Brexit News Archive: 11 Sep 2019

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sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:54:50

U.K. Admits No Deal Brexit Could Result in Chaos and Riots

"A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food and fuel prices, disruption to medicine supplies and public disorder on Britain's streets, according to secret documents the government was forced by MPs to publish on Wednesday," The Guardian reports. "A five-page document spelling out the government's 'planning assumptions' under Operation Yellowhammer ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:38:47

UK's worst-case no-deal Brexit plan confirms scenario's 'severe risks'- Labour Party

The worst-case Brexit plan published by the UK government on Wednesday has confirmed the "severe risks" of a no-deal Brexit scenario, the Brexit spokesman of Britain's main opposition Labour Party said.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:54:33

'Yellowhammer' plan sets out potential damage of no-deal Brexit

Government foresees possible days-long delays at ports and shortages of food, medicine and fuel
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:00:37

UK's worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

The British government's plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and say that protests and counter-protests will take place across the country, accompanied by a possible rise in public disorder.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:55:41

No-deal Brexit paper released -- but not internal communications

Boris Johnson's government has released its "Operation Yellowhammer" planning document, which warns of medicine shortages, severe delays at the Dover-Calais crossing and an increase in food prices if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
CNN   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:55:15

No-deal Brexit worst-case scenario will see food choices reduced, says UK document

UK government releases summary of its Operation Yellowhammer planning assumptions.
Annabelle Dickson / Politico   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:51:57

Official no-deal document confirms government planning for delays, disruption and disorder

Operation Yellowhammer report forced out of government by MPs confirms leaks which ministers had dismissed as outdated
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:22:00

Johnson accused by France of seeking 'mini deals'

Bilateral meetings with individual bloc members said to put Brexit process at risk
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:14:22

Food shortages and price rises: The no-deal Brexit documents the government didn't want to release

The government has released documents relating to its "Operation Yellowhammer" preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:58:00

No-deal Brexit 'existential threat' to many N Ireland businesses

PM told to consider going back to to plan for province-only backstop
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:35:31

Boris Johnson's shambolic live video truly shows the bleak times in which we live

We can but wonder whether the unmediated questions, mediated by Mr Johnson's mediators, had been deliberately mediated so as to choose only the 'really difficult' ones
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:16:52

Johnson suffers another self-inflicted Brexit blow

The prime minister's heavy-handed tactics risk politicising the judiciary
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:06:43

Johnson's advice to Queen on suspending UK Parliament was unlawful, court rules

The UK government's decision to shut down Parliament in the run-up to Brexit was illegal, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled, in a serious blow to embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
CNN   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:23:02

Ireland preparing 2020 budget on basis of no-deal Brexit

Ireland is preparing its 2020 budget on the basis that Britain will crash out of the EU in a no-deal Brexit, finance minister Paschal Donohoe said Wednesday. "Basing budget 2020 on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit is a sensible budgetary strategy and one that the government intends to follow," ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:08:55

What laws have been lost after Parliament's suspension?

Several bills will fall because of prorogation, including a bill tackling domestic violence and Brexit legislation.
BBC   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:55:30

Brexit: why it's too soon to write off a Boris Johnson deal

FT editor Lionel Barber and political commentator Robert Shrimsley discuss the key role of the Irish backstop
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:47:15

What court rulings on parliament suspension mean for Brexit

Scottish judges argue Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament is 'unlawful.'
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:45:13

European carmakers want clarity over Brexit

euronews   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:38:10

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful

The divisions in the opposition Labour Party over Brexit were on display on Wednesday, when its deputy leader, Tom Watson, said he supported pressing for a second referendum before an early national election.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:30:21

Brexit: What's Jeremy Corbyn's thinking?

The BBC's Iain Watson looks at the strategy behind the Labour leader's red lines on Remain.
BBC   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:11:37

U.K. Court Rules Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Unlawful

With Brexit due in 50 days, the decision deepens Britain's political deadlock.
JILL LAWLESS / The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:10:57

Boris Johnson avoids MP questions about misleading Queen to appear on Facebook

Prime minister was due to face up to two and a half hours of MPs' questions if parliament had not been suspended
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:09:00

Unions maintain delicate Brexit balance

Corbyn's supportive attitude lifts TUC as it papers over EU cracks and focuses on bread-and-butter issues
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:58:22

If Johnson lied to the Queen, it would be a bad look. Even for him.

Boris Johnson is having a rough old time. The man who pledged to clean up the UK's Brexit mess and finally leave the European Union -- do or die, remember -- has instead spent his first weeks in office being humiliated.
CNN   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:39:29

France accuses Boris Johnson of seeking pre-Brexit 'mini-deals'

FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:36:12

Brexit. We Have Questions And So Do You.

Order! Order!
NPR   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:30:35

Boris Johnson news - live: 'It's over' for PM if he misled the Queen, expelled Tory MP says after court rules parliament suspension unlawful

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:25:00

Watchdog urged to investigate Boris Johnson's request to analyse government data to 'support' Brexit

Controversy involves 'same individuals' caught up in Vote Leave data scandal, information commissioner told
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:21:22

Radical reforms to local authorities have gone 'unnoticed and unchallenged' against the backdrop of Brexit

A clouded future for local councils. Little Miss Clever Trousers/Flickr., CC BY-NC-ND Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are probably the most radical - and least discussed - changes made by the coalition and conservative governments since 2010. Yet they affect the millions of people across England who ...
Chris O'Leary, Deputy Director, Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:54:30

Not all types of extremism are terrorism - conflating the two is dangerous

Not always violent. Dirk Ercken via Shutterstock When the Conservative MP Nigel Evans was interrupted during a television interview in early September by an anti-Brexit protester, he criticised the of Remainers. Back in February, the avowed Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg warned that delaying Brexit would risk a surge in right-wing extremism. ...
Recep Onursal, Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent / The Conversation   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:46:59

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   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:34:10

France warns Britain against seeking bilateral Brexit deals with EU countries

France warned Britain on Wednesday against trying to bypass the European Commission in Brexit negotiations by seeking "mini deals" bilaterally with individual EU countries.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:32:54

Student visa rethink aims to please both business and Brexiters

Economic considerations appear to have won out over desire to slash migration On the roadmap to post-Brexit Britain, Boris Johnson offering overseas students more time to find a job in the country after they graduate attempts to hit on a compromise: between the demands of business to attract workers and ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:32:44

Brexit: Nigel Farage election pact proposal rejected by No 10

The Brexit Party leader is calling on the Tories to make a deal to help "secure a big Brexit majority".
BBC   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:18:56

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at Tom Watson, saying Labour should not prioritise Brexit referendum over general election

Latest row erupts between Labour leader and deputy after call for party to focus on securing Final Say vote
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:13:00

EU fears being 'led up the garden path' by Boris Johnson on Brexit talks

Lack of concrete proposals from UK trying EU's patience
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:35:09

Farage Reaches Out To Johnson About Possible Election "Non Aggression Pact"

Farage Reaches Out To Johnson About Possible Election "Non Aggression Pact" With the conservative party in chaos due to its botched handling of Brexit, many...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:26:57

Brexit: Government ignores order to release key documents and internal messages

Ministers condemn 'unprecedented, inappropriate, and disproportionate' request and claim that releasing advisers' messages on decision to suspend parliament would be illegal
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:14:00

Brexit: Scottish judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful

Scotland's highest court says Boris Johnson, in effect, misled the Queen over the move.
BBC   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:13:59

PM Johnson rules out Farage deal despite warning of electoral 'kicking'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday ruled out an electoral pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which had warned that the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in an election if Brexit was not a clean break from the EU.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:13:06

Nigel Farage offers Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit election pact

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been publicly offered a non-aggression pact by Nigel Farage if he signs up fully to a no-deal departure from the EU and the Conservatives stand aside in more than 80 seats, amid signs the prime minister could be considering softer options for a deal ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:40:13

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM's suspension of parliament was unlawful

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British parliament was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the government and parliament battle over the future of Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:31:30

Factbox - UK government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit was ruled unlawful by Scotland's highest court of appeal on Wednesday, one of three legal challenges facing the British prime minister.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:30:56

Prorogation: How can the government suspend Parliament?

Can the prime minister shut down Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit?
BBC   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:21:42

Farage sets out terms for pact with Boris Johnson

Brexit party would withdraw most candidates if Tories do not run in 80 seats
FT   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:17:51

UK Agrees Post-Brexit Trade Deals With Six More Countries

This week the UK reached agreements with South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini and Mozambique for trade continuity after Brexit, ensuring deals will signed worth £10 billion to the UK economy. These new countries mean that Liz Truss' Department for International Trade has reached agreements in the last few months ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:15:42

It's not up to Brussels to pull Britain out of Brexit mess

Responsibility for averting no-deal mess lies in London.
Neale Richmond / Politico   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:00:43

A no-deal Brexit won't end the uncertainty for business

ChiralJohn/flickr, CC BY It's very difficult to say what's going to happen with Brexit right now. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said he'd rather "die in a ditch" than ask for a Brexit delay. Yet that's what MPs are pushing for him to do. And now parliament is suspended ...
Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics, University of East London / The Conversation   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:00:07

French literati ponder 'brexit' dictionary entry

French literary types aghast at the political turmoil engulfing Britain as it seeks to leave the European Union launched a tongue-in-cheek Twitter campaign on Wednesday to add 'Brexit' to the national lexicon.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:45:37

Boris Johnson accused of misleading the Queen over motive for suspending parliament

Former attorney general says prime minister must resign if Supreme Court upholds ruling that he acted unlawfully
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:44:00

Germany's Merkel still sees 'every chance' of orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union with a deal but if that proved not to be the case then Berlin was prepared for a disorderly Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:22:29

German foreign minister sees chance of avoiding disorderly Brexit

There is still a chance of avoiding a disorderly Brexit, but Germany is well prepared should Britain crash out of the European Union without a deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:20:35

Boris Johnson's team insist PM will not make deal with Farage, saying Brexit Party leader and his allies 'should never be allowed anywhere near government'

No10 fight to dispel rumours that Brexit Party and Tories could reach agreement ahead of election
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:17:00

Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow Wednesday when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful. The government immediately appealed, with the case set to be heard in the Supreme Court next Tuesday, and parliament set to ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:16:45

Farage warns PM Johnson of electoral 'kicking' over Brexit

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson an election pact on Wednesday but warned that unless there was a clean-break Brexit, the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in any election and could not win a majority.
Reuters   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:11:49

Treasury under fire for pushing no-deal Brexit duty-free shopping

Social media users both ridicule advertising campaign and raise serious issues A campaign to advertise the return of limited duty-free shopping when visiting EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit has attracted criticism and mockery on social media. The chancellor, Sajid Javid, announced passengers travelling to the EU ...
Martin Belam / Guardian   |   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:09:53

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