Brexit News Archive: 06 Sep 2019

Week ahead: Brexit, ECB, US consumers, new iPhones

FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 21:38:17

Testing times for UK specialist manufacturers

How might Aim-listed minnows cope with the effects of Brexit and a global trade war
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 20:52:35

Boris Johnson's Tories face wipe-out in Scotland if general election is called, poll suggests

Ruth Davidson's former pollster warns party could be 'eliminated' north of the border, as voters turn against hardline Brexit stance
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 20:43:14

From US to China, Britain to Argentina, geopolitics are roiling markets, starting with currencies

Geopolitics might as well be the theme of the year. United States-China. Brexit. Argentina. Italy. South Korea-Japan. US-Iran. Hong Kong. Each of these geopolitical flashpoints has roiled markets in recent months. New headlines invariably result in local equity market sell-offs and rallies in high-quality fixed income.Currencies are often the biggest ...
Hannah Anderson / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 19:00:04

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

There is little respite for Boris Johnson at the end of tumultuous week in British politics.
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 18:59:07

Revealed: Election pact between Johnson and Farage edges closer

Channels opened between Downing Street and the Brexit Party. Arron Banks prepared to donate substantial funds to Tories if a pact with Farage put in place
Peter Geoghegan, James Cusick / Open Democracy   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 18:44:31

Brexit: Far-right groups threaten to riot at London protests as Boris Johnson warned over language

'It's time to f*** s*** up,' extremists threaten after parliament moves to block no-deal Brexit
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 18:34:20

Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

Britain's upper house on Friday gave final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 18:28:02

Quote of the Day

"He's totally unrealistic. He's saying if you don't do what I say, I'll commit suicide. There are no negotiations with this government." - Dutch lawmaker Anne Mulder, quoted by the Washington Post, on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's approach to Brexit.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:47:56

Brexit: All the latest updates

Legislators from alliance of opposition parties to block PM Johnson's second bid for October 15 poll amid no-deal fears.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:46:29

How Boris Johnson May Still Get a No Deal Brexit

Andrew Sullivan: "But what looks like a dreadful start for Johnson may not end that way. It could also lead to triumph. Here's why: It seems inevitable now that a general election will happen this October or, at the very latest, November. If Brexit has not happened - and it's ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:42:16

Leave mastermind Cummings loses control

Ruthless aide faces criticism after UK prime minister's Brexit plans backfire
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:36:38

Britain's newspapers have a field day with this week's Brexit chaos

Boris Johnson hasn't had the greatest start to his premiership as lawmakers returned to Parliament this week.
CNN   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:29:30

Brexit negotiator floats all-Ireland agriculture solution to backstop

Britain's Brexit negotiator David Frost proposed in Brussels on Friday that common rules for checking animals and animal products be established across the whole island of Ireland as an alternative to the Irish backstop.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:14:28

Brexit: UK upper house passes bill in blow to PM Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson was also set to meet his team over the weekend to prepare for what promises to be another momentous week in the Brexit saga.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:07:29

China stimulus plan lifts FTSE 100; G4S boosts mid-caps

London's FTSE 100 rose on Friday as a new stimulus plan from China helped support sentiment after U.S. jobs data disappointed and housebuilder Berkeley gained after pointing to robust conditions in key British markets despite Brexit uncertainties.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:56:33

Baffled By Brexit? How to Follow the Latest Twists

More than three years after Britain voted to break away from the European Union, the country is still tearing itself apart over Brexit. Parliament has moved to thwart Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his plan to leave the bloc by Oct. 31 even if no formal agreement with the EU ...
Washington Post   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:35:09

Could a no-deal Brexit still happen on 31 October?

A new law to avoid a no-deal exit has passed the House of Lords - but is no deal still possible?
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:25:11

How immigration can make some UK-born residents feel worse off even if they aren't - new research

Worries about the effects of immigration are prevalent in politics across Europe and the US. In the UK, for instance, concerns over immigration dominate much of the Brexit debate. For many, immigrants are seen as a source of competition for jobs and access to public services (irrespective of whether this ...
Peter Howley, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Leeds / The Conversation   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:13:59

Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Boris Johnson

Britain’s upper house on Friday gave final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the prime minister, who is struggling in his bid to call an early election.The draft, which now requires formal assent by Queen Elizabeth to become law, ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:06:50

The Breaking of Britain: Johnson Goes Full Speed Ahead into Chaos

The fight over Brexit is becoming increasingly absurd. In this week's epic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the House of Commons, parliament appears to have won round one. But Johnson is going for broke.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 16:05:27

Boris Johnson called David Cameron a 'girly swot' in handwritten cabinet paper

Redacted document written in August shown in court
Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:45:00

Baffled By Brexit? How to Follow the Latest Showdown

More than three years after Britain voted to break away from the European Union, the country is still tearing itself apart over Brexit. Parliament has moved to thwart Prime Minster Boris Johnson in his plan to leave the bloc by Oct. 31 even if no formal agreement with the EU ...
Washington Post   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:43:38

Brexit crisis grows as opposition rejects snap election call

Johnson insists Britain must leave the EU in 55 days, and says an election is the only way to break the deadlock that has seen lawmakers repeatedly reject the divorce deal on offer, but also block attempts to leave the EU without one.
Times of India   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:40:04

Brexit delay set to become law after winning Lords' approval

The legislative effort to block a 'no-deal' Brexit will now become law.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:30:06

Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

Britain's upper house on Friday gave final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the British Prime Minister who is struggling in his bid to call an early election. The draft, which now requires formal assent by Queen Elizabeth II ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:23:59

UK's upper house approves law to stop 'no-deal' Brexit

Times of India   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:15:04

Britain's parliament approves law seeking to block October no-deal Brexit

The British parliament's upper chamber on Friday approved a bill which aims to block a no-deal Brexit at the end of October by forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Britain's European Union departure.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:14:40

Brexit sherpa floats all-island agriculture products solution to backstop

British Brexit sherpa David Frost proposed in Brussels on Friday that a common sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) area under EU SPS rules could be established across the whole island of Ireland as an alternative to the backstop.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:11:44

Adrian Montague to take top role at City lobby group

Aviva chairman to lead TheCityUK's advisory council as Brexit looms
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:10:10

BCA Marketplace tests sterling appetite

British car auctioneer BCA Marketplace has launched a term loan as part of its buyout financing, testing market appetite for UK deals amid Brexit turmoil and a potential general election.
IFR   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:00:00

UK: House of Lords approves bill that aims to block no-deal Brexit

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FX Street   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 14:47:33

Law to stop no-deal Brexit passed by Parliament

Prime minister says the legislation will 'scupper' his chances of a withdrawal deal with Brussels
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 14:43:00

House of Lords Approve Surrender Bill

The House of Lords has approved Hilary Benn's surrender bill. Now over to the Queen... The Bill avoided all 102 amendments tabled to impede its passage, and passed its third reading without any objection, following Boris conceding that Brexiteer lords should back down. The post House of Lords Approve Surrender ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 14:39:01

Bonuses, Brexit and Airbnb: impacts on house prices

Labour's landlord clampdown, low mortgage rates and Airbnb backlash
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 14:32:20

Boris Johnson news: Parliament passes law to halt no-deal Brexit, as PM insists Loch Ness monster could exist and grapples with bull

House of Lords moves against prime minister as Conservatives pull 'chicken' stunt
Adam Forrest, Andrew Griffin, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 14:00:00

Brexit: What Now for UK Trade Policy? Part 2

Research Event 1 October 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pmAdd to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Professor Jagjit S. Chadha, Director, NIESRDr Kamala Dawar, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex; Fellow, UKTPODr Michael Gasiorek, Senior Lecturer in Economics, ...
Anonymous / Chatham House   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:45:01

Get ready for Brexit (but you can never, ever travel)

The UK's new website on leaving the EU contains a surprising question.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:36:01

Boris Johnson insists he will get Brexit deal done in October

FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:28:54

Opposition to block PM Johnson's early election bid

British opposition parties said on Friday that they would block Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early general election in mid-October, setting up a showdown with the government over delaying Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:25:08

Best of Lex: your weekly round-up

HK stocks, HK unrest/Singapore banks, Ferguson/Brexit, Corbyn worker shares, Lego, WeWork and more
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:24:28

No one thought a UK Prime Minister could be worse than Theresa May. Until now.

CNN   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:17:31

OANDA Market Insights - Episode 81 (Podcast)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week's business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week they discuss the week in Parliament in the UK, Brexit, the trade war, Italy and next week's interest rate decisions from the ECB and CBRT.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:11:47

Wetherspoon Cuts Price of Pints in Brexit Boost Anticipation

Today, Brexit backing pub chain Wetherspoons are cutting the average price of their pints by 20p, to highlight the benefits of leaving the EU's protectionist Customs Union. They're willing to make less money for two months because they're so confident we're going to leave on the 31st. Presumably prices would ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 13:01:25

Corbyn agrees united plan to block Johnson election bid

Labour leader holds talks with other opposition parties on preventing a no-deal Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:59:29

Property market resilient despite Brexit uncertainty, says Halifax

Average house prices rise for second month in row but recent political upheaval may dent optimism House prices edged ahead in August according to Halifax, with the property market showing a "degree of resilience" despite intense political uncertainty. Halifax said average prices rose by 0.3% month-on-month, taking the annual rate ...
Patrick Collinson / Guardian   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:53:14

UK opposition parties agree to block October Brexit election

Efforts should continue to secure a no deal, then a vote can be called, say MPs.
Charlie Cooper, Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:37:50

Boris Johnson's Great Balancing Act

Amid British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's very tough week, he received a friendly emissary from the United States: Vice President...
Kate Riga / TPM   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:37:03

Britain's opposition unites again against pre-Brexit election

Boris Johnson is desperate for an election, but his opposition is now in the driving seat.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:33:48

Philip Green's retail empire faces uncertain future without new funds

Taveta Investments reports £177m loss and warns no-deal Brexit could hamper three-year rescue plan Sir Philip Green's retail empire is facing "material uncertainty" about its ability to continue trading without new funds, after slumping to a £177.3m loss last year. Taveta Investments, the owner of Arcadia Group and the company ...
Sarah Butler / Guardian   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:22:34

Labour says had positive Brexit talks with other opposition parties

Britain's Labour Party said it held positive talks on Friday with fellow opposition parties as they seek to prevent the country leaving the European Union without a deal.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:08:06

Brexit: Opposition parties to reject PM election move

Labour and other parties agree not to back PM's demand for a general election before October's EU summit.
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 12:01:34

Britain's Johnson seeks to salvage his Brexit plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to regain political momentum on Friday after a painful week left his do-or-die Brexit strategy in tatters. Johnson wants an early general election that could give him a mandate to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal on October ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:51:24

Opposition to block PM Johnson's snap election gamble

British opposition parties said on Friday that they would block Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call a snap general election in mid-October, setting up showdown with the government over delaying Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:40:09

Wetherspoons pledges cheaper booze as a post-Brexit tonic

Pub chain reduces price of UK-made beer and vows further cuts on lager, wine and cider ... if import tariffs fall Wetherspoons' boss Tim Martin has pledged to slash the price of lagers, spirits, wine and cider if the UK leaves the EU, after shaving 20p off a pint of ...
Rob Davies / Guardian   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:38:15

Brexit: London court rejects bid to stop suspension of Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament has been the focus of several legal actions in the UK.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:31:32

PM Johnson defeats court challenge over suspension of parliament order

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted lawfully when he ordered the suspension of parliament for five weeks before Brexit, London's High Court ruled on Friday, but it allowed the the legal challenge to be taken to the Supreme Court.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:20:02

In the Brexit maelstrom, UK wavers between no deal and no exit

Once the chaos of the Brexit crisis is stripped away, there are ultimately just three main choices for the United Kingdom: departing the European Union without a deal, striking an exit deal or cancelling the entire endeavour.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:18:47

Did Kay Burley Vote in the Referendum?

In a confrontation with Brexit Hero Lucy Harris MEP yesterday, Sky News' Kay Burley claimed "I didn't vote" in the EU referendum. However, a quick scroll back to Kay's tweets on the day of the referendum suggests otherwise, having Tweeted '#ivoted' seven times that day. She even implied she battled ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:12:07

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