Brexit News Archive: 17 Jul 2019

No-deal Brexit 'will send Britain into recession' - The UK Times

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FX Street   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:03:25

Johnson declines to comment on plan to facilitate a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favourite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit but agreed such a plan could be convenient for him.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:44:26

Brexit: Some UK Ministers readying to resign to stop the next PM from suspending the British Parliament

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FX Street   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:56

Timmermans: UK ran around 'like idiots' in Brexit negotiations

The EU Commission's first vice-president claimed ministers turned up to Brussels without a plan in 2017.
BBC   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:22:53

Frans Timmermans: UK Brexit negotiators were like hapless sitcom characters

The Commission first vice president said negotiators were like 'Dad's Army' soldiers without a plan.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:00:03

No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British prime minister wraps up

The battle to become Britain's next prime minister enters the home stretch on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:46:52

Johnson wants any Brexit transition to end before next election

Boris Johnson wants Britain to have completed any Brexit transition period and fully left the European Union "well before" the next scheduled election in 2022, the favourite to be the next prime minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:44:43

Johnson rules out Farage pact as Tory rivals warn against early election

Boris Johnson ruled out a general election alliance with the Brexit Party as he and Jeremy Hunt used the final Tory leadership hustings to dismiss the idea of calling another snap national poll.
Sky   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:36:00

Johnson declines to comment on plan to send lawmakers away before no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favourite to be the next British Prime minister, declined to comment on a report that he was exploring a plan that could ease a no-deal Brexit but agreed it could be convenient for him.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:04:47

Boris Johnson waves smoked kipper during Tory debate in bizarre rant at EU

Frontrunner to be next prime minister attacks EU over 'pointless, expensive, rules on transportation of fish
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:31:00

May warns against 'absolutes and perpetual strife'

Departing prime minister blames Brexit failure on politicians' inability to compromise
FT   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:53:22

Tory leadership debate - live: Boris Johnson brandishes kipper on stage as he declares May's Brexit deal 'defunct' at final hustings

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Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:32:00

Sterling traders brace for big Brexit swings ahead

Sterling hovers near two-year low as traders hedge for further volatility
FT   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:33:24

The Guardian view on Theresa May's farewell speech: she threw away her shot | Editorial

The prime minister had the opportunity to tell her party some hard truths about the Brexit choices it is making, and she missed it British culture reserves affection for failure if it is heroic, or even dogged, and in that spirit it is possible that history will not be as ...
Editorial / Guardian   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:30:00

Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns

Fear of 'hardline' Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt could push sterling down to mid-80s levels, says Morgan Stanley The pound's fall to a two-year low against the dollar could be the start of a no-deal Brexit inspired wave of selling that would push sterling towards a one-for-one exchange rate against ...
Larry Elliott Economics editor / Guardian   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:26:30

Pound could 'hit parity' with US dollar after no-deal Brexit; London house prices slide - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK housing market keeps slowing and the pound hits fresh lows Latest: Parity warning for the pound Sterling fell below $1.24 today to 27-month low London house prices fell 4.4% in May Biggest decline in a decade UK house price ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:10:05

Brexit: Peers back move to prevent shutdown of Parliament

Supporters of the measure hope to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no deal.
BBC   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:08:59

British MEPs Hit Back at EU Parliament Stupidity

Today in the European Parliament the moderators of the session decided to pick the pettiest of fights with British MEPs. First they took issue with disillusioned Green MEP Magid Magid for wearing a hat, then they had a go at Scottish Brexit Party MEP Louis Stedman-Bryce for using the word ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:08:20

Criticising populism, May has Brexit advice for successor

Prime Minister Theresa May launched a broadside against populism on Wednesday, using a valedictory speech to encourage her successor to embrace compromise to secure Britain's exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:05:32

Citing Brexit, Ireland to oppose EU move to scrap spring/autumn time change

Ireland will oppose an EU proposal to stop moving the bloc's clocks forward by an hour in spring and back again in the autumn, as it fears Brexit could otherwise leave the island split into two time zones.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:47:30

Theresa May expresses Brexit regret

Theresa May railed against the forces of in politics, condemned the rise of populist parties around the world, and lamented her inability to secure Britain's exit from the European Union, in her last major speech as British Prime Minister.
CNN   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:36:54

Theresa May takes swipe at 'polarised' politics which brought her down in final speech

In apparent warning to Boris Johnson over no-deal, the outgoing PM said 'compromise' will be needed to deliver a sustainable Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:18:00

Ferry companies warn of gridlock in no-deal Brexit

Freight companies have told Newsnight they will refuse boarding to lorries that do not have the right paperwork.
BBC   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:13:56

Theresa May warns Brexit solution will require compromise

The outgoing UK prime minister said politics was plague by 'absolutism.'
Annabelle Dickson / Politico   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:10:02

PM May says Brexit must be delivered in a way that brings country back together

Whatever path Britain takes to leaving the European Union must be sustainable for the long term, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, urging compromise over increasing polarisation.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:16:25

Brexit news - live: Pound plunges to lowest point in years after Johnson's no-deal comments, as top Tory condemns Rees-Mogg's 'terrifying' attitude to EU exit

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Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:10:00

Gizza Job Bozza (Harper Edition)

As the leadership race draws to a close (less than a week to go now) MPs have started to follow in Amber Rudd's footsteps and more openly pitch for Cabinet jobs. The most blatant of which being Mark Harper this morning... Key to delivering Brexit will be getting Stormont up ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:57:05

Brexit: Lords back attempt to stop next prime minister suspending parliament to force through no-deal

The House of Lords has backed a plan to stop the next prime minister suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:54:00

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK politician

Boris Johnson has broken the record for the most money raised by a British politician in his bid to become prime minister, winning the backing of eurosceptic financiers after hardening his Brexit stance with a "do or die" pledge.
Reuters   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:42:40

Boris Johnson lines up hardline eurosceptic Daniel Moylan to lead Brexit policy team

Peter Foster / Telegraph   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:40:32

Nigel Farage complains about narrow margin of victory for new EU chief after she wins 52 per cent of vote

Brexit Party leader mocked on social media
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:01:00

Brexit Secretary Says Risk of No-Deal Exit Is 'Underpriced'

U.K. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said the risk of a no-deal split with the European Union is Barclay was asked by lawmakers if he thought the EU would be willing to offer concessions that would make the divorce deal acceptable to Parliament, which has rejected the current agreement three times. ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:41:06

Hammond 'terrified' by Rees-Mogg claim of no-deal Brexit boost

Chancellor rubbishes claim by Boris Johnson ally that no-deal exit could boost economy by £80bn Latest politics news - live updates Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has said it is that one of Boris Johnson's close allies, Jacob Rees-Mogg, believes a no-deal Brexit will boost the economy. The chancellor, who is ...
Rowena Mason Deputy political editor / Guardian   |   Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:13