Brexit News Archive: 19 Jun 2019

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn backs second referendum in Britain on any Brexit deal

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday it was "right to demand" a second referendum on any Brexit deal, his strongest backing yet ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:09:57

Britain's bankers call for more support, tax cuts after Brexit

Britain should create a new body to promote a positive "vision" for banking and cut taxes on the industry after failing to support the sector adequately ahead of Brexit, banking trade body UK Finance's chair said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:02:28

Brussels blocks out Boris bluster

EU diplomats expect Johnson to take a more pragmatic approach to Brexit as prime minister.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:00:28

Short film about Brexit in Northern Ireland promotes sense of unity between communities

The biggest casualty of Brexit will be the people of Northern Ireland, as Brexit will break the Good Friday Agreement. A short documentary is looking to show the positive success stories of the Northern Irish peace process in both the unionist and nationalist communities. The European Union has helped to ...
The Hope Festival / New Federalist   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:14:10

'I'm surprised': Stewart eliminated from Tory contest with Brexit warning

Defeated Conservative leadership contender Rory Stewart has warned the four remaining candidates against promises they "can't deliver" after being eliminated from the contest.
Sky   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:34:00

PM candidate Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favourite to be Britain's next prime minister on Wednesday after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:47:33

Labour row erupts in top level meeting with Corbyn over backing second Brexit referendum

Senior Labour figures warn that the party needs to move swiftly to shed its position
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:16:00

UK: Labour's Jeremy Corbyn backs second Brexit referendum

Opposition leader says a vote must offer 'real choices' for those who want to leave or stay in the European Union.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:13:02

Ireland budget plan assumes no-deal Brexit for UK

Strategy suggests Dublin unlikely to compromise on 'backstop' border deal
FT   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:10:19

Tory leadership vote result - live: Boris Johnson tops poll despite being branded 'racist' and 'not fit for office' as Stewart eliminated

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:45:00

Britain too consumed by Brexit to live up to promise to protect Hong Kong, says protest leader Joshua Wong

Nicola Smith / Telegraph   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:42:34

Labour's Corbyn backs second referendum on any Brexit deal

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a second referendum on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, his strongest support yet for a vote he said must offer "real choices" for those who want to leave or stay in the EU.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:24:46

What does Johnson plan to do as prime minister?

Tory frontrunner shies away from some commitments but vows changes to Brexit deal
FT   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:10:07

No shift in Labour Brexit stance after crunch shadow cabinet meeting

Hopes of a fundamental Labour shift to full-throated support for a second Brexit referendum were dashed as a shadow cabinet meeting broke up without agreement on a new policy.
The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:59:27

Labour's Corbyn backs second referendum in Britain on any Brexit deal

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday it was "right to demand" a second referendum on any Brexit deal, his strongest backing yet for a vote he said must offer "real choices" for both those who want to leave and stay in the EU.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:49:34

EU preparing to downgrade Switzerland's single market access as warning to Brexit Britain

Switzerland has been slow to ratify the new treaty it agreed with the EU
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:31:00

UK Labour's Corbyn says right to demand second vote on any Brexit deal

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday it was "right to demand" a second referendum on any deal to leave the European Union, saying any such vote should offer "real choices for both leave and remain voters".
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:23:35

UK's Corbyn: It is right that any Brexit deal is put to a public vote

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FX Street   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:20:41

EU leaders to discuss Brexit as Theresa May visits Brussels for the last time

Last scheduled trip will be low-key with main focus elsewhere on EU agenda
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:51:00

Tory leadership candidates' Brexit plans - in 50 words

How will the remaining candidates get a deal through Parliament? And what happens if it's voted down?
BBC   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:31:46

Twenty-Six Labour MPs Sign 'Brexit Must Happen' Letter

Twenty-six Labour MPs have written to Jeremy Corbyn to urge him to not commit to a second referendum - a position he is expected to inch even closer to this week. The MPs insist that Labour must "back a deal before 31 October" - despite twenty of these MPs voting ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:21:16

Johnson wins key Brexit backing in UK leadership race

Ahead of another round of voting among Conservative MPs, former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said Johnson was the "only candidate" who would take Britain out of the European Union as planned on October 31. On Tuesday, Raab was eliminated from the contest to replace Theresa May as the leader of ...
Times of India   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:10:26

A primer on the race to succeed Theresa May

The race for British prime minister is on. Faced with ministerial resignations, rumors of Cabinet revolt and multiple parliamentary defeats of her Brexit deal with the European Union, Theresa May had little choice this month but to formally hand in her resignation. It sparked a fierce battle to...
Christina Boyle / LA Times   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:10:00

Brexit uncertainty hits UK manufacturing; London house prices drop again - business live

Factory growth has stalled in Britain, while house prices in the capital remain under pressure Latest: UK manufacturing stumbles UK inflation drops back to 2% Air fares fell in May after Easter price hikes London house prices down 1.2% in April House prices up in East Midlands, down in South ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:35:05

Brexit: Labour MPs urge Corbyn not to go 'full Remain'

Labour MPs in Leave areas urge their leader not to fully embrace another Brexit referendum.
BBC   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:30:36

Vital medicine supplies at risk if UK crashes out of EU, MPs warned

Shortages could occur within weeks of no-deal Brexit, pharmaceutical industry says Crashing out of the EU on 31 October would have serious implications for hospitals, patients and pharmacies, with shortages of some medicines within weeks, MPs have been told by the pharmaceutical industry. Critical medicines and short shelf-life medicines - ...
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent / Guardian   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:59:27

UK factory orders slide in June as Brexit uncertainty weighs - CBI

British factory orders slid in June against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty, and manufacturing output in the second quarter looks on course for its weakest performance in three years, the Confederation of British Industry said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:58:20

Brexit: how both sides of the political divide have co-opted the 'left behind' North to fuel their agendas

Shutterstock There has been a tendency in British public discourse since the 2016 referendum on EU membership to identify the residents of Northern England as the principal of the Brexit vote. Given that, in a direct, immediate sense, it appears that the North will be more negatively affected than most ...
Craig Berry, Reader in Political Economy, Manchester Metropolitan University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:54:08

Labour is engaging in consultation on Brexit stance - spokesman

Britain's Labour Party is engaging in a consultation on its Brexit stance, a spokesman for leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday after reports the main opposition party would move to an unequivocal backing of a second referendum.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:30:55

Brexit latest: Senior Labour figures attempting to stop party backing second referendum

Deep rift exposed as shadow cabinet meets to consider the party's stance on EU withdrawal
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:29:00

Eliminated PM candidate Raab backs Johnson

Dominic Raab, a former minister knocked out of the race to become British prime minister, backed frontrunner Boris Johnson on Wednesday, telling the Evening Standard newspaper he was the only candidate who would deliver Brexit by Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:23:00

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