Brexit News Archive: 13 Jun 2019

UK government in 'pretty good shape' for no-deal Brexit - top official

Britain's government is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top civil servant, said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:14:14

EU Confidential episode 104: Jean-Claude Juncker unplugged

In the brand new episode of our podcast, hear European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in conversation with POLITICO's Florian Eder, discussing Trump, Brexit and more. Also this week, Shada Islam from think tank Friends of Europe talks to Ryan Heath about educating EU newbies on Asia and how to counter ...
Ryan Heath / Politico   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:09:34

Northern Ireland's DUP not seeking 'earth-shattering' changes to Brexit deal

The Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government is not asking for changes to the Brexit divorce deal that will "fundamentally undermine" what has been proposed, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:52:36

Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:35:44

DUP not looking for 'earth shattering' changes to Brexit deal

The Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government is not asking for changes to the Brexit divorce deal that will "fundamentally undermine" what has been proposed, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:34:26

Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

Tonight Question Time comes to our screens from Brecon in Wales, and has an entire two Brexiteers on the panel this week! Goes some way to make up up for last week's big fat zero... The post Who Is On Question Time Tonight? appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:00:11

No-deal Brexit would be lunacy wrapped in stupidity

The cost to Britain's economy and its standing in the world would be immense
FT   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:59:25

UK in 'pretty good shape' for no-deal Brexit - top official

Britain is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top civil servant, said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:50:31

UK-focused shares dip as no-deal Brexit scenario re-emerges

Britain's mid-cap index slipped on Thursday as Boris Johnson, a prominent Brexiteer, emerged as the clear favourite to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister after the first round of a ballot of Conservative lawmakers.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:28:38

UK politicians oversell benefits of post-Brexit trade deals

Despite fanfare over agreement with South Korea, Seoul will probably press for more concessions
FT   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:12:48

Oil price jumps after Gulf of Oman tanker 'attacks' - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tanker fires send crude prices soaring Summary: Oil jumps after Gulf attacks US: Iran probably responsible Iran: It's very suspicious Oil up 4.5% on fears of US-Iran tensions Tanker incident in Gulf of Oman Two tankers hit - Front Altair ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:57:04

Eurozone Industrial Production Slumps Second Month in a Row

Three smug eurocrats have been gloating about Brexit and the Tory leadership race in a Sky News segment which Sky have inexplicably been playing on repeat all day. Not exactly news. They won't be as smug when they see the latest Eurozone industrial figures. Industrial production fell 0.5% in April ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:39:42

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

The Brexit-backing former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the lower House of Commons. He won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:22:20

Tesco warns October Brexit much more problematic than March

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has warned that getting ready for a possible disorderly no-deal Brexit in October would be far more problematic than preparations it made for the original planned departure date in March.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:12:15

Tory leadership election: Boris Johnson wins first round by landslide as McVey, Leadsom and Harper all exit contest

Follow the latest updates from Westminster, as they happened
Samuel Osborne, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:10:00

'We will bring him down' - Tory rival's threat to Johnson

Cabinet minister Rory Stewart has issued a stunning threat to "bring down" a Boris Johnson-led government - should his Tory rival suspend parliament in order to push through a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:10:00

Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:42:58

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race to become next UK leader

Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting on Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:29:21

Brexit: EU believes UK economy could be hit ten times as hard by no-deal as its own

EU confidence that the UK would come out far worse is bad news for Tory leadership candidates planning brinkmanship
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:29:00

Debate Over Brexit Fee: Would Non-Payment Constitute Default? Who Owes Whom?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Round and round we go. After more than two years the UK and EU are still debating Brexit breakup fees. On March 29, 2017, the UK filed Article 50, triggering an exit process from the EU, but the UK is still trapped. Theresa May ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:25:00

Conservative leadership election: what happens now?

The race to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader and prime minister is in full swing. Brexit is the key issue, but the Tories' selection rules are also a major factor shaping the contest. Leadership candidates required eight nominations from fellow Conservative MPs to enter the contest and ten managed ...
Tom Quinn, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex / The Conversation   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:22:07

Brexiteer Johnson far ahead in first round of contest to replace PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31, surged closer to power on Thursday when he won by far the most support from Conservative Party lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:51:59

PM candidate Raab says his campaign is just getting started

Former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May was just getting started, after he came fourth in the first round of voting among Conservative lawmakers.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:51:35

Brexiteer Boris Johnson far ahead in first round of contest to replace PM

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, edged closer to power on Thursday when he won by far the most support from Conservative Party lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:23:32

PM candidate Johnson wins by far the most support in first round of voting

Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31, edged closer to power on Thursday when he won by far the most support from Conservative Party lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:23:10

Rory Stewart vows to 'bring down' Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit threat

The Tory leadership candidate said MPs would set up parliament outside the Palace of Westminster if the frontrunner for PM tried to lock them out
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:11:00