Brexit News Archive: 31 May 2019

PM candidate Sajid Javid ready for Brexit without deal - The Telegraph

British interior minister Sajid Javid, who is running in the leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, would be prepared to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 21:50:37

PM candidate Javid says he will not back a second referendum - Daily Mail

British interior minister Sajid Javid, who is running in the leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said he will not back a second referendum on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 21:40:34

Weekend press front pages: Brexit and trade take the spotlight

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FX Street   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 21:16:06

Trump heads to London amid Brexit furor and political upheaval in Europe. What could go wrong?

President Trump, a disruptive global force with a penchant for diplomatic gaffes and inserting himself into other countries' politics, leaves Sunday for the United Kingdom and France at a moment of intense political tumult across Europe. His state visit to Britain will center around a banquet with...
Eli Stokols / LA Times   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 19:45:00

Labour will pay 'a heavy price' for Brexit errors, prominent party figures warn Corbyn

MPs call for clear support for Final Say referendum after Labour slumped to third place in polls behind pro-EU Lib Dems
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 18:44:00

Stark choice looms in Britain deadlocked by debacle over Brexit

It was difficult not to feel some sympathy for British Prime Minister Theresa May when she made her emotional farewell speech last week, announcing she will step down on June 7.She had promised to deliver Brexit and had done her best to make good that pledge. Ultimately, she failed.Now, the ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 18:07:27

UK business group issues Brexit warning

Taipei Times   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 18:04:45

Elton John tells crowd, 'I'm ashamed of my country' over Brexit

The English-born singer pulled a Dixie Chicks onstage in Italy, telling the audience, "I'm ashamed of my country for what it has done" with Brexit.
Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 17:44:39

Cool it, Cleese

An open letter to John Cleese on London, Brexit and Englishness.
Anthony Barnett / Open Democracy   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 16:48:48

Hunt warns against "very hardline" approach to Brexit talks

Britain should not take a "very hardline approach" to any future Brexit talks as this would prompt a similar response from the European Union, foreign minister and Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 16:41:27

UK consumer borrowing sees lowest rise since 2014 on Brexit fears

April's annual growth drops from 6.4% in March to 5.9% as households cut borrowing Consumers increased their borrowing in April at the slowest pace since 2014, revealing a reluctance to buy goods on credit amid persistent Brexit uncertainty. The annual growth rate in unsecured consumer lending dropped to 5.9% from ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 16:31:52

Commission President: Merkel and Macron at Odds over New EU Leader

After disagreements over Brexit, the Nord Stream pipeline and Eurozone reforms, the relationship between France and Germany has grown tenser. Now, another conflict is brewing: Who should become president of the European Commission?
Spiegel   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 16:02:14

Oxford Professor on Brexit's Colonial Roots: 'The Empire Was Celebrated as A Great Thing'

In the view of Oxford Professor Danny Dorling, a British elite drunk on nationalism is responsible for the Brexit disaster. Raised in the traditions of the British Empire, they continue to glorify the crimes committed during colonialism.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 16:00:41

John Bolton interview: Brexit is a 'triumph of democracy' that will boost UK on world stage

Con Coughlin / Telegraph   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 15:42:28

Three of a kind: Trump, Johnson and Farage

The Times and other newspapers report today that President Trump has praised Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage as two "big powers" in Britain. Trump congratulated the Brexit Party leader for his success in the European elections. Mr Trump said: "Nigel Farage is a friend of mine, Boris is a friend ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 15:40:44

Sir Elton John 'sick to death of Brexit' and 'ashamed' of Britain

Sir Elton John has told an audience in Verona, Italy, that he is "sick to death of Brexit".
Sky   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 15:17:00

Jeremy Hunt warns over 'hard-line' Brexit approach

Foreign secretary and Tory leadership contender says UK has "made mistakes" in its EU negotiations.
BBC   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 15:05:57

London Chamber of Commerce Hits Back at CBI's No Deal Scare

The CBI have waded into the Tory leadership race with an entirely predictable open letter sent to all the candidates warning against the supposed horrors of a no-deal Brexit. They might as well just auto-schedule the same press release every three weeks. It's only going to get worse when ultra-Remain ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 14:45:23

Brexit news - live: Tories considering changing leadership rules amid 'chaos' as 12th candidate enters race

The Conservatives are considering a review of their leadership contest rules after the 12th candidate entered the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.
Ashley Cowburn, Lizzy Buchan, Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 14:20:00

Has a No-Deal Brexit Become More Likely?

Fanatical Brexiteers argue that a UK prime minister genuinely determined to deliver a no-deal Brexit could, and should, go nuclear: suspend parliament and refuse to call MPs back until after the October 31 deadline, when Brexit will happen automatically. The problem for them is that the UK isn't Zimbabwe or ...
Anatole Kaletsky / Project Syndicate   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 14:03:26

YouGov Justify Not Prompting for the Brexit Party

YouGov not prompting for the Brexit Party in this morning's bombshell poll when it is polling second in Westminster voting intentions and won the Euros has riled a lot of their supporters. Anthony Wells has written an explainer and makes this justification: "...like many pollsters we overstated support for the ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 13:54:57

Will Theresa May's successor be better at Brexit?

Whoever wins the succession battle in the Tory party will face exactly the same Brexit conundrum that brought down May.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 12:52:47

Factbox: Blood and treasure or fantasy - What is the UK-U.S. 'special relationship'?

Britain's so-called special relationship with the United States was one of the most enduring alliances of the 20th century, though Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump have raised questions about its future.
Reuters   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 12:32:02

Jo Swinson enters race to lead Lib Dems

Centrist anti-Brexit party named most popular party for first time in a decade
FT   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 12:18:36

Why Britain is days from a political earthquake that will shape the future of Brexit

Peterborough Town Hall will become the unlikely epicentre of a seismic event likely to signal a realignment of domestic politics
Sean O'Grady / The Independent   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 12:07:00

The FT's biggest stories and best reads every Friday

Leslie Hook's top stories this week: Huawei, Trump and the tech 'cold war', the final battle for Brexit, why top female partners quit KPMG
FT   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 12:04:19

Donald Trump in the UK - Brexit, Huawei and banquet with the queen

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to wade into Britain's Brexit turmoil during a visit to London next week in which he will also tell outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May that her successor should ban Huawei from building 5G networks.
Reuters   |   Fri, 31 May 2019 11:52:25

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