Brexit News Archive: 20 Jun 2019

Brexit timeline: key dates in UK's divorce from EU

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:48:09

EU Confidential episode 105, presented by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council: David Miliband, political rebrands & Middle East peace

In our brand-new podcast episode, the feature interview is with David Miliband, who spoke to POLITICO's Brexit editor James Randerson in Brussels earlier this week. It's delicious timing, given the U.K. is getting a new prime minister and the EU is getting a new slate of leaders. Had history taken ...
Ryan Heath / Politico   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:47:58

Bank of England sees market mismatch as Brexit clouds rates outlook

The Bank of England has acknowledged the glaring mismatch between its base-case scenario that Brexit will go smoothly and growing bets by investors that Britain's departure from the European Union is likely to be messy.
Reuters   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:09:13

Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up - business live

Bank of England warns that Brexit risks are rising, but investors are cheered by prospect of US interest rate cuts. Wall Street surges as Fed flags rate cut Bank of England blames Brexit and trade wars for weak growth Oil price rises as Iran shoots down US drone Fed hints ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:54:38

Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

Tonight Question Time comes to our screens from Tottenham, unusually there are two Tory MPs on the panel: Leave-voting Kwasi Kwarteng from Team Boris, and Remain-voting Margot James from Team Hunt. Kicking off the Tory leadership air war... With Brexit Party supporter Tim Martin there too, that makes for two ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:10:37

A Brexit prime minister must offer more than glib slogans

Britain faces either the rupture of no-deal or accusations of betrayal by Leavers
FT   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:44:14

Then there were two - Johnson and Hunt fight for British PM job

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, once an opponent of leaving the European Union who has now promised to exit with a deal, are the final two in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:24:13

Factbox - Deal, no deal or delay: What will PM May's successor do about Brexit?

What will Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt do about Brexit if chosen to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May?
Reuters   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:23:50

Boris is the leader Britain deserves

It will take a clown to deliver Brexit.
Rosa Prince / Politico   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:18:51

The European Parliament's composition after Brexit

Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at how the composition of the new European Parliament would change after the UK's departure. The post The European Parliament's composition after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe .
Anna Nadibaidze / Open Europe   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:02:25

Varadkar warns of enormous hostility to Brexit delay

Irish prime minister rules out Boris Johnson's call for renegotiation of May's deal
FT   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:59:55

Bank of England chops second quarter growth view as global and Brexit risks intensify

The Bank of England cut its growth forecast for Britain's economy to zero in the second quarter of 2019 on Thursday and highlighted risks from global trade tensions and growing fears of a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:37:57

The UK's arming of the Saudis is unlawful, but will a Brexiteering government care?

What does today's court victory by human rights campaigners mean for the future of Britain's arms exports to both Saudi and other human rights abusing regimes?
Iain Overton / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:03:16

Economists expect sharp rate cut if no Brexit deal agreed

Forecasters are more pessimistic about UK's prospects for growth
FT   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:01:48

EU leaders 'enormously hostile' to another Brexit delay and will only give one for second referendum or general election

The 27 leaders are set to discuss Brexit at a summit taking place in Brussels on Thursday and Friday
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:48:00

Why Swiss Spat With EU Could Spill Into Stock Markets

Strained relations between Switzerland and the European Union are threatening to affect trading in Swiss stocks. The two sides are at odds over a political accord, and the Swiss stock exchange has effectively become a bargaining chip. Brexit makes Brussels unlikely to grant any concessions.
Washington Post   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:45:04

Losing patience, EU hostile to more Brexit delays - Varadkar

European Union leaders are losing patience with Britain and will neither allow a further delay to Brexit to continue negotiations with London nor change the divorce deal, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:27:58

Leo Varadkar: No Brexit transition without a deal

The Irish prime minister also dismissed claims Ireland might negotiate bilaterally on the controversial backstop plan.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:40:11

Rory Stewart's legacy

Exposing Tory leadership candidates' flawed Brexit assertions was vital contribution
FT   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:12:29

Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand?

Reality Check looks at the Brexit plans of the candidates to be the next Tory leader.
BBC   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:11:01

Sterling Slides After BOE Keeps Rates Unchanged, Sees Rising No-Deal Brexit Risk

In a break from the global easing tsunami that has swept the world in the past 48 hours, moments ago the Bank of England did not cut rates - as expected - in a unanimous 9-0 decision. MPC voted unanimously to keep #BankRate at 0.75% - Bank of England (@bankofengland) ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:39:46

Bank of England keeps rates unchanged as it cuts growth forecast to zero

Bank blames prospect of no-deal Brexit for dragging back UK economy as MPC leaves interest rate at 0.75% The Bank of England has warned that economic growth in Britain could grind to a halt during the second quarter amid mounting risks to the economy from a no-deal Brexit. Sounding the ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:14:43