Brexit News Archive: 21 Jun 2019

Brexit: Campaigners for fresh referendum launch new campaign to dispel 'lazy caricature' of northern voters

Celebrities and MPs to help kick off People's Vote North campaign in Leeds
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:54:41

Can Jeremy Hunt halt Boris Johnson's inexorable rise?

Underdog hopes to expose rival's Brexit stance as unrealistic
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:58:00

Contenders for PM doomed to self harm

The Tory party risks destroying itself in order to deliver Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:51:27

BoE looks to throw open doors to tech companies ahead of Brexit

The Bank of England opening up its balance sheet to payment companies and tech firms such as Facebook would bolster Britain's 7 billion pound fintech sector just as it faces tougher competition from Europe after Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:47:01

Let's move to Grimsby and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire: tired but handsome

Despite being beset by economic and social problems, evidence of the towns' 19th-century heyday remains What's going for it? If you want to see why so many people voted (and would still vote) for Brexit, these are the perfect places to start. These conjoined twins have been in a death ...
Tom Dyckhoff / Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:30:47

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   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:09:40

Would obscure trade rule help with no-deal Brexit?

Does a trade law exist that would allow the UK to continue without tariffs for 10 years?
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:11:36

People's Vote Campaign Highlights Hunt's Backing for a Second Referendum

WATCH: As he campaigns to try to be the new PM, does Jeremy Hunt agree with himself that "people should have a chance to have their say" on the terms of Brexit through a #PeoplesVote? Please RT: - People's Vote UK (@peoplesvote_uk) June 20, 2019 Not convinced this will help ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:07:04

The Brexit Catch-22 Driving U.K. Politics Crazy

In Joseph Heller's Catch-22, the anarchic anti-hero Captain John Yossarian marvels at the beauty of the trap he finds himself in. To escape the war he is being forced to fight, he must prove he is crazy. But asking not to fight proves he is not crazy. Therefore he has ...
Tom McTague / The Atlantic   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:53:38

Tory leadership: Jeremy Hunt says contest is about trust

Jeremy Hunt says Tories must decide whether he or Boris Johnson will get the best Brexit outcome.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:36:31

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt vie for power and Brexit vision

Miranda Green looks at the final two left in the Tory party leadership race
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:31:22

Ireland warns British PM contenders against 'dumbing down' border issue

The contenders to become Britain's prime minister should not "dumb down" the issues Brexit presents for the Irish border by suggesting simplistic solutions, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:11:04

New British PM may enliven Brexit, but will not change EU - Tusk

A new British prime minister may spice up Brexit, but will not change the European Union's stance towards Britain's exit from the bloc, the chair of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:52:16

EU leaders warn next British PM: No Brexit renegotiation

Hot favourite Boris Johnson will face foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in a run-off vote to decide who takes on the tricky task of piloting the country's departure from the EU.
Times of India   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:39:02

Tories engulfed by a strident English nationalism

A survey shows majority of party members are willing to break up UK for sake of Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:34:27

EU's Tusk - Brexit deal not open for renegotiation

European Union leaders are looking forward to working with a new British prime minister, but the divorce agreement signed by Theresa May is not open for renegotiation, the chairman of the leaders Donald Tusk said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:04:55

Donald Tusk warns EU still opposed to renegotiating Brexit treaty

Stance effectively rejects most of Boris Johnson's strategy
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:40:29

Do EU rules stop Britain re-nationalising its railways? It depends what you mean by 'nationalise'

Planes, Trains and Autobahns: Public ownership of railways has become a totemic issue on the left
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:23:00

EU leaders 'unanimous' there will be no renegotiation of Brexit deal, says Juncker

EU leaders discussed Brexit at a meeting in Brussels on Friday
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:22:00

Why is Johnson's campaign manager's firm bragging about links to British politicians?

Lynton Crosby is running Boris Johnson's campaign for Tory leader... meanwhile, his American lobbying firm is advertising its ability to shape Brexit for US businesses.
Adam Ramsay, Tamasin Cave / Open Democracy   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:10:39

Sky Poll of General Public Gives Boris Commanding Lead

A Sky Data poll of the general public (not just members of the Conservative party) has found that Boris holds commanding leads in terms of who would make the best Prime Minister, who would be preferred to deal with Brexit, and who would be more likely to win a general ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:06:14

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