Brexit News Archive: 14 Aug 2019

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

The Labour leader plans to lead a caretaker government after winning a no-confidence vote in the government.
BBC   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:57:50

MP Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems

Lib Dems on Wednesday said Member of Parliament Sarah Wollaston of Totnes had become a member of the party, months after the lawmaker quit the ruling Conservatives in protest over the way Brexit was being handled.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:42:59

Jeremy Corbyn threatens no-confidence vote to stop no-deal Brexit

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out his plan to stop Boris Johnson from leading the country into what many fear could be a catastrophic 'no-deal' Brexit.
CNN   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:38:38

Labour vows to bring down Johnson and lead temporary government

The Labour Party has vowed to call a vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson's government as soon as it believes it can win it and seeks to form a temporary government under leader Jeremy Corbyn to delay Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:37:56

Corbyn calls for opposition pact to topple Johnson

Labour leader seeks support for temporary government and delaying Brexit
FT   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:30:12

Jeremy Corbyn: Back me as temporary PM to block no-deal Brexit, then I'll call general election

Labour leader bids to head 'caretaker' cross-party alliance to secure Article 50 extension - with pledge to go to the country straight afterwards
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:34:28

Brexit: Farmers call for fresh referendum as they warn half of farms will go bust after no-deal exit

Farmers for a People's Vote group is unveiled, as latest arm of the movement demanding a Final Say referendum
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:17:34

EUR/GBP to rise to parity on no-deal Brexit - Rabobank

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FX Street   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:49:24

Dozens of Labour MPs are reportedly ready to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement

Some members of the U.K.'s Labour party are nixing the idea of a second referendum and instead turning back to a familiar face to avoid a no-deal Brexit as the Oct. 31 deadline approaches, The Guardian reports . Stephen Kinnock, a Labour MP who heads a group of around 30 ...
The Week   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:36:10

Yes, Britain can stop Brexit

Late last year the European Court of Justice turned upside down claims by Tory ministers that it was too late to stop Brexit. The Court's judgement was that the UK can unilaterally revoke its Article 50 notice and remain in the EU on exactly the same membership terms as now. ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:29:34

GBP/USD is holding up despite the risk-off markets and Brexit tail risks

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FX Street   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:44:05

Corbyn plan to block no-deal Brexit by becoming 'temporary' PM

Jeremy Corbyn plans to block a no-deal Brexit by appealing to Conservative MPs to install him as prime minister.
Sky   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:44:00

The Guardian view on Brexit and the economy: storm clouds on the horizon | Editorial

It falls to a former chancellor to speak blunt truths from the backbenches because Boris Johnson employs only those willing to embrace denial and deceit Former chancellors often criticise serving prime ministers but usually when they represent different parties. The case of Philip Hammond is all the more remarkable: only ...
Editorial / Guardian   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:30:18

Germany News: Europe's Biggest Economy Could Face Recession As Trade War, Brexit Woes Persist

During the second quarter, Germany's economic growth shrank, suggesting that Europe's manufacturing powerhouse could face recession amid global trade wars and a potential no-deal Brexit. Germany's GDP contracted 0.1% compared to the previous quarter, the German Federal Statistics Office said Wednesday.
IBTimes   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:00:45

British PM Boris Johnson sees 'collaboration' between anti-Brexit MPs, Brussels

Philip Hammond slammed Johnson's approach to negotiations, saying the new PM had set Brussels an impossibly high bar to meet, in demanding the complete removal of its fallback provisions.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:49:50

With 78 days to Brexit, British parliament ready to take on PM

The British parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "do or die" pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to leaving the European Union without a divorce deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:20:23

Explainer: Is it too late to hold an election before Brexit? Yes, probably

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he will take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without an exit deal. His opponents say they will try to stop a no-deal exit even if that means forcing an early election.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:19:50

Boris Johnson accuses EU and anti-Brexit MPs for scheming to block exit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said that Brussels and anti-Brexit MPs were guilty of a “terrible that would force Britain towards a no-deal exit from the European Union.He accused the EU of taking an uncompromising position towards London because it believes Brexit can be stopped in the British ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:09:16

EU citizens in UK must prove right to free health care after no-deal Brexit

People who move to or visit the UK after Brexit could immediately face charges.
Helen Collis / Politico   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:03:01

Johnson accuses Hammond of 'collaboration' with EU

UK prime minister hits back after ex-chancellor questions his Brexit negotiating stance
FT   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:02:19

Once Britain is out of the EU, it is out

The delusion of retrospective legislation on Brexit is dangerous
FT   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:54:50

Nancy Pelosi says no UK-US trade deal if Brexit risks Irish peace

Senior US Democrat issues warning after John Bolton said Britain would be at the 'front of the trade queue' with Washington after Brexit.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:40:36

Boris Johnson news - live: PM abandons claim no-deal Brexit is 'one-in-a-million' risk, amid barrage of abuse on Facebook Q&A

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Adam Forrest, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:40:00

Live FX market analysis - 13 August 2019 (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam provides an update on the big market stories of the day, with Italy and Argentina possibly facing new government's, more protests in Hong Kong, Brexit and the trade war. He also previews the week's key data releases. Craig also gives his views on EURUSD, ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:39:13

Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents 'collaborating' with EU

The PM says opposition to Brexit in Parliament means the EU is less likely to compromise on a deal.
BBC   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:27:18

At Boris Johnson's first ever 'People's PMQs', it took the prime minister less than 10 seconds to start lying

'If lies were flies we couldn't see your face' wrote one Facebook user, while the prime minister lied to him
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:26:00

Hammond: WTO Brexit is the "Only Honest Model"

Philip Hammond's failing attempts to rewrite history have run up against the inconvenient fact that there is a wealth of video evidence out there disproving his central claim that voters weren't told before the referendum that voting to Leave could mean leaving without a deal. In fact they got stark ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:23:14

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi

Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
BBC   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:21:29

China or America? Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain seeks a new strategy as Sino-US rivalry deepens

Lord Palmerston best described Britain’s grand strategy when he declared that the country has no eternal allies and no perpetual enemies: “Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”And one perpetual British interest is that no state in continental Europe should ever be ...
Vasilis Trigkas / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:00:11

Pelosi warns U.S.-UK trade pact won't pass Congress if Good Friday deal is undermined

There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:48:05

Global turbulence hurts ATHEX

The deterioration of the international climate, with the political crisis in Italy, the escalation of the US-China trade war, the threat of recession in Germany, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit and the threat of default in Argentina, inevitably casts a shadow on the Greek economy.
Kathimerini   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:45:48

Nancy Pelosi shoots down John Bolton's enthusiastic embrace of a no-deal Brexit

On Monday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton emerged from a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a message about Britain's exit from the European Union, which appears increasingly likely to happen without a divorce agreement in place. Economists say a no-deal Brexit would be really bad for ...
The Week   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:45:10

U.S. House Speaker says any U.S.-U.K. trade deal cannot undermine Good Friday accord

There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:29:37

US House Speaker: No chance of US-UK trade agreement if Brexit undermines Good Friday

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FX Street   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:25:24

Merkel wants close Britain-EU partnership after Brexit

Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. "We have of course spoken about
Reuters, Berlin / Al Arabiya   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:22:36

House Speaker says any U.S.-U.K. trade deal cannot undermine Good Friday accord

There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:21:36

Johnson accuses MPs and EU of collaborating to block Brexit

Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to block Brexit, as he failed to rule out calling a general election after 31 October in order to push through the UK's exit from the EU.
Sky   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:08:00

Germany's Merkel: We want Brexit that results in close partnership with EU members

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FX Street   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:05:43

UK court blocks bid to prosecute PM Johnson over Brexit bus claim

A campaigner who wanted to prosecute British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about the benefits of Brexit before the 2016 European Union referendum, on Wednesday lost his bid to take the case to Britain's top court.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:53:08

Johnson says Britons want Brexit, not an election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Britons wanted politicians to get on with delivering Brexit and were frustrated that they had failed to ensure a departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:40:57

Johnson says opponents of Brexit are 'collaborating' with EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that some British lawmakers who thought they could bloc Brexit were engaging in a collaboration with the EU.
Reuters   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:34:51

House prices in south of England fall for first time since 2009

Brexit uncertainty takes toll but prices climb slowly in east Midlands and east of England House prices have fallen across the south of England for the first time since the last recession in 2009, as Brexit uncertainty holds down the property market. In a sign that falling prices in London ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:27:19

Boris Johnson admits chance of no-deal Brexit is now no longer 'a million to one'

Accusing rebel MPs and EU of 'a terrible collaboration', prime minister admits: 'The longer that goes on, the more likely it is of course that we will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:18:00

What US wants from UK on security after Brexit - and why this puts Britain in a tricky position

Even before Boris Johnson became prime minister, the Trump administration has been on a charm offensive towards the UK and him in particular. When Britain's Johnson met US National Security Advisor John Bolton on August 12 in London, they discussed the UK-US trading relationship, including a proposed post-Brexit free trade ...
Simon J Smith, Associate Professor of Security and International Relations, Staffordshire University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:08:43

NHS Wales: what one sector's fate after Brexit might mean for whole country

The NHS is one of Wales's biggest employers, and biggest spenders too. Billion Photo/Shutterstock One of the biggest Brexit worries is what will happen to the NHS when the UK leaves the EU. Among the many uncertainties is whether the NHS might be involved in a US trade deal. Although ...
Max Munday, Professor and Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:06:53

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