Brexit News Archive: 23 Sep 2019

PM Johnson says no to election pact with Brexit Party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his governing Conservative Party would not agree an election pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which has offered a deal if Johnson agrees to a clean break from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:47:54

Johnson seeks to woo US business with low-tax vision

PM risks angering EU with plan for post-Brexit regulation that diverges from bloc
FT   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:43:38

Johnson rejects UK election pact with Nigel Farage

The Brexit Party has called on the Conservatives to stand down in dozens of seats.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:30:04

UK has put forward detailed Brexit proposals, wants EU to engage seriously - UK official

Britain believes it has put forward detailed proposals on Brexit in replacing the Irish backstop and is looking for the European Union to engage seriously with these ideas, a UK government official said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:23:17

In Chaotic Vote, UK Labour Rejects Campaign To Remain In EU

Britain's opposition Labour Party descended into chaos on Monday as it narrowly rejected a grassroots attempt to force leader Jeremy Corbyn to campaign to remain in the European Union and reverse the outcome of the 2016 Brexit vote. The 119-year-old party's annual congress turned into a showdown between its irreconcilably ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:22:44

Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour backing for his wait-and-see Brexit tack

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won backing for his wait-and-see policy on Brexit after the opposition party's conference voted to reject a plan to "energetically campaign" ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:43:20

Boris Johnson rejects no-deal Brexit pact with Nigel Farage and vows to 'fight for every seat' at next election

Divided pro-Brexit vote would be boost to pro-EU parties - and could put prime minister under personal threat in his marginal constituency
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:37:30

Boris Johnson hints he will refuse to resign if Supreme Court rules he misled the Queen over suspension of parliament

Asked if finding that he concealed motive to silence parliament over Brexit would make his position 'untenable', the prime minister replies, 'No'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:29:10

PM Johnson told Tusk EU needs to move to reach Brexit deal - UK government spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that movement and flexibility were needed from the European Union if a Brexit deal is to be reached, a British government spokeswoman said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:51:17

'No breakthrough' on Brexit after PM meets Tusk

There was "no breakthrough" on Brexit during a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, EU council president Donald Tusk has said.
Sky   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:36:00

Open revolt and warfare as Labour opts for risky Brexit strategy

The scenes at today's party conference were exactly the sort of thing that in his day sent shivers down Tony Blair's spine.
Sky   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:20:00

Britain's Labour Party won't campaign against Brexit -- for now

Britain's Labour Party is staying put on Brexit.
CNN   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:09:33

UK's Labour Party gives Corbyn support for his Brexit strategy

If elected, a Labour government would call a fresh Brexit vote within six months, the party has announced.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:04:39

Labour backs Corbyn and sticks to neutral stance on Brexit

Conference votes to support new referendum but will wait to decide how party will campaign
FT   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:57:49

Brexit news - live: Labour votes against backing Remain in new referendum, as Boris Johnson denies misusing public funds

Follow all the latest developments
Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan, Ben Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:57:00

UK's Labour Party to hold second Brexit vote if it wins election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to first secure a national election, and then determine the party's Brexit stance.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:40:50

Corbyn gets Labour support for disputed Brexit strategy

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won support for his Brexit strategy on Monday, fighting off a challenge by members who wanted him to immediately back remaining in the European Union before any election.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:27:45

Keir Starmer eyes anti-Brexit long game

Shadow Brexit secretary 'disappointed' party didn't voted to back Remain in any future second referendum.
Annabelle Dickson, Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:15:07

Amid Chaos, UK Labour Rejects Campaign To Remain In EU

Britain's opposition Labour Party descended into chaos on Monday as it narrowly rejected a grass-roots attempt to force leader Jeremy Corbyn to campaign to remain in the European Union and reverse the outcome of the 2016 Brexit vote. The 119-year-old party's annual congress turned into a showdown between its irreconcilably ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:12:04

In Brexit boost, Corbyn gets party support for his strategy

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won support for his Brexit strategy on Monday, fighting off a challenge by members who wanted him to immediately back remaining in the European Union before any election.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:00:27

Confusion as Labour rejects backing Remain in a future vote

There was initial confusion over the result of the vote on Labour's stance in a future Brexit referendum.
BBC   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:57:00

Labour says no to Remain. It was the shabbiest spectacle I've ever seen

'I thought it was one way. Jennie said something else. That was lost.' These are the words that should go on the Labour Party's tombstone, perhaps in a matter of weeks
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:40:00

Johnson downplays Supreme Court case ahead of ruling

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to downplay the importance of a Supreme Court ruling expected to be delivered on Tuesday on whether he acted unlawfully by suspending parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:26:11

Jeremy Corbyn holds off Labour Party policy shift to Remain

Party sticks by plan to decide how to campaign in second referendum based on new Brexit deal.
Annabelle Dickson / Politico   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:23:34

The ball is in China’s court. It must take the initiative, end the trade war and save the global economy

Bold world leadership seems in very short supply right now. Global alarm bells are ringing, recession risks are rising and a deepening sense of doom and gloom is spreading into markets.The US trade war with China, the shock of a hard Brexit in Europe and growing political tensions in the ...
David Brown / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:00:14

Labour: Corbyn wins party backing in crunch Brexit vote

Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for remain backing at an election.
BBC   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:55:10

EU's negotiator sees difficulty in breaking Brexit impasse

Seeking Alpha   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:53:20

Labour to stay neutral on second referendum as Corbyn wins vote

Labour members have rejected a motion calling on the party to declare its unequivocal support for Remain at a second Brexit referendum, amid controversial scenes at its annual conference.
Sky   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:53:00

Labour conference votes against backing Remain in new Brexit referendum

Fury among delegates as card vote denied amid chaotic scenes at party conference
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:48:00

Labour votes in favour of Corbyn's Brexit stance

Members of Britain's Labour Party voted in favour of leader Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit stance on Monday, backing his bid to hold an election and then decide whether to campaign to remain in or leave the European Union in a new referendum.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:47:44

Spanish politics can make a virtue out of Brexit

If anything it has bolstered support for EU membership in Spain and other EU states
FT   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:37:49

Labour Party would hold EU referendum within 6 months of election win

Britain's opposition Labour Party would hold a second Brexit referendum no later than six months after winning an election, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:37:43

Brexit's role in Thomas Cook's demise

Thomas Cook's dramatic collapse follows years of mismanagement at the tour operator and a failure to keep pace with online rivals. Brexit didn't help either.
CNN   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:28:33

Varadkar and Tusk say no UK proposals yet that can replace backstop

Ireland's prime minister met European Council President Donald Tusk in New York on Monday for 45 minutes to take stock of the latest Brexit developments.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:20:41

EU autos/Brexit: car crush

The incalculable costs of crashing out of the bloc without a deal
FT   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:00:14

Any Brexit deal with EU must be without backstop - Stephen Barclay

Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay reiterated a vow to reach a deal for Britain to leave the European Union without the so-called Irish backstop, saying his government needs an agreement parliament would pass.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:49:58

Travel Chaos, Jobs Lost as U.K. Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

The immediate shuttering of 178-year-old tour company strands hundreds of thousands; a changing industry and Brexit blamed for its demise.
GREGORY KATZ and CARLO PIOVANO / The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:45:22

Britain's Thomas Cook Travels Into Bankruptcy

The brutal failure of travel firm Thomas Cook was sealed as a rescue floundered, but it was also sparked by mismanagement, the internet, geopolitical unrest, and Brexit, according to analysts. The venerable but debt-plagued holiday group, whose presence on the high street dates back to 1841, ended in acrimony just ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:18:38

Boris Johnson's Brexit sock yarn unravels

Boris Johnson said British-made socks attract a 19 percent tariff in the US.
James Randerson, Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:03:16

Billions of euros, millions of jobs: Europe's carmakers warn on no-deal Brexit

A month before Britain is due to quit the European Union, the bloc's car-makers have joined forces to warn of billions of euros in losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit with production stoppages costing 50,000 pounds a minute in Britain alone.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:55:36

Boris Johnson ridiculed by British sock makers over claim they are locked out of US market

Prime minister puts his foot in it as firms deny latest bizarre trade rules rant - that US insists on trying to 'set fire' to their products
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:35:02

Michel Barnier: 'Difficult to see' how Brexit deal can be reached

EU negotiator says British demands are 'unacceptable.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:29:36

EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:20:13

What's to blame for Thomas Cook's collapse? Mostly its debt | Nils Pratley

Bad management, the banks, Brexit and online rivals also played a role in the travel firm's demise Why did Thomas Cook go bust? Brexit, risk-averse banks, summer heatwaves, the rise of Airbnb, the long-term triumph of budget airlines. All contributed to the collapse of Thomas Cook. But one factor towers ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:09:07

Great Graphic: Views Distill to Short Sterling Long Yen Opportunity

We have argued that the road to an orderly Brexit remains arduous and that sterling had entered an important technical area ($1.2500-$1.2530). At the same time, see the dollar as having approached the upper end of its broad trading range against the yen. One of the important drivers lifting the ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:43:46

'Difficult to see' how Brexit deal can be reached, EU's Michel Barnier says

UK hopes of breakthrough on Irish border dashed by chief negotiator
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:37:00

Labour denies 'civil war' ahead of Brexit showdown

Jeremy Corbyn may find himself forced to abandon his Brexit 'neutrality' and back the UK remaining in the EU.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:22:25

Labour's nightmare scenario

The party could go into an election with many of its activists shattered by Corbyn's failure to stop Brexit
FT   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:16:14

EU's Barnier casts doubt over breakthrough on Irish 'backstop'

The European Union's Brexit negotiator on Monday cast doubt over whether Britain and the bloc could achieve a breakthrough over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request to remove the Irish from a divorce deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:10:11

Eurozone economy slows amid trade decline and Brexit fears

German private sector shrinks, contributing to wider manufacturing recession The eurozone economy came close to stalling in September after declines in global trade and the threat of a no-deal Brexit triggered the fastest fall in manufacturing output in nearly seven years. Germany was the main driver of the slump after ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:04:46

Supreme court to rule on Tuesday on Johnson's parliament suspension

Britain's top court will rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, a judgment that could lead to the recall of the legislature and give lawmakers more chance to obstruct his Brexit plans.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:25:41

PM Johnson: Don't expect Brexit breakthrough in New York

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned on Monday that there would be no Brexit breakthrough at talks with European leaders in New York as gaps remained, but said significant progress had been made on striking a deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:10:47

Auto Industry Warns Of 'Seismic' No-deal Brexit Shock

The European auto industry on Monday warned of catastrophic effects of a no-deal Brexit saying it would have a "seismic" impact on car-making. In a rare joint statement, chiefs from 23 auto business associations across Europe joined forces to caution against a brutal exit from the bloc by Britain, where ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:06:30

European carmakers say no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic

Europe's carmaking industry has warned of "catastrophic consequences" should Britain crash out of the European Union without a deal to protect trade. Billions could be added to costs, putting millions of jobs at risk.
CNN   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:32:53

Thomas Cook collapses after rescue talks fail

British tour operator Thomas Cook collapses under the weight of a massive debt pile - we take a closer look. Also, Donald Trump touts the US's trade relationship with Australia, and the EU car industry urges leaders to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
Bryan QUINN / France 24   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:30:14

Thomas Cook Collapses With 600,000 Tourists Stranded Abroad

British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed into bankruptcy on Monday, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II. The 178-year-old debt-plagued group, which had struggled against fierce online competition for some time and blamed Brexit uncertainty for a recent drop in bookings, failed ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:10:09

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