Brexit News Archive: 19 Sep 2019

Brexit Party MEPs abstain from vote calling for release of detained British citizen in Iran

European Parliament resolution called for release of prisoners including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Harry Cockburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:28:17

UK Rebuffs EU Call For Brexit Solution By End Of Month

The European Union's Finnish presidency demanded Thursday that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy "no-deal" divorce -- an ultimatum immediately rejected by London. Britain is racing toward its October 31 departure without an exit agreement and facing the threat of ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:48:33

Sterling climbs as EU's Juncker says Brexit deal possible

FT   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:51:14

Pound leaps to highest level since July as Juncker says Brexit deal can be reached: as it happened

LaToya Harding / Telegraph   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:07:23

EUR/GBP penetrates deeper below the 200-DMA on fresh soft Brexit optimism

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FX Street   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:55:50

Boris Johnson news - live: PM 'could refuse to recall parliament' even if Supreme Court rules it unlawful, as government admits it cannot meet Brexit ultimatum

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan, Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:55:00

We can't work it out: Paul McCartney says Brexit referendum 'probably a mistake'

Ex-Beatle didn't vote in the 2016 ballot as no one was saying 'anything sensible enough.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:48:40

Outgoing Speaker Bercow: would not rule out second Brexit referendum

Outgoing speaker of the British House of Commons John Bercow would not rule out a second referendum to solve the country's Brexit impasse, he told an audience in Zurich on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:35:47

Juncker on Brexit: 'We can have a deal'

Commission chief says 'if the objectives are met - all of them - then we don't need the backstop.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:35:09

EU's Juncker says on Brexit: 'I think we can have a deal'

A Brexit deal is possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, adding that if the Irish border backstop which the British government wants removed could be replaced with alternatives, it would not be needed.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:23:25

Next blames warm weather for slow sales as shares plummet

High street retailer's CEO says Brexit is not the cause of downbeat trading picture Next said the recent warm weather had resulted in disappointing sales of its new autumn clothing ranges as the latest official data showed falling high street sales. The retailer was the biggest faller on the FTSE ...
Zoe Wood and Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:19:22

Brexit: Labour MPs tempted to vote for a Boris Johnson deal warned it will be 'stuff of right wing dreams'

It 'would be the culmination of a decade-long project which is of the right, by the right and for the right' Tom Watson tells colleagues
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:00:09

Supreme Court Brexit ends -- and it looks bad for the UK government

An epic clash at the UK Supreme Court over whether the British Prime Minister deliberately misled the Queen has ended -- and, as Westminster awaits its ruling, the government may have cause for concern.
CNN   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:57:24

EU wary of Brexit crash landing at high-stakes October summit

Britain finally put some documents on the table on Thursday to break an impasse in its Brexit talks with the EU, but the bloc is worried that London is banking too much on a meeting of the 28 national leaders next month to get a deal across the line.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:54:18

Bercow: no-deal Brexit out of question without parliament support

A no-deal Brexit before October 31 is out of the question without parliamentary support, Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said in Zurich on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:31:16

The Brief: The EU receives Brexit proposal from Britain

euronews   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:28:01

Juncker: 'We can have a deal' and 'Brexit will happen'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Sky News that "we can have a deal" on Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:23:00

PM Johnson says some progress being made in Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday some progress was being made in Brexit talks but that Britain should still prepare to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:05:00

Sir Paul McCartney: Brexit vote probably a mistake

The former Beatle speaks to BBC Newsnight as he releases a collection of Linda McCartney's personal Polaroids.
BBC   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:00:56

UK PM Johnson: Making progress in Brexit talks

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FX Street   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:59:07

Supreme Court to rule next week on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

Britain's Supreme Court aims to deliver its ruling early next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit, the president of the court said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:33:21

Supreme Court To Rule Next Week On UK Parliament Suspension

Britain's Supreme Court announced Thursday it will rule next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in shutting down parliament in the final weeks before Brexit. Following three days of intense arguments as the Brexit battle switched to the highest court in the land, judges are set to ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:24:38

Brexit/City jobs: iffy on the Liffey

A trickle of jobs leaving London could turn into an exodus
FT   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:38:36

UK sends mixed Brexit messages

Stephen Barclay calls for talks on Irish backstop to be delayed, but London has also presented 'ideas' on that same subject.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:37:54

The Political Will to Avert a No-Deal Brexit Is Ebbing Fast

(Bloomberg) - Follow @Brexitandsign up to our Brexit Bulletin.Brexit from afar is looking like a disaster about to happen. One European official, watching the situation up close, compared it to two cars driving at high...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:27:16

Brexit secretary suggests leaving EU before fixing backstop

Madrid speech comes as UK confirms it has sent written 'ideas' to Brussels
FT   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:21:51

Supreme Court to give ruling on suspension of parliament next week

The president of Britain's Supreme Court said on Thursday that she hoped the judges would deliver a ruling early next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was lawful or not.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:21:34

David Cameron re-emerges, just as his promise to 'settle the Europe question forever' reaches the Supreme Court

Writing about Brexit is like being a TV critic. There is just no way this stuff is not scripted.
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:57:25

Ex-PM Major Slams Johnson Over Parliament Suspension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's reasons for suspending parliament in the final weeks before Brexit "cannot be true", a lawyer for former premier John Major told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Major, who is from Johnson's Conservative party, believes the prime minister was acting entirely in his own political interests ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:55:49

BoE: Boxed in by Brexit - Rabobank

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FX Street   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:44:17

Next's no-deal Brexit impact claims will make some see red

Amended document sees 'no risk' of tariff increases - only a £25m saving
FT   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:29:33

'Smokescreen' or solutions? Britain lays out Brexit ideas

Britain said on Thursday it had shared documents with Brussels setting out ideas for a Brexit deal, but an EU diplomat described them as a that would not prevent a disorderly exit on the Oct. 31 divorce date.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:17:16

EU foresees a US-UK axis after Brexit

Withdrawal poses more than short-term challenge of whether to do deal with Britain
FT   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:10:35

Boris Johnson's Brexit Gamble Might Take the U.K. Back to Square One

Prime Minister Boris Johnson learned that he cannot leave the E.U. without a deal because of British Parliament, writes Ian Bremmer.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:56:10

Interest rate cut more likely due to Brexit uncertainty, says Bank

Bank of England leaves rates on hold but signals that could change in near future Brexit uncertainty and the slowdown in global growth has weakened the economy and made an interest rate cut more likely, the Bank of England has said. The central bank said interest rates would remain at ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:55:10

Brexit: UK Parliament case wrapping up in Supreme Court

UK's top court to decide whether suspension of parliament weeks before Brexit date was lawful.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:45:55

UK Rebuffs Finland's Call For Brexit Solution By End-Sept

The Finnish EU presidency on Thursday demanded Britain deliver a written proposal by the end of September on leaving the EU or face a no-deal Brexit, an ultimatum London immediately rejected. The clock is ticking down on Britain's departure from the European Union, currently set for October 31, but it ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:38:18

What the government is really saying with its 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaign

The UK government is running a public information campaign urging the country to "get ready for Brexit" on October 31. It includes information on travel, exporting and legal requirements. The campaign is primarily built around a website but there are also billboards, radio and television adverts and social media posts. ...
John Preston, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex / The Conversation   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:21:13

Sick and elderly: Some EU nationals struggle to prove UK residency ahead of Brexit

Sonja Brain, 84, is losing her sight and bed-bound in hospital after a cancerous tumour was removed from her spine. But she has another problem: proving she has the right to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
Reuters   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:20:37

Bank Of England Says Keeps Interest Rate At 0.75%

The Bank of England on Thursday said it had voted to keep its main interest rate at 0.75 percent as it mulls Brexit uncertainty and weak global growth. The Monetary Policy Committee decided unanimously to hold borrowing costs at a regular meeting held Wednesday, the BoE said in published minutes. ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:20:14

Business Breakfast with OANDA on Jazz FM

On this morning's Business Breakfast, OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam and Jazz FM's Michael Wilson discuss the Fed, BoE, Brexit, Warren Buffet, BA, Royal Mail and Cobham.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:48:29

Morning News: September 19, 2019

How Brexit Could Break Britain's Food Chain Global Economy Seen Sliding Toward Weakest Growth in Decade U.S., Chinese Trade Deputies Face Off in Washington Amid [...]
Eddy Elfenbein / Eddy Elfenbein   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:47:55

Weekly Briefing: EU leaders signal desire for Brexit deal despite limited progress

In this week's briefing, Anna Nadibaidze notes that while the EU27 do not want a No Deal Brexit, they also do not want the UK to remain. The post Weekly Briefing: EU leaders signal desire for Brexit deal despite limited progress appeared first on Open Europe .
Anna Nadibaidze / Open Europe   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:30:35

Bank of England: 'Entrenched uncertainty' around Brexit holding back UK economy

Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year but Brexit remains a drag on the economy.
Matei Rosca / Politico   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:18:32

Bank of England Keeps Rates Unchanged, Warns On Brexit Uncertainty

Bank of England Keeps Rates Unchanged, Warns On Brexit Uncertainty As expected, the Bank of England kept rates on hold at 0.75% in a unanimous decision, while warning again that uncertainty surrounding Brexit may weaken inflation forcing more easing in the future. MPC voted unanimously to keep #BankRate at 0.75% ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:14:07

Bank of England forecasts low interest rates for longer

Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year, but Brexit is still weighing on the economy.
BBC   |   Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:13:35