Brexit News Archive: 19 Aug 2019

EU unconvinced by Johnson's fresh bid to remove Brexit backstop - The Guardian

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FX Street   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:45:48

Johnson increases efforts to ditch Brexit backstop

PM's letter to Donald Tusk calls plan to deal with border inconsistent with his vision
FT   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:11:42

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Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:10:35

Government dismisses calls for no-deal Brexit assessments to be released in full immediately

Corbyn says claims that leaked dossier warning of no-deal chaos is outdated 'can't be trusted'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:45:06

Kashmir, Brexit: Why scolds should stay away, and outside views be tempered with ground reports

"Should British MPs be writing letters to UK PM Boris Johnson about the revocation of Article 370 or is it none of their business?" I tweeted. That was after British Pakistani Labour MPs and a...
Naomi Canton / Times of India   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:30:15

Johnson to EU: Let's replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the end of a post-Brexit transition period.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:07:41

Johnson discussed economic issues, Brexit in call with Trump - spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, Johnson's office said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:52:20

Johnson to EU's Tusk: Replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the end of a post-Brexit transition period.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:38:16

Can parliament pass a law to stop no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson would face battle of wills with MPs should Commons approve such a block
FT   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:32:41

Boris Johnson accused of having 'no negotiating strategy' after reiterating Brexit demand to scrap backstop

Just hours before letter to Donald Tusk, one EU leader insisted withdrawal agreement 'cannot be reopened'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:28:00

GBP/USD hangs on a thread in the balance of the Fed and Brexit

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FX Street   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:59:28

Markets rally despite new Germany recession warning -- as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as politicians and central bankers face pressure to fight looming downturn Latest: Surprise Greene King takeover Bundesbank fears German GDP is shrinking Bundesbank: Brexit deadlines hit summer orders Earlier: Eurozone inflation weaker than expected Trump: US isn't falling into recession Shares ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:45:10

U.S. Senator Schumer says he would oppose any U.S.-UK trade deal imperiling Irish border

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday he would oppose any post-Brexit trade deal between the United States and Britain if it undermined the Good Friday agreement, which helped end three decades of violence in Northern Ireland.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:39:25

Sadiq Khan urges ministers to drop 'cruel' plans to instantly end free movement after a no-deal Brexit

Exclusive: 'These plans would be a fundamental affront to British values of tolerance and respect'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:25:00

Hong Kong Billionaire Bets on a Brexit Certainty

For Li Ka-shing's CK Asset Holdings, one thing is clear: Brits aren't going to stop drinking beer.
Washington Post   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:51:46

Just In Time

It's all above my - and most people's - pay grade, but it has hard to imagine how the Brexit-related logistics problems get solved. It doesn't matter too much if fresh plums don't show up in the supermarket, but there aren't big stockpiles of nonperishable items, or places to store ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:32:00

Malaysia levels palm oil demands for post-Brexit trade

UK must relax EU enviromental policy on crop for agreement, says PM Mahathir
FT   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:27:14

End to free movement under no-deal upsets business

Home Office reassurance to EU nationals leaves confusion over Brexit policy
FT   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:16:07

School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.
BBC   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:02:00

British Steel's Turkish rescuer plans to move chemical firm out of UK

Ankara's military pension fund Oyak to move its Tyneside factory amid Brexit alarm The Turkish firm poised to buy British Steel recently announced plans to move a chemicals factory it owns from Tyneside to Europe, after sounding the alarm about Brexit uncertainty. Chemson, a Wallsend-based firm that makes additives used ...
Rob Davies / Guardian   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:51:25

UK plans to end EU freedom of movement immediately in no-deal Brexit

Britain said on Monday it would end European Union freedom of movement rules immediately after it leaves the bloc on Oct. 31 but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would not be hostile to immigration.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:43:33

Boris Johnson: UK 'will be ready' for no-deal Brexit

The PM insists the UK will be ready for a possible no-deal exit, after warnings in a leaked report.
BBC   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:14:11

Households cut back on big-ticket spending amid recession fears

Purchases on holidays and cars fall, with UK consumer confidence at lowest ebb in three months UK households have cut back on big purchases such as holidays as fears of a possible recession continue to loom, a survey suggests. Confidence among UK households has fallen to its lowest in three ...
PA Media / Guardian   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:57:00

Jeremy Corbyn's latest Brexit strategy: I don't care about Brexit and neither should you

The Labour leader is gearing up for an election in which he will try to convince the country to stop caring about the one thing that's tearing the UK apart
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:03:47

Brexit: British PM Boris Johnson To Meet Merkel, Macron For New Deal

The proposed visit of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Berlin and Paris starting Wednesday to meet up with his French and German counterparts will keep the ball rolling on the shape of the Brexit ahead. This will be Johnson's first official foreign trip after becoming the PM in July. ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:03:09

Brexit: UK to end European Union free movement immediately

Legislation drawn up to deal with the issue is stuck in parliament in the House of Commons gridlock over Brexit.
PTI / Financial Express   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:59:38

Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:16:23

Boris Johnson news - live: PM confident 'our friends in the EU' will change Brexit position as No 10 refuses to recall parliament

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:00:00

Government to launch PR blitz to reassure UK over no-deal Brexit

TV, radio and social media campaign comes after stark warnings in leaked contingency planning paper
FT   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:51:17

Brexit: Boris Johnson says no-deal food, fuel and medicine shortages are 'bumps in the road'

Mr Johnson rejected demands for MPs to cut short their summer break to discuss no-deal Brexit
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:39:00

British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

I hope they will see fit to compromise." "I want a deal, we are ready to work with our friends and partners to get a deal but if you want a good deal for the UK you must simultaneously get ready to come out without one," Johnson said.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:26:21

Brexit: Freedom of movement 'will end' says the government

The government has ditched the idea of extending freedom of movement to 2021 in the event of a no-deal.
BBC   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:12:38

EU: Britain will suffer most if there is a no-deal Brexit

The European Union is ready for a no-deal Brexit and Britain would suffer most under such a scenario, Brussels has claimed.
Sky   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:52:00

PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 if necessary.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:45:20

PM Johnson to deliver Brexit message to Macron, Merkel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver his message on Brexit to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during visits this week, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:23:16