Brexit News Archive: 29 May 2019

Boris Johnson will be questioned in court over Brexit claims

A British judge ruled Wednesday that former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court over allegations that he lied and misled the public during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. District Judge Margot Coleman said Johnson will answer questions about his possible misconduct...
Associated Press / LA Times   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 21:15:00

Corbyn: Any new Brexit vote will not be 'Leave' or 'Remain' re-run

Any new Brexit referendum should be about the terms of a deal struck with the European Union and not a repeat of the 2016 choice for Leave or Remain, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 21:11:01

Jeremy Corbyn says public vote is 'only way out of Brexit crisis' amid pressure to explicitly back second referendum

Labour leader faces pressure to stem exodus of remain voters to pro-EU parties
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 20:39:51

New York reclaims the crown as the world's top financial center, survey says

New York City has retaken the crown as the world's leading financial center, according to a new survey. London claimed the top spot in 2018 before Brexit concerns sparked a loss of support. Hong Kong is increasingly seen as the future financial capital of the world. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more ...
Arjun Reddy / Business Insider   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 19:59:00

Government spends almost £100m on Brexit consultants

Exclusive: leaked Whitehall report criticises departments for lack of transparency Nearly £100m of public money has been spent on private consultancy firms recruited by the government to provide Brexit advice, including no-deal planning, a leaked Whitehall report obtained by the Guardian reveals. The draft report by the National Audit Office ...
Simon Murphy / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 17:53:22

Tory leadership contender Dominic Raab says it should not be easier to change your gender

The former Brexit secretary said he would "probably not" describe himself as a feminist
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 17:43:00

Boris Johnson allies claim impending trial over 'lying and misleading' to public is attempt to reverse Brexit

The Conservative leadership candidate has been summoned to appear in court on 29 May
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 16:44:00

Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim

He is accused of misconduct in public office for his claim during the EU referendum in 2016.
BBC   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 16:40:12

Conservative leadership battle is 'arms race to be the most Faragiste', Michael Heseltine says

The former deputy prime minister warned that a no-deal Brexit could blight Conservative electoral hopes for a generation
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 16:34:00

Labour's Tom Watson attacks 'spiteful' expulsion

Scores of members declare they also voted for parties that want to stop Brexit
FT   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 16:25:31

European shares/Brexit: exchanges of fire

Regulator's retreat signals London's importance as a global market
FT   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 16:24:13

Ireland says too late to tweak controversial Brexit backstop

It is too late to tweak the Irish mechanism in Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, a senior Irish minister said on Wednesday after several candidates to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May said it must be changed.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 15:52:13

Brexit news - live: Rees-Mogg rages over move to put Boris Johnson on trial for 'lying and misleading', as rival launches expletive-laden attack

Follow live updates from Westminster
Samuel Osborne, Benjamin Kentish, Jon Sharman, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 15:24:00

Campaigner To 'Stop Lying In Politics' Lied About His Political Campaign

The smarmy man behind the case to prosecute Boris Johnson has been saying his case is not about stopping Brexit, just about stopping 'lying in politics'. That will come as news to the original backers of Marcus J. Ball's first (now deleted) crowdfunder which Guido can reveal was set up ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:57:38

Too late to tweak Brexit backstop: Irish finance minister

It is too late to tweak the Irish mechanism in Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, a senior Irish minister said on Wednesday after several candidates to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May said the deal must be reopened.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:40:22

Does the Conservative Party even know what it is for any more?

Historically, Conservatism was built on four pillars, says Victor Hill in new book 'Will the Tory Party Ever Be the Same?' - but they have been eroded thanks to the EU
Victor Hill / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:31:40

The UK isn't Norway, and the proposed common market 2.0 is no solution to Brexit

An option that pleases no one, does not deliver on the result of the referendum and locks us into permanent negotiations with the EU will not lead us back to national unity, says Nat Shaughnessy
Nat Shaughnessy / The Independent   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:30:52

How Brexit has broken the UK's two-party political system

Conservative and Labour parties under 'immense pressure'
FT   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:13:31

Stock markets fall as ECB adds to warnings on trade war - as it happened

Central bank says that growth slowdown threatens financial stability Chinese media suggests rare earth minerals to be next battleground in dispute with Trump Tesco and Sainbury's lose market share to cheaper rivals The contenders in line to be ECB's next head 3.06pm BST Wall Street has caught cold from a ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 14:06:07

Source close to Johnson: Not up to criminal law to regulate political speech - Daily Mail reporter

It is not the role of criminal law to regulate political speech, a source close to Boris Johnson was quoted as saying by a Daily Mail reporter, as the favourite to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May faces court over his comments on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 13:39:30

No-deal Brexit risk seen rising again but still low

No-deal Brexit risks are on the rise again, some investment banks say, though parliament's resolute opposition to Britain crashing out of the EU without a trade deal means that probability is still seen as low.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 13:25:33

Boris Johnson to Face Court Questions Over Brexit Claims

Johnson was a key figure in the "leave" campaign advocating a break with the EU
GREGORY KATZ / AP / Time   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 13:14:02

'Nostalgia Serves No Purpose': An Interview with Michel Barnier

Micha Matlak: What is most likely to happen now with the Brexit negotiations? Michel Barnier: There are three options: a deal based on the agreement finalized six months ago; withdrawal without a deal; or no Brexit. It will have to be the choice of the UK. During the last three ...
Micha Matlak / NY Review of Books   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 12:52:01

UK needs more skilled workers from abroad, government told

Shortage occupation list must be expanded to plug gaps amid Brexit uncertainty, advisers say The list of occupations eligible for the UK's non-European skilled work visas should be expanded "as soon as possible", with the uncertainty caused by Brexit a major consideration, government advisers have said. The migration advisory committee ...
Haroon Siddique / Guardian   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 12:28:45

Boris Johnson Ordered to Appear In Court

Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over allegations that he lied when he said the U.K. gave the European Union £350 million per week during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, the BBC reports. Axios: "The summons does not provide great optics for Johnson, ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 12:26:26

May resignation boosts chance of no-deal Brexit - Fitch

British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to resign and heavy European Parliament losses for her Conservative Party increase the chance of a no-deal Brexit, ratings agency Fitch said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 12:21:39

Tice Suing SNP MEP For Libel

Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice has issued a legal letter to SNP MEP Alyn Smith, for calling the party "a money laundering front" on live television. They demand that by midday tomorrow Smith must issue the following (surprisingly reserved) statement otherwise High Court proceedings will be brought "for appropriate relief": ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:46:37

Boris Johnson to face court over Brexit claim

The Tory leadership contender is accused of misconduct over claims that EU membership cost the U.K. £350 million per week.
Judith Mischke / Politico   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:37:18

Business Breakfast with OANDA on Jazz FM

On the show this morning, Michael Wilson and Craig Erlam discuss trade wars, Brexit, UK politics, EU top jobs, the Fed, British Steel and more.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:21:41

UK PM candidate Johnson to face court over Brexit claims

Boris Johnson, the favorite to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, must appear in court over allegations he lied about Brexit by stating Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the EU, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:21:36

PM candidate Johnson to face court over Brexit claims

Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, must appear in court over allegations he lied about Brexit by stating Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the EU, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:15:36

Factbox: What will British PM May's successors do about Brexit?

Who are the candidates vying for Prime Minister Theresa May's job and what have they said about Brexit?
Reuters   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:05:50

Meet the Candidates: Team McVey

Esther McVey is positioning herself as the most 'authentic' Brexit candidate in the Tory leadership race, she's gone even further than Dominic Raab in actively advocating a no deal Brexit as her preferred option. She's also set out robust positions on spending aid cash on police and schools and scrapping ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 29 May 2019 11:05:02

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