Brexit News Archive: 05 Jun 2019

Trump says Brexit will be fine for Ireland upon arrival

Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 21:33:06

In First Official Visit, Irish Prime Minister Declines to Meet With Trump on a Golf Course Owned by the President

Leo Varadkar has also become a vociferous opponent of Brexit, a move Trump supports
JONATHAN LEMIRE / AP / Time   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 21:04:39

Nigel Farage claims Donald Trump better prepared for post-Brexit Britain than Theresa May

Exclusive: Brexit Party leader meets privately with president during London visit
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 20:42:00

Gove calls October Brexit deadline 'arbitrary'

Tory leadership candidate confirms he is ready to delay exit from EU to gain good deal
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 20:28:16

Don't fret, Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out 'very well'

Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbour.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 18:54:54

Tory leadership: Brexit deadline 'not fixed date' says Gove

The Tory leadership hopeful says he is "not wedded" to 31 October, but any further delay would be short.
BBC   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 18:48:08

How Change UK crashed and burned

New centrist party hoped to remake politics but failed to match Brexit party - or Lib Dems
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 18:38:40

Trump understands need to avoid hard post-Brexit Irish border, PM says

U.S. President Donald Trump understood in a meeting with Irish officials on Wednesday that Brexit cannot result in the return of a hard border on the island, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 17:52:54

Trump says Brexit no threat to Irish border

Frontier will be 'just fine', maintains president, comparing issue to Mexican wall
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 17:51:58

President Trump says Brexit 'no problem' for Ireland

Mr Trump tells reporters that Ireland is in "great shape" and that Americans "love the Irish".
BBC   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 17:50:06

Trump to Ireland: Post-Brexit border 'wall' will work out well

The US president said Brexit 'should be good' for Ireland.
James Randerson / Politico   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 17:41:03

Labour will not win general election unless it backs second Brexit referendum, poll analysis suggests

Jeremy Corbyn's party is losing three times as many supporters to rivals who back Remain as to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 17:18:00

Farage ally's one-woman show canceled after gay therapy remark

The Brexit Party MEP said that ruling out a scientific method to change sexuality was 'denying' help to be people who are 'confused' or 'discontented.'
Galaxy Henry / Politico   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:59:51

Trump compares post-Brexit Irish border to US-Mexico border wall during meeting with Varadkar

'The thing we want to avoid, of course, is a border wall,' taoiseach tells US president
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:58:00

D-Day veterans consistently refuse to be called heroes - why don't we listen?

94 year old Eric Chardin spoke fiercely articulately on live television for fifteen minutes. His words were worth a thousand times more than any marching band or military fly past
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:47:58

Arriving in Ireland, Trump says Brexit will be fine for the country

Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbor.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:43:03

PM candidate Gove opens door to Brexit delay - Buzzfeed

British lawmaker Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, has opened the door to delaying Brexit beyond Oct. 31 if a deal with the EU were nearly complete, Buzzfeed reporter Alex Wickham said on Twitter.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:28:37

EU parliament postpones Farage hearing on funding to June 13

The European Parliament postponed on Wednesday a hearing for British Brexit party leader Nigel Farage to assess whether he broke funding rules by failing to declare expenses covered by Brexit backer Arron Banks.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:25:15

Brexit Waiting Game; Who's Next? What GBP positioning we could expect after first couple rounds of votes

The Conservative Party will deliver a new Prime Minister to Britain on the week of July 22nd. A lot will happen before we have clarity on who the final two candidates will end up being and we could see the British pound trade more so on the broader dollar moves, ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:04:54

Brexit: Michael Gove says he would consider further delay in order to secure exit deal

Gove campaign warns it would be 'foolish' to 'flounce off' on 31 October if withdrawal deal was in sight, as leadership rival causes stir after by Jeremy Corbyn 'antisemitic'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:04:00

Britain's Renewal After Trump and Brexit

US President Donald Trump's long-postponed state visit to the United Kingdom has now come and gone. He leaves in his wake a Britain that is consumed not only by a stalled Brexit and the unending debate about it, but also by a far more profound crisis of identity that Brexit ...
Gordon Brown / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:03:19

The Brief: How MEPs in-waiting are handling pre-Brexit, visa-free travel for Albania

The MEPs who came next on their national lists are waiting for Brexit to happen before they can take their seats. Because they aren't being paid, many of them are still working their current jobs.
euronews   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:28:11

Brexit news: Tory leadership candidates deepen party splits over no-deal and cabinet appointments

Follow live updates from Westminster, as they happened
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:59:00

Peterborough: Farage makes final drive to win the Brexit Party's first MP

Bookies predict the Leave-backing party will romp home in an earthquake result for Westminster
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:46:00

This Economic Risk is Causing Sleepless Nights for this Fed Official

Yes, trade wars are a key risk that could negatively affect the U.S. economy, but it's not the only thing, according to Mary Daly, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Other issues like slowing global growth and Brexit are keeping Daly up at night ...
Ben Hernandez / ETF Trends   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:43:24

Widdecombe show cancelled after homosexuality comments

Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has seen her one-woman show cancelled after suggesting science may "produce an answer" to homosexuality.
Sky   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:27:00

May's successor must ditch her EU deal and leave on October 31 - pro-Brexit Conservatives

Prime Minister Theresa May's successor should abandon her Brexit deal and commit to taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31, an influential pro-Brexit group of Conservative lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:04:07

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   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:54:43

PM May's successor must ditch her EU deal and leave on Oct. 31: pro-Brexit Conservatives

Prime Minister Theresa May's successor should abandon her Brexit deal and commit to taking Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31, an influential pro-Brexit group of Conservative lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:47:42

Rory Stewart: Tory contender sticks to May's Brexit deal

Prime ministerial aspirant casts himself as teller of hard truths on EU and economy
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:27:51

Ann Widdecombe's one-woman show pulled by theatre after gay therapy remark, saying it will not 'provide stage for these vile people'

Brexit Party MEP received widespread condemnation after claiming science may one day 'produce and answer' to being gay
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 12:54:42

UK 'has to resist' opening up NHS to US in post-Brexit trade deal, warns former Tory health secretary

'What they will actually target is the process by which we control pharmaceutical pricing. That is where they will be pushing - we have to resist them'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 12:26:00

Farage won't join group that contains Salvini's League

The Brexit Party is the largest in the European Parliament with 29 seats.
Maïa de La Baume / Politico   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 12:03:22

Britain's health service is not for sale, says defacto deputy PM

Britain's defacto deputy prime minister, David Lidington, said on Wednesday the country's public health service would not be put "up for sale" in any trade negotiations with the United States after Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 11:22:25

Is the NHS safe with Brexit?

Britons won't much like the tone that Donald Trump sounded on the health service
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 11:18:02

Brexit would be 'greatest risk' to Swedish markets, Riksbank finds

Financiers deem 'disorderly' UK withdrawal from EU as foremost concern
FT   |   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 11:12:44