Brexit News Archive: 03 Jul 2019

UK PM Candidate Hunt warns MPs could have to cancel their Summer holidays to deliver no-deal Brexit - The Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 21:43:20

Brexit News: Does A No-Deal Brexit Threaten The UK's Future? Theresa May To Issue Warning

British Prime Minister Theresa May is slated to give a speech on Thursday warning her successors of the threat of a no-deal Brexit, the term referring to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) with no agreement about the process.
IBTimes   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 21:40:34

May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely thought to prefer Brexit to the union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 21:32:20

Boris Johnson boosts fundraising lead over Jeremy Hunt with £235,000 donated by Brexit backers

Donors are overwhelmingly white, wealthy, older men - and mainly from the world of finance
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 19:03:00

Brexit backers help PM candidate Johnson extend lead in funding battle

Boris Johnson has increased his funding lead over Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the next British prime minister, backed by financiers and businessmen who funded the campaign to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 18:40:01

No, Jeremy Hunt, the rest of the world isn't telling you to have the 'courage' to get on with Brexit

The foreign secretary's three Brexit soundbites have now gone from ridiculous to annoying and back to ridiculous, like Alan Partridge shouting 'Dan!' in a hotel car park
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 18:22:00

Borderline Brexit: Fears for the Irish peace process

Irish politicians are concerned how the country would maintain an open border if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 17:55:47

Elections regulator criticised for 'withholding' Brexit papers

The Electoral Commission has been accused of withholding documents from the Metropolitan Police about the conduct the Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum, prompting an extraordinary spat between the two organisations.
Sky   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 16:49:00

North faces 'massive' funding cuts after Brexit

Lobby groups fear London will redirect UK successor for EU money to the south
FT   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 16:38:19

Brexit: MP claims of 'foot-dragging' over charges for referendum rule breaches rejected by police

A group of MPs and peers is threatening judicial review over delays in responding to dossier from the electoral watchdog
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 16:01:00

Sainsbury's warns no-deal Brexit will disrupt food supplies

Same-store sales fall at UK supermarket as Brexit concerns dampen consumer sentiment
FT   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:50:50

Electoral Commission Attack the Police Over Referendum Investigation

After the Metropolitan Police's legal letter responding to the latest loony Brexit lawsuit which eviscerated the Electoral Commission, the Electoral Commission have hit back strongly at the police themselves, accusing them of a "startling argument" and making "unfounded, misleading and incorrect" assertions: "The letter from Metropolitan Police lawyers contains a ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:41:21

What to Expect From the Next Season of Brexit Saga

It's been three years since Britain voted to break away from the European Union, but the country still hasn't managed to leave. Delivering a departure turned out to be trickier than the referendum slogans suggested, and the country has yet to decide what Brexit should really mean. The risk of ...
Washington Post   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:33:21

What a 'No-Deal Brexit' Means and Why It's a Risk Again

The threat of a no-deal Brexit is back, and companies on both sides of the English Channel are gearing up once again for the scenario they consider the worst case. Prime Minister Theresa May had all but ruled out the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union into a chaotic ...
Washington Post   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:28:44

Tory Remainer MP Launches "Coup" to Seize Personal Control of Local Conservatives

Former business minister Richard Harrington enjoyed a fleeting moment in the spotlight earlier this year when he repeatedly threatened to resign over Brexit, directly denied he had ever threatened to resign, and then promptly resigned. Bye! Now he's on even more eccentric manoeuvres, this time in his constituency of Watford. ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:24:52

Supermarkets warn October no-deal date 'as bad as it gets'

Bosses at Britain's three biggest supermarkets have warned that a potential 31 October no-deal Brexit would be "as bad as it gets" as they build up stock ahead of Christmas.
Sky   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:16:00

Explainer: what Scotland's new citizen assemblies could mean for democracy

Polarisation. Paralysis. Politicians at each other's throats. The crisis engulfing Westminster for the past year has not given the best impression of British parliamentary democracy at work. Theresa May's failure to get her Brexit deal through after three attempts resulted in her losing her job. Surely Britain can do better? ...
Nick McKerrell, Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:14:01

London's Fight to Remain a Financial Hub After Brexit

London's emergence three decades ago as Europe's undisputed financial capital was sudden and transformational. There are fears that the U.K.'s pending divorce from the European Union, Brexit, will cause a precipitous decline. The City of London financial district handles trillions of dollars, euros and pounds worth of currency and derivatives ...
Washington Post   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 15:06:54

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK's game developers

French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel. The new campaign, "Join the Game", ...
Alex Hern / Guardian   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 14:59:44

Brexit Party Face Staff Cuts Following EFDD Group Collapse

Staffers who were working for Nigel Farage's transnational EFDD European Parliamentary group are now on redundancy pay until November 2nd after the Brexit Party leader failed to form a new group with his old partners in the Italian Five Star Movement. Having no group means Farage loses money and even ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 14:56:32

Irish Brexit border issue cannot be solved by tech alone - former UK official

No technology solution exists or can alone solve the issue of preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Britain leaves the EU, the British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 13:14:45

Met Police Slam Electoral Commission, Demolish Latest Loony Remoaner Lawsuit

FBPErs were wetting themselves with excitement recently over a fresh no-hope anti-Brexit lawsuit brought by Remainiac MPs Tom Brake, Ben Bradshaw and Caroline Lucas. The Met Police's lawyers have now responded to the legal threat, it doesn't make pretty reading at all for the Remainers. Not that it's stopping lawsuit-happy ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 12:50:10

London will be the first victim in Johnson's Brexit plan

The mayor who elevated the city's profile will watch as its influence is threatened
FT   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:41:55

BoE's Cunliffe: Risk of no deal Brexit and no transition has gone up

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FX Street   |   Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:22:44