Brexit News Archive: 17 Sep 2019

Corbyn reveals Brexit compromise in bid to head off row

Jeremy Corbyn has attempted to head off a bitter Brexit row at Labour's conference in Brighton this weekend by spelling out a compromise policy which he hopes his party will support.
Sky   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:52:00

High drama at U.K. Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case over Johnson's Parliament shutdown

The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:42:46

Appointment of Bank of England governor to be delayed

Mark Carney may be asked to extend his tenure if Brexit is delayed again
FT   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:30:27

Boris Johnson could recall parliament if UK Supreme Court decides he unlawfully suspended it as part of Brexit plan

Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain’s highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans.Johnson announced on August 28 that he had asked Queen Elizabeth to prorogue, ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:28:32

Labour would 'carry out' further referendum result, Corbyn pledges

Jeremy Corbyn says his party is the only one "ready to put trust in the people" over Brexit.
BBC   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:16:53

Japanese parent company pulls plug on Albemarle & Bond over Brexit

Daikokuya Holdings seeks buyer after branches of UK pawnbrokers were shuttered last week The Japanese company behind the pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond pulled the plug on the business amid concern that its losses would increase after Brexit, it has emerged, shedding light on the mysterious closure of its 113 shops ...
Rob Davies and Jonathan Watts / Guardian   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:41:43

U.K. steps up plans for all-Ireland trade post Brexit - FT

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:36:13

EUR/GBP could rise back to 0.9325 if fear of a no-deal Brexit returns - Rabobank

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FX Street   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:21:44

Johnson steps up plans for Brexit all-Ireland trade

Talks on replacement for backstop to resume with EU leaders next week
FT   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:09:13

It is big, bold and northern, but Sirius Minerals is riddled with risk

It is little wonder the government has declined an offer to back the fertiliser mine in North Yorkshire Sirius Minerals, the now-troubled $5bn (£4bn) fertiliser mine under the North York Moors, would seem to tick every box in the supposed post-Brexit industrial strategy playbook. It is big, bold, northern and ...
Nils Pratley / Nils Pratley   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:18:18

UK keeping hold of Brexit proposals to avoid EU leaks

The UK has put forward ideas to end the Brexit impasse, but is stopping Brussels from keeping hold of written details due to fears the proposals will be leaked.
Sky   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:02:00

UK needs clearer rules on its national interests

A post-Brexit Britain should review how it defines strategic assets
FT   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:48:37

Boris Johnson makes his case to the Supreme Court: You should never believe a word I say

Somewhat awkwardly for the prime minister, he has failed to mention when questioned something he is later relying on in court
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:40:39

Dutch Economy 'Robust' But Brexit, Trade War Clouds Gather

The Dutch economy is set to grow by 1.5 percent next year Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said Tuesday, as officials warned of a slowdown blamed on Brexit and the ongoing US-China trade war. Speaking at the opening of the Dutch parliament, Hoekstra also announced that the Dutch government was loosening ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:39:48

Seibu look past Brexit with first London hotel opening

Japanese group hopes UK capital will remain gateway to European market
FT   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:56:12

Boris Johnson news: Government lawyer refuses to say whether PM could suspend parliament again, as Supreme Court hears he 'committed worst abuse of power in decades'

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Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan, Ben Kentish, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:54:00

ECB's Villeroy: Great uncertainty surrounds Brexit still

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FX Street   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:49:43

Is Liz Truss planning to sell out our environment for a trade deal after Brexit?

The trade secretary has evaded select committee scrutiny because her plans are unpalatable, argues MP Faisal Rashid.
Faisal Rashid / Open Democracy   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:44:25

Supreme Court: PM 'entitled' to suspend Parliament, judges told

The Supreme Court hears the PM saw MPs as an to Brexit, but a government QC says he was within his rights.
BBC   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:38:48

As Brexit Deadline Approaches, EU Officials Rip Boris Johnson For Lack Of Proposals

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel sharply criticized British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tuesday for failing to present any concrete proposals for extricating the United Kingdom from the European Union as Britain's Supreme Court considered whether Parliament was suspended legally. Johnson submitted a withdrawal agreement ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:38:20

Liberal Democrats face huge fight to stop Brexit - leader Swinson

Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining the battle for hearts and minds in the next few weeks.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:09:41

Back to Little England?

The United Kingdom's bid to withdraw from the European Union is typically characterized as a dramatic manifestation of British nationalism. In fact, it has almost nothing to do with Britain, and everything to do with English national identity, which has been wandering in the wilderness ever since the fall of ...
Edoardo Campanella / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:03:26

Swinson vows to fight Brexit and become next PM

New Lib Dem leader denounces 'tired old parties' in conference rallying cry
FT   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:34:13

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   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:43:23

Ireland open to a Brexit deal but yet to see UK proposals - Coveney

Ireland wants a deal on an orderly British exit from the European Union but Britain has so far failed to come up with a written plan, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:43:04

No progress: MEPs lament Brexit stalemate

euronews   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:40:07

Brexit: Boris Johnson's humiliation by Luxembourg could damage prospects of deal, EU worries

Politicians and diplomats concerned about Xavier Bettel's forthright criticism
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:36:00

PM Johnson could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain's highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:19:21

Factbox - Will Supreme Court force British PM Johnson to recall parliament?

Britain's Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday about whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was illegal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:17:11

Liberal Democrats facing the fight of their lives to stop Brexit - leader Swinson

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party faces the fight of its life to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining her battle to stop Brexit immediately if she wins power.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:48:22

Johnson will act if court says parliament suspension was unlawful - lawyer

A lawyer for the British government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that if it ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, he would take action to remedy the situation.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:44:59

Brexit: France and UK have long and troubled history - but pragmatism offers a bright future

United by geography, divided by ideology. Shutterstock. The UK and France are in the process of redefining their relationship for a post-Brexit future. The two countries have been close partners within the EU, and 12m Britons visit France each year. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of British and French citizens call ...
Karine Varley, Lecturer in French and European History, University of Strathclyde / The Conversation   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:41:29

Liberal Democrat government would put happiness at the heart of its agenda, says Jo Swinson

In her first conference speech as leader, Jo Swinson confirms a Lib Dem administration would cancel Brexit 'on day one'
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:40:00

Explainer: Brexit deal emerging or not? Latest in Britain-EU talks

The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:21:33

UK Parliament case opens at Supreme Court as Brexit nears

The country's highest court is sitting to resolve a case that pits the powers of elected lawmakers against those of the executive in a struggle to control the course of Brexit.
Times of India   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:06:38

Boris Johnson suspending parliament was 'abuse of power not seen in at least 50 years', Supreme Court hears

Government lawyers refuse to rule out second prorogation if historic hearing finds that prime minister acted unlawfully
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:59:00

UK will work energetically on Brexit deal, PM Johnson tells Merkel - spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday that he would work with energy and determination to reach a Brexit agreement and will discuss it at a meeting of the United Nations next week, his spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:40:03

PM saw parliament as 'obstacle' to Brexit plans, court hears

Boris Johnson has been accused of silencing MPs to avoid scrutiny over his Brexit plans at the opening of a Supreme Court showdown over the decision to suspend parliament.
Sky   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:36:00

Chuka Calls Lib Dem Policy 'Patronising'

Chuka took to breakfast TV screens early this morning (clearly having avoided last night's singalong) to declare that "one thing I think you acknowledge, I've always wanted to stop Brexit, and that's been the goal." ... which would come as a surprise to the Chuka of August 2016 who declared ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:30:05