Brexit News Archive: 04 Jun 2019

After backlash, Trump U-turns on UK health service in trade talks

U.S. President Donald Trump backtracked on comments that Britain's public health service should be on the table in future post-Brexit trade talks between the two countries, after Prime Minister Theresa May said some areas might be off-limits.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 21:46:15

Farage rejects European Parliament summons over undisclosed gifts

Brexit Party leader says he won't appear before 'EU kangaroo court.'
Maïa de La Baume / Politico   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 20:10:35

Trump's trade wars sent global investment tumbling - World Bank

Brexit and trade disputes push bank's policy uncertainty index to record high, says report Donald Trump's trade wars with China, Mexico and Europe have sent global investment tumbling, according to a World Bank report that forecasts worldwide growth this year will slip back to levels not seen since 2016. The ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 20:00:08

Conservatives face 'existential threat' if they fail to deliver Brexit by deadline, Boris Johnson tells Tory MPs

'The death watch beetle has entered the timbers of the Tory party', warns leadership frontrunner
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 19:57:00

Trump sparks NHS row as he promises 'phenomenal' trade deal

Donald Trump has sparked a row after declaring the NHS must be "on the table" in talks on a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK - before later backtracking.
Sky   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 19:49:00

Farage Meets Trump After BoJo Snub, Says He "Believes In Brexit"

Though President Trump wasn't able to meet with the "very talent" Boris Johnson on Tuesday (Johnson turned down the offer of a meeting in what some described as a snub, saying he had leadership campaign events to attend), the leader of the free world did have an opportunity to meet ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 19:05:00

UK's Farage says Trump concerned by Brexit delay after meeting

Nigel Farage, leader of the Britain's Brexit party, said U.S. President Donald Trump told him in a meeting on Tuesday that he was concerned at how long it was taking Britain to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 19:04:29

International investors flock to France

France is becoming an increasingly attractive place to do business. That's the headline from EY's latest study, which shows France overtaking Germany in terms of new investment deals. EY partner Marc Lhermitte explains the findings, the Brexit effect, and why Berlin may be losing steam.
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:54:14

Trump's state visit would outrage us Britons, if we didn't have bigger worries

The "special relationship" is confusing, isn't it: You say "ee-ther" and we say you say ''toe-may-toe'' and we say you send us a superannuated reality TV star in lieu of a head of state, and we're inclined to call the whole thing off. At any rate, that's a conclusion a...
Will Self / LA Times   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:50:00

Farage says Trump concerned by Brexit delay after meeting

Nigel Farage, leader of the Britain's Brexit party, said U.S. President Donald Trump told him in a meeting on Tuesday that he was concerned at how long it was taking Britain to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:47:50

Trump promises Britain a 'phenomenal' post-Brexit trade deal

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China's Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he
Reuters, London / Al Arabiya   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:29:56

Boris Johnson's cake delusion

When Boris Johnson became Foreign Secretary shortly after the referendum, he promised that Britain would get a great deal with the EU after Brexit, "of huge value, possibly greater value" than being a member of the EU. In an exclusive interview with The Sun published on 1 October 2016, Mr ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 18:14:28

Gold Sees Biggest Inflow Since Brexit As Investor Exodus Contagion Spreads To Credit

Last week we highlighted a shocking Deutsche Bank report that showed global equity fund outflows over the last 6 months in dollar terms have now been larger than over any prior 6-month period. As a percentage of AUM, the latest half-year outflows were only exceeded by those seen around the ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:35:00

Trump concerned that Brexit is taking a long time, Farage says after meeting

Donald Trump believes in Brexit but is concerned about how long it is taking, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said after meeting the U.S. president on Tuesday during his three-day trip to Britain.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:28:37

Brexit Party's Farage says he had a good meeting with Trump

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK's Brexit party, said he had had a good meeting with visiting U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:18:52

Farage meets Trump on UK visit, hails Brexit support

Times of India   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 17:06:42

Fed chair Powell promises to protect US economy from trade war - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain's building sector suffers its worst month in over a year Latest: Hopes of China and Mexico progress South African GDP shrinks UK construction PMI fell last month amid Brexit fears Introduction: Why recession fears are mounting Australia cuts interest ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:47:05

Nigel Farage meets Donald Trump in London

Brexit Party leader is among a handful of senior British political figures to meet the US president.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:25:26

Tory MPs Shown Private Polling Under Different Leadership Options

Lord Tim Bell commissioned a private poll on Friday with the same panel of people that delivered The Times' shocking Tory-Labour joint third place finish behind the LibDems and the Brexit Party. Bell got YouGov to ask the same panel if they would change their vote under different leaders. He ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:18:10

Tuesday assorted links

1. Has the Chinese audience induced Hollywood to make whiter casting decisions? 2. Redux of my 2016 Brexit post. 3. New learning on the Greek great depression - floating rates may not have helped much for very long. 4. Further evidence for the view that air pollution is really, really ...
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:09:11

Breakaway anti-Brexit lawmakers group split after election flop

A new British political grouping opposed to Brexit split on Tuesday only months after it was formed, deserted by more than half its lawmakers following a poor showing in European parliamentary elections.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:02:06

Theresa May heard but did not heed Brexit's call for a fairer Britain

Perhaps she was a prisoner of received ways of thinking, and therefore did not believe in her own rhetoric.
Ashoka Mody / Open Democracy   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:49:56

Anti-Brexit party Change UK splits

The party's new leader Anna Soubry said she was 'deeply disappointed' that 6 colleagues had decided to leave.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:45:30

Effusive Trump promises Britain a post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China's Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States' closest ally.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:41:31

Brexit party's Farage arrives at ambassador's residence where Trump staying: Reuters photographer

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK's Brexit party, arrived at the U.S. ambassador's residence in London where President Donald Trump is staying during his state visit to Britain, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:40:27

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party leader meets Trump at US ambassador's residence in London

The president was also meeting Tory leadership contenders Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt, but Boris Johnson turned down an invitation in order to address MPs
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:39:00

Trump says UK health service should be part of U.S. trade talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain's public health service should be on the table in future trade talks between the two countries after Brexit, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to say some areas of the economy might be off-limits.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:19:10

Donald Trump would have ‘no problem’ with Huawei receiving a limited role in Britain’s 5G development plans

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has “no problem” with a possible plan by the British government to give Chinese telecoms giant Huawei a limited role in developing the country’s next-generation 5G mobile development technology, despite the US government’s trade war with China.Speaking alongside British Prime Minister Theresa ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 15:03:24

Trump praises Brexit and May while keeping things light in London meetings

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed shared hope that the United Kingdom would eventually leave the European Union and negotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. "It should happen and it probably will happen," Trump said, claiming, as he has before, that he correctly...
Eli Stokols / LA Times   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:55:00

Trump promises UK a post-Brexit trade deal, solution to Huawei discord

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised Britain a post-Brexit trade deal and pledged to work out any differences with London on the role of China's Huawei in building 5G networks.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:52:55

Trump: May's probably a better negotiator than me

President Trump praises outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May for her efforts to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union.
CNN   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:37:44

Trump: 'NHS on the table in US-UK trade deal'

The president said everything would be up for negotiation in a trade deal between the UK and US after Brexit.
BBC   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:31:41

During press conference with May, Trump says Brexit should and will happen

At his press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, President Trump answered questions on Brexit, tariffs on Mexico, praised May's time on the job, and blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:15:38

UK's May hasn't got credit she deserves on Brexit deal: Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May probably has not got the credit she deserved for negotiating a Brexit deal with the European Union, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, after May joked about Trump's advice on the topic.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:15:23

Paris special on European banking

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the future of European banking post Brexit on the...
FT   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:10:24

Factbox: How free would a UK-U.S. trade agreement be?

Donald Trump promised Britain on Tuesday a "very, very substantial" post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:08:37

Trump says UK health service should be on table in trade talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain's public health service should be on the table in talks about a trade deal between the two countries after Brexit, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to say some areas of the economy might be off limits.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:04:25

A Nixon in China Moment? What Boris Johnson Could Mean for Brexit

Political maverick Boris Johnson appears unbeatable in the race to replace Theresa May as prime minister. But he's an enigma and anything could be possible with him at the helm -- even an unexpected U-turn on Brexit.
Spiegel   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:56:10

Trump UK visit: US committed to 'a phenomenal trade deal'

The US President promises a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK "two or three times as big as now"
BBC   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:46:07

U.S. President Trump speaks to PM candidate Johnson

U.S. President Donald Trump waded into Britain's political crisis on Tuesday by telephoning Boris Johnson, the Brexit-supporting favourite to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:43:30

The Brexit Wrecking Ball Hits the High Street

The delay in the divorce date should have given shops a break. Then the Tory leadership challenge happened.
Washington Post   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:31:55

Trump says NHS must be 'on the table' in post-Brexit trade deal

'When you're dealing in trade everything is on the table - so NHS or anything else,' US president says
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:31:00

Trump says UK and U.S. can do a phenomenal post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States and Britain could agree a post-Brexit trade deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:29:43

Brexit and the lesson of D-Day

Stressing importance of global alliances is not only relevant when dealing with Donald Trump
FT   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 13:05:40

U.S. President Trump speaks to UK PM candidate Johnson

U.S. President Donald Trump waded into Britain's political crisis on Tuesday by telephoning Boris Johnson, the Brexit-supporting favorite to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 12:50:43

Brexit uncertainty triggers slump in UK construction sector

Commercial building work is hit hardest as engineering work dries up Brexit uncertainty has led to a mothballing of commercial and civil engineering projects and caused a contraction of the UK's struggling construction industry, the latest snapshot of the sector has found. A monthly update on business conditions revealed a ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 12:34:01

Donald Trump promises Theresa May 'very substantial' trade deal after Brexit

President Donald Trump touted a "very, very substantial trade deal" between the United States and Britain after Brexit as he met Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday for fraught talks held amid street protests.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 12:13:54

Trump promises May 'very substantial' trade deal after Brexit, jokes that she should 'stick around'

U.S. President Donald Trump touted a "very, very substantial trade deal" between the United States and the U.K. after Brexit as he met Prime Minister ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 4 Jun 2019 11:28:05