Brexit News Archive: 17 Jun 2019

Who will be Britain's next prime minister?

Brexit is the main issue as candidates battle to lead the UK's Conservative Party.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:42:25

Hold the Brexit Con Artists to Account

London's High Court has thrown out a complaint charging that leaders of the UK's Leave campaign ahead of the UK's 2016 referendum lied. That is regrettable, because a hearing would have highlighted the danger that such lies can pose to a democracy.
Bernard-Henri Lévy / Project Syndicate   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:03:20

Watson at odds with Corbyn over pro-Remain call

Deputy leader says Labour has been afraid to tell truth about Brexit
FT   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:58:51

Johnson's Brexit plan would crumble: rival for UK PM

Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy would collapse under scrutiny, one of his rivals to become Britain's prime minister said ahead of the first televised debate Sunday - which the front-runner is skipping. Five of the six rivals seeking the leadership of the governing Conservative Party were to go head to head ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:43:02

Will Theresa May's Brexit deal still somehow succeed?

The outgoing prime minister would have done all of the heavy lifting, but got none of the credit
FT   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:56:36

Chuka Umunna: Why I should have joined the Lib Dems straight away

"There's only space for one main centre-ground proposition"
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:50:20

Next Tory leadership: Theresa May says she will not tell anyone who she voted for

The outgoing premier insists she still thinks her Brexit deal was a good one for Britain
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:50:00

Tom Watson steps up the pressure on Labour shifting Brexit stance towards second referendum

The deputy leader called for the party to be "loud and proud" in its support for the UK to remain in the EU
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:06:00

SNP MEP apologises to Brexit Party for 'money laundering' claim

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has issued an apology to Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice over claims he made about the party's source of funding.
Sky   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:55:00

Brexit: New referendum 'least worst option', says Tom Watson

Labour's deputy leader urges his party to back a new public vote and wholeheartedly fight for Remain.
BBC   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:17:59

PM hopeful Gove pledges to talk to Germany, Ireland to win better Brexit

Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain's Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Reuters   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:53:07

Tory leadership race: Johnson absent as candidates face questions

Boris Johnson is absent again, as the five other contenders are questioned on Brexit and personal beliefs.
BBC   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:44:02

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party attracts more men voters than women - here's why that's a problem

Of the 29 seats won by Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in the European elections, eight were taken by women. At 28%, this is far short of the proportion of women in the electorate, but not dissimilar to the gender split of political representation in many other parties, especially those on ...
Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and Professor of Politics, King's College London / The Conversation   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:34:16

Dominic Raab under fire for secretive meet with no-deal Brexit lobbyist

Tory prime minister hopeful, who pledged to suspend parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit, had an undeclared meeting with a 'dark money'-funded think tank promoting a hard Brexit.
Peter Geoghegan, Jenna Corderoy / Open Democracy   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:28:21

Why Brexit Must Be Delivered (And Johnson Will Do It)

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, There is no question Johnson will deliver Brexit. The only question is "How?" Barring some stunning gaffe or sudden illness or death that takes him out of the race, Boris Johnson will be the UK's next prime minister. Motion of No Confidence What about ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:19:50