Brexit News Archive: 30 Aug 2019

Tusk: Domestic politics could drive Britain out of EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might decide to go for Brexit at all costs, just to settle domestic political issues, European Council President Donald Tusk...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:55:04

US stocks' first weekly gain in five unable to reverse August drop

Conflict over Brexit increases in UK as Labour and pro-European rebel MPs band together
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:48:48

Brexit Momentum protests to be led by hard-left Student Union activist who boycotted Remembrance Sunday, branding it 'insidious'

Robert Mendick / Telegraph   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:00:00

Tusk: Domestic politics could drive Britain out of EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might decide to go for Brexit at all costs, just to settle domestic political issues, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 19:07:17

Brexit, the Novel

If UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to worry about the value of the pound or the fragility of the British economy, he would need to be much more careful. But the British are resilient, the Bank of England will take the necessary actions, and the value of the pound ...
Simon Johnson / Project Syndicate   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 19:03:49

France to run no-deal Brexit dress rehearsal - minister

France will test run for a month measures it has prepared for Britain's exit from the European Union so that companies are fully prepared ahead of Britain leaving at the end of October, including if it goes with no withdrawal deal, a government minister said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:45:33

Johnson warns MPs against no-deal Brexit legislation

PM says bill would undermine his efforts to secure a revised withdrawal agreement
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:42:04

Brexit cuts productivity by up to 5%, says BoE

Causal link established between Brexit and lower investment and productivity
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:12:42

Brexit: Fresh doubts over Boris Johnson's commitment to deal after extension ruled out

Government tells EU it will not allow even a short delay to Brexit, despite being told it will be 'impossible' for parliament to ratify any new agreement in time
Jon Stone, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:51:00

UK to urge banks to keep lending after no-deal Brexit

Top executives summoned to meeting to co-ordinate support for small businesses
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:12:26

Brexit jitters grind UK housing market to a halt in August

Average house price dips to £216,096, says Nationwide, as buyer activity stalls Brexit uncertainty is still weighing heavily on the UK housing market, which ground to a halt in August, and it could take a heavier toll in the coming months, analysts say. Nationwide building society reported that house prices ...
Rupert Jones / Guardian   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:08:15

UK falls to bottom of G7 growth league in second quarter

British economy contracted by 0.2% as Brexit uncertainty caused erratic activity The UK has fallen to the bottom of the G7 growth league table after Brexit uncertainty held the economy back in the spring. Every other advanced economy performed better than Britain in the second quarter of 2019, a ranking ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:38:18

UK falls to bottom of G7 growth league - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain posts the weakest GDP figures for the second quarter of 2019 Canada beats forecasts with 0.9% growth UK lagged behind major rivals in Q2 Earlier: Mortgage approvals hit two-year high UK house prices flat in August 5.16pm BST And ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:30:11

Knavish Tricks: Johnson's Brexit Gambit Puts Queen in a Tight Spot

Boris Johnson is putting all his eggs in one basket in the final run-up to Brexit. But by sending parliament on forced leave, he is damaging democracy and also one of the last intact pillars of the United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:01:00

Boris Johnson news: Government tells public to 'get ready' in £100m advertising blitz amid slew of dire no-deal warnings

Follow how the day in Westminster unfolded
Samuel Osborne, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:00:00

Brexit Gives Its Former Colonies a Whiff of Schadenfreude

Nanjala Nyabola Britain is learning what many of its former colonies already know: Democracy requires constant vigilance. The post Brexit Gives Its Former Colonies a Whiff of Schadenfreude appeared first on The Nation .
Nanjala Nyabola / The Nation   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:49:24

Brexit/petitions: big ask

The most successful pleas tackle niche issues most Britons agree on
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:24:21

Brexit and democracy

PM Boris Johnson suspends parliament, forcing opponents of 'no deal' to act
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:26:07

Boris Johnson is worried about damaging trust in politics - we all know the damage is him

It is hard to calibrate whether he managed to keep a straight face. It is, after all, a face whose natural state is an entitled smirk, and one that is itself a joke all over the world
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:19:00

UK farmers call for import tariffs on agricultural products in no-deal Brexit

Britain's National Farmers Union wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday calling for import tariffs on eggs, some dairy products, horticultural products and grains if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:00:31

Brexit planning has cut productivity of UK firms - Bank of England

The Brexit process has cut the productivity of British companies by between 2% and 5% since the 2016 vote to leave the European Union, according to a research paper published by the Bank of England on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:58:49

Here's how the UK's 'no deal' Brexit will hurt fintechs in the short term

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. The UK's newly appointed prime minister Boris Johnson's request to prorogue - suspend - Parliament for up to five weeks was granted ...
Mekebeb Tesfaye / Business Insider   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:45:00

Ruth Davidson's exit leaves huge questions about Brexit and the future of the Union

Davidson rescued the Tories, but she didn't remake the case for the union. Scottish Tories are now going to have to get used to politics as a bumpier ride.
Gerry Hassan / Open Democracy   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:38:32

The FT's biggest stories and best reads every Friday

Judith Evans' top reads this week: Brexit crisis; the future of smoking; lunch with Bake Off's Prue Leith
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:36:30

MPs trying to block no-deal Brexit make it more likely, Boris Johnson says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned any attempt by MPs next week to stop Brexit or delay it beyond October 31 would do “lasting damage” to public trust in politics.Johnson said Britons had decided to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum and MPs had promised multiple ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:30:15

The missing question

Yesterday's All Things Considered story about Brexit was a remarkably insidious piece of journalism. Their man in Albion visited the town with the highest Brexit vote in Britain (a 'namesake' of Boston Mass: the fact that they have the same name is, no doubt, a remarkable accident), managed to find ...
Harry / Crooked Timber   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:30:11

Toyota to put Brexit brake on UK car production

Toyota plans to pause production at its UK factory the day after Brexit in case of any disruption to deliveries of parts.
Sky   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:25:00

PM: Remainers in parliament are making Brexit deal 'less likely'

Boris Johnson has warned Remainers that as long as the EU believes Brexit could be stopped by parliament, the "less likely" he is to secure a divorce deal.
Sky   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:18:00

Britain's Brexit Breakdown

With both hardline Brexiteers and diehard Remainers having rejected the only available deal for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, the pragmatic center is being squeezed out of British politics. As each side ups the ante, Brexit is now an all-or-nothing fight to the death among absolutists.
Philippe Legrain / Project Syndicate   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:03:27

The impact of Brexit on UK firms

Staff working papers set out research in progress by our staff, with the aim of encouraging comments and debate.
Bank of England   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:00:00

Factbox: Government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit is being challenged in three court cases that will be heard over the next month.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:58:20

British PM warns MPs against trying to block Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned any attempt by MPs next week to stop Brexit or delay it beyond October 31 would do...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:55:05

EU leaders can see 'rough shape' of what is needed on Brexit - Johnson

Leaders of the European Union can see the "rough shape" of what needs to be done to help Britain and Brussels agree a new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:52:30

Sajid Javid adviser sacked and marched out of Downing Street

Sonia Khan dismissed for allegedly helping opponents of Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy
FT   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:42:31

Brexit endgame: It's Johnson vs parliament in historic showdown

After more than 1,000 days of political brawling, hordes of headlines and dizzying lurches in sterling, the battle of Brexit enters the endgame.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:28:22

How do you stop a no-deal Brexit? Change the law, or change the government

British lawmakers will next week pull the trigger on their plans to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson leading the country out of the European Union without an exit deal.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:28:07

British PM warns MPs against trying to block Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned any attempt by MPs next week to stop Brexit or delay it beyond October 31 would do "lasting damage" to public trust in politics. Johnson said Britons had decided to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum and MPs had promised ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:19:36

Brexit: Johnson faces mounting legal, political, diplomatic challenges

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plan was facing mounting legal, political and diplomatic challenges on Friday as Ireland accused Britain of being unreasonable and former British leader John Major sought to stop the suspension of parliament.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:18:25

Johnson says lawmaker attempts to stop no-deal Brexit make it more likely

Lawmakers who are seeking to block a no-deal Brexit are making it more likely that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:18:04

Grieve's Prorogation Hypocrisy

Dominic Grieve has been touring TV and radio studios claiming that Boris' prorogation is unusually long and therefore unconstitutional as ordinarily the prorogued period cover just four or five days. Guido thought it might be nice to remind the anti-Brexit campaigner who was the Government's Attorney General when Parliament was ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:00:15

Brexit: MPs trying to block no deal make it more likely, says Boris Johnson

The PM says the way to get a Brexit agreement is to stop the EU thinking MPs are going to block no deal.
BBC   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:59:44

NI High Court Brexit challenge adjourned

A lawyer for victims' campaigner Raymond McCord argues a no-deal Brexit would "create turmoil" in NI.
BBC   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:54:50

Worries mount for UK businesses and consumers as Brexit crisis builds - surveys

Confidence drained away from British businesses and consumers in August as the Brexit crisis deepened, according to surveys that suggested the political ructions were taking an increasing toll on the economy.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:49:11

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   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:48:16

EU will not budge if it thinks Brexit can be stopped - Johnson

The European Union will not give Britain the divorce deal it wants if it believes that Brexit can be stopped, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:47:33

Brexit: Public to be urged to 'get ready' for no-deal in £100m advertising blitz

The government has ordered mugs and t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:45:00

Brexit: Northern Irish court sets September 6 for challenge to parliament suspension

A legal challenge seeking to place an interim block on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's order to suspend parliament will be heard in a Northern Irish court next week, a judge said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:41:14

Johnson: 'movement under the keel' in Brexit talks - ITV reporter

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was "movement under the keel" in negotiations with the European Union on Brexit, an ITV reporter said.
Reuters   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:40:59

UK PM Johnson: EU less likely to give us a deal if they think Brexit can be stopped

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FX Street   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:38:33

Keir Starmer Spotted Plotting With Paul Mason

A co-conspirator spotted Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, meeting with Paul Mason last night - hot off his hysterical protest rant. Embarrassing for Starmer... The post Keir Starmer Spotted Plotting With Paul Mason appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:35:46

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