Brexit News Archive: 05 Sep 2019

Chinese companies turned off from British stock market connect by Brexit uncertainty

Economic uncertainty caused by Britain’s protracted efforts to leave the European Union are curbing interest from Chinese firms to list through the London-Shanghai Stock Connect programme, hindering efforts to tie the two financial markets together, analysts said.Beijing is attempting to ramp up efforts to increase capital inflows to boost investment ...
Karen Yeung / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 21:45:13

US stocks surge on trade talk plans, pound strengthens more

Global stocks mostly rose Thursday following news that the United States and China will resume high-level trade talks in October, although London shares fell as the pound continued to strengthen on the decreasing odds of a no-deal Brexit. Wall Street equities were especially buoyant, with major indices winning more than ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 21:43:14

Brexit endgame: Boris Johnson loses control

During another dramatic week in British politics, Parliament-facing an imminent five-week suspension as the clock ticks towards the October 31 Brexit deadline-seized control of the agenda, introduced legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit, and blocked early elections. It was a stunning series of defeats for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 21:25:27

Brexit: Leo Varadkar says some checks 'near the border' in a no-deal

The Irish PM tells business leaders in Dublin there is 'a growing risk of no-deal'.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:52:02

Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for likening doctor who warned of no-deal Brexit deaths to disgraced anti-vaxxer amid widespread condemnation

Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised to a doctor after likening him to a disgraced anti-vaxxer who was widely blamed for the scare over the MMR jab.
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:50:00

Boris Johnson accused of using police as 'political tool' after being flanked by officers for Brexit speech

Prime minister lambasted after police officer falls unwell during press conference in Yorkshire
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:43:14

European Council president warns of Brexit impact on welfare

Tusk successor Charles Michel says UK 'looking more and more' to US
FT   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:20:36

Will Brexit mean early exit for Boris Johnson?

UK prime minister is embattled after facing double defeat as parliament rejects his plans for Brexit and snap election.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:14:56

'Please leave my town', voter politely asks Boris Johnson during PM's Yorkshire visit

'You should be in Brussels negotiating, you are playing games,' another member of the public says
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:10:00

Legal bids to block Johnson's Brexit plan to go ahead

Hearings in London and Belfast will continue on Friday in cases aiming to block the suspension of parliament.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:09:10

Brexit's most important week? Five things that happened on Thursday

Family feuds, Berger bounces and, of course, Brexit battles. Just your average Thursday in Westminster.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 20:02:58

Brexit: All the latest updates

Government abandons attempts to delay bill that could block no-deal Brexit on October 31.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:58:29

Boris Johnson launches non-election campaign with awkward, rambling speech

Boris Johnson continued his terrible political week with a long, rambling speech in which the UK Prime Minister said he'd rather be "dead in the ditch" than ask Europe to delay Brexit.
CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:42:56

Ireland raises prospect of some no-deal Brexit checks near border

If Britain quits the European Union without a deal next month, some checks may need to take place near Ireland's border with British-run Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:34:43

Johnson seeks U.K. election as political foes push back, brother bolts Parliament

Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:34:11

Mike Pence accused of humiliating hosts in Ireland: 'He shat on the carpet'

The vice-president's comments on Brexit while visiting Ireland and his stay at his boss's golf course did not go down wellVice-President Mike Pence arrives in...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:25:36

U.S.'s Pence says UK should take no lectures as Brexit crisis rages

Britain should take no lectures on how to conduct its affairs, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday during a visit to London as the crisis over the country's exit from the European Union intensifies.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:07:09

These 5 countries are busy prepping for a post-Brexit world

The British Parliament is trying to avert a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31. But these countries are bracing for the economic worst-case scenario of a no-deal departure.
Shawn Pogatchnik / Washington Post   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:06:41

The Dramatic Rise Of Carbon Credits

The price of carbon in Europe has fallen in recent weeks due to the political turmoil in the UK as the country weighs a no-deal Brexit, but carbon prices are still dramatically higher than they were last year. Major industrial polluters in the European Union need to purchase carbon credits ...
Nick Cunningham / Oil Price   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 19:00:00

Boris Johnson news - live: PM refuses to resign and says he'd rather be 'dead in a ditch' than seek Brexit delay

Follow all the latest developments
Adam Forrest, Jon Sharman, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:51:00

Rees-Mogg 'bullying Brexit whistleblowers', says doctor

The MP compares a doctor with concerns about medical supplies to a discredited anti-MMR campaigner.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:46:03

Boris Johnson says he’d ‘rather be dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit beyond next month, as he urged opposition lawmakers who oppose his plan to support an early election.MPs in the House of Commons this week passed a bill that could stop Johnson ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:22:42

Boris Johnson would rather be 'dead in a ditch' than delay Brexit

PM says extension would cost 'a billion pounds a month' and achieve 'absolutely nothing.'
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:16:41

Former PM Major calls on Johnson to fire top advisor Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings, the advisor behind his high-stakes Brexit strategy that resulted in an dramatic purge of his own lawmakers this week, former prime minister John Major said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:07:59

New EU Confidential podcast episode 115, presented by the European Commission: Brexit drama from every angle - MEPs Caroline Voaden & Judith Bunting

Listen to EU Confidential now on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | SoundCloud | Stitcher | Spotify Our brand new podcast focuses on the Brexit drama in London - but not just from a British perspective. POLITICO journalists Rym Momtaz (based in Paris), Matthew Karnitschnig (Berlin), Annabelle Dickson (London) and ...
POLITICO / Politico   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:07:56

Johnson: I'd rather be 'dead in a ditch' than delay Brexit

CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 18:03:36

British PM Johnson's own brother quits on eve of Brexit election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:48:44

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

"I would rather be dead in a ditch." - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quoted by The Guardian, when asked if he would asked the European Union for an extension on Brexit.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:47:07

UK's Johnson says would rather die than delay Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than delay Brexit beyond next month, as he urged opposition lawmakers who oppose his plan to support an early election. MPs in the House of Commons this week passed a bill that could stop Johnson taking ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:40:09

PM: I'd rather be dead in a ditch than delay Brexit

Boris Johnson defends his Brexit policy, as brother Jo quits ministerial job citing the national interest.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:39:34

General election: A case of when not if?

This week, Boris Johnson has lost his majority, lost control of parliament, lost a vote over a no-deal Brexit, and lost an attempt to call a general election.
Sky   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:37:00

Boris Johnson set for second crushing defeat on bid for early general election

SNP and more Labour MPs swing behind the plan to make the prime minister wait - leaving him trapped in office without power
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:32:00

Boris Johnson lost his voice, then his backdrop collapsed. Next comes the P45, and this one won't be from a prankster

It took Theresa May more than a year to suffer a parliamentary defeat and a collapsing backdrop. Johnson's managed both in a week
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:29:00

'I'd rather be dead in a ditch': PM on prospect of Brexit delay

Boris Johnson has declared he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay to Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:23:00

Sterling bounces back to five-week high as Brexit delay expected

The pound traded for $1.2353 and €1.1171, the highest levels since late July The pound hit its highest level in five weeks against the US dollar on Thursday as investors reacted to the diminishing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit following a string of government defeats. The pound reached $1.2353 on ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:20:40

Brexit chaos spikes ratings

CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:19:33

Boris Johnson's Latest Defeat Makes an Early Election Inevitable

Stephen Bush In the contest over Britain's future, Johnson's opponents have won all the battles-but they could still lose the war. The post Boris Johnson's Latest Defeat Makes an Early Election Inevitable appeared first on The Nation .
Stephen Bush / The Nation   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:17:23

Analysis: Brexit talks are going nowhere fast

Boris Johnson has repeatedly insisted that a no-deal Brexit must remain on the table in order to protect Britain's negotiating position with Europe.
CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:16:19

The victory of Maurice the rooster is a win for the rural life in France

The US has Donald Trump. The UK has Brexit. And France, where the fight between urban elites and feeling-forgotten traditionalists rages as fiercely as anywhere, has a court battle over a rooster named Maurice. Today he was handed a winning verdict.
Monique EL-FAIZY / France 24   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:06:47

Over 100 London investment firms get EU licences for Brexit hubs - regulator

More than one hundred asset managers, trading platforms and investment firms in London have so far obtained licences to run new hubs in the European Union after Brexit, a top EU regulator said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:05:07

Britain Can't Fix Brexit Until It Drafts a Constitution

(Bloomberg Opinion) - Democracy, Winston Churchill once famously said, was the worst way to run a country "apart from all the others that have ever...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:02:32

His Brexit plans in crisis, Johnson pushes for new elections

Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked for new ways Thursday to bring about a national election, after rebellious British lawmakers rejected his call to trigger a...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:02:24

Brexit: Boris Johnson regards parliament as a 'nuisance', court told

High Court to rule on Friday on campaigner Gina Miller's claim PM's five-week suspension of the Commons is unlawful
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:02:00

Boris Johnson's brother quits on eve of Brexit election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:50:45

Delay Brexit? I'd rather be dead in a ditch, says Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Thursday he would never delay Britain's exit from the European Union, due on Oct. 31, saying he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than do so.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:50:27

Boris Johnson claims he would 'rather be dead in a ditch' than negotiate Brexit extension

Prime Minister speaking after his own brother walked out of government in protest at his position on EU
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:40:00

3 Reasons To Buy The Pound As Brexit Comes To A Head

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:12:59

Brexit: Court releases PM's Parliament shutdown memos

The government documents suggest Boris Johnson agreed to suspend Parliament two weeks before making it public.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:58:41

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement - Problems? What Problems?

Can anyone deny that the EU's representatives have dragged their feet and exaggerated difficulties in the Article 50 M. Barnier's wilful obstructions with the way in which the EU's founder, Jean Monnet, handled the task given to the League of Nations in 1921, of resolving the dispute over Upper Silesia ...
Unknown / Bearwatch   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:53:00

Pound tops $1.23 as no-deal Brexit prospect fades

The British pound topped $1.23 on Thursday, hitting a one-month peak as the prospect of a "no deal" Brexit seemed to fade after a series of parliamentary votes tore up Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hardline stance. Sterling rose to its its highest level since July 29, having as recently as ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:44:53

What just happened in British politics and what comes next?

The bravado of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's premiership turned into bluster in a mere two days.
CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:31:07

UK plans another vote to push for snap election

The move comes after the House of Commons rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for a snap election on October 15 in a vote on Wednesday. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labour Party wanted an election, but its priority was stopping a no-deal Brexit.
Times of India   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:04:23

Brexit: EU shoots down 'blustering' Boris Johnson's claims he wants new deal

'There are no real negotiations going on in Brussels,' MEP insists
Tom Embury-Dennis / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:01:00

The promised Tory tax cuts will only mean more austerity | Simon Wren-Lewis

The fiscal stimulus Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid promise would sugar the Brexit pill. But further spending cuts would follow If I have been ill and I say I am better, does that mean I am better than I was or that I am no longer ill? The same ambiguity ...
Simon Wren-Lewis / Guardian   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 14:32:47

Rees-Mogg apologises for comparing doctor to disgraced anti-vaxxer

Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised to an NHS consultant for comparing him to a disgraced anti-vaxxer in a row over no-deal Brexit planning.
Sky   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 14:28:00

Leader of the House of Commons told to 'sit up'

Leader of the House of Commons and Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was accused of being contemptuous for reclining across the seats of the chamber during a Brexit debate.
CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 14:25:23

Watch Boris Johnson's unusual insult

During a heated debate in the House of Commons the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson came up with an unusual insult for the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.
CNN   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 14:21:40

Pound hits five-week high as no-deal Brexit fears ebb - business live

Sterling is rallying as City investors anticipate a Brexit delay, and an election Latest: Sterling rallies on no-deal Brexit hopes Pound goes up as Johnson's problems mount City hopes no-deal Brexit can be avoided Delay could push pound over $1.30, says UBS Election likely 3.08pm BST Time for a recap ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 14:08:57

Michael Gove denies Brexit talks are stalled

The UK Cabinet Office minister said he did not 'believe' that Boris Johnson wants a no-deal Brexit.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:35:28

Boris Johnson quote about 'shafting own brother' resurfaces after sibling quits government

'We don't do things that way, that's a very left-wing thing,' then-London mayor said
Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:32:41

Johnson is now desperate for an election

Jeremy Corbyn insists the rebel bill blocking a no-deal Brexit on October 31 must first get on to the statute book
FT   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:22:23

EU nationals seek passport stamps ahead of Brexit

Lawyers advise clients to obtain physical proof they entered UK before October 31
FT   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:13:16

Queues at Dover a material risk of a no-deal Brexit - Gove

Long queues at the southeastern port of Dover are a material risk if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, Michael Gove, the British minister in charge of coordinating no-deal Brexit planning, said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:10:46

EasyJet ready to respond to any demand impact from Brexit - CEO

British budget airline easyJet will adjust its fleet and switch volumes to react to any changes in demand if the British economy is impacted by a possible no-deal Brexit, Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 13:06:22

Boris Johnson's own brother quits on eve of Brexit election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:41:12

Johnson's prorogation of parliament under fire in court

Lawyers for anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller label move an 'unlawful abuse of power'
FT   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:11:10

'Absolutely disgusting': Jacob Rees-Mogg condemned for likening doctor to disgraced anti-vaxxer for warning of deaths after no-deal Brexit

Under-fire Tory minister told he would be sued if allegation against government-hired expert had been made outside Commons
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:08:00

UK to confirm no-deal Brexit tariff schedules shortly - Gove

The British government will confirm shortly what changes it wishes to make, if any, to the tariff schedules that would apply under a no-deal Brexit, senior minister Michael Gove said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:58:31

General election: Boris Johnson government announces second attempt to trigger snap poll after vote humiliation

The government is to make a second attempt in the House of Commons to secure an early general election on Monday next week, leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced.
The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:53:57

UK's Johnson appeals for snap election to break Brexit deadlock

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Thursday for an early election after a series of votes in parliament tore up his hardline Brexit strategy and left him without a majority. Johnson will deliver an address in which he "will argue that it is now time for the people to decide ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:53:56

Otto is in the House as Brexit goes a bit Prussian

The 'Iron Chancellor' serves as the more suitable model for the prime minister
FT   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:50:16

Brexit: Ken Clarke's five decades as a Tory MP

The BBC looks back at the career of veteran MP Ken Clarke after he was effectively thrown out of the Conservative Party.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:42:07

British PM Boris Johnson dealt fresh blow as brother Jo quits government

Britain’s divide over Brexit has cost Prime Minister Boris Johnson another member of his embattled government – his own brother.Jo Johnson announced he would step down as minister of state for education and also leave Parliament, saying he was “torn between family loyalty and the national surprise resignation comes days ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:36:39

Gina Miller and John Major launch legal challenge to prorogation, as former prime minister says he has 'grave concerns'

Jack Hardy / Telegraph   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:28:16

Johnson's own brother resigns on eve of Brexit election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:28:08

Boris Johnson's Brother Quits Parliament

"Boris Johnson's six week old premiership has been thrown into fresh disarray after his own brother quit the government in protest at his Brexit strategy," Bloomberg reports. "After three days of relentless humiliation, the beleaguered prime minister will attempt to launch a fightback with a speech later. He will appeal ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:16:24