Brexit News Archive: 25 Jul 2019

Brexit endgame: Boris and the Brexiteers take control

The man whose childhood dream was becoming "world king" and whose charismatic leadership energized the Brexit campaign has become Britain's new prime minister. On July 24, Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and assumed the country's top job. Following a campaign premised on delivering Brexit ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:44:06

Johnson's key Brexit plan rejected by EU as he hands out more jobs

Boris Johnson's key Brexit pledge has been rejected as by the EU, as he finished appointing a new top team of ministers.
Sky   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:39:00

Brexit: EU must give Boris Johnson a new deal

In the current political chaos, the chance that the brexit deal as it stands can be revived within the next 100 days seems vanishingly small
Bloomberg / Financial Express   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:36:18

No-deal prospect clouds Johnson's upbeat holiday message

Statement on Brexit could soon put him on collision course with Brussels
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:09:40

Gove told to 'turbo-charge' no-deal Brexit plans

New prime minister hands fellow Eurosceptic job of ramping-up preparations
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:07:53

I'll make Britain great again: Johnson echoes Trump over Brexit

Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on Earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump in ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:06:43

Key moments from Boris Johnson's first Commons outing as PM

Boris Johnson set out his vision for Brexit as he made his first parliamentary statement as PM.
BBC   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:51:22

First ministers' letter highlights Brexit strain on union

Sturgeon and Drakeford set out list of demands for Westminster's relationship with Edinburgh and Cardiff
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:24:37

'I'll make Britain great again', Johnson says, echoing Trump

Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump in his first speech to parliament as prime minister.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:22:23

Cobham's demise could herald a flood of private equity takeovers | Nils Pratley

US private equity firms are awash with cash and Brexit-bruised Britain looks like a tempting target Even Cobham's shareholders probably wouldn't describe their company, founded 85 years ago by aviation pioneer Sir Alan Cobham, as the jewel in the crown of the UK defence and aerospace industry. The Dorset-based firm ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:21:28

Barnier dubs Johnson's Brexit deal terms 'unacceptable'

New PM demands end to Irish backstop and steps up warnings of no-deal exit
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:13:09

Brexit: PM Johnson told EU's Juncker he wants a deal - Spokesman

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FX Street   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:08:47

Business hails united cabinet amid concern over exit risks

Groups have begun lobbying new government for financial help to cover no-deal Brexit
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:51:56

Saint Gobain CEO says Brexit has taken a toll on its business

FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:51:23

The Brexit hopes of Britain's 'left behinds'

Many of those who voted to leave the European Union live in deprived towns and citie...
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:49:33

Johnson tells EU's Juncker that Brexit backstop must go

Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that the so-called Northern Irish backstop must be abolished to avoid a no-deal Brexit, a spokesman for Johnson said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:44:39

Johnson's Brexit gamble puts the country at risk

New UK prime minister is turning the Tories into the no-deal party
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:17:52

UK braced for Johnson to call snap election

New prime minister could be ready to gamble to break the Brexit deadlock
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:02:24

What to make of the Lib Dems' record? | Letters

Readers share their views on the Liberal Democrats in the week that Jo Swinson was elected as their new leader Jo Swinson asserts that Jeremy Corbyn can't be trusted on Brexit (Report, 24 July). Maybe it's worth asking whether she can be trusted on many of the things that contributed ...
Letters / Guardian   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:55:55

Boris Johnson speech attacked as 'combative' by EU negotiator

EU chief Brexit negotiator calls PM's proposals to scrap Northern Ireland backstop
BBC   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:33:59

Barnier urges 'calm' in response to 'rather combative' Boris Johnson

EU Brexit negotiator calls new UK PM's demand to eliminate Irish backstop 'unacceptable.'
David M. Herszenhorn, Florian Eder / Politico   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:17:17

Brexit whirlwind heads towards election or no-deal, unless someone moves

To solve the Brexit riddle that has paralysed British politics for three years, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just three main options: an election, a new deal or a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:10:57

Prime Minister Johnson promises a bold new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson promised in his first speech as prime minister to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with "no ifs or buts" and warned that if the bloc refused to negotiate then there would be a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:10:35

I'll make Britain great again, PM Johnson echoes Trump over Brexit

Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump in a debut speech as prime minister before parliament.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:03:54

European Central Bank debates stimulus jolt for lagging economy

The European Central Bank could cut interest rates or signal it is close to doing so as it meets Thursday to discuss how to support the economy through uncertainties including trade wars and Brexit.
The Associated Press / CBC   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:56:09

Soft Brexit is more likely than ever, thanks to Boris Johnson's new hard Brexit cabinet - here's why

Boris Johnson's appointment of a cabinet full of Brexit hardliners will be alarming for anybody concerned about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, and the stewardship of the UK's economy and public services. But it's not the whole story. In practice, the appearance of a hardline stance on EU withdrawal ...
Craig Berry, Reader in Political Economy, Manchester Metropolitan University / The Conversation   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:46:01

Australia wants post-Brexit trade deal within months or 'even weeks'

UK and Australia have the best of relationships,' says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Hans von der Burchard / Politico   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:44:30

Brexit: Does the UK owe the EU £39bn?

How much is the UK expected to pay the EU after Brexit?
BBC   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:38:26

Tory MP says British-born Priti Patel is in Boris Johnson's cabinet partly because 'she's a woman from the Indian subcontinent'

Former Tory leader slips up while defending hardline Brexiteer
Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:35:20

'Unacceptable': EU dismisses Boris Johnson's Brexit plan hours after he unveils it to MPs

Michel Barnier writes to member states after Johnson statement
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:32:00

Barnier lashes out at Johnson's 'unacceptable' Brexit stance

EU chief negotiator warns prime minister has raised risk of no-deal outcome
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:27:39

UK retailers record longest period of falling sales in eight years

CBI calls figures 'hugely concerning' amid Brexit uncertainty on the high street Britain's retailers have recorded the longest period of falling sales for almost eight years, fuelling mounting concern for the economy ahead of Brexit. The Confederation of British Industry said retail sales across the country had dropped for a ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:18:59

Euro hits two-year low after ECB signals future stimulus - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as Mario Draghi prepares central bank for interest rate cuts Nissan to axe 12,500 jobs worldwide but Sunderland appears safe UK railways in chaos as searing heat sparks fear of derailed trains US private equity group snaps up Cobham in £4bn ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:07:37

Brexit: Boris Johnson rips up Theresa May's immigration plan and refuses to set limits on new arrivals

New prime minister also backs amnesty for undocumented migrants, acknowledging 'perhaps half a million people' could win right to stay
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:53:40

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit would be a British decision

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday said it was Britain's decision alone on whether it would leave the EU without a deal and said he hoped Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not take that decision.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:51:03

British PM to speak with EU's Juncker amid push to break Brexit deadlock

New British Prime Boris Johnson will speak by telephone with the European Union's chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday afternoon at 15.45 GMT, an EU spokeswoman said, as he vowed to seek better Brexit terms from the bloc.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:43:48

Eurozone industry outlook 'worse and worse': ECB's Draghi

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday gave a gloomy outlook for the single currency area, underlining factors such as a hard Brexit and trade conflict as risks for growth. "This
AFP, Frankfurt / Al Arabiya   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:38:51

Brexit whirlwind heads towards an election or no-deal, unless EU buckles

To solve the Brexit riddle that has paralysed British politics for three years, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just three main options: an election, a new deal or a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:16:19

Soames Speaks for the Nation

Heckled by Stop Brexit man (who was shouting from the sidelines), Sir Nicholas spoke for millions. "Oh shut up you silly arse." Quite. The post Soames Speaks for the Nation appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:00:54

Boris Johnson urges EU to 're-think' Brexit deal

Britain's new prime minister calls for European Union to 're-think' its refusal to renegotiate Brexit divorce deal.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:31:51

Howdens shrugs off Brexit worries as first-half profit grows

Joinery group builds £12m stockpile in case of no-deal exit
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:23:04

Backstop: Why is the Irish border blocking Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he can solve the Irish border Brexit problem
BBC   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:12:02

Britain's Boris Johnson rejects 'unacceptable' Brexit deal

Britain's new PM Boris Johnson on Thursday called the current Brexit deal and set preparations for leaving the bloc without an agreement as a "top priority" for the government. After installing a right-wing government following a radical overhaul, Johnson doubled down on his promise to lead Britain out of the ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:09:03

Jaguar Land Rover losses widen as Brexit plant shutdowns take toll

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported a £395m first quarter loss partly blamed on plant shutdowns ahead of the original Brexit date.
Sky   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:07:00

Boris Johnson sets red line for Brexit negotiations despite EU ruling out changes to deal

Despite voting for Theresa May's deal, the new PM said that "no country with self-respect" could accept it
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:58:00

Britain's arch-Brexiteer Rees-Mogg takes up a new seat in parliament

With a wry smile and a twitch of his wire-rimmed spectacles, Jacob Rees-Mogg made his debut as a member of the British government on Thursday, embodying a radical shift towards Brexiteers under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:54:13

Johnson ready to talk to EU 'whenever, wherever'

Not leaving the EU on October 31 'would cause a catastrophic loss of confidence in our political system.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:43:57

PM Johnson - Irish backstop must be abolished for a Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union on Thursday that the Irish border backstop would have to be struck out of the Brexit divorce agreement if there was to be an orderly exit with a deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:35:32

EU has every reason to compromise on Brexit - PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he believed the European Union would have every reason to want to compromise with Britain over its departure from the bloc.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:35:22

PM Johnson says Irish backstop must be abolished

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Irish backstop, an insurance policy designed to prevent the return of a hard border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, must be abolished to move Brexit forward.
Reuters   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:33:33

Boris Johnson gives maiden speech to parliament as PM

Tory leader reiterates Brexit will happen on October 31
FT   |   Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:32:41