Brexit News Archive: 26 May 2019

European elections 2019: First UK results declared

The UK voted against the backdrop of Brexit, with both the Conservatives and Labour expecting a tough night.
BBC   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:57:39

GBP/USD struggles to extend latest recovery as Brexit party leads in UK's EU election

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FX Street   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:56:55

Nigel Farage says Brexit Party on course for big EU election win

Britain's Brexit Party is on course for a big win in the country's European Parliament elections, leader Nigel Farage said on Sunday ahead of the release of official results.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:28:49

Farage's Brexit Party in the lead in UK's EU election, first partial results showed

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was set to win a European election in the United Kingdom, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to implement the decision to split from the European Union, first partial results showed.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:22:59

Try a no-deal Brexit and we’ll stop you, Tory MPs tell top contenders for Theresa May’s position

Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, two contenders for Theresa May’s job as prime minister, have been warned that Tory MPs would be prepared to bring down any PM backing a no-deal Brexit and trigger a general election, amid fears the leadership hopefuls will veer to the right in response to ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:18:04

Brexit party leading Britain's EU election

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FX Street   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 21:12:08

Not sensible to aim exclusively for no deal Brexit: UK leadership frontrunner Johnson

It would not be sensible to aim only to leave the European Union without a deal but it would not be responsible to take no deal off the table, Boris Johnson, the bookmakers' favorite to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, said on Sunday.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 20:56:37

Hammond warns leadership hopefuls over no-deal Brexit stance

Chancellor says a prime minister seeking to leave EU without agreement 'cannot expect to survive'
FT   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 20:01:37

Donald Trump’s trade and tech wars with China take a sinister turn, endangering the global economy

Lift one’s eyes to the global horizon and, at present, there seems nothing but bleakness. Compared to the relative calm and common sense of elections in India, the Philippines and Australia, the more distant upheavals feel alarmingly disruptive. Brexit is a shambles. European elections are veering in dangerous directions. And ...
David Dodwell / South China Morning Post   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 20:00:05

UK PM candidate Gove says better if Britain leaves EU with a deal

Britain could survive a no-deal Brexit but it would be better to leave the European Union with an agreement, environment minister Michael Gove, who is running to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, said on Sunday.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 19:24:12

UK EU elections exit polls show tie between the Brexit Party and pro-Remain parties, GBP/USD may rise

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FX Street   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 18:15:06

Brexit will cause more damage to UK steel industry, warns trade body

'The number one priority is to secure a withdrawal agreement as soon as possible, ending this uncertainty and avoiding the turmoil of a no-deal Brexit,' says Gareth Stace of UK Steel
Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 16:20:38

Amid the rise of the far right and an increasingly messy Brexit, turnout is way up in several countries

CNN   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 16:14:26

Tory leadership race: Open warfare as Hammond tells no-deal Brexit candidates they will be toppled

Chancellor hints at joining no-confidence vote against hard Brexiteer - after Dominic Raab predicts MPs will fail to prevent Halloween night crash-out
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 15:38:32

Environment secretary Gove joins race to replace May as prime minister - Sky

Environment secretary and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 15:16:43

Tory leadership: Raab sets out leader bid as Gove joins race

Dominic Raab wants to keep a no-deal Brexit on the table, but Chancellor Philip Hammond says ignoring MPs would be
BBC   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 15:03:51

What will Britain's leadership change mean for Brexit?

UK leadership contest begins after Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation.
Al Jazeera   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 14:28:28

Brexit will not save troubled steel industry, says trade body

UK Steel's director general warns leaving EU will not give steel greater trading opportunities The trade body for steelmakers has rubbished claims that British Steel could be more easily saved if the UK were outside the European Union and warned that the turmoil of a no-deal Brexit could further damage ...
Rob Davies / Guardian   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 14:02:37

Two-thirds of Irish would vote for united Ireland: poll

Views north and south of the border have been shifting due to Brexit.
Naomi O'Leary / Politico   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 13:45:23

Swedish embassy tours UK by bus to give reassurance over Brexit

Ambassador aims to address concerns of Swedish businesses and Swedes living in Britain Sweden is embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom to reassure its 100,000 expatriates and British-based Swedish businesses worried about the threats posed by a hard Brexit. Torbjörn Sohlström, the Swedish ambassador to the UK, said ...
Rupert Neate / Guardian   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 13:34:39

Race to succeed May centres on 'no deal' Brexit battle

The prospect of a "no deal" Brexit was fast becoming the central battle of the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday, as environment minister Michael Gove became the latest candidate to declare.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 13:00:53

Race to succeed UK PM May centers on 'no deal' Brexit battle

The prospect of a "no deal" Brexit was fast becoming the central battle of the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday, as environment minister Michael Gove became the latest candidate to declare.
Reuters   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 12:59:13

The Evolution of Three Issues are Key in the Week Ahead

As May winds down, the light economic calendar will allow investors to take their cues from the evolution of three disruptive forces--trade, Brexit and the US economy. With actions against Huawei and possibly a handful of Chinese surveillance equipment producers, the US raised the stakes. The retaliatory tariffs are effective ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 12:22:36

Raab: Foreign Aid Yes, HS2 & Huawei Maybe

Brexit is obviously the dominant issue, but these secondary issues are not unimportant either - broadcasters should be pushing the other candidates to set out their stalls on these too. Particularly given the economic stance of the leader the Tories got last time... The post Raab: Foreign Aid Yes, HS2 ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 11:19:20

Raab Accuses 'Others in Government' of Undermining Brexit Negotiations

Raab's no deal pitch on Marr was actually most interesting for the brief moment where he accused "others in Government" of having that his efforts to negotiate as Brexit Secretary last year. Something which does appear to be vindicated by the reaction of the EU side... The post Raab Accuses ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Sun, 26 May 2019 11:07:52

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