Brexit News Archive: 18 Jun 2019

Prime-ministerial contenders trade blows over Brexit

Chaotic BBC debate offers rare glimpse of elusive favourite Boris Johnson
FT   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:39:10

Irish border can be solved during implementation period: Johnson

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Tuesday the issue of what to do with the Irish border after Brexit could be solved during the implementation period with the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:44:37

Tory leadership debate: Rory Stewart promises 'there would never be no deal Brexit' if he becomes PM

Leadership hopeful calls no deal exit 'unnecessary and damaging' as other candidates insists it remains as option
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:31:00

Tory leadership debate: Boris Johnson backs down on tax cuts for the rich and no-deal Brexit during grilling

The former foreign secretary maintained a commanding lead after in the second round of MPs' votes
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:11:00

GBP/USD capped in bearish territory on Brexit fears

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FX Street   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:36:15

Tories ditch hardest Brexiteer but race still wide open

Conservative MPs have shown they have a taste for drama by booting out the hardest Brexiteer and keeping the "outsider's outsider".
Sky   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:09:00

Brexit News: Nigel Farage's Milkshake Assailant Ordered To Pay Him Compensation

A man who attacked British conservative politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake will have to pay him compensation and also carry out community service, a court ruled Monday. Farage is the head of the Brexit Party, and perhaps the biggest anti-European Union voice in the United Kingdom.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:02:43

Sterling stuck near five-month lows as Johnson cements lead in race to become PM

Sterling barely budged from near five-month lows after arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson was confirmed as the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:58:23

Tory leadership debate - live: Contenders face TV showdown as Boris Johnson tops second MPs' ballot

Follow the latest updates from Westminster
Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:39:00

What would you ask the candidates?

From questions on Brexit to the NHS, we asked people what they would ask during tonight's debate.
BBC   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:29:57

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:26:35

Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand?

Reality Check looks at the Brexit plans of the candidates to be the next Tory leader.
BBC   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:21:45

Rolls-Royce boss laments Brexit distraction at Paris Airshow

Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East said on Tuesday that uncertainties over Brexit remain an unwelcome distraction for the aerospace industry three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:18:46

Brexit: Tom Watson urges Jeremy Corbyn to call emergency ballot for Final Say referendum

Labour's shadow cabinet is meeting to discuss Brexit strategy in Westminster
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:14:00

Brexit: The race to Number 10 Downing Street, second ballot results

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FX Street   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:05:22

Brexit party needs to review all payments, says watchdog

Farage's group raises £3m without proper monitoring of donor information
FT   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:31:06

UK milkshake man sentenced

A man who threw a milkshake over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage last month has pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service announced.
CNN   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:34:12

‘Act of crass stupidity’: man who threw milkshake over Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gets community service

A man who threw a milkshake at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was on Tuesday ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service and pay the British politician £350 (US$438) compensation.Paul Crowther, 32, admitted assault and criminal damage to a lapel microphone on Farage’s suit after dousing him with ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:23:00

Nigel Farage's milkshake attacker told to pay him compensation

A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has been ordered to pay him compensation to cover his suit-cleaning bill after pleading guilty to common assault and criminal damage.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:06:32

Brexit Party ordered to overhaul fundraising methods to prevent illegal foreign donations

'High risk' action plan drawn up by the elections watchdog - including checks on all £2.5m Nigel Farage's party has received
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:37:42

BoE prepared to cut rates to 'a little above' zero

Central bank could act to stimulate economy in case no-deal Brexit
FT   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:33:54

Rory Stewart: Who is the outsider rising through the Tory ranks in the race to be PM?

Former diplomat has emerged from obscurity to take leadership contest by storm
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:20:00

Sterling heads for 2019 lows as Johnson in pole position in UK leadership contest

Signs that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson may be a step closer to becoming Britain's next prime minister sent the pound tumbling to a five-month low versus the euro on Tuesday and towards $1.25 as investors worried about the risks of a disruptive Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:05:30

Hammond to launch review of post-Brexit regulation

Philip Hammond will lay the foundations on Thursday for an overhaul of the City's post-Brexit regulatory landscape just weeks before he expects to be ousted by the next Prime Minister.
Sky   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:51:00

Brexit: Germany warns Tory leadership contenders they won't be able to renegotiate Theresa May's deal

Country's EU affairs minister says there will be no chance to renegotiate the package
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:22:00

GBP/USD - New lows on leadership woes

GBP lower ahead of more leadership votes The Conservative party leadership election has not been kind to sterling so far, with contenders being forced to paint themselves as the bigger Brexiteer and the more willing to leave without a deal. The efforts are deemed necessary to compete with the front-runner ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:21:43

Johnson gets new boost in race to become prime minister

Boris Johnson got a fresh boost in the race to become Britain's prime minister on Tuesday when a another former rival in the race backed him to lead the country out of its Brexit crisis.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:19:47

Blain: "Low Rates Won't Solve The Coming Corporate Debt Crisis"

Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain of Shard Capital "Here's to all the filthy money and where it went... So much to think and worry about the morning - the market showing its love and appreciation for BoJo and the heightened chances of a no-deal Brexit by spanking sterling ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:03:32

Minister calls on next PM to defend Britain's leading finance role

Britain's next prime minister must make it their priority to protect London's globally competitive position in finance after Brexit, financial services minister John Glen said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:50:54

Rory Stewart's plan for Brexit

Ardent advocate of May's withdrawal deal has vowed to try get it through parliament again
FT   |   Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:32:41

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