Brexit News Archive: 08 Aug 2019

As UK accelerates post-Brexit freeport plans, Truss takes lessons from U.S.

Britain is accelerating its post-Brexit plans to develop freeports to boost trade, Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Thursday after meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss similar U.S. projects and a U.S-UK trade deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:48:20

UK delays public spending review to focus on Brexit

Chancellor Sajid Javid said he would delay a long-planned review of public spending due this year to allow officials to focus on preparing for Brexit on Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:41:15

Brexit: Chancellor announces 'fast tracked' spending review

Sajid Javid said an accelerated one-year spending review would help departments to prepare for Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:40:25

Forcing a no-deal Brexit would be 'abuse of power', says Labour's Corbyn

Forcing through a no-deal Brexit during an election campaign would be "an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of power" by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:38:08

Brexit: Corbyn seeks clarity on 'unconstitutional' election-time no-deal

The Labour leader's letter comes amid speculation MPs could table a no-confidence vote in Mr Johnson
BBC   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:31:49

Corbyn asks for Johnson to be blocked from forcing no-deal during an election

Jeremy Corbyn has written a letter demanding Boris Johnson be blocked from forcing through a no-deal Brexit during a general election campaign.
Sky   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:18:00

It's up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit, says foreign minister

Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it does not compromise.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 20:40:23

Queen may cut short holiday if Brexit causes crisis

The Queen may have to cut short her summer holiday if she is needed to carry out any of her constitutional duties amid speculation her new prime minister could draw her into a political crisis.
Sky   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 20:24:00

The UK's new plan to attract foreign scientists, as Brexit looms

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Facebook Live Thursday to announce a points-based fast-track immigration route to encourage "elite researchers and specialists in science" to move to the UK -- a move which comes just 12 weeks ahead of the UK's planned withdrawal from the European Union.
CNN   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 20:10:05

Boris Johnson on Facebook Live - three lots of utter drivel in just two short minutes

The Prime Minister has taken the trouble to announce he wants Britain to be 'the greatest place in the world to live!' Yes, that really is all he's got
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 19:42:00

Britain plans to relax immigration rules for scientists

Britain will relax its immigration rules to attract more elite scientists after Brexit by seeking to fast-track visas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 19:18:09

It's up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit - Raab

Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it is not prepared to compromise.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 19:08:56

Ex-Marine jailed for messages sent to Remain MP

A pro-Brexit Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks after he posted menacing social media messages to a Remainer politician which left her "scared" and "very exposed".
Sky   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:54:00

UK to fast-track visas for researchers post Brexit

Announcement comes amid concerns that leaving the EU will hurt the country's ability to recruit top talent.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:39:53

Brexit: Stop Boris Johnson forcing through no deal during election campaign, Labour urges civil service chief

Move comes amid fears Downing Street is preparing for Brexit on 31 October by any means necessary
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:22:51

EU must budge to avoid no-deal Brexit, Raab says

If Brussels does not show flexibility on amending the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, it will have to take responsibility for a no-deal scenario, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:22:40

Dalibor Rohac on Brexit, by Alberto Mingardi

While I do perhaps naively believe that Boris Johnson is the right man to put lipstick on a pig, that is: to trim some sort of agreements between the EU and the UK, Dalibor Rohac thinks that we should prepare for a No Deal Brexit . Dalibor has lived in ...
EconLog   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:21:10

UK PM Boris Johnson says parliament should honour the Brexit vote and leave the EU on Oct. 31st

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FX Street   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:59:11

Number of Britons with non-domicile status drops to record low

Many of richest non-doms thought to have left because of Brexit and fears of a Labour 'wealth tax' The number of super-rich people who live in the UK but pay no tax on their offshore income has fallen to a record low, according to figures published by HM Revenue & ...
Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:53:54

We get the best trade deals in the EU

As an EU member, the UK currently participates in around 40 excellent free trade agreements with over 70 countries, with more on the way, on advantageous terms that Britain is unlikely ever to replicate after Brexit. Because the EU is the world's richest, biggest single trading bloc, and the world's ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:37:37

Freeports are no panacea for risks of no-deal Brexit

Innovative approaches are welcome but offer only limited benefits
FT   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:17:05

Gove tells taxman to help SMEs through no-deal Brexit

Ministers have ordered the taxman‎ to soften its revenue-raising zeal in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying the priority must instead be providing support to cash-squeezed small businesses.
Sky   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:16:00

UK plans 'fast-track' visas after Brexit to boost science

Proposal may include abolishing the cap on number of permits for most high-skilled workers
FT   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:08:15

UK to relax immigration rules for scientists - PM Johnson

Britain will relax its immigration rules to attract more top scientists after Brexit by seeking to fast-track visas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:05:23

UK must leave EU on Oct. 31, PM Johnson says when asked about prospect of resigning

Parliament should honour the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a vote of no-confidence.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:03:59

Brexit: Boris Johnson calls for 'common sense' compromise

The PM says there is "bags of time" for the EU to compromise before the Brexit deadline.
BBC   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 16:59:48

Brexit: Boris Johnson claims there is 'bags of time' for EU to compromise on deal

With 84 days until exit day, PM is confident Brussels will show 'common sense'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 16:52:35

Boris Johnson news - LIVE: PM refuses to rule out holding election after Halloween in order to first force through no-deal Brexit

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Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 16:08:00

Boris Johnson plans to abolish visa caps for world's most skilled scientists and engineers

PM's move marks departure from Theresa May's numbers driven approach to non-EU immigration
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 15:54:00

The dramatic drop is only a taste of what is to come | Sam Gyimah

The threat of a no-deal Brexit has sent the pound plummeting. The British people must be given a chance to halt it As our currency plummeted last week, politicians were remarkably quiet. In normal times, a catastrophic slide in the pound would send a shockwave through Westminster. An emergency cabinet ...
Sam Gyimah / Guardian   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 15:20:37

UK housing market at its weakest point in a decade, says Savills

Upmarket property firm blames Brexit uncertainty for putting off would-be buyers The UK housing market is at the weakest point since the global financial crisis a decade ago as Brexit uncertainty puts off buyers, according to a leading estate agent. Savills, which sells and manages commercial and residential property around ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 14:34:17

Number of super-rich non-doms in UK at record low

Fears about Brexit and Labour's tax policies are driving out non-doms, say experts.
BBC   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 13:56:26

Parliament's Conundrum

Brexit: Legal bid to prevent Boris Johnson shutting down voted to repeal ECA 1972.Parliament voted to trigger Article 50.Parliament rejected the dWA a record 3 times in the same session (a breach of established protocol that we can only hope will never be repeated.)If the EU fails to offer an ...
Unknown / Bearwatch   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 13:16:00

British Museum adds anti-Brexit 'banknotes' to collection

Curator says Johnson and Rees-Mogg 'skit money' illustrates character of society
FT   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:51:22

An archetypal rebel - how Johnson's chief adviser is driving Brexit

Boris Johnson has lost no time in making his mark as British prime minister. In two weeks, he has toured the country telling Britons a spending squeeze will end and they will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:30:41

UK PM Johnson to hold general election shortly after Brexit - Financial Times

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FX Street   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:29:26

PM Johnson to hold election soon after Brexit if lawmakers sink government - FT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold an election in the days following Brexit if lawmakers sink his government with a vote of no-confidence, the FT reported on Thursday, citing unidentified senior aides to the prime minister.
Reuters   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:28:52

Johnson eyes election in 'days after' Brexit

Officials reveal option to 'neuter the Brexit party' if PM loses no-confidence vote
FT   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:09:43

Former Tory MP and Thatcher SpAd Running for Brexit Party

The Brexit Party have now unveiled 150 parliamentary candidates in quick succession as they aim to get fully election-ready in case of a potential snap election. As well as star comedian and singer Dominic Frisby and a pro-Brexit Marxist to take on Jeremy Corbyn, Guido has spied another interesting candidate ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 8 Aug 2019 11:54:35

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