Brexit News Archive: 27 Jul 2019

Javid to ramp up funding for no-deal Brexit preparations - paper

New British finance minister Sajid Javid plans to announce spending of around 1 billion pounds to make sure the country is properly prepared for a possible no-deal Brexit in October, a newspaper reported.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:38:23

Gove: Government working on assumption EU will not strike new Brexit deal - Sunday Times

Michael Gove, who has been tasked by new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost preparations for a no-deal Brexit, has said that the government is "working on the assumption" that the European Union will not strike a new agreement.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:37:04

Former finance minister, Labour plot ways to block no-deal Brexit: paper

Former British finance minister Philip Hammond, who quit the government last week before Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, has held secret talks with the opposition Labour Party about how to stop a no-deal Brexit, a newspaper said.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:40:36

Top civil servant urged to block Boris Johnson's appointment of Brexit campaign chief as senior aide

Exclusive: Arrival of former Vote Leave boss should 'send shivers down the spines' of the British public
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:10:36

Arch-Brexiteer issues stringent style guide to staff

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the arch Brexiteer and newly appointed UK Leader of the House of Commons, has commenced his Cabinet career by issuing a strict style guide to his new office.
CNN   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 15:52:05

Here's how a general election could happen by 31 October, despite Boris Johnson's denial

New PM has 'absolutely' ruled out a general election before Brexit, but it could still happen
John Rentoul / The Independent   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 14:59:07

Bully or broker: EU wonders which Boris Johnson will come to Brexit talks

The European Union is offering new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a wary welcome, insisting it will consider any detailed new ideas he has on Brexit but cautious lest his gambit is ultimately to blame Brussels for a no-deal departure.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 14:03:21

Can Sheer Force of Personality Solve Brexit?

Boris Johnson is about to test a classic political hypothesis.
ecortellessa / Political Animal   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:40:17

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': PM Boris Johnson

In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up free ports to boost the economy.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:32:51

Boris Johnson pledges £3.6bn boost for deprived towns

In first major speech, PM seeks to take spotlight off Brexit with plan to 'turbocharge' regions Boris Johnson pledged a £3.6bn boost for deprived towns as he sought to shift the political spotlight from Brexit to the domestic agenda in his first major speech as prime minister. The Conservative leader ...
Simon Murphy / Guardian   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:13:29

Boris Johnson Interviewed Me For His Column. Here's What Didn't Make It Into Print.

Patricia J. Williams On Brexit, race, and criminal justice, Britain's new Prime Minister has always played both sides for maximum expediency. The post Boris Johnson Interviewed Me For His Column. Here's What Didn't Make It Into Print. appeared first on The Nation .
Patricia J. Williams / The Nation   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:04:03

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson working on 'very substantial' post-Brexit trade deal

Donald Trump has said he and Boris Johnson are already working on a "very substantial" post-Brexit trade agreement. The two world leaders spoke on the telephone on Friday evening and discussed the trade opportunities offered by Britain's departure from the European Union. Mr Trump said any deal could signal a ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:52:34

Johnson tells EU: ditch backstop or face no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned the European Union on Saturday that the Irish backstop must be ditched if they were to strike a Brexit divorce deal.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:49:48

British PM Boris Johnson rules out election, says Brexit a ‘massive economic opportunity’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:45:08

EU Faces Two Ugly Realities: Johnson Will Deliver Brexit, Eurozone in Recession

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Hello EU. Meet Boris Johnson and his negotiating team. While doing so, think about recession. Vote Leave Reality One of the most effective reshuffles ever? - Quick - Thorough - Razor clear direction - Shows Boris can be serious, - & his ambition is ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:23:36

Citi's trade-financing is thriving as trade wars heat up. Here's why instability is a good thing for the business.

While many Wall Street businesses are suffering amid market turmoil, Citi's treasury and trade-services business is surging, the bank reported in its second-quarter earnings results. Amid Brexit, President Trump's trade wars, and other geopolitical flare ups, long-standing trade flows are shifting. China, once the largest importer of US soybeans, is ...
Alex Morrell / Business Insider   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:06:00

Johnson tells EU: ditch the backstop or there will be no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned the European Union on Saturday that the Irish backstop, which he said was undemocratic, needed to be ditched if they were to strike a Brexit divorce deal.
Reuters   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:36:29

Boris Johnson stokes early general election speculation and denies sounding like Labour politicians

Cabinet minister tells The Independent they believe an election is 'likely' either in the autumn months, or next spring
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:36:00