Brexit News Archive: 04 Jul 2019

Brexit chaos and poor road quality cause M20 to be voted least satisfactory motorway in England

Jessica Carpani / Telegraph   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 19:50:08

Theresa May calls on successor to safeguard the UK

PM warns a no-deal Brexit would have negative consequences for the union
FT   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 18:30:40

MPs will 'find a way' to block a no-deal Brexit, justice secretary says

House of Commons will 'find mechanisms' to stop UK leaving EU without a deal, David Gauke predicts, as he criticises Boris Johnson's 'do or die' pledge
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 18:05:21

Can we really hold back the £39bn EU exit bill, as Boris Johnson suggests?

Politics Explained: It's one of the most talked-about areas of Brexit, but there are many misconceptions about the divorce bill
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 17:38:25

The brief: Gender balance makes steady progress, Tesco warns against no-deal Brexit

Gender balance shows steady improvement in the EU. Tesco warns against no-deal Brexit. Macron forced to get behind a trade deal that's not favourable with French farmers. All this and more in Wednesday's Brief from Brussels.
euronews   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:06:02

Johnson's Brexit plans 'practically impossible', senior minister warns

Boris Johnson's plan for Britain to leave the EU with a new deal on 31 October has been rubbished as "practically impossible" by a senior minister.
Sky   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:00:00

Corbyn urged to consider position as leader as Labour slumps to party's worst ever poll ratings

Pressure mounts on party leadership to throw full weight behind Final Say vote on Brexit
Rob Merrick, Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 15:47:00

Housebuilding in England slows as Brexit looms

Number of new starts 9 per cent lower than same period a year ago
FT   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 15:19:02

Brexit news: Boris Johnson admits Tories 'staring down the barrel of political extinction', as Jeremy Hunt faces fox hunting backlash

The latest updates from Westminster, as they happened
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 15:08:00

Brexit Party MEPs branded 'extremists' for Ode to Joy stunt: 'We would never turn our back on the British anthem'

Spokesperson for parliament's largest group criticises Nigel Farage's party
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 15:03:00

These are the 10 biggest banks in the world in 2019

Chinese banks came out on top as the world's biggest, according to calculations by The Banker. American banks are more efficient in use of their assets. British banks defied the Brexit slump by increasing their profits. Read more on Markets Insider. Every year, The Banker compiles a list of the ...
Yusuf Khan / Business Insider   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:27:28

Ann Widdecombe's EU slavery remarks branded as 'disgusting'

The Brexit Party MEP compared leaving the EU to "slaves" rising up "against their owners".
BBC   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:11:59

EU agency settles Canary Wharf Brexit dispute with WeWork deal

European Medicines Agency withdraws court appeal after arranging sublease of office
FT   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:52:57

Boris Johnson attacked for being 'out for himself ' after receiving £43,000 for speech backing no-deal Brexit

Lucrative 'deal or no deal' pledge on Halloween departure charted course for the leadership contest - and slashed odds on a crash-out Brexit
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:51:19

Factbox: Bonfire of the Brexit cash: UK leader candidates' spending promises

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are competing to bolster their bids to become Britain's next prime minister by proposing higher public spending and tax cuts which would represent a sudden relaxation of the country's tight grip on the public finances.
Reuters   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:34:31

High Court Judgement Rips Anti-Boris Lawsuit to Shreds

In news that surprised precisely no-one without severe Brexit Derangement Syndrome, the High Court resoundingly threw out the farcical anti-Boris lawsuit brought by smarmy "private prosecutor" Marcus J. Ball last month. The full judgement has now been released and it doesn't make pretty reading for gullible Remainers who threw their ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 12:56:44

Shadow ministers urge government to support UK manufacturers

Rebecca Long-Bailey says uncertainty over Brexit is damaging the sector Three Labour shadow ministers have written a joint letter to the government to seek a package of support measures for UK manufacturers, saying continuing uncertainty over Brexit is causing huge damage to the sector. Manufacturers support 2.7m jobs and contribute ...
Peter Walker Political correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 12:44:57

Ann Widdecombe compares Brexit to 'slaves' winning freedom

Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has been criticised after comparing the UK's departure from the EU to slaves achieving freedom from their owners.
Sky   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 12:42:00

Latest Net Approval Ratings Favour Boris

Jeremy Corbyn has a negative 51% approval rating; confirming that his condoning of anti-semitism and constructive ambiguity on Brexit has killed his fleeting popularity. Theresa May has a negative 31%, "Theresa May in Trousers" has a similar negative 30% and Boris a less negative 23%. Giving Boris a clear edge ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 12:14:06

George Osborne's ambitions over IMF top job prompt criticism

Former UK chancellor's austerity agenda will count against him, say critics George Osborne's interest in running the International Monetary Fund has met immediate criticism because of the former Chancellor's austerity policies and Brexit-related question marks over the UK's international standing. The former chancellor has signalled to friends that he views ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:48:01

The Tories are there to be demolished. But Labour is too inept to do it | Polly Toynbee

A crashing economy, two woeful prospective PMs, a Brexit crisis ... yet Corbyn's dithering has let the Tories off the hook If anyone missed the depth of this national crisis, just look at the latest dire economic figures: we're plunging towards a recession of our own making, with Britain's first ...
Polly Toynbee / Guardian   |   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:23:36

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