Brexit News Archive: 12 Aug 2019

Bolton says UK will look at Huawei 'from square one'

US national security adviser pushes 5G rethink as well as post-Brexit trade deal
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:51:25

Bolton pushes for Brexit, telling UK officials 'we are with you'

National security adviser John Bolton voiced the Trump administration's full-throated support of the new British prime minister's push to leave the European Union, saying the US even supports a no-deal "Brexit' during a visit to London to fortify the once strained US-UK relationship.
CNN   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:41:04

ComRes Survey: UK PM Boris Johnson has public's support to deliver Brexit by any means - Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:40:40

Majority of Britons support 'Brexit by any means' - poll

A majority of Britons believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson must take Britain out of the European Union "by any means", even if that involves suspending parliament, an opinion poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:02:12

Public Supports Proroguing Parliament

A majority of public would support proroguing Parliament to deliver Brexit, according to new ComRes/Telegraph poll. A majority (54%) of the public agree that Boris Johnson needs to deliver Brexit by any means, even if that meant suspending Parliament, according to the latest ComRes poll for The Telegraph. The post ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:59:58

US offers UK sector by sector trade deals post-Brexit

America is "ready to negotiate" a sector by sector trade deal with the UK in order to get an agreement as soon as Britain has left the European Union, US national security adviser John Bolton has said.
Sky   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:42:00

Trump adviser John Bolton: U.S. will enthusiastically support U.K. choice for no-deal Brexit, quickly pursue FTA

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:32:48

Brexit: The Rubik's Cube of British Politics

For most of the last two years, the conventional wisdom on Brexit has been that a no-deal Brexit was impossible because it was certain to...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:58:09

Trump adviser Bolton: U.S. would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:48:47

GBP could be supported by anti-No Deal Brexit plans - MUFG

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FX Street   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:44:46

The Moustache Of Empty Promises

This isn't even close to being Bolton's official job but lol whatever. Breaking: US National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US and UK could do some mini trade deals, sector by sector, within a year of Brexit (1)- Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) August 12, 2019"Within a year" is at ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:40:00

U.S. security adviser Bolton: 'We want to be helpful on Brexit'

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton told British officials in London that President Donald Trump's administration wanted to be helpful about Brexit and was ready to move fast on drawing up a trade deal between the two countries.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:31:58

U.S. would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit - Trump adviser

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton told reporters on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:31:28

UK diplomats set to cut back on EU meetings ahead of Brexit

Move aims to show Boris Johnson is serious about October 31 departure date
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:03:23

Brits spent €4bn stockpiling goods in case of a no-deal Brexit

euronews   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:44:07

Bet on the Brexiters until Remainers show unity

One side has displayed fixity of purpose, while the other is riven by competing priorities
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:35:00

British spy agencies see foreign ties intact despite Brexit

Britain's intelligence agencies expect close relations with European and other foreign spy services to continue regardless of plans to quit the European Union, official sources said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:28:14

Consumers more pessimistic on UK's economic future

Strong sentiment at start of 2019 turns into gloom on Brexit worries
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:22:36

US courts Brexit Britain with trade deal talk

US President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a US-UK free trade agreement, national security adviser John Bolton told
Reuters, London / Al Arabiya   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:09:38

U.S. eager to help Britain post-Brexit with new trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a U.S.-UK free trade agreement, national security adviser John Bolton told British officials on Monday.
Reuters / CBC   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:08:54

Farage's royal remarks revive record of controversy

Brexit party leader is reported as saying Meghan Markle has damaged popularity of Prince Harry
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:00:48

Lucas apologises for only asking white women to join anti-Brexit cabinet

The co-leader of the Green Party has apologised for excluding people of colour in her "cabinet of women" plan to block a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:09:00

UK government prepares for September 9 Brexit showdown

Pro-Remain MPs expected to try to thwart Boris Johnson's EU departure plan
FT   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:35:07

PM Johnson discusses Brexit in call with U.S. President Trump

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to U.S. President Trump on Monday, discussing Brexit, trade and economic issues, a statement from Johnson's office said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:26:42

Safe Havens on Demand as Trade Anxiety Remains

Yen and bond bulls charged on Monday while stocks struggled again, amid ongoing worries that a prolonged U.S.-China trade war and damaging Brexit could tip top economies into recession. Early gains for Europe's main bourses had quickly disappeared and Wall Street futures were already in the red after Asia-Pacific had ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:02:29

U.K. Doesn't See EU Moving on Brexit for at Least a Month

(Bloomberg) - The U.K. government doesn't expect the European Union to shift its position on Brexit for at least a month, a person familiar with...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:56:18

It has taken Dominic Cummings less than two weeks to become everything he hates

'Ten thousand new prison places' is a shining example of the bad policy politics Cummings has spent a lifetime claiming to want to change
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:26:00

Telegraph Bucks Up Justice Secretary Hit Piece

The Telegraph is running a story claiming the Justice Secretary "risks Brexiteer anger" after he stated he thinks a No Deal Brexit would be "chaos". HuffPost ran the same story and Spectator Coffee House leads their lunchtime email with it. The only problem is it isn't true... When asked on ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:23:49

Yen and bond bulls charge on; Argentina braces for mauling

Persistent concerns about a prolonged U.S.-China trade war and a no-deal Brexit kept the yen and bond bulls charging on Monday, while Argentina's markets were set to crash after voters gave its president an election mauling.
Reuters   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:21:28

Brexit: the mutually inconsistent views of the desirable anchor and the stormy constitutional sea

One feature of Brexit from the perspective of those who see political and economic benefits to remaining a member of the EU is that there is no safe, perpetual compromise position. There are soft versions of Brexit in which almost ... Continue reading →
Tony Yates / longandvariable   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:07:05

Boris Johnson news - live: PM discusses Brexit with Trump in phone call, after critical date for commons bid to block no-deal revealed

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Adam Forrest, Jane Dalton, Ashley Cowburn, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:00:00

Brexit: Caroline Lucas criticised over all-female cabinet plan

Caroline Lucas defends her plan aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, saying women are less tribal.
BBC   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:58:43

Britons' fear of unemployment spikes in last five years

ONS survey reveals increasing job insecurity as Brexit looms and risks of recession mount British households are more worried about losing their jobs than at any time in the past five and a half years, according to official figures, in a sign of the pressure on workers across the country. ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:57:28

OANDA Market Insights - episode 77 (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week's business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week they discuss the UK GDP data, what it mean for Brexit and the week ahead, the latest on the US/China trade war and renewed political uncertainty in ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:46:43

Brexit: Boris Johnson identifies critical date for MPs trying to block no-deal departure

'If MPs are going to pull some sort of political stunt then that would be the point when they would do it'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:23:00

Couple Film Hard Brexit Porno Next to Parliament

Guido has often said that the EU screws the UK, recently a couple decided to hammer the point home by taking to a spot favoured by anti-Brexit protesters outside Parliament. By making a porn film... The indecent display - happening outside Parliament rather than in the Commons for once - ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:09:18

Meghan has made Prince Harry less popular, says Farage

The Brexit Party leader said Prince Harry's popularity has "fallen off a cliff" since he met Meghan.
BBC   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:00:43

US open - Italy, Brexit, Trade, Gold, Oil, Bitcoin

Rebound already running out of steam US futures are trading a little in the red at the start of the week, as European indices turned flat after earlier gains in light trade. Source - Thomson Reuters Eikon Everyone is focused on the various political issues this week, despite there being ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:43:25

'Shameful spin machine': Boris Johnson government criticised over plans for new unit to monitor Brexit news stories

Rapid rebuttal unit to 'react quickly to Brexit-related stories as part of preparations to leave the EU on 31 October'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:28:00

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe's medicine shortages

Nearly 6,000 drugs will need to go through a new licensing process after Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:27:49

Green MP Caroline Lucas calls for all-female emergency cabinet

The Green MP says women are less tribal, but her plan to stop a no-deal Brexit receives criticism.
BBC   |   Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:26:05