Brexit News Archive: 05 Aug 2019

Up to 30 Labour MPs prepared to vote for Brexit deal if PM secures fresh concessions - Telegraph

Labour members of parliament are prepared to vote for a Brexit deal if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson secures fresh concessions from the European Union, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 21:13:05

Brexit News: Majority Of Scots Back Independence From UK, Poll Shows

The U.K. may face a new problem as it seeks to leave the EU: Scottish Independence. Fifty-two percent of Scots have said they would vote for independence if a referendum on the issue were to take place, while 48% said they would choose to keep Scotland in the U.K., according ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 21:05:23

Between A Rock and A Hard Brexit

Like it or not, a hard Brexit is overwhelmingly likely. The goal, now, has to be to make the best of it. The post Between A Rock and A Hard Brexit appeared first on The American Interest .

EU officials: No basis for 'meaningful' UK Brexit talks

The bloc says it cannot accept any changes to the current withdrawal agreement to stop a "no deal".
BBC   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 19:39:33

Brexit: Dominic Cummings blames Philip Hammond for failure to prepare for no-deal

Ally of former chancellor dismisses the claims of Boris Johnson's senior adviser as 'simply untrue'
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 18:05:00

Lloyds: Brexit Fears Priced In, Safe Dividend

Seeking Alpha   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 18:00:00

Brexit: UK faces 'full blown constitutional crisis' if no deal forced through

Boris Johnson accused of acting like Stuart king with 'divine right to rule' after Downing Street says UK leaving EU whatever the circumstances
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 17:28:00

Boris Johnson news: Labour vows no confidence vote in government as Downing Street says no way Brexit can be stopped

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Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 17:21:00

Britain needs an agenda beyond the Brexit trap

The Leave vote called for decisive change at home, less so in Brussels
FT   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:58:22

Brexit: the challenge facing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

FT editor Lionel Barber and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley on the task faced by the Tory leader
FT   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:24:35

Join us for the August webinar special with Ed Moya on August 6th 12:30pm EST (16:30 GMT)

MarketPulse invites you to a special webinar that will preview this month's major events and provide live technical analysis. The event is reserved for live account holders only. This live webinar session will include: overview of the latest updates with the Trade War, Brexit and other key market drivers, preview ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:22:09

Brexit bellowing may not make the EU blink

If his scare tactics fail, the UK prime minister will find it hard to walk back from his rhetoric
FT   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:21:56

Coveney Casts Doubts on Ireland's No Deal Plans

The wobbles among the Irish political class over Varadkar's uncompromising stance on the backstop are continuing to grow. Now former Irish Europe Minister Lucinda Creighton has penned an article defending opposition spokesman Tommy Dooley - who caused a major stir last week after lashing out at Varadkar's Brexit approach and ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 15:30:45

Can a no-deal Brexit be stopped by UK's parliament?

Even if Boris Johnson loses a confidence vote he plans to delay an election until after EU departure
FT   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:54:42

How Boris Johnson and President Trump risk destabilizing Northern Ireland

Since taking office on July 24, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined a significantly harder stance on Brexit than his predecessor, Theresa May. He has made clear that Britain is leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. He is refusing to negotiate with E.U. ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:28:40

As the world burns, Dominic Cummings, the British government's arsonist, is fanning the flames

Remainers might enjoy the beef between Boris Johnson's special adviser and the ERG, but they might be surprised to find out whose side they're on
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:25:33

Could there be an early general election?

Some MPs say they are prepared to trigger an election before Brexit. But is there enough time?
BBC   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:51:59

Good God, I agree with Noel Gallagher

Lately, he has been enraging remainers - of which he is one - by saying: "There's only one fucking thing worse than a fool who voted for Brexit, and that's the rise of the cunts trying to get the vote ... read more
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:12:48

Is there hope for independent candidates in a snap election? A short history of MPs who go it alone

British politics is in a state of flux. In the space of less than a year we've seen at least two new parties formed - The Brexit Party and the Independent Group for Change (formerly Change UK). We have seen MPs leave parties to join others. Chuka Umunna, for example, ...
Paula Keaveney, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Edge Hill University / The Conversation   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:11:14

Brexit agreement is 'the best deal possible', EU Commission says

The deal reached on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is the "best possible" and is not up for negotiation but the European Commission is ready to talk with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a spokeswoman for the bloc's executive said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:03:51

Brexit: Parliament can't stop no deal, says minister

The health secretary tells the BBC he thinks MPs have missed their chance to block it.
BBC   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:57:29

Jon Snow and Nigel Farage cleared by Ofcom over Brexit rally remarks

Media regulator Ofcom rejects complaints against Channel 4's Jon Snow and Nigel Farage's LBC show.
BBC   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:55:34

50 Times Labour Promised to Deliver Brexit

Labour didn't just hint at respecting the EU referendum result during the 2017 General Election, it was a central pledge that they repeated over and over again, as Change Britain have forensically exposed. For them to turn around now and claim to have been a "Remain and reform" party all ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:35:28

PM Johnson's spokesman: We leave EU on Oct. 31

Britain will be leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, Prime minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday, responding to reports that a government adviser had suggested parliament had missed its chance to block a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:13:16