Brexit News Archive: 24 Jul 2019

Boris's Brexit

Political betting markets now put the chance of a no-deal Brexit at roughly one-third. But, regardless of the reckless promises to Conservative Europhobes that made Boris Johnson prime minister, an orderly, negotiated Brexit will be the favored option for a political libertine whose only consistent principle has been inconsistency.
Anatole Kaletsky / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 21:10:51

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings in new team for Brexit challenge, sacking majority of previous cabinet

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson sacked most of Britain’s cabinet on Wednesday as he took office vowing to get a new divorce deal with the European Union or leave without one by October 31.The former London mayor has pledged to break the political deadlock that has left Britain in crisis ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 20:03:51

Stop Brexit Man Banned From College Green

Security has become a lot tighter this week... The post Stop Brexit Man Banned From College Green appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:40:55

Irish PM says Johnson call for new Brexit deal 'not in real world'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suggestion that Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union can be completely renegotiated in the coming months is "not in the real world", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:40:33

New foreign minister Raab says Brexit needed by end of October

Britain must leave the European Union by the end of October to give finality to the Brexit process, Britain's new Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday, adding that he would prefer to leave with a deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:12:44

Boris Johnson’s Brexit focus could end up boosting China trade ties as he takes over role of British prime minister, observers say

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vow on Wednesday to lead the country out of the European Union by October 31 could limit the country’s long-term economic options in Europe but ultimately build stronger trade relations with China and the US, observers said.In his first speech outside No 10 Downing ...
Stuart Lau / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:09:27

UK: Priti Patel named home minister as Boris Johnson picks pro-Brexit allies to cabinet

Boris Johnson appointed Indian-origin Priti Patel as home secretary, Dominic Raab as foreign secretary and effective deputy prime minister, and Sajid Javid as Britain's new chancellor of the exchequer. Johnson is lining up a completely new team at the top of his government, with 19 ministers leaving the cabinet. However ...
Times of India   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:59:13

UK economy needs more than a dose of optimism

Boris Johnson's sunny vision remains hostage to the politics of Brexit
FT   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:21:25

Factbox: Five facts about new foreign minister Dominic Raab

Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Dominic Raab as foreign minister, a return to office for the Brexit minister who quit Theresa May's government over her deal to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:06:06

Boris Johnson's Plan to Solve Brexit: Believe Harder

What has stopped Britain from leaving the European Union, three years after it voted to do so? Is it the difficult negotiations over the Irish border? The cold facts of parliamentary arithmetic? Or is it the nebulous nature of Brexit itself, wherein 52 percent of Britons delivered a vague mandate ...
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:06:04

EU rejects 'mini deals' claim, reiterates support for Brexit deal

European Union's Brexit Steering Group affirms bloc's commitment to withdrawal agreement brokered with former UK PM.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:52:11

Brutal dismissal of May era delivered on steps of Downing St

To Europhiles lining up to stop no-deal Brexit, new PM's speech sounded like declaration of war
FT   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:42:35

British Prime Minister Johnson vows Brexit with 'no ifs or buts'

Boris Johnson used his first speech as prime minister to vow to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 "no ifs or buts", warning that if the European Union refused to negotiate then there would be a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:51:57

With a swipe at 'gloomsters', PM Johnson promises a bold new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson launched his premiership with a pledge to do a bold new Brexit deal with the European Union by Oct. 31, rebuking and the political class who he said had forgotten the people they should serve.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:51:23

Boris Johnson appointed UK's new prime minister

Pro-Brexit member of Britain's ruling Conservative Party appointed to UK's highest political office.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:48:58

Boris Johnson: what first speech as prime minister suggests is in store for Britain

Boris Johnson's speech outside Number 10 Downing Street - his first as prime minister of the United Kingdom - was always going to be noteworthy. At last, a genuine Leaver at the head of government, rather than someone whose loyalties to the cause of Brexit were always in doubt. At ...
Simon Usherwood, Reader in Politics, University of Surrey / The Conversation   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:47:34

Minister says France is ready for no-deal Brexit

EU sets out its stall as new UK prime minister vows to leave by end of October
FT   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:36:55

Boris Johnson sets out stall with wide-ranging (and costly) domestic agenda

New prime minister says work will begin 'immediately.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:15:16

New PM Johnson says Britain must prepare for no-deal Brexit

Britain must prepare for the possibility that it has to leave the European Union without a deal if the bloc refuses to renegotiate its exit accord, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:12:02

London Chamber of Commerce says CEO Frost moving to UK government

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said Chief Executive David Frost has stood down to take up a new position in Boris Johnson's government, adding that it had no doubt he would be a key asset in the next stage of Brexit negotiations.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:09:54

Highlight: Johnson promises Brexit on Oct. 31, "no ifs or buts"

Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit by Oct. 31 and said he would strike a new deal with the European Union in his first speech after becoming British Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:59:37

What a 'No-Deal Brexit' Means and Why It's a Risk Again

The threat of a no-deal Brexit is back, and companies on both sides of the English Channel are gearing up once again for the scenario they consider the worst case. Boris Johnson, the U.K.'s new prime minister, has vowed to lead the country out of the European Union on Oct. ...
Washington Post   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:55:38

Boris Johnson takes charge as UK PM with 'no ifs or buts' Brexit promise

Boris Johnson officially became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, a day after his landslide victory in the Conservative Party leadership contest. The 55-year-old former foreign secretary will now lay out his vision as prime minister in his first speech on the steps of Downing Street.
Times of India   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:39:07

Boris Johnson speaks on steps of No 10

New PM promises Brexit on October 31
FT   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:37:46

'Never mind backstop, the buck stops here': Johnson takes on Brexit in first speech

Boris Johnson has vowed to take personal responsibility for delivering Brexit, saying "never mind the backstop, the buck stops here".
Sky   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:37:00

Brexit and the Divine Right of the Majority, by Pierre Lemieux

A photograph published in Monday's Wall Street Journal shows supporters of Boris Johnson, the incoming British prime minister, brandishing signs saying "We Voted Leave." Problem is, against the 51.9% of the voters who did vote "Leave," 48.1% voted "Remain." If you further consider that the referendum turnout was 72.2%, these ...
EconLog   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:34:21

How will Boris Johnson 'energise' the economy?

"The campaign is over and the work begins," - declared Boris Johnson, promising to energise the country. How will he 'energise' the economy, which has fallen from the top to the bottom of the league of G7 leading economies since the Brexit vote?
euronews   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:25:53

Boris Johnson promises to take 'personal responsibility' for delivering Brexit in first speech as PM

The new prime minister delivered an address outside Downing Street after being asked by the Queen to form a government
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:20:00

Theresa May says Brexit 'can be new beginning' for UK as she steps down as PM

The Theresa May premiership was swamped by Brexit. But she failed to deliver it.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:53:26

Johnson must silence doubters and resolve impasse over Brexit

Boris Johnson has achieved his long-held ambition to become Britain’s prime minister. His move into Downing Street followed a widely predicted win in the Conservative Party’s leadership race. Johnson responded in his own characteristic style, making jokes and pledging to bring a new spirit to a country wracked by divisions ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:39:09

Hammond quits so Johnson can pick 'fully aligned' chancellor

Resignation on Wednesday follows those of David Gauke and Rory Stewart Follow all today's politics with our live blog Philip Hammond has quit as chancellor before Boris Johnson enters Downing Street. Hammond, a staunch opponent of a no-deal Brexit, said the new prime minister should be "free to choose a ...
Rajeev Syal / Guardian   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:15:47

Incoming PM Johnson picks Brexit's enfant terrible for top team

Just hours before Boris Johnson was due to take office as prime minister, one of the most notoriously unconventional architects of Brexit was named as a senior adviser to help implement his pledge to leave the European Union by Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:50:54

Theresa May heckled by anti-Brexit protester as she leaves Downing Street for last time

The outgoing prime minister warned Boris Johnson he must deliver a Brexit that works 'for the whole United Kingdom'
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:37:00

The EU's low opinion of Johnson

European leaders view no-deal Brexit as genuine risk, but one that would backfire on UK
FT   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:24:35

EU says 'free ports' planned by Boris Johnson after Brexit are money laundering threat

Establishing the tax havens could make it harder to sign a trade deal with the EU
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:18:00

Doubts mount over UK finance sector's access to EU after Brexit

Direct access for Britain's financial sector to the European Union after Brexit is increasingly under threat as political will for an industry deal fades and the bloc toughens requirements for recognising other countries' financial rules.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:13:43

Boris Johnson due to become UK prime minister, unveil cabinet

Britain's new Conservative prime minister is scheduled to officially take on the role tasked with delivering Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:49:05

EU lawmakers see higher risk of no-deal Brexit with PM Johnson

The European Union lawmakers dealing with Brexit said on Wednesday there was an increased risk of a disorderly British exit from the bloc after Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:41:05

Factbox: Who is in Boris Johnson's Brexit team so far?

Britain's incoming prime minister, Boris Johnson, starts appointing his government team on Wednesday, after weeks of planning and of jockeying among Conservative hopefuls looking for top jobs in his new cabinet.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:17:38

Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt savages 'irresponsible' Boris Johnson as MEPs vow to veto his plan to ditch backstop

Parliament's Brexit steering group says backstop is not up for renegotiation
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:07:00

Caroline Lucas: I Won't Accept Result of Second Referendum

Caroline Lucas today joins Jo Swinson in saying she would not accept the result of a Second Referendum. The Green MP confirmed that she would vote down any Brexit deal in Parliament. "If there were to be a referendum and Leave were to win it again, either more decisively or ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:52:49

A new government but no new solutions

Continued turmoil can be avoided only if new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson comes out with a 'no deal deal' on Brexit.
David Howell / Japan Times   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:50:35

Architect of Brexit campaign becomes adviser to new PM Johnson

Boris Johnson will appoint Dominic Cummings, an architect of Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, as a senior adviser, a source said on Wednesday, confirming a move the new leader's team hopes will help deliver Brexit by Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:34:11

Boris Johnson: Brexit and beyond - what's in the new PM's in-tray?

Brexit will dominate Boris Johnson's to-do list. but there are other nagging priorities too.
BBC   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:29:10

How Boris Johnson Plans to Deliver Brexit in 100 Days

Incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson has 100 days to deliver on his promise of leading the U.K. out of the European Union. The Brexit deal his predecessor struck with the bloc is "dead," "defunct" and "needs to be junked," he said during the leadership campaign. He's vowed to renegotiate Brexit, ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:26:14

Well, this is correct at least

The Senior Lecturer tells us that as a result of Boris' ascension: Nationalists can no longer dither. Quite so, that English nationalist dream of Brexit is closer today, isn't it? Hmm, what's that? Other nationalisms are just fine but English ... read more
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:22:39

Who is Dominic Cummings and was he really responsible for Brexit?

The former Vote Leave chief was the brains behind '£350m-a-week for the NHS' and 'take back control'
Benjamin Kentish, Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:10:00

Incoming British PM Johnson picks his Brexit team

Boris Johnson takes office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will then unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. Johnson enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War British ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:00:49

Locals in Boris Johnson's ancestral hometown in Turkey 'proud'

The premiership triumph of Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson, whose family roots reach back to an Ottoman interior minister, has made his fellow Turkish townsmen from the northern province of Çankr quite "proud," a Turkish citizen residing in the province has told Demirören News Agency.
Hurriyet   |   Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:28:56

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