Brexit News Archive: 28 Jun 2019

Pride Before a Fail for People's Vote

Campaigners at the People's Vote are busy trying to weaponise the popularity of Pride for their anti-Brexit campaign, they say "we are protesting once more because Brexit is a danger to the LGBT+ community, threatening our hard-won rights." If the EU is such a crucial defender of LGBT rights perhaps ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:27:01

EU summit top jobs race round two

EU leaders meet on Sunday to thrash out a deal over the team that will guide the bloc for the next five years. The power game between the French and German leaders will be key to breakthroughs. Paris is pushing for French Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, while Berlin is sticking ...
euronews   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:21:44

General Public Now Rates Hunt & Boris Equally

Jeremy Hunt will be pleased with this YouGov poll which suggests the public is warming to him. In a post-Brexit election both leadership hopefuls will score 33% - which is news - last month Boris scored 34% to Hunt's 30% - this tie is of course statistically within the margin ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:54:56

I'm a civil servant - and we can't make Boris Johnson's no-deal fantasy into reality | Anonymous

Magical thinking on a no-deal Brexit doesn't change the facts for officials like me who are charged with making it happen I'm a career civil servant. For years I worked quietly and unsnarkily in a government department under a secretary of state whose name would have stumped your average pub-quizzer ...
Anonymous / Guardian   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:06:28

Brexit stimulates vexed questions on a united Ireland

The problems - political, economic and social - are considerable; the upsides questionable
FT   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:50:52

'We mean what we say': Irish PM says Brexit divorce deal is shut

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar strongly repeated on Friday that the European Union will not reopen the divorce agreement it has reached with Britain or drop the Northern Ireland border clause.
Reuters   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:26:04

Brexit news - live: Boris Johnson makes Trump-style hustings claim amid clearest hint yet he could suspend parliament to force through no-deal

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Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:51:00

Brexit 'could leave UK short of energy'

EU nations could restrict gas exports to the UK during cold snaps, says a European gas industry body.
BBC   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:47:13

The dying art of compromise

I don't often find myself agreeing with Esther McVey, but I wondered this week whether the candidate for leader of the UK Conservative party might accidentally have spoken the truth: "People saying we need a Brexit policy to bring people together are misreading the situation. That is clearly not possible." ...
Tim Harford / Tim Harford   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:40:30

UK Brexit department's annual plan omits MP vote on deal

'Future decisions on how to take Brexit forward will be for the next PM,' a spokesperson for the department said.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:28:07