Brexit News Archive: 30 May 2019

Business lobby group CBI warns Tories over no-deal Brexit

The CBI warns Tory leadership candidates a no-deal Brexit would do "severe" damage to businesses.
BBC   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 21:00:56

Brexit: British businesses warn Tory leadership hopefuls against 'severe' disruption from no deal

CBI chief calls for 'honesty' from politicians about the dangers of leaving the EU without an agreement
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 20:48:22

Liberal Democrats become most popular party closely followed by Brexit Party, poll suggests

Conservatives and Labour slip to joint third place
Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 20:24:00

Brexit Britain set to wield little influence in new-look Europe

Far-right MEPs want British representatives to join their ranks, but Brexiters have little interest or influence.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 19:52:39

Trump: 'Nigel Farage is a friend of mine, so is Boris'

US president fuels talk he will meet the hard Brexit advocates on UK state visit
FT   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 19:03:30

Is Britain Headed for a Hard Brexit?

Professor Leo Panitch assesses Theresa May's abrupt resignation and analyzes the results of the latest European parliamentary elections.
Greg Wilpert / / truthdig   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 18:39:14

Brexit endgame: A withdrawal agreement for Theresa May, but no clarity on Brexit

As the third anniversary of the Brexit referendum approaches, the United Kingdom has failed three times to gain parliamentary approval of a withdrawal deal, extended the departure deadline twice, held elections to a European legislature it planned to vacate, and pressured its prime minister into announcing her resignation date. Attention ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 17:59:28

GBP/USD testing critical support at 1.2580 on hard Brexit concerns

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FX Street   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 17:21:57

Corbyn resists pressure to campaign for Final Say vote and insists on negotiating deal

Irish Taoiseach told him that the chances of a further extension to the Article 50 Brexit process were "slim"
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 17:19:00

Ahead of UK visit, Trump praises Brexit-supporting 'friends' Johnson and Farage

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded Britain's most high-profile Brexit supporters - Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage - as his friends on Thursday, weighing into Britain's political crisis just days before his state visit to London.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 16:58:35

EU applications for UK settled status hit 750,000

Home Office reports on take-up of scheme to encourage Europeans to remain after Brexit
FT   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 16:46:01

Brexit: Donations to Conservatives halve amid anger over Theresa May's leadership

Income from donors plummets from £7.4m at the end of last year to £3.7m in the first three months of 2019
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 16:17:00

No-deal Brexit warnings multiply as Trump praises PM candidate Boris Johnson

Britain's finance minister on Thursday warned those in his party vying for Prime Minister Theresa May's job that a no-deal Brexit would endanger the economy, as frontrunner Boris Johnson earned praise from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 15:28:14

Top 7: British politics in the past week (23 May - 30 May)

In the Brexit chaos, British politics never fails to disappoint political thrillseekers. The European elections were a key news story all across Europe last weekend, not excluding the UK. However, a shambolically organised election is not the only thing that happened in the UK in the past week. A countdown ...
Juuso Järviniemi / New Federalist   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 15:12:45

Trump praises Farage and Johnson ahead of state visit to UK

President Donald Trump has weighed in on the power struggle in British politics, praising Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage and prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson and suggesting he may meet the pair on his state visit to Britain next week.
CNN   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:46:52

Brexit shutdown slashes UK car production by 45%

Brexit factory shutdowns in April almost halved UK car production, latest figures reveal.
BBC   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:45:10

Donors flee UK Conservative party amid Brexit paralysis

FT   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:44:58

EU game changer: Will parliamentary elections change Europe's future?

As voters shift away from the centre, what's in store for the European Union? We talk about jobs, climate and Brexit with Controls Risks analyst Alexandra Kellert. Also in this programme: could a new alliance between Fiat Chrysler and Renault shake up the increasingly global car industry? We take a ...
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:44:31

Corbyn defies call to start referendum campaign 'now'

Jeremy Corbyn has defied calls from Labour MPs to start campaigning for a Brexit referendum but agreed any deal passed by parliament should be put to one.
Sky   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:40:00

Brexit Party Spike Labour Attack Ad in Peterborough

Here's one for fans of rapid response campaigning - the Brexit Party have managed to rebut a Labour attack ad in Peterborough's local paper today before it even went to print. Last night the Peterborough Telegraph let the Brexit Party know out of courtesy that Labour were running an attack ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:39:51

Trump Might Meet with Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage

President Trump said he might meet with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, pro-Brexit politicians who now are vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, when he visits the UK next week, Politico reports. Trump told reporters that he considers Johnson and Farage to be "very good guys" and "very interesting ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:38:18

Trump praises high-profile Brexit proponents ahead of visit to Britain

U.S. President Donald Trump praised the two most high-profile proponents of Britain's departure from the European Union on Thursday, ahead of his planned visit to London at a time of political turmoil following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:12:58

Raab Accuses Lidington of Sabotaging Backstop Changes

Dominic Raab has done a lengthy interview with the Spectator's Katy Balls covering everything from karate to feminism. However the moment that will raise Brexiteer eyebrows the most is when Raab directly blames Theresa May's deputy David Lidington for sabotaging his attempts to renegotiate the backstop as Brexit Secretary: 'I ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:00:46

Trump ready to help out on Brexit, U.S. national security adviser says

U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to help out in any way he can on Britain's exit from the European Union, his national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 13:55:48

SNP MEP Refuses to Back Down after Tice's Legal Threat

Yesterday Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice issued a legal letter to SNP MEP Alyn Smith giving him the deadline of noon today to public apologise. He missed the deadline. Guido understands that Smith is relying on the fact that you cannot libel political parties. The Brexit Party are adamant that ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 13:49:16

UK growth could be slower than forecast, official says

Predictions of acceleration are based on post-Brexit recovery in business investment
FT   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 13:46:34

Irish foreign minister says new PM could change 'Brexit package'

The European Union will not renegotiate Britain's EU withdrawal agreement with the next British prime minister, but there is "scope for new thinking" on the wider Brexit package, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 13:25:48

What Porn Sites Will Look Like From July 15

Theresa May may have failed to get Brexit through but at least she'll still be leaving behind a momentous legacy - banning plastic straws and blocking porn sites. Here's a sneak preview of what adult websites in the UK will look like after the Porn Laws come in on 15th ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 12:44:11

An anti-Brexit party just made an extraordinary breakthrough in Northern Ireland

In Britain, the big story of the 2019 European elections was the breakthrough of a group that formed just weeks before the poll - Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. But in Northern Ireland, there was another shock success - for a party that has been around for half a century without ...
David Mitchell, Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Trinity College Dublin / The Conversation   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 12:25:16

UK's no-deal debate ignores the EU

Brussels will never tamely accept a Brexit driven by domestic UK political matters
FT   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 12:23:09

How Bad Can Brexit Get?

Gary Younge Theresa May is out, but the crisis that made her premiership both possible and untenable has intensified. The post How Bad Can Brexit Get? appeared first on The Nation .
Gary Younge / The Nation   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 12:00:10

Labour's Corbyn: Real danger of no-deal Brexit

There is a danger of a no-deal Brexit and Britain's main opposition Labour Party will do everything it can to stop that from happening, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 30 May 2019 11:55:58