Brexit News Archive: 18 Jul 2019

The Latest: UK lawmakers impede path to no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers have put a roadblock in the path of any attempt to take Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal. The House of Commons passed a motion Thursday that stops the government from suspending Parliament in the weeks before the U.K.'s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date. ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:54:25

Brexit turmoil deters top names for BoE governor job

Yellen and Rajan turn down chance to apply for post as Carney's successor
FT   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:17:48

No-deal Brexit: does latest parliamentary vote make it less likely?

MPs voted on July 18 to back an attempt to stop the UK government from shutting down parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit in late October. Four cabinet ministers abstained and 17 Conservative MPs rebelled over amendments to legislation on Northern Ireland, which led to the government's defeat on ...
Chris Stafford, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham / The Conversation   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:25:35

Von der Leyen: EU could trigger emergency funding to protect countries hit by a no-deal Brexit

EU could mirror Germany's 2008 move to subsidize reduced working hours, says Commission president-elect.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:00:36

Johnson's confirmation as PM 'likely to prompt resignations'

Boris Johnson's expected confirmation as Britain's next prime minister would likely prompt resignations from ministers opposed to his "do or die" approach to Brexit, Sky News has been told.
Sky   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:20:00

Millionaires v migrants: this low-pay battle says a lot about Britain | Owen Jones

Staff are fighting for a living wage at a Mayfair club owned by a man who funded the Brexit campaign. They need our support It is quite a scene. It's a balmy summer afternoon, and 5 Hertford Street - described as "London's most secretive club", with an annual membership fee ...
Owen Jones / Guardian   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:10:12

EU hits back at Boris Johnson's Brexit fish tale

Times of India   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:59:18

Philip Hammond says he 'greatly fears' impact of no-deal Brexit - video

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said he 'greatly fears' the cost of a no-deal Brexit to the British economy. Speaking at the G7 in France Hammond said that a report published by the Office for Budget Responsibility showed that even the most benign version of no deal 'would be a ...
Guardian   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:58:16

Incoming EU chief von der Leyen says 'we don't want a hard Brexit'

The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds, adding that an orderly departure was important to launch future ties on a good footing.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:50:31

Brexit vote: Four cabinet ministers break ranks to help rebel Tories block Boris Johnson's no-deal

By a margin of 41, MPs passed legislation which will stop the new prime minister from locking them out of the Commons in the run-up to Brexit day on 31 October
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:29:00

UK at risk of 'full-blown' recession

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country's budget deficit next year.
euronews   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:23:14

Von der Leyen says 'we don't want a hard Brexit'

The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds, adding that an orderly departure was important to launch future ties on a good footing.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:16:30

Why the pound is facing a bout of Brexit turbulence

Uncertainty over how the UK will leave the EU has seen sterling drop against dollar and euro
FT   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:13:20

The ten Brexit questions no-one's giving a straight answer to

Labour now backs a second referendum. But the Tories are seriously freewheeling towards No Deal (today's vote in parliament not withstanding). What now?
Mark Perryman / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:40:52

'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by UK parliament

MPs defeat the government in vote that should thwart parliament suspension in order to push through a 'no-deal' Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:40:23

Tory rebels inflict first Brexit defeat on next PM

Britain's next prime minister will struggle to shut parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit, after an extraordinary intervention from Tory MPs.
Sky   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:32:00

He's not even prime minister yet, and Boris Johnson has already lost his first House of Commons vote

If we're leaving on 31 October, 'do or die', the House of Commons has said it is not going to be them that does the dying
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:25:53

Britain's new Prime Minister faces a Brexit nightmare

When the UK's new prime minister takes over from Theresa May next Wednesday, he might immediately come to regret taking on this unenviable job.
CNN   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:09:26

UK business and international development ministers both abstained on Brexit vote - aides

Britain's business minister and international development minister both abstained in a key vote on Thursday which the government lost, aides said, defying an instruction from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:08:20

A hefty blow to a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson receives a tough message from Parliament
FT   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:07:06

Britain at risk of 'full-blown' recession as no-deal Brexit looms - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including the Office for Budget Responsibility's new stress test of the UK economy Newsflash: OBR warns Britain risks 'full-blown' recession Here's why no-deal would hurt No-deal Brexit could wipe 2% off GDP Borrowing would rise by £30bn Watch the OBR's press ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:04:25

Migrants to be tracked by digital IDs post-Brexit

New migrants moving to the UK to work after Brexit will be given unique digital identities and have their visa applications filtered by "automated checks", according to a leaked Home Office presentation seen by Sky News.
Sky   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:57:00

No-deal Brexit could cause £30bn economic hit, watchdog says

The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
BBC   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:53:44

UK lawmakers back proposal to hamper a no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their determination to stop a divorce from the European Union without agreement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:49:53

PM May disappointed by ministers' voting after Brexit loss

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May was disappointed ministers did not vote with her on Thursday, her office said, after lawmakers backed a plan that would make it harder for her successor to force through a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:39

EUR/GBP - Brexit fears weigh on sterling (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam gives his views on EURGBP and why the rally continues to stall despite recent Brexit fears hitting the pound.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:28:42

The 47 Tories Who Rebelled on the Grieve Amendment

The division lists are out after the Government's crushing defeat by 41 votes on Grieve's latest Brexit-blocking amendment. 17 Tory MPs voted directly against the Bill, including DCMS Minister Margo James who resigned to do so: Guto Bebb Steve Brine Alistair Burt Jonathan Djanogly Justine Greening Dominic Grieve Sam Gyimah ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:26:51

Pre-emptive strike shows May's successor is in for rough ride

MPs have launched a pre-emptive strike against Boris Johnson, showing the likely next prime minister he is in for as rough a ride in the Commons as his predecessor.
Sky   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:26:00

MPs back bid to hamper a no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their determination to stop a divorce from the EU without agreement.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:16:48

MPs back bid to block Parliament shutdown over Brexit

Amendment effectively thwarts 'prorogation' by next prime minister later in the year
FT   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:58:29

Brexit: MPs approve measure to block Parliament shutdown

The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:53:19

Brexit vote: MPs pass amendment to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through no-deal

Crucial vote will force the new prime minister to stage debates and votes in Parliament in the run-up to the Halloween deadline
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:43:00

MPs prepare to vote on bid to hamper no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers will vote on Thursday on a beefed-up proposal aimed at making it harder for the next prime minister to try to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:23:38

MPs to vote on proposal for parliament to be recalled if suspended by new PM

British lawmakers will vote later on Thursday on a proposal which aims to make it more difficult for the next prime minister to pursue a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:15:37

'No Deal' Brexit will plunge UK into recession

Leaving the European Union later this year without a Brexit deal would plunge the United Kingdom into recession.
CNN   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:12:00

No-deal could cause £30bn economic hit

Public borrowing could double next year if there is a no-deal Brexit, the country's spending watchdog says. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said borrowing would be almost £60bn if the UK leaves without a deal - up from £29.3bn if it does get a deal. The watchdog said this ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:10:07

Brexit news: Boris Johnson suffers day of disaster as MPs vote to explode his parliament plan and anti-EU kipper rules tirade exposed as false

As it happened - politics from Westminster and beyond
Ashley Cowburn, Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:10:00

No-deal Brexit forecast to spark year-long UK recession

Britain will slide into a year-long recession should it leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels, the government's official forecaster said Thursday.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:02:44

Brexit study hailed by Boris Johnson as solution to crisis concludes he is wrong to declare Theresa May's deal 'dead'

Hi-tech solutions to avoid Irish border checks three years away, so existing deal should be beefed up - not ripped up
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:58:22

UK lawmakers to vote on latest bid to try to prevent a no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers will vote on Thursday on a beefed-up proposal aimed at making it harder for the next prime minister to try to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament. Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May next week, has said Britain must leave the European ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:55:03

Why we should take no-deal Brexit forecast seriously

It is easy to find yourself feeling somewhat number-blind in the face of Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:46:00

No-deal Brexit would lead to £30bn hit to economy

Failure to reach agreement with EU could lead to recession by 2020, according to OBR
FT   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:44:37

UK lawmakers to vote on proposal for parliament to be recalled if suspended by new PM

British lawmakers will vote later on Thursday on a proposal which aims to make it more difficult for the next prime minister to pursue a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:40:15

No-deal Brexit could send pound plunging to one-for-one against dollar

Boris Johnson's support for hard Brexit disastrous for UK currency but sterling could surge if Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party adopts a more pro-EU stance, says Morgan Stanly
Ben Chapman / The Independent   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:32:00

No-deal Brexit would push UK into recession, says official forecast

The UK's Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts increased inflation, reduced tax receipts and a plunge in the pound.
Isabella Borshoff / Politico   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:30:43

UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a 30 billion-pound hole in the public finances, a budget watchdog said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:26:09

No-deal Brexit risks deepening U.K. recession: budget watchdog

The consequences of a no-deal Brexit continued to pile up Thursday as the U.K.'s budget watchdog warned of a recession and diplomatic language appeared to break down between the two sides.
Reuters / CBC   |   Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:11:57

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