Brexit News Archive: 15 Jul 2019

PM candidates set high bar for Brexit talks: no Irish backstop

The two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister set a high bar on Monday for success in Brexit negotiations, saying that even a significant concession from the European Union on the Irish border would be insufficient.
Reuters   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:33:00

Boris Johnson on 'kamikaze' mission if he pursues Brexit without fresh referendum, warns cross-party report

All other options - demanding a fresh deal, tweaking Theresa May's failed deal, pursuing a no-deal Brexit, or a general election - branded 'dead ends'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:19:55

Tory PM candidates hold back in criticising Trump tweets

Johnson and Hunt strike hardline tone on Brexit and Irish backstop
FT   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:53:54

PM candidates say time limit would not make Northern Irish backstop acceptable

The two candidates vying to be Britain's next prime minister both said on Monday that they would not be willing to accept the so-called Northern Irish backstop element of Theresa May's Brexit deal, even if a time limit was set.
Reuters   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:44:19

Tory leadership debate - live: Boris Johnson 'absolutely' rules out holding general election before Brexit happens

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Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:38:00

Hammond warns speedy US trade deal doubtful after Brexit

Chancellor says he will oppose no-deal from backbenches under new PM
FT   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:22:37

BeLeave Brexit activist begins appeal against fine

Darren Grimes was fined by the Electoral Commission over campaign spending
FT   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:37:11

A Welsh Tory MP standing down over his party's embrace of 'English nationalism' should set off alarm bells. It won't

Guto Bebb is right to say the Conservatives have become the party of 'appealing to extremes'. His party should listen hard
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:50:12

'Cricket is coming home!' EU congratulates England team over World Cup victory

Spokesperson also congratulates Portugese roller-hockey team for world cup win
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:01:00

The new prime minister may have a bumpy ride

If the next Tory leader sinks into the Brexit mire, parliament could become more obstructive
FT   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:43:56

Boris Johnson and the Threat to British Soft Power

The likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boris Johnson, has plans to subsume the government department overseeing development aid into the foreign office, effectively eliminating it. That will destroy a post-Brexit United Kingdom's last chance to maintain any influence or relevance on the world stage.
Gordon Brown / Project Syndicate   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:03:19

The Brief: Jordan Bardella takes seat in European Parliament, Court of Justice decision updates

-Jordan Bardella wants power back in national EU capitals -Von der Leyen considers Brexit postponement -Court of Justice rules on flights, family reunification Find out your latest political news on the Brief from Brussels.
euronews   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:22:30

Hammond pledges to fight a no-deal Brexit from outside government

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday he would not stay in his job when the country's next prime minister takes over next week, and he would do everything he could to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:11:42

Brexit: Boris Johnson would prorogue parliament at his peril - just ask Charles I

Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck. Wikimedia Commons Charles I is relevant again today - 370 years after his execution. Responding to the suggestion that Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson may be willing to prorogue (suspend) parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit, former UK ...
Imogen Peck, Teaching Fellow in History, University of Warwick / The Conversation   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:11:09

May's Brexit legacy is a bitterly divided UK

PM failed to compromise until it was too late to make a difference
FT   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:47:31

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 73)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week's business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. On the podcast they cover the Fed, Brexit, earnings season and more.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:52:50

Eyeing post-Brexit trade deals, Britain looks to train school-leavers as future negotiators

As Britain prepares to carry out its own trade negotiations for the first time in decades, the government has launched a scheme to recruit and train school-leavers as future commerce experts.
Reuters   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:44:36

EU Commission president nominee says open to further Brexit extension

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she would support giving Britain more time to negotiate its exit from the European Union as part of a series of promises to persuade EU lawmakers to back her as European Commission president.
Reuters   |   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:39:31