Brexit News Archive: 01 Jul 2019

Hunt claims Merkel will 'look at' new Brexit deal plan

Jeremy Hunt has told Sky News he has won assurances from Germany's Angela Merkel to "look at" his plan to strike a new Brexit deal if he becomes prime minister.
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 20:50:00

Angela Smith launches bid to commission report on no-deal Brexit risks

Labour's leader in House of Lords at head of cross-party effort to establish joint committee of MPs and peers Labour's leader in the House of Lords, Angela Smith, is spearheading a cross-party bid to force the government to set up a powerful new committee to report by September on the ...
Heather Stewart Political editor / Guardian   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 19:47:20

Hunt poised and polished, but not the 'real thing' on Brexit

He was relaxed, poised and - mostly - confident. Jeremy Hunt has all the poise and polish of the experienced senior politician.
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 19:43:00

Hunt says Germany's Merkel willing to look at new Brexit proposals

Jeremy Hunt, one of the contenders to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was willing to look at proposals for a revised Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 19:28:21

Brexit news: Jeremy Hunt claims Merkel is willing to look at new deal as PM hopeful lays out withdrawal plans

All the developments from Westminster on Monday
Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan, Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:46:00

UK PM candidate Hunt: Will be challenging to reach new Brexit deal with EU

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FX Street   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:40:55

May urges successor to back business after Brexit

Prime minister says Johnson or Hunt should continue 'same spirit of collaboration'
FT   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:30:04

Warning PM rivals, minister says no deal would swallow Brexit war chest

Chancellor Philip Hammond challenged the two rivals to become Britain's prime minister over their spending promises on Monday, warning that walking away from the European Union without a deal would use up the extra money in the budget.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:02:32

MPs fail in latest bid to block no-deal Brexit

A group of pro-European Union lawmakers failed on Monday in their latest bid to prevent Britain leaving the bloc without an exit deal, after parliament's speaker did not choose their proposal to be put to a vote.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 16:38:33

Ireland warned of debt threat in event of no-deal Brexit

Country is already facing challenge to pay off post-crash borrowing, says top official
FT   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 16:36:42

Swiss stock ban shows the 'no deal' Brexit havoc facing Britain

A messy political fight between Switzerland and Europe is creating headaches for regional investors and showing Britain what life could be like after Brexit.
CNN   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 16:17:00

MPs hoping to stop no-deal Brexit suffer further blow as Bercow blocks Commons showdown

Amendment to cut off funding to vital departments if UK crashes out of EU without an agreement - to make the policy untenable - not picked
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 15:25:00

Pensioner told black woman: 'When Brexit comes you will be gone'

A pensioner who told a black woman "when Brexit comes you will be gone" during an outburst in a betting shop has been fined £600.
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 15:02:00

Jeremy Hunt has stopped caring which side of history he is on, as long as he is the face of it

Jeremy Hunt wants you to believe he is serious about no-deal Brexit. He is not.
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 14:23:44

Grieve and Starmer Spotted Plotting

Dominic Grieve was this morning spotted plotting with Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, who last week declared the EU anthem to be amongst his desert island discs. Guido wonders if they were deciding Cabinet positions in the future "Government of National Unity" that Ed Davey wants Starmer to lead... The ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:50:20

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt accused of duping the public with 'extraordinary' tax-and-spending pledges

'They claim these will be paid for from this so-called Brexit war chest. Well, they are not going to be' says head of Institute for Fiscal Studies
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:44:55

Warning PM rivals, Hammond says no deal would swallow Brexit war chest

Chancellor Philip Hammond challenged the two rivals to become Britain's prime minister over their spending promises on Monday, warning that walking away from the European Union without a deal would use up the extra money in the budget.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:42:02

Do spending plans of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt add up?

Both Tory leadership hopefuls have made promises ranging from tax cuts to defence Philip Hammond has warned the two Conservative leadership candidates their tax and spending plans would be impossible under a no-deal Brexit. Here is an analysis of what Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have promised and the constraints ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:38:29

Jeremy Hunt sets September 30 for decision on no-deal Brexit

Outsider in race to be UK prime minister outlines 10-point plan to mitigate effects of EU exit
FT   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:36:53

Tory leadership contest: Is there a Brexit 'war chest'?

Rivals Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson have unveiled a series of pledges, but how will they be funded?
BBC   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:22:49

UK economy feels the strain of global slowdown as well as Brexit

Britain's economy has lost momentum and might have shrunk in the second quarter of 2019, according to data that showed the double impact of Brexit and the slowdown in the global economy.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:59:29

The Search for a Brexit-Era Margaret Thatcher

In the gothic grandeur of London's ancient Guildhall, the great and the good of trans-Atlantic conservatism gathered to search for the conviction they once had. The conference was in honor of Margaret Thatcher, 40 years after her era-defining election in 1979 as Britain's first female prime minister. The event was ...
Tom McTague / The Atlantic   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:37:58

Jeremy Hunt sets no-deal Brexit deadline

Leadership candidate attempts to burnish credentials with Eurosceptic Conservatives
FT   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:26:48

Chancellor challenges Tory candidates' spending plans

Philip Hammond has challenged Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt over their spending plans, saying the "fiscal firepower" built up for a no-deal Brexit will only be available if there is an "orderly transition".
Sky   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:21:00

Warning PM rivals, Chancellor says no deal would swallow Brexit war chest

Chancellor Philip Hammond challenged the two rivals to become Britain's prime minister over their spending promises on Monday, warning that walking away from the European Union without a deal would use up the extra money in the budget.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:19:43

Johnson and Hunt's no-deal Brexit pledges blasted by business leaders

Trade body says 'irresponsible' Tory leader hopefuls fail to understand consequences Brexit and Tory leadership latest The battle between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to out hard-Brexit each other with "no deal" pledges is the "height of with "zero understanding" of the consequences, business leaders have said. Make UK, the ...
Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent / Guardian   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:00:36

Hammond warns PM contenders over post-Brexit spending promises

Britain's finance minister challenged the two contenders to become the country's next prime minister over their promises to use room for manoeuvre in the public finances to increase spending after Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 1 Jul 2019 11:43:01

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