Brexit News Archive: 29 Aug 2019

Brexit: UK negotiators 'to step up tempo' on new deal talks

The EU agrees to more frequent Brexit discussions, but says the UK must come up with "concrete proposals".
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:55:30

Global stocks boosted by China-US talk hopes

Stocks floated higher on Thursday, lifted by positive sentiment surrounding the US-China trade war, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fueled slump. China's Commerce Ministry hinted Beijing could break the cycle of tit-for-tat retaliation in the trade war with the United States, while in Washington US President Donald Trump said ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:41:49

Boris Johnson Exposes the Big Lie of British Politics

Stephen Bush Parliament has voted against every resolution to the Brexit saga, but Johnson has decided to forge ahead on his own. The post Boris Johnson Exposes the Big Lie of British Politics appeared first on The Nation .
Stephen Bush / The Nation   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:38:56

Brexit endgame: Boris Johnson suspends Parliament

Two months before the Brexit deadline, the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dramatically escalated the political tension by suspending Parliament. Although Johnson defends this move as routine, critics accuse him of limiting time for legislators to prevent the United Kingdom from crashing out of the European Union on ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:38:22

UK says it will hold twice-weekly Brexit talks with EU officials

British negotiators will hold twice-weekly talks with European Union officials next month in an attempt to rework the Brexit agreement that Britain's parliament has repeatedly rejected, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:34:06

Brexit bonanza bashes London property

Waleed Ali is clutching at his Brexit pearls today: This trick of rebuilding globalisation through lots of new bilateral agreements is really designed to preserve the mythology of national sovereignty: to say Britain will remain in the global economy, but on its own terms. Sure, that's a bit false, since ...
Houses and Holes / MacroBusiness   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:32:11

Johnson aims to avert defeat by easing no-deal nerves

Pledge to raise 'tempo' in Brexit talks aims to stop Tories voting with Labour
FT   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:30:12

Johnson vows to 'step up the tempo' of Brexit talks

Boris Johnson has said Brexit talks with the European Union will be stepped up in the coming weeks in a bid to secure a new deal.
Sky   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:00:00

Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Conservative leader

Ms Davidson, who led the party for eight years, has been a vocal critic of Boris Johnson's approach to Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:49:31

Tory grandee: I'd be prepared to back Corbyn as caretaker PM

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has told Sky News he "probably would" back Jeremy Corbyn to be caretaker prime minister in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit - provided he could be kept "under control".
Sky   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:25:00

Is a no-deal Brexit inevitable?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson provokes anger by suspending parliament weeks before Brexit deadline.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:24:29

Court bids launched to stop Johnson suspending UK parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament just weeks before Britain's EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday amid a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit. Johnson announced the surprise decision Wednesday to dismiss parliament next month for nearly five weeks, claiming his new ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:06:02

How Boris Johnson Can or Can't Evade Parliament on Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took office in July, says his plan to suspend Parliament in mid-September is a routine step bringing one legislative session to a close and allowing a new one to take up his policy agenda. Opponents, including some lawmakers in his own Conservative Party, say ...
Washington Post   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:22:35

Will Boris Johnson's Political Coup Succeed?

The UK's prime minister is probably right to think that suspending Parliament has made a last-minute Brexit deal more likely. Fortunately, there is also a decent chance that his quasi-dictatorial behavior will provoke a rapid parliamentary backlash that ends his political career.
Anatole Kaletsky / Project Syndicate   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:03:26

Boris Johnson faces mounting backlash over plan to suspend parliament as no-deal Brexit looms

Political and legal challenges to prime minister as he announces plans to 'step up the tempo' on Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:57:20

Labour plans to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would trigger an emergency debate in parliament next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:51:00

Andrew Neil Show: BBC launches new politics programme as Brexit date looms

'I'm delighted to be fronting a weekly show in prime time on BBC Two that will be on top of the story, whatever direction it takes'
Tom Parfitt / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:36:00

Court action launched to try to stop UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament just weeks before Britain’s EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday amid a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit.Johnson announced the surprise decision Wednesday to dismiss parliament – known as proroguing – next month for nearly five ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:35:28

EU should not let itself be scared into Brexit renegotiation - Merkel ally

The European Union should not let itself be pressured into Brexit renegotiations following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to order the suspension of parliament for almost a month, a senior German conservative said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:32:51

Brexit is damaging business confidence, say leading UK firms

Micro Focus and Hays among companies warning of slower trading as confidence falls Clear signs that Brexit concerns are starting to bite emerged as businesses flagged a freeze on spending and delays in hiring workers amid plunging confidence over the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal. Two major ...
Sean Farrell / Guardian   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:07:14

Boris Johnson Is Pushing Britain Into the Abyss

The Nation's Dan Guttenplan examines the prime minister's plan to prorogue parliament and the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit.
Marc Steiner / / truthdig   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:32:23

Toyota plans post-Brexit pause at Burnaston factory

Staff at Derbyshire plant will not work on 1 November amid fears of no-deal disruption Toyota is planning to halt production at its factory in Burnaston on 1 November in anticipation of possible disruption to deliveries of parts, amid growing concern among manufacturers that the UK is heading for a ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:16:31

Brexit: At least 60 anti-prorogation protests planned across Britain

Tens of thousands could in defiance of PM's attempt 'to shut down our democracy'
Andy Gregory / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:16:03

No deal Brexit: Flu vaccine delays 'very likely'

Doctors groups tell Newsnight they fear delays will add to pressures on the NHS this winter.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:12:44

UK consumers have resisted Brexit doom and gloom - until now

Concerns about the state of the nation may start to outweigh the public's personal feelgood factor Britain's consumers have largely been deaf to the warnings of impending economic disaster that have rained down thick and fast ever since the EU referendum in June 2016. The public's appetite to spend has ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:07:15

FTSE 100 lifted by encouraging China trade comments and falling pound

London's main index jumped on Thursday as China's fresh comments on possibly resolving the long-drawn trade spat with the United States lifted investor spirits, while exporter stocks gained as sterling fell after the suspension of parliament raised concerns of a no-deal Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:45:10

Labour and prorogation: bringing down the government may be the only option - but does not involve Corbyn becoming PM

In light of recent events, the only way Labour could stop Brexit would be through bringing down the government. Eric Shaw explains the circumstances under which this strategy could succeed, and why it does not involve Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. The Prime Minister's prorogation of parliament has been a much ...
Artemis Photiadou / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:25:45

Backlash against Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament before Brexit

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CNN   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:20:38

Corbyn insists a no-deal Brexit can still be stopped

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted a no-deal Brexit can be stopped - and MPs will act quickly to try and prevent it when they return from their summer break next week.
Sky   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:09:00

Corbyn calls for 'rapid legislation' to stop no-deal Brexit - as it happened

FT   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:59:45

Markets rally as China calls for calm in trade war - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Beijing promises not to hit back straight away over Trump's latest tariffs Latest: China urges calm over trade war Beijing says it won't immediately retaliate to latest US tariffs UK tech company's shares tumble 4.43pm BST Finally, the FTSE 100 ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:43:11

Labour vows to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would trigger an emergency debate in parliament next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:42:57

Why are French bosses feeling so positive?

The German economy is shrinking, Brexit is looming and the US-China trade war shows no sign of resolution, but French bosses say they're optimistic and plan to continue creating jobs. In this special programme from the annual gathering of the French business lobby group Medef, we speak to entrepreneurs about ...
Stephen CARROLL / France 24   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:37:19

The British economy is not ready for Brexit

Even if the disruption is contained, it could cause a meaningful drop in output
FT   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:24:33

Labour's support among UK students nearly halves in 18 months amid Brexit frustration, survey suggests

Jeremy Corbyn's policy over EU makes young people change sides to pro-Remain parties
Eleanor Busby / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:50:01

No-deal Brexit would be a 'nightmare' warn European ministers

'It is undemocratic to shut-off Parliament. We know that democracy works and we need resist threats to it by any means'
Kim Sengupta / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:35:00

European stock markets rebound on China-US talk hopes

Eurozone equity markets rebounded on Thursday, and London extended gains on positive sentiment surrounding US-China trade talks, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fuelled slump. "European stock markets are higher... as there are positive noises coming out of China in relation to the trade situation," said David Madden, analyst at ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:10:59

Ploy by Boris Johnson raises risk of Brexit pain

Britain’s lawmakers have shown they have the ability to frustrate a prime minister’s plans for the country’s departure from the European Union. Parliament rejected former leader Theresa May’s Brexit deal three times, leading to her resignation. Now, parliament stands in the way of her successor’s “do or die” pledge to ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:10:01

Boris Johnson news - live: Corbyn launches bid to stop PM shutting down parliament, amid widespread fury at plan

Follow live updates amid backlash to PM's decision to suspend parliament
Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:10:00

UK economy weakest since 2012 as Brexit fears mount - survey

A gauge of Britain's economic health slumped to an almost seven-year low in August, dragged down by deepening pessimism among services companies, retailers and consumers who expect inflation to rise sharply as the Brexit crisis escalates.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:59:57

No-deal Brexit risk rises to 35% - JPMorgan economists

There is now a more than one-in-three chance that Britain leaves the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parliament, economists at U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:58:48

No-deal, prorogue and BOBs: A Brexit glossary

Britain's long goodbye to the European Union often seems to be spoken in unintelligible code. Most know the process as Brexit - a child of...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:55:22

Tory Brexiteer Daniel Hannan says treatment of EU citizens could end in 'another Windrush scandal'

Tory MEP says he has seen cases of consituents wrongly denied right to stay in the UK
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:42:00

Labour insists MPs can pass bill to stop no-deal Brexit

John McDonnell says approving legislation will be tough but not impossible
FT   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:39:44

Allies of British prime minister Boris Johnson resign amid outrage over Parliament suspension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced defections from senior allies on Thursday, a day after he stunned his nation by suspending Parliament to push his Brexit plans.The resignation of Ruth Davidson, who had been touted as a future prime minister, along with another senior Conservative in the House of Lords, ...
The Washington Post / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:52:29

'For God's sake... vote for it!' Outgoing Davidson's Brexit message to MPs

Sky   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:50:00

Brexit: Does suspension 'slam brakes' on NI legislation?

What does suspending Parliament mean for Northern Ireland legislation waiting to be passed?
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:49:30

Brexit: Outrage over suspension of Parliament 'phoney'

Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg defends the prime minister's move but a government whip resigns in protest.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:41:01

Brexit: Irish minister compares Boris Johnson to Oliver Cromwell over suspension of parliament

'The most anti-democratic decision since the Protectorate government'
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:38:43

Leave or remain? Brexit bind could hurt Labour in a snap election

Retired electrician Steve Oliver has voted for Britain's opposition Labour Party all his life but if the political crisis over leaving the European Union leads to an early election, he will not be doing so again.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:38:10

Next week is last chance for parliament to have a say on Brexit - MP Gauke

Next week will be the British parliament's last chance to ensure it has some control over the Brexit process before a possible no-deal exit, Conservative lawmaker David Gauke said.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:37:57

Scottish court hears move to stop UK parliament's suspension

A cross-party group is arguing that proroguing parliament ahead of Brexit is unlawful.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:34:38

UK: Risk of a no-deal Brexit is obviously rising - Rabobank

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FX Street   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:32:48

No-deal Brexit: Can MPs overrule the prime minister?

What ways - if any - do MPs have of preventing the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October?
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:25:50

EU will protect people, firms, Irish peace in all Brexit cases - Barnier

The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Thursday that the bloc would protect its citizens, businesses and peace in Ireland "in all
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:16:09

Tory minister filmed admitting Boris Johnson's move to suspend parliament motivated by Brexit

Defence secretary Ben Wallace admits he does not know what the outcome of the PM's EU withdrawal strategy will be
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:16:00

Brexit Party receives more than £1m in donations amid speculation over snap election

New figures reveal surge in campaign funding in the second quarter of 2019
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:07:00

Merkel has no Brexit update, says up to Brussels and London to talk

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had nothing new to report on Brexit but that she expected the European Commission was working on the issue.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:03:49

Scottish Tory chief quits as Brexit backlash grows

Ruth Davidson denies her resignation was caused by PM Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:02:52

Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner goes to court over Parliament suspension

The 53-year-old investment fund manager, born Gina Nadira Singh in British Guiana (now Guyana) to Guyana's former Attorney-General Doodnauth Singh, had already issued a legal letter of warning to Johnson in the lead up to the prime ministerial leadership contest last month.
PTI / Financial Express   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:57:49

EU ministers warn against no-deal Brexit

European Union ministers on Thursday urged Britain to choose an orderly Brexit, with some openly expressing concern that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parliament increased the risk of a chaotic split.
Reuters   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:55:56

Andrew Neil talks Brexit in new BBC Two show

He will host a new weekly prime-time politics show on BBC Two as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:54:40

Germany's Merkel: Nothing changed in my position on Brexit since PM Johnson's visit

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FX Street   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:52:05

European stock markets jump on China-US talk hopes

Eurozone equity markets rebounded on Thursday, and London extended gains, on positivity surrounding US-China trade talks, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fuelled slump. "European stock markets are higher... as there are positive noises coming out of China in relation to the trade situation," said David Madden, analyst at traders ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:50:42

Here are 3 big reasons why Germany's economy is flopping - and why recession could be around the corner

Germany's economy has been faltering, and could be in a technical recession, according to economists. The economy contracted in the last quarter and consumer sentiment continues to stagnate as people just aren't buying as much. The global economy is sputtering too, and Brexit and the trade war are weighing on ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:41:35

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

A simple guide on the UK leaving the European Union.
BBC   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:37:35

Boris Johnson Rolls the Dice on City's Future

Suspending parliament has cast doubt on legislation deemed crucial to the U.K. financial services industry in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Washington Post   |   Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:34:08