Brexit News Archive: 31 Aug 2019

How Ben Stokes binds Britain at the time of Brexit

With regards to Ben Stokes, the two rivals-Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt-are on the same page
Shamik Chakrabarty / Financial Express   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 22:16:28

EU's Barnier not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal Brexit - Sunday Telegraph

The European Union's top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he was not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal scenario as the EU could not meet Britain's demands that the backstop for the Irish border is removed from the withdrawal agreement.
Reuters   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 21:35:02

Stewart: Dozen Tory MPs could back Labour move to stop no-deal Brexit

Rory Stewart has told Sky News around a dozen Conservative MPs could rebel against the government next month as part of opposition moves to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.
Sky   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 20:01:00

Philip Hammond: Deselecting Tory MPs over Brexit 'hypocritical'

The former chancellor was responding to a report saying Conservative Brexit rebels could be sacked.
BBC   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:53:21

Brexit: Thousands march across UK in 'Stop the coup' protests against Johnson parliament suspension

'Shame on you,' demonstrators shout as they gather outside Downing Street and block roads and bridges
Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 18:43:00

Brexit: Thousands protest Johnson move to suspend Parliament

Demonstrators gather across the UK to reject prime minister's plans to suspend Parliament weeks before Brexit date.
Al Jazeera   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 17:01:40

The clear Brexit message from business: get a deal

CBI director-general warns that no deal is a swamp not a cliff edge
FT   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 17:00:26

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn warns next week is 'last chance' to stop no-deal amid large-scale protests

Rebel MPs are braced for battle when parliament returns on Tuesday
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:06:59

Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman

As countries turn inwards, ideas such as a cryptocurrency to reduce global dependence on the dollar are being lost Unless Britain leaves the European Union's single market and customs union, the Brexit party will cry foul. As long as the Brexit party exists, the Tory vote will be forever divided. ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:00:51

Thousands in UK protest against Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament ahead of Brexit deadline

Thousands of people across Britain and Northern Ireland protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for about a month before the deadline for the country to leave the European Union.Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 with or without ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:25:30

Britons protest Johnson's Brexit 'coup' move

Protesters wielding pro-democracy placards and EU flags rallied on Saturday in dozens of British cities against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial move to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit. In the biggest demonstration, thousands of whistle-blowing, drum-banging people gathered raucously outside the gates of Downing Street in London chanting "Boris Johnson ...
IBTimes   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:06:08

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   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:04:30

All eyes will be on Javid as Johnson's fiscal plans are unveiled

This week's spending review may break Tory fiscal rules - and offer clues to the PM's election intentions Sajid Javid is preparing to use his first major set-piece as chancellor to confirm large increases in public spending, against a backdrop of spiralling political chaos over Brexit. As the risks to ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:59:49

How EU families in Britain are coping with Brexit uncertainty

Shutterstock Mirela left Croatia in 1991 because of the civil war in Yugoslavia. Her husband Frank grew up in the Republic of Ireland. Both are worried Brexit has left a deep scar through British society, one that it will take years to heal. They also worry about the impact of ...
Nando Sigona, Professor of International Migration and Forced Displacement and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham / The Conversation   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 13:03:58

No Idea What's Going On With Brexit? Here Is The Flow Chart

MPs who oppose a no-deal Brexit have joined together across party lines to try and stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from 'proroguing' (a fancy term for suspending) Parliament. And as several legal challenges to Johnson's plan make their way through British courts, Wall Street analysts are trying to parse the ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:45:00

Britons protest Johnson's Brexit move

Demonstrators rallied on Saturday in cities across Britain against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial move to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit. The protests come ahead of an intense political week in which Johnson's opponents will seek to block the move in court and legislate against a no-deal departure from the ...
IBTimes   |   Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:14:32