Brexit News Archive: 10 Sep 2019

Brexit: Tom Watson calls for Labour to demand referendum before election in latest clash with Jeremy Corbyn

Move comes as Oliver Letwin signals growing Tory support for a Final Say vote
Lizzy Buchan, Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:31:31

Johnson remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop - DUP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:12:55

Boris Johnson's Brexit stalemate

The British prime minister is caught in a tight corner after the opposition voted against a no-deal Brexit.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:00:43

Boris Johnson has cabinet reshuffle following Brexit-induced resignations

Zac Goldsmith becomes joint environment and international development minister, while Chris Skidmore also promoted
Henry Austin / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:52:00

PM Johnson remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop - DUP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:25:16

Watson sets up Corbyn row with call for referendum before election

Two of Labour's most senior figures are poised to trigger a furious new Brexit row with the Tories by claiming a second EU referendum is the only way to break the deadlock.
Sky   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:07:00

The Guardian view on the Brexit economy: the UK risks recession | Editorial

There is no good time to be leaving the European Union but this might be the worst - as a failure to learn the lessons of the 2008 crash leaves the country exposed to another downturn There is more than a little truth in the idea that those who do ...
Editorial / Guardian   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:04:32

Lib Dems promise to revoke Article 50

Hardening of anti-Brexit stance could add pressure on Labour from Remain camp
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:34:10

BMW Oxford workers face unpaid leave under no-deal Brexit

German carmaker says ready to close UK Mini plant for at least 2 weeks from October 31
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:30

EU's trade pick is no fan of Brexit

Irishman Phil Hogan has been an outspoken critic of Boris Johnson.
Maxime Schlee / Politico   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:26:43

'Don't get drunk' Boris Johnson tells school children

The prime minister gave out the advice while taking questions on Brexit.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:54:25

Barnier set to extend role as EU Brexit negotiator

Incoming European Commission president looks to Frenchman to stay in post
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:51:44

UK PM struggles to navigate Brexit impasse

Boris Johnson's push for an early election was thrown out before parliament was suspended for five weeks.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:47:03

No Deal Brexit and Ireland: 'Will it create security tensions on the border? Yes'

euronews   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:29:19

After battle with MPs, British PM seeks Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Tuesday he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the EU, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising defeats by MPs over his Brexit plan. The day after meeting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin, Johnson held talks with ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:28:21

Impossible for BoE to act one way or other until road to Brexit becomes clearer - TD Securities

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FX Street   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:17:04

The state of Britain's economy as Brexit looms

British unemployment has hit a 45-year low, official data showed Tuesday, but the economy still risks falling into a deep recession owing to Brexit turmoil. Here is an assessment of the economy and where it is heading, as Britain prepares to leave the European Union on October 31, with or ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:55:40

Boris Johnson news - live: More than 50 Labour MPs 'ready to back new Brexit deal', amid fears PM ready to cut Northern Ireland loose

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:55:00

[Weekly Review] Weekly Review, by Harper's Magazine

The president displayed an alternative map of Hurricane Dorian's path; the British government was reportedly stockpiling body bags in case of higher mortality rates following a no-deal Brexit
Harper's Magazine / Harper's Magazine   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:31:40

Tuesday afternoon news briefing: Brexit-hater to handle trade talks

Danny Boyle / Telegraph   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:30:05

No-deal Brexit may see return of Britain's 'booze cruise'

Tax free imports of limited quantities of alcohol to be 'reintroduced' if no-deal Brexit goes ahead, gov't announces.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:01:50

We are going to get a deal and leave EU on October 31, says UK PM Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would get a Brexit deal and leave the European Union on Oct. 31.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:58:23

Brexit: Where do the parties stand?

MPs have passed a law to extend the Brexit deadline, but where do the parties stand?
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:35:35

UK business department says a quarter of its staff are working on Brexit

Around a quarter of staff at Britain's business department are working on the country's exit from the European Union, the department said in response to a Freedom of Information request.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:34:43

Brexit: why parliament's angry clashes are set to continue

FT Whitehall correspondent Sebastian Payne warns worse is to come in further confrontations between Downing Street and MPs
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:28:09

Johnson says: we are going to get a deal and leave EU on Oct 31

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would get a Brexit deal and leave the European Union on Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:25:21

PSA boss compares no-deal Brexit to train crash

The company that owns Vauxhall says it will halt UK investment while the Brexit outcome remains uncertain.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:14:12

Ireland and Boris Johnson both eye return to EU's original Brexit backstop

Solution could resemble EU's Northern Ireland-only plan
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:13:00

Boris Johnson intensifies efforts to find new Brexit deal

PM seeks a fresh solution to the Irish border issue as DUP influence wanes
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:04:28

Cohen: Courage, conviction move some of Boris Johnson's Brexit foes

At Westminster, Conservative dissenters show an independence unusual, if unknown, in politics today. They are the resistance in a world of collaborators.
Christina Spencer, Ottawa Citizen / Ottawa Citizen   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:03:40

Half of Tory voters would want Boris Johnson to break law and refuse to request Brexit extension, poll shows

PM reiterated on Monday he would not ask for Brexit delay
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:59:00

UK jobs market 'loses its shine'; gold 'heading to $2,000' - as it happened

The latest UK labour market statistics show that fewer jobs are being created, but the unemployment rate hasn't been lower since 1974 Economists fear jobs market is cooling Government: Labour market in good shape Employment growth slows to 31,000 Total pay growth hits 4% Jobless rate falls back to just ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:58:35

What options are left for British PM Johnson on Brexit?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's options are narrowing to deliver on his promise to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without an exit deal to soften the impact of the split.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:57:43

UK Prime Minister Loses Snap Election But Fights Back Against Brexit Extension

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost a second bid to hold a snap election, making it more likely that he will have to ask the EU for an extension to the current Brexit deadline. Only 293 out of 650 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament supported the government's ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:57:22

Brexit: Boris Johnson to discuss options with DUP leaders

No 10 says the PM is "working very hard" for a deal in the wake of the controversial suspension of Parliament.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:56:43

Stock Market Open: US Stocks Lower On Chinese Factory Deflation, Brexit

Weaker economic data from China and the latest round of Brexit maneuvering in Britain weighed on markets early Tuesday. At the open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average headed lower, giving up 36.88 points or 0.14% at the bell. The S&P 500 lost 9.15 points or 0.31% while the Nasdaq Composite ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:56:32

Ireland is Sceptical of UK's Brexit Strategy

Ireland's finance minister warned that the country's government remains "highly skeptical" about proposals advocated by Britain's prime minister to avoid the need for infrastructure on the U.K.'s border with Ireland after Brexit. U.K. premier Boris Johnson had visited Dublin Monday for talks with his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, and insisted ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:55:14

What is Next for Brexit?

With the U.K Parliament now shuttered for five weeks and the recent political turmoil throwing up more questions than answers, analysts have been busy contemplating what could happen next in Britain as it approaches its Brexit deadline. The shutdown of Parliament - known as prorogation - will see lawmakers reconvene ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:54:19

Bowled out by Brexit, former PM May honours cricket hero Geoffrey Boycott

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Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:49:14

Pound Resilient As Brexit Plot Thickens

The pound strengthened against both the dollar and the euro on Tuesday, reversing earlier weakness, as investors took heart from legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit. Sterling also received a boost from stronger British economic growth than markets had been expecting and statistics showing unemployment at a 45-year low. European stock ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:46:39

Deal or no-deal, Brexit's puppet master has more strings to pull

Boxed in by parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's next move on the Brexit chessboard will most likely be played with the ruthless bravura that his senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, built his reputation on.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:32:39

Blain: None Of These Are Questions To Which People Want To Hear The Answers

Blain: None Of These Are Questions To Which People Want To Hear The Answers Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain of Shard Capital "Six impossible things before breakfast.... One of my colleagues came over this morning and said: "Bill, you have the easiest job in the World. Brexit: the ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:29:30

Moody's: Lost economic output in a no-deal Brexit scenario could be significant and persistent

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FX Street   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:27:20

Brexit Chaos Points to a General Election. Here's How It Would Work

The U.K. is poised to hold its third general election in four years, as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson gambles that reshuffling the deck will help him carry out his vision of Brexit. He's locked in a face-off with lawmakers convinced that crashing out of the European Union without any ...
Washington Post   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:22:51

How a video game is getting its players to rethink Brexit

A super-detailed soccer simulation is letting its users see the impact of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union in a whole new light. Data from the game is even being used to inform Parliament members on potential impact.
Washington Post   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:15:53

OANDA Market Insights - Episode 81 (Video)

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   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:14:05

Nobody Wants to Pay to Build Brexit Britain

Bovis's tie-up with Galliford Try makes sense but the timing couldn't be worse.
Washington Post   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:47:03

MPs launch new group to try to secure Brexit deal

Several British lawmakers launched a new group on Tuesday to bolster efforts to secure a deal to leave the European Union, hoping to persuade parliament finally to pass an agreement based on one it rejected three times.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:46:38

BMW to stop work in Oxford plant for two days due to Brexit

Germany luxury car manufacturer BMW will temporarily close its British plant in Oxford for two days around the current scheduled date for Brexit, a company executive revealed Tuesday. "The first concrete measures we have agreed with suppliers is (that) we will not be producing on October 31st and November 1st," ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:33:40

Von der Leyen: UK must nominate a commissioner if Brexit date extended

Incoming Commission chief says a Brit would have to join her team if UK is still an EU member on November 1.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:31:49

BoE's Carney: Core of financial system in UK ready for Brexit

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FX Street   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:30:36

Brexit: What will politicians be doing while Parliament is suspended?

With Parliament suspended for five weeks, here's what politicians might be getting up to.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:23:24

BoE's Carney: Business investment tracking 25% less after Brexit referendum

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FX Street   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:17:33

PM Johnson tells parliament - You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the European Union until 2020 unless he can strike a divorce deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:49:36

Britain is not seeking Northern Ireland-only backstop - PM Johnson's spokesman

Britain is not seeking to negotiate a Northern Ireland-only backstop arrangement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday, damping down expectations that the leader may turn to a idea to solve a Brexit impasse.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:49:15

More than 50 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal in new vote, MP suggests

Cross-party MPs for a Deal group calls on Johnson to build on Theresa May's final Brexit proposals
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:47:00

England's 'murdered' towns need more than Brexit

Conservatives' chances in the next UK election lie in offering hope to struggling communities
FT   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:33:26

Pound runs out of steam amid UK parliament shutdown

The pound faltered Tuesday as dealers mulled Britain's parliamentary suspension and the outlook for a Brexit deal. Sterling, which had won ground this week on the fading prospect of a no-deal Brexit, retraced some of those gains versus the euro and dollar. "The pound has pulled back a little... after ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:24:29

Incoming head of EU executive says next steps on Brexit entirely in UK hands

The next head of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Tuesday the next steps on Brexit are entirely in the hands of the United Kingdom.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:20:50

Treasury's Remain Plot To Ensure an Anti-Brexit Governor of the Bank of England

A leaked shortlist for the next Governor of the Bank of England made its way from the highest levels of the Treasury to the pages of The Times last Saturday, and has now been followed up by an orchestrated letter signed by Remain supporting MPs. The letter is a not-so-subtle ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:15:48