks May to consider delaying Brexit deal vote

Conservative former-minister Nicky Morgan on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Theresa May to consider delaying a vote on her Brexit deal from early June in order to allow more time to seek a compromise.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:11:37

Ready to resign? PM's spokesman says May is focused on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is focused on the task at hand of getting her Brexit deal through parliament, her political spokesman said on Wednesday after several Conservative lawmakers renewed calls for her resignation.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:10:31

Ready to resign? PM's spokesman says May is focussed on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is focussed on the task at hand of getting her Brexit deal through parliament, her political spokesman said on Wednesday after several Conservative lawmakers renewed calls for her resignation.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:09:48

UK PM May's spokesman: Will not be easy to get enough support to pass Brexit legislation

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FX Street   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:08:35

Theresa May urges MPs to back Brexit deal

UK prime minister is under pressure to pull next month's parliamentary vote on her revamped agreement
FT   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:01:58

Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash

After a backlash over her new plan, the PM insists there needs to be "compromise on all sides".
BBC   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 13:00:51

Last days of Theresa May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

May received a flurry of criticism and hostile questions in the House of Commons as she implored lawmakers to support a bill implementing Britain's departure from the European Union that she plans to put to a vote in Parliament in June.
Times of India   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:58:34

UK electoral body says reviewing Brexit Party's systems after funding criticism

Britain's Electoral Commission said on Wednesday its representatives had visited Nigel Farage's The Brexit Party to look at the systems the party has in place after criticism about some of the anti-EU party's funding.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:42:23

Farage's fundraising for Brexit Party allows foreign donors to 'break rules', warns elections watchdog

'It increases the potential for individuals or organisations to evade the permissibility rules, which primarily seek to prevent significant sums entering UK politics from overseas'
The Independent   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:39:00

Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

The British prime minister faces increasingly vocal opposition to her new Brexit proposal.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:28:45

Brexit: No 10 plans to stand firm as PM's future unclear

But there's a recognition in Downing Street of how difficult it will be to get Theresa May's Brexit plan to a vote.
BBC   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:23:16

Brexit legislation will be published on Friday - May

Britain will on Friday publish legislation to implement its departure from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:19:57

British Steel collapses threatening 5,000 jobs hours before Euro election

Britain's second-largest steelmaker has been forced liquidation as attempts continue to secure £75m (€85m) to help mitigate Brexit-related issues.
euronews   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:11:52

Change UK Massively Outspend Every Other Party on Facebook

Facebook's ad library has revealed that Change UK have spent £88,000 over the course of the last week on almost 500 micro-targeted ad campaigns. That's four times the spend of the Brexit Party, who have only posted 70 ad campaigns. The Brexit Party have spent less than Change UK, the ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 12:05:39

Theresa May makes statement to MPs

The prime minister is making a statement, as pressure continues to grow over her handling of Brexit negotiations.
BBC   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 11:43:49

Divided Britain heads to the polls for EU elections it was not meant to hold

Britain will hold European Parliament elections on Thursday, a vote which is expected to show growing frustration on both sides of the Brexit divide nearly three years after the country voted to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 11:40:04

British Steel owner Greybull: We worked hard to keep it alive

British Steel's owner Greybull Capital said on Wednesday it had worked hard to keep Britain's second largest steel producer alive but that the challenges of Brexit had proven insurmountable.
Reuters   |   Wed, 22 May 2019 11:25:32

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