Brexit News Archive: 11 Jun 2019

Boris Johnson faces Remainer plot to thwart no-deal Brexit - The UK Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:58:12

Boris Johnson supporters want no-deal Brexit and less talk of climate change - new survey of party members reveals

By the end of July the UK will have a new prime minister. They will be chosen not by the electorate but by a group of around 160,000 members of the Conservative Party. This selectorate gets to choose between the two candidates who finish first and second in a series ...
Paul Webb, Professor of Politics, University of Sussex / The Conversation   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:30:48

Boris Johnson launches leadership bid with a pledge of Oct 31 Brexit

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FX Street   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:03:12

'Delay means defeat' - Johnson commits to October Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson, favourite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, will commit on Wednesday to taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning the governing Conservatives "delay means defeat" at a campaign launch.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:03:01

Labour moves to head off no-deal Brexit in challenge to Johnson

Opposition throws down gauntlet to Tory leadership candidates
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:02:21

Irish PM concerned Britain set for 'terrible' Brexit miscalculation

Ireland's prime minister warned British lawmakers on Tuesday against making "a terrible political of thinking their rejection of the Brexit divorce deal negotiated with the European Union means they will get a better one.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:21:54

Brexit: MPs to make cross-party bid to stop next prime minister forcing through no deal

The move comes as Boris Johnson warns Tories could 'kick the bucket' as a party if they fail to take the UK out of Europe in October
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:08:46

'Sea of tranquility': Ontario pitches its debt as a haven to European investors amid Brexit

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says Ontario is finding investor interest for an eventual deal in Europe
Bloomberg News / Financial Post   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:23:20

PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal Brexit

Rory Stewart, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday he would not vote for a move by opposition Labour lawmakers that would try to prevent a no-deal Brexit by taking control of the parliamentary agenda.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:20:43

Tory hopefuls and Brussels enter parallel universe

Brexit debate between candidates on different plane to messages from EU
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:48:20

Brexit news - LIVE: Rory Stewart attacks Boris Johnson as Labour reveals plan to block no deal

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Adam Forrest, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:30:00

PM candidate Stewart backs MPs' move to stop no-deal Brexit

Rory Stewart, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would support a move by opposition Labour lawmakers to take control of the parliamentary agenda with the aim of introducing legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit or the prorogation of parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:01:43

Rory Stewart can't help but tell the truth - that's why he has no chance in the Tory leadership race

In the four years that I've spent writing about politics, the international development secretary's campaign launch was the first event I can recall attending that wasn't, in some way, an embarrassment - but that won't help him
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:18:00

Labour seeks to block no-deal Brexit

Move to stymie attempt to suspend Parliament as Juncker says no re-opening of Brussels agreement
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:55:48

Labour MPs 'shell shocked' by angry meeting with Corbyn: 'We're still mopping up the blood on the carpet'

It comes as Labour due to launch cross-party bid to block no-deal Brexit
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:24:31

New PM will not change Brexit deal - EU's Juncker

The stalled EU-UK divorce treaty will not change with the arrival of a new prime minister in London, the outgoing head of the European Union's executive said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:12:25

Channel 4 News Blame Brexit For Sliding Viewing Figures

Guido readers will be dismayed to learn that the viewing figures for Channel 4 News tumbled 9% year-on-year in 2018. Channel 4's overall viewing figures also took a hit on the number of young and minority viewers. How will Jon Snow cope? In its annual report, Channel 4 blamed "a ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:51:55

May's Brexit deal 'will not be renegotiated', says Juncker

Commission president calls for next PM to honour withdrawal agreement
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:38:51

Brexit: Tory leadership rivals split over Brexit deadline

Andrea Leadsom says the UK will leave in October, but rival Mark Harper says that is "not credible".
BBC   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:10:27

UK politicians more interested in ousting Theresa May than solving Brexit, EU president Juncker says

The president of the European Commission has criticised the British political class for being more interested in ousting Theresa May than finding a solution to Brexit.
The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:03:13

Labour aim to seize parliamentary time to try and stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it would try to take control of the parliamentary agenda on June 25 in order to give lawmakers the opportunity to introduce legislation aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:52:55

UK: Labour to tale cross-party motion to prevent no-deal Brexit - Daily Mirror

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FX Street   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:46:55

Brexit: Labour announce bid to block new Tory PM from suspending parliament to force through no-deal

Labour will mount a fresh bid to seize control of the Commons agenda to prevent the next Tory prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit.
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:45:00

Labour Launch Fresh Parliamentary Coup Attempt to Frustrate Brexit

As expected, Labour are using their opposition day debate tomorrow to try to lay the groundwork to tie Theresa May's successor's hands before May has even left Downing Street. Keir Starmer will use exactly the same technique as the Benn-Cooper-Letwin coup by tabling a cross-party motion for tomorrow which will ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44:00

Michael Gove denies Brexit campaign led to increase in hate crime despite evidence from police

Home office report pointed to 'genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum' - but Vote Leave leader rejects any connection
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:41:00

Brexit: Labour 'is not in turmoil', says John McDonnell

The shadow chancellor insists he welcomes lively debate after reports of a "heated" party meeting.
BBC   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:33:12

Boris Johnson Gains Momentum in U.K. Prime Minister Race With Support of Pro-Brexit Lawmakers

Johnson pledged to lead Britain out of the EU by Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal
JILL LAWLESS / AP / Time   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:20:40

Woo Irish PM to get better Brexit deal, says PM candidate Harper

Rebuilding diplomatic ties with Ireland is the key to getting a better Brexit deal from the European Union, says Mark Harper, the self-styled "serious underdog" in the contest to be Britain's new prime minister.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:11:46

BoE policymakers bang drum for higher rates despite Brexit clouds

Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent added his voice to reminders from the central bank that it still wants to raise interest rates, but one of his colleagues, Gertjan Vlieghe, struck a different note by highlighting recent weak data.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:00:47

TV presenter summed up live on air what a lot of people think about British politics

CNN   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:48:48

EU Drawing Up Plans for Tech Solutions on Irish Border

The EU have been doing their bit to try to influence the Tory leadership race, insisting that they will not be changing any of the terms of the Brexit deal for any new Prime Minister who comes in. It doesn't take a genius to work out why the EU would ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:37:22

Leadsom insists Brexit will happen on October 31

Conservative leadership candidate says UK will leave in autumn, with or without a deal
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:34:46

John Bercow and MPs cannot block no-deal Brexit, says Andrea Leadsom

The Conservative leadership candidate says she will drop Brexit bills rather than allow them to be use to delay departure
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:04:00

GBP/USD - Buoyed by UK jobs data

UK labour market data remains very healthy Sterling has been given a boost in early European trade from the latest jobs data, which showed unemployment remaining at a 44-year low and earnings growth staying above 3%. At a time when the economy is slow, global risks are building and Brexit ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:00:54

With a sensible Brexit, Leadsom hopes to become PM

Andrea Leadsom believes her pitch for a sensible Brexit will not only break the impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union but also open the door to Downing Street for her to become prime minister.
Reuters   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:33:38

Andrea Leadsom wants to move on from the consequences of her own actions, and we will all just let her

The Tory leadership contest feels like a heavily co-ordinated Conservative Party plan to lower the nation down to its own level
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:31:10

Boris doesn't care who he alienates with his regressive tax proposals

Most working people, the young, the poor and middling including many Brexit voters, much of middle England and almost all Scots, will lose out under Johnson's plan. But he doesn't care.
Richard Murphy / Open Democracy   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:29:03

Northern Tories have designs on Labour heartlands

Political upheaval following the Brexit vote is eroding ancient loyalties
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:26:34

The race for UK's next prime minister - all the candidates

An updated guide to who's most likely to lead on Brexit
FT   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:15:06

UK jobs growth slows amid Brexit uncertainty

Rise of 32,000 in three months to April was weakest since August Jobs growth in the British economy has cooled after months of employers appearing to shrug off Brexit concerns. Employment in Britain increased by 32,000 to reach a record high of 32.75 million in the three months to April, ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:04:54

Tory candidates clash on whether Brexit can happen on 31 October

Conservative leadership candidates have clashed over whether the UK can leave the EU on 31 October, on day two of the official race to be the next prime minister.
Sky   |   Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:18:00