Brexit News Archive: 06 Jun 2019

Peterborough by-election: Polls close in contest

The Brexit Party is pushing for a first Westminster seat, after an MP was ousted by a recall petition.
BBC   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 21:01:40

Treasury locks horns with May on final spending spree

PM wants to boost education before departure, while Hammond insists on keeping Brexit 'war chest'
FT   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 20:30:24

Corbyn backs aides after criticism of Brexit stance

Critics blame 'four Ms' for Labour's continuing resistance to second referendum
FT   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 19:27:07

Can a PM close parliament to get a no-deal Brexit?

Rivals attack Raab proposal but prorogation has been used before
FT   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 18:54:29

Exclusive: Senior UK Brexit border preparation official leaves her job

The British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations, Karen Wheeler, has left her job, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 18:19:01

Senior Brexit border preparation official leaves her job

The British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations, Karen Wheeler, has left her job, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 17:22:46

Why Britain needs a Brexit extension

The only way to break the impasse is to hold a second referendum.
Vince Cable / Politico   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 17:05:44

China and Europe are in a slump, but the US economy is profiting from their pain thanks to low interest rates

There is a dirty little secret in economics today: the United States has benefited – and continues to benefit – from the global slump. The US economy is humming along, even while protesters in the UK hurl milkshakes at Brexiteers, French President Emmanuel Macron confronts nihilist yellow-vested marchers and Chinese ...
Todd G. Buchholz / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 17:00:15

UK list of 'shortage occupations' grows as Brexit looms

Official advisory body moves to enlarge group of professions gaining preferential access
FT   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:49:33

Sajid Javid attacks Boris Johnson over comments about Muslim women: 'No serious politician should use language like that'

Home secretary also dismisses claims parliament could be suspended to stop MPs blocking no-deal Brexit, as suggested by rival Dominic Raab, as 'anti-British' and 'complete nonsense'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:40:00

Brexit news: 'Blindingly obvious' - John Bercow vows to stop Tory front-runner suspending parliament to force through no deal

Live updates from Westminster, as they happened
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 15:08:00

Brexit will destroy our NHS

Click to view 2-minute video When USA President, Donald J. Trump, made a state visit to the UK this week, it wasn't just to see the Queen. He also gleefully surveyed all the British assets that could be available to his country in a fire-sale, free-trade with a country desperate ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:47:48

Ford closes UK plant amid Brexit chaos

Ford has announced plans to close an engine plant in Wales, dealing yet another blow to a UK industry that is being ravaged by weak car sales and uncertainty over Brexit.
CNN   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:34:45

Ford to shut Welsh plant, 1,700 jobs at risk

Ford will shut its engine plant in Wales next year, costing about 1,700 jobs, the US auto giant announced Thursday in a further blow to Britain's embattled car sector struggling with Brexit and rising demand for electric vehicles. Ford insisted that the US group remained "committed to the UK, where ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:48:15

The Story Behind Cold War Steve's TIME Cover on Brexit Britain

"The sinking London bus is a fairly obvious metaphor-as too the Union flag being waved by Boris Johnson," artist Christopher Spencer says
Skye Gurney / Time   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:46:06

PM candidate Gove: rushed no-deal Brexit would give Labour's Corbyn power

Michael Gove, a leading contenders to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would delay Brexit rather than rush into a no-deal exit that could trigger an election that would propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to power.
Reuters   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:44:38

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   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:54:19

John Bercow rejects ending Commons session to force no-deal Brexit

The Speaker says ending the current session to allow a no-deal Brexit is "simply not going to happen".
BBC   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:28:08

Brexit prompts Norway to reassess planned power cable to Britain

Uncertainties over Britain's departure from the EU have prompted Norway to ask its power regulator to further assess the viability of a planned subsea power cable between the country and Britain.
Reuters   |   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 11:27:08

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