Brexit News Archive: 05 Jul 2019

Tory leadership race: Conservatives flooded with 'ballot papers' demanding fresh Brexit vote

'If the Conservative Party won't let a Final Say referendum come to the people, the people have to make the case directly to the Conservative Party'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 20:18:13

The looming global trade crisis created by Donald Trump’s administration that you may not have heard about

Meetings in Japan over the past month of G20 trade ministers, finance ministers and the G20 leaders themselves have come and gone with much theatre but remarkably little substance. Certainly not enough to distract Europeans from Brexit and European Union elections, or the whole world from the tear gas on ...
David Dodwell / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 17:00:14

UK economy shows slowdown signs as recruiters, shoppers turn wary

British employers and shoppers are turning increasingly cautious, indicators showed on Friday, suggesting two of the drivers of the economy during the Brexit crisis are losing momentum.
Reuters   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 16:10:15

Hammond-led plot to sink no-deal could kill off Johnson's Brexit plans before he takes office

Chancellor is one of a number of ministers ready to ensure that MPs get a vote before the UK leaves the EU without an agreement
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 15:53:00

No Boris, the problem isn't 'a lack of believing in ourselves', it's a lack of believing you

Johnson has no problem with self-belief. Where he struggles is convincing other people to believe him
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 15:17:00

Can a Corbyn-Sturgeon alliance save Brexit Britain from itself?

A Labour-SNP coalition could reorder the UK's economic landscape, end free market orthodoxy, and even reverse Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 14:04:42

JLR expects Brexit deal after electric car plans

There are two important contexts into which Jaguar Land Rover's proposed £1bn investment in its Castle Bromwich factor must be put.
Sky   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 13:33:00

Jeremy Hunt fields questions at Darlington hustings

UK foreign secretary chasing Tory leadership says UK ready for Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 13:32:31

Jaguar Land Rover to build electric cars at UK plant

Jaguar Land Rover is making a multi-million pound investment to build electric vehicles in Britain, in a major boost for the UK government and a sector hit by the slump in diesel sales and Brexit uncertainty.
Reuters   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 13:09:12

Revealed: The Major Remain Campaign Donors Bankrolling Hunt's Campaign

Jeremy Hunt has been doing his best to bolster his pro-Brexit credentials during the leadership campaign, despite going off-script on occasion. As the Mail notes this morning however, the people bankrolling his campaign don't exactly share his newfound enthusiasm for Brexit. Of the nine major donors to Hunt's campaign in ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 13:00:41

UK productivity contracts for third consecutive quarter

Brexit uncertainty and stalling business investment contribute to decline
FT   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 12:41:29

UK's dire productivity growth costing workers £5,000 in lost earnings

Falling productivity growth and Brexit uncertainty to blame for wage stagnation, says ONS Britain's dismal track record at increasing labour productivity following the financial crisis a decade ago has cost workers as much as £5,000 in missing income, according to official estimates. The Office for National Statistics said the failure ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Fri, 5 Jul 2019 12:38:19