Brexit News Archive: 09 Jul 2019

Brexit: Bid to make no deal more difficult scrapes through Commons

MPs vote by the thinnest of margins to make it harder for a future PM to prorogue Parliament.
BBC   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 21:15:41

Would-be PM Johnson's Brexit promise trumps gaffes for UK Conservatives

DARLINGTON/YORK, England (Reuters) - With a string of sausages round his neck and holding packs of "Boris bangers", Boris Johnson extolled the virtues of new business in northern England as part of his pitch to become Britain's next prime minister. A day later, the man whose stint as foreign minister ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:51:36

PM hopefuls battle over Brexit in bad-tempered debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, rivals to become Britain's next prime minister, clashed over who could be most trusted on Brexit on Tuesday in a sometimes bad-natured television debate just two weeks before one will be crowned.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:46:22

Leadership debate gets personal as Johnson swerves key question

Boris Johnson has refused to say whether he would resign as prime minister if he doesn't deliver Brexit by 31 October.
Sky   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:34:00

Britain would take Ireland's economy down with it in a no-deal, Brexit Secretary warns

Stephen Barclay says damage to Ireland is strong incentive to bring EU back to table
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:33:57

Johnson sidesteps combative Hunt in TV debate

Leadership frontrunner pressed on 'do or die' Brexit promise
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:29:49

With prime time TV at his mercy, Boris Johnson was just a smirking Gremlin. He will dissolve on contact with the truth

After an hour in the glare of the studio it's clear yet again that he hasn't got a clue what to do about Brexit, but the Tory party is long past caring
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:04:00

Tory leadership debate: Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson will consign UK to 'do or die' no-deal Brexit just so he can become PM

Fiery TV clash sees contenders to succeed Theresa May trade blows
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:01:00

No-deal Brexit poses 'real risk' of UK break-up, cabinet told

Challenge of holding Union's four nations together would grow, ministers warned
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:00:07

Jeremy Corbyn backs Remain. Almost.

The Labour leader has a history of Euroskepticism - and the party could still choose its own version of Brexit over Remain.
Emilio Casalicchio, Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 19:45:36

Lawmakers back plan to hinder a no-deal Brexit push

British lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly approved a measure that could make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, although the move stopped short of an outright block.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 19:41:14

Johnson refuses to rule out shutting parliament to get no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next British prime minister, refused on Tuesday to rule out suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 19:34:43

Johnson refuses to say if he would quit if UK still in EU after Oct. 31

Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next British prime minister, refused to say whether he would resign if the United Kingdom does not leave the European Union on Oct. 31, the current deadline for Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 19:23:57

UK lawmakers back plan to hinder a no-deal Brexit push

British lawmakers approved the first of several measures that could make it more difficult for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, although the moves stopped short of an outright block.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 19:01:28

Boris Johnson refuses to say whether he would resign as prime minister if Brexit not delivered on time

Boris Johnson has refused to say whether he would resign as prime minister if Brexit is not delivered on time.
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 18:49:00

Ireland flags need for no-deal Brexit checks, just not at border

Ireland will not impose any restrictions along its now open border with British-run Northern Ireland if Britain quits the EU without a deal but will need to take "some action somewhere" to protect the EU single market, its foreign minister said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 18:19:35

New PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum - Corbyn

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said Britain's next prime minister must put their Brexit plan to a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his party would campaign to remain.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 18:12:55

Trump takes parting Brexit shot at Theresa May, says he won't 'deal' with U.K. ambassador

The president also sharply criticized the U.K.'s ambassador, who described him as "inept."
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:56:08

Trump news - live: Angry president lashes out amid pressure on aide over Epstein sex ring case, as Moscow Tower associate testifies

Donald Trump's Russian-born business associate Felix Sater is to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the president resumes his row with UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch, lashing out at the "mess" Theresa May has made of Brexit. In his latest angry Twitter diatribe, the ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:55:55

Ireland steps up cross-border plans for no-deal Brexit

Risk of UK leaving EU without an agreement is 'for real', says deputy PM
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:33:14

Pound continues slide as traders fear impact of no-deal Brexit

Concerns rise over strength of UK economy with figures expected to confirm recession The pound has come under fresh selling pressure amid rising fears over the strength of the British economy as no-deal Brexit looms. Sterling lost more than half a cent to fall as low as $1.245 against the ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 17:08:50

FTSE 250 stumbles as Brexit worries bite; Ocado shines

Britain's mid-cap index fell for the third straight session on Tuesday amid a deteriorating economic outlook and Brexit tensions, while online grocer Ocado jumped on the FTSE 100 after confirmed its annual forecast.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:30:20

Ireland will need no-deal Brexit checks, just not at border - minister

Ireland will prevent physical checks and infrastructure along its border with British-run Northern Ireland in a no-deal Brexit but will need to take "some action somewhere" to protect the EU single market, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:24:30

UK opposition calls for new vote on Brexit

The United Kingdom's opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called on the country's next Prime Minister to put their Brexit plan to a second referendum, adding that his Labour party would campaign for the country to remain in the European Union.
CNN   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:22:51

Ireland Plans Checks Away From the Border if There's No Deal

The Irish Government has published a document this afternoon on the latest state of their Brexit planning. If there is no deal, they say that various checks on UK imports will be necessary "to preserve Ireland's full participation in the Single Market and Customs Union", but - surprise, surprise - ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:14:39

No-deal Brexit will mean checks on Irish trade with 'significant' impact on economy, Dublin warns

Political relationships on the island of Ireland will be put 'under strain' if the UK crashes out of the EU on 31 October, the Republic's Simon Coveney said.
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:06:00

The Brief: Hungarian MEP brings progressive ideas to Brussels, Russia approves toll highway

Hungarian MEP brings progressive ideas to Brussels, Russia approves toll highway, Ireland concerned about disorderly Brexit. All this and more on the Brief from Brussels.
euronews   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:54:30

Jeremy Corbyn backs second referendum on Brexit

Britain's Labour party now backs a re-ballot in all circumstances, its leader announced
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:50:27

UK: Opposition Labour Party calls for second Brexit referendum

Labour Party would back remain in any second EU poll to stop no-deal divorce or 'damaging' Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn says.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:41:39

Brexit news - live: Tory leadership rivals Johnson and Hunt square off in TV debate after day of UK-US tensions over ambassador row

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Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:40:00

Live FX market analysis - 9 July 2019

In this week's live webinar session, Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discussed President Erdogan's decision to sack the Governor of Turkey's central bank, Brexit, the BoC rate decision, Fed minutes and Jerome Powell testimonies. Craig also gives his views on EURUSD, GBPUSD, EURGBP, AUDUSD, USDCAD, GBPCAD, NZDUSD, USDJPY, GBPJPY and ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:39:47

Sterling slides towards two-year lows as outlook darkens

The British pound fell towards its lowest levels in more than two years on Tuesday against the backdrop of a worsening economic outlook and rising fears about a no-deal Brexit under a new Prime Minister.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:32:06

No easy answers on impact of no-deal Brexit on border - Ireland

There are no easy answers on how to avoid the need for physical infrastructure and related checks and controls on the island of Ireland if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the Irish government said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:17:31

BMW moves some engine production out of UK over Brexit fears

Manufacturing of engines destined for South Africa plant is switched to Germany BMW has moved some of its engine production out of the UK because of Brexit uncertainty. The carmaker said it had switched manufacturing of engines destined for its South Africa plant to Germany from its Hams Hall factory ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:12:03

Corbyn admits Labour could still fight next general election as pro-Brexit party

'We will decide very quickly at the start of that campaign exactly what our position will be,' Labour leader says
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 14:08:00

Stocks fall as attention turns towards Federal Reserve testimony

Sterling retests lows as concern at no-deal Brexit mounts
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:51:03

BMW shifts engine production to Germany from UK ahead of Brexit

FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:46:17

"Did Austerity Cause Brexit?"

Carsten Allefeld writes: Do you have an opinion on the soundness of this study by Thiemo Fetzer, Did Austerity Cause Brexit?. The author claims to show that support for Brexit in the referendum is correlated with the individual-level impact of austerity measures, and therefore possibly caused by them. Here's the ...
Andrew / Statistical Modeling   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:40:37

BMW launches UK-produced Mini Electric despite Brexit concerns

BMW has driven ahead with plans to produce its first all-electric version of the MIni at its plant outside Oxford, despite threatening to pull out in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:49:00

The other Brexit strain on Whitehall

Planning for no-deal on October 31 is putting civil servants under severe pressure
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:46:38

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Labour would back remain in a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has sought to draw a line under Labour’s Brexit travails by announcing a policy of backing remain in any referendum called on a Conservative deal.The Labour leader has been under intense pressure to shift to an overtly anti-Brexit stance, but has insisted on consulting the party’s stakeholders in ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:41:03

In major shift, U.K.'s Labour Party now backs second Brexit referendum

In a significant shift, the U.K.'s main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that Britain's next prime minister should hold a referendum on whether to leave ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:39:50

Pound sinks as no-deal Brexit worries persist

British currency falls against dollar to levels last regularly traded in April 2017
FT   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:32:05

Trump says UK ambassador 'a very stupid guy'

The President also says Theresa May's "foolish" handling of Brexit was "a disaster".
BBC   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:27:48

New UK PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum - Labour's Corbyn

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said Britain's next prime minister must put their Brexit plan to a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his party would campaign to remain.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:43:20

Sterling hurtles towards 2017 lows as outlook darkens

The British pound fell towards its lowest levels in more than two years on Tuesday against the backdrop of a worsening economic outlook and rising fears about a no-deal Brexit and a new Prime Minister.
Reuters   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:23:29

Brexit: MPs to try to block no deal through Northern Ireland Bill

MPs will try to block a no-deal Brexit by attempting to amend the Northern Ireland Bill on Tuesday. The amendment requires the government to update MPs on the situation in Northern Ireland in the autumn, meaning, in theory, Parliament could not be suspended during this period. There have been suggestions ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:07:21

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