Brexit News Archive: 27 Aug 2019

Overcrowding forces early closure of first Chinese Costco

Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing haven't dented Chinese demand for one Made-in-USA brand - as the inaugural day of a Costco store in Shanghai was cut short due to overcrowding. Also in the show - Germany's economy is on the verge of recession, and the latest on the UK's ...
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:44:18

British MPs pledge to form an alternative parliament should Boris Johnson shut down the existing one

You've probably heard about the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, but have you heard about the possibility of a second Parliament? A group of British MPs gathered symbolically at Church House - where parliament met during World War II - in Westminster on Tuesday where they pledged to form ...
The Week   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:36:00

Opposition parties unite to try to force PM to seek Brexit delay

Opposition parties said they would try to pass a law which would force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union and prevent a potentially chaotic no-deal exit at the end of October.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:38:41

Johnson tells Juncker no Brexit deal if backstop remains

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by phone on Tuesday that there was no prospect of a Brexit deal unless the Irish border backstop was abolished, his office said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:26:38

7 Things Netflix's 'The Great Hack' Gets Wrong About the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

And if David finds out the data beneath his profile, you'll start to be able to connect the dots in various ways with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and Trump and Brexit and all these loosely-connected entities. Because you get to see inside the beast, you get to see inside the ...
Alec Stapp / Truth on the Market   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:14:23

UK alone will be to blame for no-deal Brexit: EU tells Johnson

Britain will be solely to blame if it crashes out of the EU in a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit, the bloc told Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tuesday in the latest clash between Brussels and London. With the clock ticking and Johnson adamant the EU must accept significant changes to the existing ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:40:50

UK advert for post-Brexit EU citizen scheme ruled misleading

A radio ad that said EU citizens living in Britain only needed a passport or ID card to apply online for settled status after Brexit was misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:26:38

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn's letter urging MPs to unite to stop no deal - the text in full

Labour leader calls for 'practical way' to stop UK leaving EU without a deal
Harry Cockburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:18:00

Brexit: Ireland says UK proposals don't come close to replacing backstop

Measures proposed by Britain to replace the in its European Union Withdrawal Agreement do not yet come close to what is needed and it is possible that no solution exists, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:17:19

Farage says he is open to electoral pact with Tories

Brexit party leader says he would back Boris Johnson if PM delivers no-deal exit from EU
FT   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:16:59

Brexit: Ireland says British proposals don't come close to replacing backstop

Measures proposed by Britain to replace the in its European Union Withdrawal Agreement do not yet come close to what is needed, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday, adding that Ireland wanted to find a solution.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:37:04

Prospect of avoiding no-deal Brexit boosts UK-focussed shares

Promises from Britain's opposition parties to avert a no-deal Brexit led to gains for the domestically focussed midcap index as well as blue-chip holiday companies and airlines, although gains in the local currency weighed on the exporter-heavy FTSE 100.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:24:04

Eurovision winner to stand for Brexit Party

Bucks Fizz singer chosen as parliamentary candidate for Nigel Farage's party.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:07:27

Majority of Remainers Blame Anti-Brexit MPs for Causing No Deal

Some Remain MPs may have chosen to ignore the national will of the people to pander to their own local base, however new polling from YouGov has found they may have shot themselves in the foot, as a majority of Remainers would blame anti-Brexit MPs if we leave with no ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:06:17

Nigel Farage is howling about democracy, like every other miniature demagogue that has gone before him

Nigel Farage is back and he's angrier than ever, angry that his lies can never come true
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:00:27

Stocks climb on trade talk vibes

Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday on hopes a trade war will be avoided following the G7 summit in Biarritz, but China's yuan currency nevertheless slumped to a new 11.5-year low. Frankfurt and Paris shares advanced solidly, though London dipped as Brexit-weary British investors -- who at least took in ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:52:20

Brexit: MPs agree strategy with Jeremy Corbyn to block no-deal

UK's opposition leader seeks general election as EU split looms
FT   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:51:41

UK wants 'flexible and creative' fix for Irish border after Brexit - government spokeswoman

The British government is working "at pace to find a wide range of flexible and creative solutions" to run the border with Ireland after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:38:27

The strategy to stop a no-deal Brexit changed today - here's how and why

It was, according to a source, "much better than expected".
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:22:00

Irish finance minister says no-deal Brexit risk growing

Ireland believes the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is growing, but it has not yet decided whether to base its October budget on that scenario, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:58:30

Home Office ad telling EU citizens how to stay in UK after Brexit banned for being 'misleading'

Advertising watchdog says ad breaches regulations by claiming applicants only need passport or ID card
May Bulman / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:47:00

Bucks Fizz Eurovision singer to stand for Brexit Party at next election

Nigel Farage claims he could form 'non-aggression pact' with Conservatives if prime minister pursues no-deal Brexit as he announces candidates
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:44:00

No-deal Brexit: Opposition leaders pledge 'widespread resistance' if Boris Johnson suspends parliament

Shadow chancellor says prime minister is 'threat to democracy' for not ruling out proroguing parliament
Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:37:59

Boris Johnson news - live: Corbyn urges Tory MPs to help block no-deal Brexit after opposition leaders agree plan at crunch meeting

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Adam Forrest, Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:35:00

Ireland's Donohoe: No-deal Brexit risk is growing

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FX Street   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:33:49

Chancellor cancels first major finances speech

The chancellor's post-Brexit spending announcement has been brought forward to "early September", the Treasury has said.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:27:00

Changes UK wants in Brexit deal relate to Irish border backstop -PM's spokeswoman

The changes Britain is seeking to its divorce deal with the European Union relate to the Irish border backstop and alternatives to that policy should...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:26:33

Corbyn offers to work with Conservative MPs to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to 116 Conservative and independent lawmakers who have voted against a no-deal Brexit to offer to work together to find a practical way to prevent such an outcome.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:16:04

No-deal Brexit: Corbyn urges Tory MPs to join alliance to stop UK crashing out of EU

Jeremy Corbyn has fired off an appeal to 116 Tory and independent MPs, including Theresa May and Philip Hammond, to join forces with Labour to block a no-deal Brexit.
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:15:00

Johnson's Brexit plan has a hole so big you can swim through it

The UK PM swam out to a rock off the French coast. So did our man in Biarritz.
Hans von der Burchard / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:07:58

British opposition parties unite to try to force PM to seek Brexit delay

Opposition parties said they would try to pass a law which would force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union and prevent a potentially chaotic no-deal exit at the end of October.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:50:53

A no-deal Brexit is in no one’s interest

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took office last month promising to inject fresh energy and optimism into his country’s bid to leave the European Union. He has been talking tough, warning that the EU must negotiate a new Brexit deal or Britain will leave without one on October 31. Not ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:30:12

Boris Johnson's chief Brexit negotiator heads to Brussels for talks as no-deal deadline looms

Prime minister wants Irish backstop scrapped but EU says plans must be compatible with Theresa May's deal
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:28:00

Europe Inc profits seen declining further in third quarter - Refinitiv data

Earnings and revenue expectations for the third quarter have deteriorated further for European companies, according to data on Tuesday, as the region continues to struggle with Brexit, the protracted U.S.-China trade war and Italy's political crisis.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:23:11

Bucks Fizz singer signs up as Brexit Party candidate

Voters in one London constituency will be making their minds up about whether they want a former Eurovision winner to be their MP.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:15:00

UK banks see sharp rise in new mortgages in July

Remortgage market also posts strong growth as Brexit uncertainty persists
FT   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:09:54

Brexit: Opposition MPs agree strategy to block no deal

Opposition MPs say they will try to block no deal by passing legislation in Parliament.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:51:10

UK opposition parties agree to work together to stop no-deal Brexit

Britain's opposition parties said on Tuesday they had agreed to work together to try and prevent a no-deal Brexit, including through passing legislation or holding a vote of no-confidence in the government.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:16:16

UK opposition will try to change law to force Johnson to seek Brexit delay

British opposition parties will try to pass a law to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union and prevent a no-deal exit at the end of October, according to a lawmaker.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:58:55

Brexit: No deal 'only acceptable' way to leave EU, says Nigel Farage

The Brexit Party leader says he would work with the PM but only if he pursued a "clean break" exit.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:42:53

Corbyn rallies opposition in bid to block no-deal Brexit

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party is meeting other political figures to thrash out a way forward.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:40:17

Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders agree plan to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders have agreed to try to stop no-deal using legislation after efforts to agree on install a caretaker prime minister floundered.
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:35:00

Farage offers Johnson an electoral pact for no-deal Brexit

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage offered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson an electoral pact if he goes for a no-deal EU exit, but warned that if he tried to fudge Brexit then he would face a battle over every seat at the next election.
Reuters   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:29:10

Farage offers Johnson no-deal Brexit election pact

Nigel Farage has told Sky News his Brexit Party will stand down candidates against the Conservatives if Boris Johnson calls an election and backs a no-deal divorce with the EU.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:05:00

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