Brexit News Archive: 07 Jun 2019

Theresa May steps down amid chaos in British politics

Theresa May took charge of a divided nation after the 2016 Brexit referendum, and it remains divided as she steps down.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 18:23:47

Farage goes into spin as Brexit party comes up short

Failure to win Peterborough by-election took Westminster by surprise
FT   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 17:16:45

Nobody voted for Brexit calamity

Prime Minister, Theresa May, officially leaves office today, with many Tory candidates hoping to take her place. But a new Conservative Prime Minister doesn't mean that their 2017 manifesto promises can be forgotten or forsaken. It was on their manifesto promises that the current Conservative party won power, regardless of ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:25:29

Brexit fallout: Theresa May formally resigns, to act as PM until new Conservative leader elected

May, who had stepped down amid mounting pressure over her repeatedly defeated Brexit deal, will continue as acting prime minister until the party has elected her successor, who will then take charge as the premier.
PTI / Financial Express   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:16:00

UK's May steps down as party chief, igniting leadership race

British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:37:24

May steps down as party chief, igniting leadership race

British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:36:46

New leader must still fix Irish border after Brexit - EU's Barnier

Any new British prime minister will still face the problem of what to do about the Irish border when Britain leaves the European Union, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:34:27

Theresa May's days are ending but the Brexit fantasy lives on

Finally, Theresa May's days in office are coming to an end. The British Prime Minister is due to officially resign as leader of the governing Conservative party on Friday and the contest to replace her will begin.
CNN   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:06:36

PM frontrunner fends off court case over Brexit campaign bus claim

Judges at London's High Court on Friday threw out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about the financial benefits of Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:58:38

Brexit: Labour members demand Corbyn 'unambiguously' support Final Say vote after Peterborough by-election

Labour frontbencher claims that "surge" of Remainers helped the party stave off defeat
The Independent   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:51:00

Another Party Leadership Resigns

Guido has reported on the Lib Dem, Tory, and UKIP leadership races that are all concurrently rumbling on but today another party joined the fray: a minor anti-Brexit party called 'Renew' has seen its leader abruptly resign this morning and be replaced by a former Conservative MEP. This comes as ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:00:02

Brexit Party falls short but sends a message to Tories

Nigel Farage's party poses an existential threat to the Conservatives' grip on power so long as Brexit has not been delivered.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 13:53:13

Brexit news: Theresa May formally resigns as Conservative leader, as Labour celebrates by-election win

Follow for live updates from Westminster, as they happened
Jon Sharman, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 13:49:00

Nigel Farage delivers Brexit vision letter to Downing Street

Brexit party leader calls for his party to be included in UK withdrawal talks with Brussels
FT   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 13:32:03

Three lessons from Peterborough

The first: Jeremy Corbyn will use the result to keep Labour's Brexit policy muddled
FT   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 13:07:56

Where does Theresa May sit in the hall of fame for disastrous prime ministers?

It is, of course, too early to make a balanced judgement about Theresa May's legacy. That can really only happen once Brexit is resolved. But we already have some sense of where she will sit in the hall of fame dedicated to bad prime ministers. Some ground rules for this ...
Wyn Grant, Professor of Politics, University of Warwick / The Conversation   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 13:03:50

Brexit: Boris Johnson £350m claim case thrown out by judges

Tory leadership contender denied acting improperly in saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.
BBC   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:56:00

Theresa May stands down as Conservative Party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:48:16

Artist Wolfgang Tillmans: 'This game can never be mastered'

The German photographer on activism, acid house - and why he feels 'under threat' from Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:44:04

Johnson wins challenge over 'Brexit lies'

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as British Prime Minister, has won a High Court challenge against allegations he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, according to the UK's Press Association news agency.
CNN   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:41:55

PM candidate Johnson wins bid to stop court case over Brexit campaign bus claim

Judges at London's High Court have thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:34:07

Deal, no deal or delay: what will UK PM May's successor do about Brexit?

Who are the candidates vying for British Prime Minister Theresa May's job and what have they said about Brexit?
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:29:19

Bid to prosecute Boris Johnson over Brexit bus claim thrown out by court

Former foreign secretary was accused of misconduct in public office.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:27:44

Judges throw out Brexit case against PM candidate Johnson

Judges at London's High Court on Friday threw out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:24:16

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   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:18:57

PM May officially steps down as Tory leader

Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. She announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit. Eleven ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:08:41

Factbox: Deal, no deal or delay: what will UK PM May's successor do about Brexit?

Who are the candidates vying for British Prime Minister Theresa May's job and what have they said about Brexit?
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:04:04

Boris Johnson wins bid to quash court summons over £350m a week Brexit claim

Man who brought private prosecution says ruling is a 'green light for every politician to lie to us about our money forever'
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:04:00

End of May, PM steps down as Conservative leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:03:59

Peterborough sends chilling message to UK Conservatives

The Brexit Party failed to win a seat in parliament, but did beat governing Tories into third place in by-election.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 11:43:02

End of May, Britain's PM steps down as Conservative leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 7 Jun 2019 11:31:29