Brexit News Archive: 16 Sep 2019

Swinson accuses Johnson of acting like a 'dictator'

Lib Dem leader to attack PM's hard Brexit stance in conference speech
FT   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:15:27

No-deal chaos would overwhelm UK planning, says 'Stop Brexit' party

No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party will say on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:05:17

Brexit News: Boris Johnson Mocked In Luxembourg, Booed By Protesters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel for the first time, with the visit in Luxembourg City disrupted by protesters angry over Johnson's Brexit strategy.
IBTimes   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:04:07

Lib Dem government to stop Brexit on day one - Swinson

The new leader promises to revoke Article 50 on the first day of a Liberal Democrat government.
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:02:15

Ex-PM Cameron says Johnson believed Brexit would be 'crushed'

Former prime minister David Cameron, who quit after calling Britain's EU membership referendum in 2016 - said Boris Johnson had told him he was sure Brexit would be "crushed like a toad". Cameron has broken...
HEDGE / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:25:48

Liberal Democrats will halt Brexit 'on day one' if they win parliamentary majority in snap election

Jo Swinson says she is standing as 'candidate for prime minister' in election which may come within the next few months
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:10:09

Cameron has never looked and sounded more like the heir to Blair. Brexit is his Iraq

Cameron asked the country to solve his party's problems, a huge strategic mistake and a crushing failure of leadership
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:31:00

Johnson and Juncker hold Brexit talks but see no visible breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:08:25

Pound slips after Luxembourg PM's Brexit remarks

The pound has slipped further from last week's gains after remarks by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel directed at Boris Johnson.
Sky   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:06:00

Brexit Exhaustion Brings A Binary Event And A Long Straddle Option Strategy Into Focus

Seeking Alpha   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:15:49

Johnson no-show lets Xavier Bettel play to the gallery

'Don't put the blame on us,' for the Brexit 'mess', says Luxembourg prime minister.
Jacopo Barigazzi, Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:10:47

GBP: Last minute Brexit deal optimism continues to support the Pound - MUFG

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FX Street   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:09:29

Shrieking Protesters Force Boris Johnson To Pull Out Of Luxembourg Press Conference

Shrieking Protesters Force Boris Johnson To Pull Out Of Luxembourg Press Conference This certainly doesn't bode well for negotiations over a new Brexit withdrawal agreement - negotiations that Boris Johnson insists are making progress. UK...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:56:25

Boris Johnson news live - 'The Incredible Sulk chickens out' of Brexit press conference amid noisy protests as EU decries lack of 'concrete proposals'

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Adam Forrest, Chris Baynes, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:40:00

The problem of living inside echo chambers

Pick any of the big topics of the day - Brexit, climate change or Trump's immigration policies - and wander online. What one is likely to find is radical polarization - different groups of people living in different worlds, populated with utterly different facts. Many people want to blame the ...
C. Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Utah Valley University / Econ201   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:34:27

No Brexit breakthrough as U.K.'s Boris Johnson and EU commissioner hold talks

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agree to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides offer starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.
The Associated Press / CBC   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:31:49

Boris Johnson suggests his new Brexit proposals will be kept secret until UK and EU have 'done the deal'

Prime minister also refuses, seven times, to say how he will defy the law to avoid a Halloween crash-out - declining to rule out taking parliament to court
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:28:00

Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says Brexit deal emerging

Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:06:50

London strengthens grip on currencies market, survey shows

Benchmark report shows UK capital shrugging off fears Brexit would dent its dominance
FT   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:03:45

Brexit policy shows Lib Dems are not serious about power

The party says it would revoke Article 50. It is an empty pledge
FT   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:01:04

Do You Want to Appear in a Music Video?

Guido's favourite troubador, Dominic Frisby, who had a top ten hit with his Brexit ballad "17 Million Fuck Offs", is doing a full-on music video for his latest piece of genius, the "National Anthem of Libertaria" - for which he will need a cast of close to a hundred. He ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:00:23

Boris Johnson says EU has had 'bellyful' of Brexit process

The EU is "fed up" with endless delays and wants to resolve Brexit by 31 October, the prime minister says.
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:59:55

Demand for Brexit advice helps push PwC profit to more than £1bn

Partners at firm will get average £765,000 this year in biggest payday for a decade Partners at the accountancy and consulting firm PwC will be paid an average of £765,000 this year after profits soared to more than £1bn, partly due to increased demand for advice on how to handle ...
Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent / Guardian   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:53:38

No Breakthrough In Brexit Talks As Johnson Dodges Reporters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters. Before setting off for talks in Luxembourg, Johnson had compared himself to comic book ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:16:32

Brexit press conference goes on without Johnson

Luxembourg's prime minister took to his podium without the UK PM, who cancelled amid anti-Brexit protests nearby.
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:05:22

Donald Trump’s trade war can’t solve America’s problems, but it is creating plenty for the global economy

Deepening political divisions and growing fears pose the biggest challenges for the global economy right now. America’s trade war with China and Britain’s Brexit spat with Europe are doing no favours for global growth just when the world economy needs as much goodwill and positive drive as not just new ...
David Brown / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:00:13

Govt spends £25,000 on six-second Brexit Snapchat ad

The UK government has spent £25,300 on a single Snapchat advert promoting its "Get Ready For Brexit" campaign, Sky News can reveal.
Sky   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:57:00

UK PM Johnson says Brexit deal "not in the bag" but can see rough shape of it

There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily "in the bag", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:49:37

Breakfast with a Brexiteer

( Scott Johnson ) The American Interest has published an extremely interesting interview with Andrew Roberts, the accomplished historian and biographer of Winston Churchill. The interview is published under the headline "Breakfast with a Brexiteer." Asked by his interlocutors how he conceives of the role of leadership in a democracy ...
Scott Johnson / Power Line   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:46:58

Luxembourg Rejected Request for an Indoor Press Conference

Guido understands that the PM's team requested an indoor press conference, where Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay had his press conference when he visited, as they wanted both Boris and Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel to be heard over the Remainer protesters. The Luxembourgians rejected Number 10's offer and insisted on holding ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:42:36

European security cooperation after Brexit: Unanswered questions for the UK and the EU

In a new briefing, Open Europe outlines the questions about the future UK-EU security relationship that both sides will have to consider ahead of the next phase of Brexit negotiations. The post European security cooperation after Brexit: Unanswered questions for the UK and the EU appeared first on Open Europe ...
Anna Nadibaidze / Open Europe   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:41:28

British PM Boris Johnson holds Brexit talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker, but no visible breakthrough found

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed on Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.The two men held their first face-to-face talks over a two-hour lunch in ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:37:50

Luxembourg PM Bettel says onus on PM Johnson to propose workable Brexit fix

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel lashed out at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday for failing to propose serious alternatives to unlock a Brexit deal before the Oct.31 divorce date and seeking to blame the bloc for the
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:34:50

Incredible Hulk Johnson is too scared to go to his own press conference

The booing is following the prime minister around the continent. Does he care that he is reviled everywhere he goes?
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:30:00

EU leader lays into Johnson after he pulls out of news conference

Boris Johnson has pulled out of a joint event with the prime minister of Luxembourg due to loud anti-Brexit protests, leaving his counterpart to point to an empty podium.
Sky   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:28:00

Boris Johnson 'chickens' out of own press conference amid noisy protests, leaving empty podium next to Luxembourg's PM

Boris Johnson out of his own press conference on Monday because of noisy protesters against Brexit, in extraordinary scenes on a visit to Luxembourg.
Jon Stone, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:17:00

Northern Ireland pins its hopes on a Brexit deal

Business is worried about the UK leaving the EU without an agreement
FT   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:16:03

Three questions on Lib Dem Brexit policy

Jo Swinson and her party have an attractive position for those voters who want a reversal
FT   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:53:18

Johnson and Juncker meeting 'constructive'

The first face-to-face Brexit talks between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker were the PM's spokesperson has insisted.
CNN   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:39:14

EU Downbeat After Johnson-Juncker Brexit Talks

Britain has not proposed any workable alternatives to its Brexit withdrawal agreement, the EU said Monday after talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ended without a breakthrough. It said the meeting between Johnson and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker failed to yield any alternative to proposals on the Northern ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:34:59

Boris Johnson 'thought Brexit would lose, but wanted to be romantic, patriotic hero', says David Cameron

Ex-PM says Johnson sent him a text saying 'Brexit will be crushed like a toad under the harrow'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:29:00

EU stands firm on Brexit, UK says talks to be stepped up

The European Commission said on Monday that London had still not proposed an alternative to the Irish backstop that has stymied a deal on Britain's exit from the EU, giving a blunt read-out of a meeting between its president and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:24:28

Juncker still waiting on workable solutions on Brexit backstop from Johnson

A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said that talks would now 'intensify' and will soon take place on a daily basis.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:12:44

Swinson: I'm not anti-democratic for vowing to cancel Brexit

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has told Sky News she "would love" to cancel Brexit as prime minister - without a second EU referendum - and denied such a move would be anti-democratic.
Sky   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:58:00

OANDA Market Insights - Episode 82 (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 ECB stimulus package, Brexit, the trade war and next week's interest rate decisions from the Fed, BoE and BoJ.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:57:32

Brexit talks with EU to intensify, PM Johnson rules out exit delay

Talks between Britain and the European Union on an exit agreement will intensify, a statement from Prim Minister Boris Johnson's office said on Monday, reiterating that the British leader will not request a delay to Brexit beyond Oct. 31
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:39:30

Northern Irish activist joins other Brexit cases in Supreme Court

A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by Belfast's High Court last week succeeded on Monday in joining two other challenges before the United Kingdom's Supreme Court.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:32:42

EU's Juncker to PM Johnson: Britain must make proposals to replace backstop

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal, which the executive said had still not been made.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:26:11

'Stop Brexit': Boris Johnson barracked by protesters as EU says he has done nothing to achieve a new deal

'It is the UK's responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions' but 'such proposals have not yet been made' Brussels warns
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:04:00

Brexit: London could keep freedom of movement for EU citizens if Lib Dems seize control of City Hall, party's mayoral candidate says

Siobhan Benita says she will ensure the capital remains a European and global city after Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:01:00

How Brexit Could Unleash a U.K. Constitutional Crisis

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took office in July, unleashed a storm of controversy in Britain with his move to suspend Parliament. He argued that the mid-September recess -- weeks earlier than is customary -- was a routine step bringing one legislative session to a close and allowing a ...
Washington Post   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:56:14

We will not extend Brexit transition period - PM Johnson's spokesman

Britain has no intention of seeking an extension to the transition period after it leaves the European Union if a divorce deal is struck with the bloc, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:30:24

Brexit: Johnson's 'cautious' optimism ahead of Juncker talks

Boris Johnson is to tell the European Commission president he will not agree to another delay.
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:28:58