Brexit News Archive: 18 Sep 2019

Finnish PM: UK must make Brexit proposal by Sept 30

EU countries are keen to avoid a last-minute negotiation at the European Council summit in mid-October.
Rym Momtaz / Politico   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:50:25

Brexit: UK has two weeks to set out plan - Finnish PM

The Finnish PM says EU leaders need written proposals by the end of September - and France's Emmanuel Macron agrees.
BBC   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:37:52

Northern Ireland's DUP calls for Brexit 'refit' of 1998 peace accord

Northern Ireland's largest party, the Democratic Unionist Party, on Wednesday called for a "refit" of the British province's 1998 peace deal "to take account of any new Brexit deal."
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:33:21

Boris Johnson supporters launch barrage of abuse at father who confronted PM over sick child

Twitter users allege parent used 'child as political football' after discovering he is Labour activist
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:26:13

A general election is more democratic than a referendum

LibDem leader, Jo Swinson, has promised that if her party wins the general election, they will revoke Aritcle 50 and cancel Brexit. Some people are crying that would be undemocratic, as it would mean undoing the referendum result of 2016. Some are even claiming that it would represent an insult ...
Jon Danzig / Ideas on Europe   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:03:49

DUP signals softening on N Ireland-specific Brexit solutions

EU seeks written backstop plan from Johnson by September 30
FT   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:51:05

Britain will aim for freedom of movement deal with Australia

Tories' Liz Truss expects UK to secure two-way trade and visa-free work deals after Brexit Free movement between Australia and the UK would be explored by the government in business talks, Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, has announced. Yesterday, while on a trip to Australia, Truss told journalists in ...
Kate Proctor Political correspondent / Guardian   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:29:38

U.K. Supreme Court is told Boris Johnson is 'father of lies'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the "father of lies" who shut down the mother of parliaments in the run-up to Brexit, Britain's Supreme Court heard ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:13:19

How Oxford shaped Brexit - and Britain's next prime minister

Simon Kuper returns to the place where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt began their climb
FT   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:53:44

EU's Tusk, Johnson to discuss Brexit next week

European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in New York next week, according to an official with the bloc.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:46:03

Johnson says EU's Juncker shares determination to avoid no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have a "shared determination" to reach a deal over Brexit, Johnson's office said in a statement on Wednesday after the two leaders spoke by telephone.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:39:15

Bank of England has many reasons to hold interest rates

Even if Brexit were resolved there is little reason to tighten policy now
FT   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:18:04

Truss rows back on Australia freedom of movement claim

A minister has rowed back from her suggestion that freedom of movement between the UK and Australia could form part of trade talks after Brexit.
Sky   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:56:00

EU gives Boris Johnson ultimatum: Show us Brexit plan in 12 days or 'it's over'

Macron hatches new deadline with EU Council presidency
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:15:00

Can Direct Democracy Defeat Populism?

For three years, we have been told that populist upsets such as Brexit and US President Donald Trump's election are the predictable results of giving too much power to the unwashed masses. In fact, populists owe their recent successes to elite complacency and complicity, and they have as much to ...
Jan-Werner Mueller / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:03:25

The EU accuses Boris Johnson of only 'pretending' to negotiate a Brexit deal

Johnson's negotiators have so far only presented the EU with a draft of the withdrawal agreement with the backstop scrubbed out.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:57:25

'The father of lies': Boris Johnson's government accused of 'dishonest, dirty tricks' as Supreme Court hearing continues

Prime minister condemned over failure to provide statement as judges told his government has 'shown itself unworthy of our trust'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:51:00

Consumers will not drop food standards after Brexit, says Tesco boss

UK's biggest supermarket rules out sale of chlorine-washed chicken from US
FT   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:50:32

Never mind Brexit, German slowdown is a bigger worry in France

Britain's tortuous Brexit divorce negotiations may dominate the headlines, but France is more worried about the impact on its economic growth from the slowdown in top trading partner Germany.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:45:22

Cool Video: TDAmeritrade Network--FOMC, Repo, Brexit and More

My markets education began on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I learned the hard way, and with the help of many locals, people who were putting their own money at risk every day to make a living. They were often on the other side trades from of the ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:23:53

Not For Courts To Decide Parliament Suspension: UK PM's Lawyer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lawyer told Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday that it was not for judges to intervene over his decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit. In the second of three days of highly-charged arguments, James Eadie told the country's top court that parliament had been ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:14:13

US Stock Markets Lower As Investors Await Word On Interest Rates

Investors awaited Wednesday's U.S. Federal Reserve action on interest rates as tensions mounted over the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil facility and the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit grew. In early morning trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 51 points or 0.19%. The Nasdaq Composite was off ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:05:36

Brexit: Schools told to explain plans for food stockpiling in event of no-deal next month

Minister asks academy chains and councils to set out preparations ahead of 31 October
Eleanor Busby / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:33:12

Merkel says an orderly Brexit is still possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union in an orderly fashion.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:30:10

Polish ambassador urges Poles to 'seriously consider' leaving UK

Poland's ambassador to the UK has urged the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain to "seriously consider" leaving the country after Brexit.
CNN   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:03:32

UK companies would incur tariff costs after no-deal Brexit - survey

Almost 40% of British businesses with suppliers in the European Union have signed "Brexit clauses" to allow prices or other terms to be renegotiated if trade tariffs return after a no-deal departure from the bloc, a survey showed on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00:43

EU's Barnier Delivers Stark Warning On Future UK Trade Deal

EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday that Britain's appetite for an ambitious trade deal with Europe after Brexit could go badly unsatisfied given Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands. Speaking to MEPs in the European Parliament, Barnier regretted that Johnson's new government had expressed its intention to "reverse the ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:58:11

Boris Heckler is Labour Activist

Guido can reveal the heckler who shouted at Boris in a hospital earlier today is in fact an Oxford educated Labour activist who describes himself as "campaigning against Brexit and for a socialist Europe." Quelle surprise... The post Boris Heckler is Labour Activist appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:56:31

Explainer: What is the Labour Party's position on Brexit?

Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to do everything it can to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the country out of the European Union without a deal next month, and will also reject any new deal he is able to strike with Brussels.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:37:47

Boost for UK car industry as 4x4 maker to create hundreds of jobs

The UK's Brexit-hit car industry is to set for a major boost, with hundreds of jobs to be created to build a new 4x4 in a town due to be abandoned by Ford.
Sky   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:26:00

Consider leaving UK after Brexit, Polish ambassador tells Poles

Arkady Rzegocki urges compatriots to 'seriously' think of returning home over concerns about EU 'settlement scheme'.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:02:04

Brexit: Poles in UK should 'seriously consider' leaving, Polish ambassador says

Arkady Rzegocki writes to 800,000 Polish nationals telling them to "seriously consider" leaving.
BBC   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:48:41

Corbyn refuses to say if he will back Remain or new Brexit deal in referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has refused multiple times to say whether he would urge people to back remaining in the EU or his renegotiated Brexit deal in another referendum. 
Sky   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:41:00

Corbyn promises EU referendum; does not say how he will campaign

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday that if he won power he would hold an in-out referendum on Brexit but repeatedly declined to say which way he would campaign.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:40:07

Foodmakers prepare the no-deal Brexit sandwich

Recipes changed and ingredients stockpiled in effort to safeguard nation's staple lunch
FT   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:27:08

Brexit: Boris Johnson accused of being 'out of his depth' after rebuff in talks with EU's Juncker

Unnamed EU officials claim 'penny dropped' for PM during talks over future of Irish border
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:21:00

What Keeps Angela Merkel Awake at Night?

Mutti has a recurring nightmare. Apparently a successful Brexit is on her mind. And/or a return to the mores of Drake and the Privateers (the little known boi-band, pre-Degrassi, no back catalogue) From The Guardian: Merkel warns of danger to EU of Singapore-style UK on its border UK poses threat ...
climateer / Climateer Investing   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:17:00

EU Warns No-deal Brexit Imminent If UK Doesn't Get Serious

The European Union's two top officials handling troublesome Brexit talks warned Wednesday the risk of a no-deal exit looms large unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government swiftly offers concrete proposals. "The risk of a no deal remains very real. That will maybe be the choice of the United Kingdom but ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:16:45