Brexit News Archive: 20 Sep 2019

PM Johnson to meet European leaders in New York in push for Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold talks with European leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week as part of his push to secure a Brexit deal by the end of October.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:31:59

Labour Party officials attempt to oust deputy leader over Brexit

An ally of British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to have his deputy sacked on Friday as the Labour Party's divisions over Brexit went back on display on the eve of its annual conference.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:19:23

Week ahead: Federal Reserve speakers, Brexit, climate change

FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:18:50

No-deal Brexit will be great news for British lunches

It is time for a macroeconomic Marie Kondo: does aPret A Manger sandwich spark joy?
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:00:28

Boris Johnson tries to convince EU leaders he has workable Brexit plan after Brussels rebuffs backstop request

New York visit will feature face-to-face talks with Donald Trump as well as meetings with Merkel, Macron, Varadkar and Tusk
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:48:41

Labour share plan to hit pensioners' funds

Claim that giving workers equity would cost retirement schemes £31bn, but party says no-deal Brexit a greater risk
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:30:49

Javid prepares for October giveaway Budget

Question mark remains for chancellor as date would require Brexit deal
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:30:27

Fresh Labour referendum bid as Jeremy Corbyn comes under pressure on Brexit

Thousands are expected on a Trust the People march and rally as Labour's annual conference gets under way in Brighton
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:04:25

Corbyn faces pressure from party

Europhile MPs fear ambiguous Brexit stance invites attack from both sides
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:45:09

UK Brexit plans fail all basic backstop tests, warns EU

London maintains ideas 'serious and workable' but Brussels talks at impasse
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:23:04

Brexit: How are the UK's talks with the EU going?

Has there been any progress in the UK's talks in Brussels since Boris Johnson became prime minister?
BBC   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:47:56

Drug and medical suppliers say Brexit freight plans needed urgently

Makers and suppliers of life-saving drugs and medical devices say they have still not been told by British authorities how their goods will be handled if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of October.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:24:36

British blue-chips dented by sterling's brief Brexit uplift

Britain's exporter-heavy blue-chip index lost ground as sterling hit multi-month highs after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that a Brexit deal is still possible.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:10:10

Brexit: Leaked memo says UK proposal fails to solve backstop issues

A leaked European Commission memo has said the UK government's latest draft proposals for a new Brexit deal "fall short of satisfying all the objectives of the Irish backstop".
Sky   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:01:00

Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down

Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:46:26

Hopes Of US-China Trade War Resolution Perk Up Stocks

European and US stock markets mostly advanced Friday, mirroring gains in much of Asia on hopes of progress in looming China-US trade talks, dealers said. The pound was mixed despite Britain claiming momentum in talks on a Brexit deal and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's apparent hint that one was ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:59:25

Mould-breaking court to shape Britain's Brexit agony

Britain is renowned for its ancient, august and male-dominated institutions - yet its biggest moment since World War Two may be shaped by a mere decade-old court run by a very modern woman.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:37:03

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FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:50:28

No-deal Brexit would force Japanese investors to reassess 40-year bet on UK

Japanese companies and investors would be forced to reassess their four-decade bet on the United Kingdom if there is a disorderly exit from the European Union that shattered supply chains and cut off access to the bloc, Japan's ambassador said.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:28:09

Dutch PM Rutte: Brexit deal by October 31 is still possible

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he did not rule out a Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline but he still has not seen new solutions to the Irish border problem.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:23:17

At least they're talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Times of India   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:18:02

Brexit: EU and UK 'share common purpose'

Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
BBC   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:09:10

Brussels shoots down plans for Brexit deal without backstop as PM blasted over 'spin'

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Adam Forrest, Chris Baynes, Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:05:00

In honour of John Humphrys, the Today programme has retired the question

Was it the Today programme or Just a Minute? Ireland's foreign minister speaks for almost a quarter of an hour without interruption
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:58:47

Drug and medical suppliers say urgently need Brexit freight plans

Makers and suppliers of life-saving drugs and medical devices say they have still not been told by British authorities how their goods will be handled if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of October.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:42:49

Brexit: Clear UK and EU are as far from agreement to replace backstop as ever - ITV

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FX Street   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:27:17

UK negotiator says Brexit deal is possible, Johnson to meet Tusk at UN

Britain's Brexit negotiator Stephen Barclay on Friday expressed optimism on reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union after he met the EU top negotiator Michel Barnier.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:59:10

Supreme Court decision on UK Parliament suspension next week

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should find out next week whether his decision to suspend parliament ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline was legal.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:45:04

The time for a Brexit compromise is fast approaching

After three years of fraught argument, we must start listening to each other
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:43:17

Shortlist drawn up to boost no-deal Brexit transport capacity

Eurotunnel, Brittany Ferries, P&O and Stena among groups vying for £300m of contracts
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:40:07

EU Commission says Brexit deal must include workable solution

The European Commission on Friday reiterated that a deal with Britain regarding its exit from the European Union must include "a fully workable and legally operational solution".
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:38:02

The British Company That Doesn't Fear a Hard Brexit

Next is facing a sales slowdown but is better placed than most retailers if the U.K. crashes out of the European Union.
Washington Post   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:35:11

EU rejects Boris Johnson request for Brexit deal without Irish backstop

The European Union has rejected a request from the British government for a Brexit deal without a Irish backstop in.
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:32:00

Dublin rejects UK stance on clinching a Brexit deal

Irish government wants border question resolved before Britain leaves the EU
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:30:36

No-deal Brexit vital freight carriers shortlisted

Eight sea, rail and air freight companies have been shortlisted for government contracts to transport critical goods, including vital medical supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Sky   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:22:00

UK can get Brexit deal and leave by October 31 - junior minister

Britain and the European Union have moved a lot in the seven weeks that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in office and the two sides can still agree a deal to secure Brexit by Oct. 31, junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:13:05

Supreme Court Brexit case 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   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:11:27

Research: Quantifying the Cost of Brexit Uncertainty

UK CEOs are spending more than a week a year preparing for it.
Walter Frick / HBR   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:05:03

RBS chief Alison Rose faces in-tray full of challenges

New leader must wrestle with Brexit's economic impact and intensifying competition
FT   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:01:45

No-deal Brexit pop-up booths for truckers to cost £9M

The project will span 10 EU countries and be supported by billboard and media advertising.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:54:13

Emily Thornberry compares Liberal Democrats to Taliban over new Brexit policy

Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna calls on shadow foreign secretary to withdraw 'inappropriate' comments over the party's Revoke policy
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:13:00

David Cameron Is Sorry. Will That Change His Legacy?

Whatever David Cameron may have achieved during his six years as Britain's prime minister, he'll likely only be remembered for one thing: Brexit. After all, Cameron was the one who decided to hold the referendum on Britain's European Union membership-and the one who ultimately lost it. His critics say he ...
Yasmeen Serhan / The Atlantic   |   Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:04:42

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