Brexit News Archive: 12 Sep 2019

Brexit: John Bercow warns Boris Johnson against disobeying no-deal law

The Commons Speaker strongly criticises any suggestion that the government could ignore the law.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:01:06

Brexitcast: Operation Yellowhammer is 'really, really, really bad'

The gang react to the government's published no-deal plans, codenamed Operation Yellowhammer.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:25:10

Boris Johnson: Disobeying no-deal Brexit law would make PM no better than a bank robber, Bercow warns

Defying MPs over Article 50 extension likened to 'robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:06:00

John Bercow comes out swinging for Boris Johnson, and delivers a knockout blow

John Bercow tells Boris Johnson that even contemplating breaking the law on extending Article 50 is 'a complete non-starter. Period.'
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:59:00

Boris Johnson news - live: John Bercow warns prime minister against disobeying law by not asking for Brexit delay

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Samuel Osborne / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:40:00

Bercow tells PM not to break Brexit law like 'bank robber'

Boris Johnson would be acting like a "bank robber" if he refuses to delay Brexit to avoid no-deal, John Bercow has said.
Sky   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:33:00

U.K.'s Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case

The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:09:56

[Article] Left of Europe, by Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith / Harper's Magazine   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:03:25

Barclays - A Brexit-Britain Bargain

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:00:55

Feasibility issues with new Brexit referendum before election - McDonnell

John McDonnell, the finance spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party, said on Thursday there were feasibility issues about holding a second Brexit referendum before a possible early election due to the amount of time it would take to organise.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:57:46

If You're Wondering How Hard a 'Hard Brexit' Could Be: QuickTake

The British government has now acknowledged that the hardest form of Brexit, one with no deal in place at all, would create chaos for businesses, consumers and the U.K. economy. Without a formal withdrawal accord at the time of the divorce, the U.K. will lose frictionless, duty-free access to the ...
Washington Post   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:31:38

Brussels still waiting for 'concrete' Brexit proposals from the UK - Barnier

FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:10:10

Government Advertises Brexit on Remainer Podcast

The Remaniacs Podcast has reacted with fury after discovering the Government's 'prepare for Brexit' ads are being broadcast in front of the latest episode. Dear listeners, if you're getting before your podcast, please understand that a] We don't get to choose the automated pre-rolls, and b] We will be putting ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:04:14

No-deal Brexit food shortages: tell us if you are a business owner who's stockpiling?

We'd like to hear from people in the food industry about stockpiling ahead of potential food shortages and price rises in the event of a no-deal Brexit A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food prices and shortages of certain types of fresh food, according to secret documents the government ...
Guardian readers / Guardian   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:03:35

Trade Talks Episode 100: Sneaking Up on a No-Deal Brexit

Soumaya Keynes, Chad P. Bown / Petersen Institute   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:03:26

Brexit Disaster Capitalism: £8 Billion Bet on No Deal Crash-Out by Boris Johnson's Leave Backers – Byline Times

EXCLUSIVE from @BylineTimes on the £8.3 billion his Leave backers have bet on a No Deal Crash out Brexit. Thread â Byline Timesâ¦
MoneyScience   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:02:38

Brexit: Labour urges Parliament recall after no-deal Brexit papers released

Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no deal.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:02:20

Brexitcast: Michel Barnier says he'll 'always' be watching

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says he'll be watching.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:52:57

Operation Yellowhammer and parliament prorogued - Politics Weekly podcast

Rowena Mason is joined by Rafael Behr, Katy Balls and Grace Blakeley to discuss another damaging week for Boris Johnson, how the finance industry runs Britain, and whether the wounds caused by Brexit can ever be healed After losing six votes in six days, Boris Johnson was dealt a double ...
Presented by Rowena Mason, with Rafael Behr, Katy Balls, Peter Walker and Grace Blakeley. Produced by Simon Barnard / Guardian   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:51:19

Boris Johnson accused of downplaying dangers of no-deal Brexit amid rows over document warning of delays and disruption

Former PM Gordon Brown warns of 'huge problems' with medical supplies in a no-deal Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:41:00

Leaked documents shows EU looking to grant another Brexit extension - BI

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FX Street   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:40:14

EU prods Britain towards Northern Ireland backstop to break Brexit deadlock

The European Union has pressed Britain to give Northern Ireland special status within the bloc's trading orbit to unlock a Brexit deal, with Dublin promising a positive response should London shift its position.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:39:15

Brexit Update: Worst-Case Assessment For No-Deal Brexit Published

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government tried to keep secret a paper that warns of food and fuel shortages, job losses, public disorder and other damage as a possible worst-case scenario should the United Kingdom crash out of the European Union without a deal. Johnson has long advocated for a ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:30:56

Europe ETF Rises, But Investors Show Brexit Jitters

Amid ongoing political turmoil in the U.K., the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) is up nearly 3% this month, an impressive move against the Brexit backdrop, but data indicate some investors aren't sticking around to see what happens next with largest US-listed Europe ETF. European markets have been mired ...
Todd Shriber / ETF Trends   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:29:42

Champagne makers aren't worried about Brexit

Large Champagne houses aren't worried about no-deal Brexit, since it's been an English favorite for centuries.
Buzz60 / USA Today   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:29:13

John Lewis warning helps to inform Brexit debate

Chairman offers clues about economic impact on middle-class customers
FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:22:28

If You're Wondering How Hard a 'Hard Brexit' Could Be

The British government has now acknowledged that the hardest form of Brexit, one with no deal in place at all, would create chaos for businesses, consumers and the U.K. economy. Without a formal withdrawal accord at the time of the divorce, the U.K. will lose frictionless, duty-free access to the ...
Washington Post   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:09:51

Boris Johnson faces legal action over Brexit delay law

Litigants wants Scottish court to intervene if prime minister refuses to request extension from EU
FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:03:24

Hutchins Roundup: Impact of Brexit on U.K. Investment, Household Inflation Expectations and More

Studies in this week's Hutchins Roundup find that uncertainty related to Brexit has caused a slowdown in UK business investment, households rely on grocery price changes to influence their inflation expectations, and more. Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your ...
David Wessel, Kadija Yilla / Brookings   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:00:51

Carole Issues Yet Another Correction

Carole Cadwalldr has been forced to retract her "Brexit Disaster Capitalism" conspiracy tweet, following her obvious errors being pointed out by Guido and the FT. Carole seems so embarrassed that she even took the step of embarrassingly urging her pals at fake news merchants 'Byline Times', to issue a correction ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:56:52

Johnson Denies Lying To Queen In Brexit Crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit. Johnson asked the British head of state to shutter parliament for five weeks from last Tuesday, claiming it was necessary ahead of rolling ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:53:59

French check UK-made goods in first Brexit dress rehearsal

British exports to EU to be treated like those of China or US in event of no-deal exit
FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:45:27

Brexit: Labour MP says she would prefer to go into coalition with Farage's Brexit Party than the Lib Dems

Emma Lewell-Buck says she 'despises' Brexit Party but cannot go into league with anyone who would block EU withdrawal
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:24:00

Brexit: Vets concerned over animal medicines in no-deal

It comes after the government's Brexit assessments warn supplies could be disrupted.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:22:57

Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU?

In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Anthony Egan looks at whether a Northern Ireland-only backstop could be the answer to the Prime Minister's Brexit conundrum. The post Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU? appeared first on Open Europe .
Anthony Egan / Open Europe   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:16:24

Luxembourg PM sees no grounds for Brexit extension for now

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said on Thursday that there were currently no grounds for the bloc to agree to delay Brexit again should Britain request an extension.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:53:51

Ireland says EU would respond positively to British move on Brexit

The European Union would respond positively if the British government shifts its position in Brexit talks in the coming weeks as the dangers of a no-deal exit become clearer, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:52:23

Brexit deal is possible, says Centre for European Reform's Grant

A Brexit deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom is possible, the head of the Centre for European Reform think tank, Charles Grant, said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:51:46

Brexit: What does Yellowhammer say about no-deal impact?

The government has published a report setting out the risks of a no-deal Brexit. How is it preparing?
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:27:50

ECB Draghi - Weaker forecasts don't account for risk of hard Brexit

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday the bank's weaker economic forecasts did not take into account the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without an exit deal, even though the chances of a hard Brexit have increased.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:26:13

Court asked to write Brexit extension letter - if PM won't

Campaigners are taking legal action to try and force an extension to Britain's EU membership, if Boris Johnson fails to secure a deal.
Sky   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:15:00

Northern Ireland court dismisses claims no-deal Brexit would damage peace process

The High Court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.Has UK PM ...
The Guardian / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:14:38

UK: October no-deal Brexit risk averted, November election looms - ABN AMRO

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FX Street   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:12:14

Irish PM favours May 2020 for next parliamentary election

Ireland's next parliamentary election should be held in May, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday, arguing another eight months should allow his minority government to see the country through the worst of Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:47:41

UK: Court dismisses Northern Irish 'no-deal' Brexit challenge

Claims that a 'no-deal' Brexit would risk peace in Northern Ireland are political, not judicial, the court ruled.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:46:44

French champagne stockpiled in UK to avoid 'Xmas crisis' after Brexit

Whatever hardships a no-deal Brexit might inflict on Britain, a champagne drought will not be one of them, according to French makers of the drink.
Sky   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:42:00

'Neither honest nor open': Govt under fire over no-deal Brexit

A former head of the civil service has accused the government of being "neither honest nor open" about the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:37:00

British politics is turning Trumpian because of Brexit

Brexit, it's sometimes said, will be decided by whichever side has the best lawyers.
CNN   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:20:55

No deal Brexit is not a hedge fund conspiracy

Not this again.
FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:13:02

EU parliament will not accept Brexit deal without backstop

FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:09:40

'Absolutely not': PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:47:34

Belfast high court dismisses no-deal Brexit challenge

Judge says case is 'inherently and unmistakably political'
FT   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:40:07

Johnson vows UK will be ready for no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday Britain will be ready for a no-deal Brexit on October 31 despite his own government's assessment warning that planning remained "at a low level". Johnson insisted the government had been "massively accelerating" its preparations for leaving the European Union without an agreement since the ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:30:54

Jacob Rees Mogg Rides The #DespiteBrexit Waves

With this week's impressive wage growth and employment figures, Guido thought it was time for a handy #DespiteBrexit compilation. And who better to present it than JRM... The post Jacob Rees Mogg Rides The #DespiteBrexit Waves appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:30:47

EU parliament head says backstop must be part of Brexit deal

The European Parliament chief on Thursday ruled out any Brexit deal without an Irish backstop but said the EU was willing to revive a proposal that would keep only Northern Ireland in the bloc's orbit to maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:28:22

Brexit legal challenge in Belfast dismissed

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a rare piece of good news on Thursday when a judge in Belfast dismissed a legal challenge to a no-deal Brexit, rejecting a claim that it undermined the Good Friday Agreement.
CNN   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:26:22

EU would respond positively to British move on Brexit - Ireland

The European Union would respond positively if the British government shifts its position in Brexit talks in the coming weeks, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:16:43

Northern Irish activist to appeal dismissal of 'no-deal' Brexit case

A Northern Irish rights campaigner will appeal the dismissal by Belfast's High Court on Thursday of his case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:09:23

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