Brexit News Archive: 16 Aug 2019

London art market braces for no-deal Brexit tax hikes

Collectors and galleries prepare to move works overseas to reduce cost and hassle
FT   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:00:28

Veteran MPs asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran MPs from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:24:21

UK FinMin Javid: No-deal Brexit will require significant economic package as response

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FX Street   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:11:28

Germany to urge EU member states to refuse to renegotiate Brexit deal - The Guardian

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FX Street   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:33:05

Brexit news - live: Ken Clarke prepared to be caretaker PM as senior Tory rebels join Swinson in rejecting Corbyn

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Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:19:00

UK shares bag gains after delayed stock market open

UK shares rebounded on Friday after the London Stock Exchange's longest outage in years, with more stimulus plans from China bolstering the blue-chips and increased optimism about Britain avoiding a disruptive no-deal Brexit lifting the mid-caps.
Reuters   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:52:36

Ken Clarke: I wouldn't rule out becoming prime minister

Ex-chancellor says he would be willing to lead "a government of national unity" to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
BBC   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:49:10

Germany flags 'high probability' of no-deal Brexit

Berlin says it is inconceivable that Johnson will soften stance on Irish backstop
FT   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:19:49

Ken Clarke willing to be caretaker PM to stop no-deal Brexit as rebel Tories reject Corbyn's plan to serve

Veteran Conservative says he will take on stopgap role if asked - as Labour leader's prospects recede further
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:14:00

Jeremy Corbyn's unity government plan: these are the numbers he would need to block no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he has devised a plan, which he claims could stop no-deal Brexit. This involves calling a vote of no confidence in the government and replacing Johnson with a temporary prime minister at the head of a unity government bringing together opposition parties. Doing this before ...
Christopher Kirkland, Lecturer in Politics, York St John University / The Conversation   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:39:57

EU27 ready for all Brexit scenarios, German finance minister Scholz says

The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain's planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Twitter on Friday, after meeting his British counterpart Sajid Javid.
Reuters   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:11:27

Veteran politicians said to be willing to lead anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:55:37

Labour Quietly Drop Climate Change Target

Jeremy Corbyn has quietly downgraded Labour's ambition to tackle climate change despite today promising a "green industrial revolution." It's not just Brexit pledges that they've ripped out of their manifesto... In 2017 Labour committed to achieving 60% of electricity from "zero-carbon or renewable sources by 2030", but now they've dropped ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:55:26

Germany's Scholz: Best and only way for an orderly withdrawal is negotiated Brexit deal

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FX Street   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:31:17

The cost of uncertainty

Global recession fears come amid Trump's unpredictability, Asia conflicts and Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:30:02

Which version of Brexit did Britain vote for?

Before the referendum, the Tory government flagged up three different versions of Brexit. If you're a Leave voter, which one did you vote for? The fact is that Leave voters didn't opt for any specific version of Brexit. Each option wasn't even properly discussed during the referendum, let alone put ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:17:18

FCO "Crisis No Deal Response": Go On Holiday

Yesterday's story about the penny dropping at the FCO that Brexit was really going to happen on October 31 triggered the FCO press office into claiming that they had, of course, been training people on trade policy since 2016. Unfortunately for the junior press office spinner trying to sell the ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:08:46

The End of "Peak Germany" and the Return of France

Europe works best, as the old quip has it, with the Russians out, the Germans down, and the Americans in. Today's new European order has the Russians up, the Germans on the way down, the Americans potentially bowing out, Britons struggling toward Brexit - and France rising.
Jacek Rostowski / Project Syndicate   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:03:28

UK lawmakers opposed to Labour plan should consider no-deal Brexit threat - Corbyn

The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said lawmakers who oppose his proposal to lead an emergency government should consider the threat posed to Britain by a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:17:53

Brexit/ferries: all at sea

Danish ferry operator DFDS warns of lower profits as UK freight arrivals fall
FT   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:01:14

Friday Caption Contest (Families that Eat Together Edition)

The winner of this week's competition will receive a free copy of this summer's must have: The Brexit Card Game. Entries in the comments... The post Friday Caption Contest (Families that Eat Together Edition) appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:30:24

Corbyn 'disappointed' Lib Dems oppose caretaker PM plan

Jeremy Corbyn has said he hopes the Lib Dems will reverse their opposition to his plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, declaring it is "not up to Jo Swinson to decide who the next prime minister is going to be".
Sky   |   Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:51:00

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