Brexit News Archive: 24 Sep 2019

Snap Poll: Vast Majority Want Parliament to Get On With Brexit

A ComRes poll for the Telegraph asked people their view on the statement "Parliament has had plenty of time to debate Brexit and we should just get on with leaving the EU". 60% just want parliament to get on with it... 47% think there should be a General Election as ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:35:20

US Stocks Fall As Congress Opens Impeachment Probe Of Trump; Pound Gains

Wall Street stocks fell Tuesday as congressional Democrats moved towards launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, while the British pound gained on a sweeping court ruling that dimmed the chances for a no-deal Brexit. Major US indices had opened higher, but tumbled into the red following weak consumer ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:26:57

Resign for misleading Britain, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn tells Johnson, warning against a 'Trump Deal Brexit'

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday to resign, but said he would not press for a new ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:58:32

Brexitcast: A somewhat noteworthy Supreme Court decision...

The Supreme Court has ruled the suspension of Parliament was unlawful. Meanwhile, what's happening at Labour Party Conference?
BBC   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:52:20

Factbox: Key points of UK Supreme Court judgment that suspending parliament unlawful

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament just weeks before Brexit and that therefore the legislature had not been prorogued.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:30:09

Global stocks fall as Trump impeachment talk grows; sterling up after Brexit ruling

A gauge of global stocks fell for a third day on Tuesday as a push by some Democrats for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump gained momentum, and the British pound strengthened after the UK Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:24:32

Q+A: Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson's prorogation of UK parliament was unlawful - so what happens now?

The UK parliament is running once again after the Supreme Court ruled that the government of Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when it prorogued (or suspended) parliament at a crucial moment for Brexit. Here's what the ruling means and what could happen next. The Supreme Court has ruled that prorogation was ...
Michael Gordon, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Liverpool / The Conversation   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:51:39

PM Johnson spoke to Queen Elizabeth after Supreme Court ruling - official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Queen Elizabeth after the Supreme Court ruled he acted unlawfully when he advised her to suspend parliament just weeks before Brexit, a government official said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:45:09

Brexit: House Leader Mogg will address Parliament on Wednesday

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FX Street   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:26:35

Canadian PM Trudeau says he deplores that Brexit interferes with UK leadership on world stage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that Britain's focus on Brexit is undermining the country's needed leadership in global affairs.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:23:40

Global stocks lower as Trump impeachment talk swirls; sterling gains after Brexit ruling

A gauge of global stocks fell on Tuesday as calls for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump grew louder, while the British pound firmed as the UK Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:21:33

Trump and Johnson talk up trade deal potential

Effort to exploit any Brexit dividend quickly encounters political hurdles
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:50:03

Labour backs off immediate no-confidence vote

Opposition parties wary of handing Johnson chance to force no-deal Brexit
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:37:02

Boris Johnson faces calls to resign and early election as he returns to Westminster after humiliating Supreme Court defeat

MPs vow to use all parliamentary mechanisms to stop prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:58:00

Ireland's Varadkar says no Brexit agreement reached in meeting with PM Johnson

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday he had held a good meeting with Britain's Boris Johnson but they had not reached an agreement on how to resolve their differences over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:38:32

Boris Johnson news - live: PM forced to return early from UN as Corbyn demands election, in wake of Supreme Court humiliation

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:29:00

Labour will not support election until no-deal Brexit ruled out

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not support a general election until it is certain Prime Minister Boris Johnson will comply with a law requiring him to seek a delay to Brexit, a party spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:27:32

Brexit News: Why Was Boris Johnson's Move To Suspend UK Parliament Deemed Unlawful?

The U.K.'s highest court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament this month was unlawful. Johnson had suspended Parliament from Sept. 11 to Oct. 14, which means Parliament is now in session and can continue the Brexit debate.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:27:04

Gina Miller's second court victory hits PM's Brexit plans

Businesswoman has become a high profile figure since her successful legal challenge in 2017
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:14:19

PM Johnson says 'cautiously optimistic but still cautious' about Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was cautiously optimistic but still cautious about reaching a Brexit deal as he met his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:13:34

Jeremy Corbyn says election is only way to settle Brexit crisis

The Labour leader attacked the Tory 'born-to-rule government of the entitled,' saying it could not be trusted.
Annabelle Dickson / Politico   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:13:25

UK PM Vows To Pursue Brexit Plan Despite Supreme Court Blow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with his plans for Brexit on October 31 despite a momentous Supreme Court ruling that found his decision to suspend parliament unlawful. The judgement dealt a huge blow to Johnson's authority, coming after a series of defeats in parliament that ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:55:10

Gina Miller: The woman who won two Brexit legal cases

Gina Miller is the figurehead of two of the legal challenges to the Brexit process - but who is she?
BBC   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:46:33

R (Miller) v The Prime Minister and the resumption of the Brexit debates

John Stanton discusses the Supreme Court's finding that the recent prorogation of Parliament was both justiciable and unlawful. He writes that the decision is rooted in well-established constitutional principle, and considers the Brexit options available to government and opposition. In R (Miller) v Prime Minister (2019) on the recent prorogation ...
Artemis Photiadou / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:40:37

Corbyn: Brexit crisis can only be settled with an election - but not yet

Jeremy Corbyn has used his Labour conference speech to repeat his call for Boris Johnson to resign and become the shortest-serving prime minister in British history.
Sky   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:34:00

Johnson says he will respect court's decision on suspending parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would respect a UK court's decision that he had unlawfully suspended parliament but pledged to move on with Brexit despite the ruling.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:24:58

How Brexit Could Unleash a U.K. Constitutional Crisis

Is Britain in a constitutional crisis? Prime Minister Boris Johnson is locked in a bitter struggle with Parliament over Britain's plan to leave the European Union. The Brexit tussle pits the executive against the will of lawmakers and has led the country into uncharted waters. Along the way, the country's ...
Washington Post   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:14:30

Trump Eyes 'Magnificent' Post-Brexit Trade Deal With Britain

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted to strike a "magnificent trade deal" with Britain, which has been pitched into crisis over its planned exit from the European Union. "We stand ready to complete an exceptional new trade agreement with the UK that will bring tremendous benefits to ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:04:19

Brexit Party Plans Rally for October 31

Guido understands that the Brexit Party are to hold a rally in Parliament Square on the day the UK is due to leave the EU, either in celebration of independence or anger at parliamentarians once again pushing pointless delay. The party is already quietly inviting potential speakers... The rally would ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:02:24

No Brexit or 'loophole' Brexit: what happens next in the UK?

Britain's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Tuesday after the Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully by advising Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:45:15

Gina Miller: Anti-Brexit Crusader With Winning Touch

Gina Miller's stunning Supreme Court victory against Boris Johnson is the latest legal triumph for the Guyana-born businesswoman, making her a hero to Brexit opponents, and a villain to its supporters. The 54-year-old now has a 2-0 record against the government of the day in the highest court of the ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:44:09

Trade optimism aids stocks, sterling gains after Brexit ruling

Hopes for rekindled trade talks between the United States and China supported stock markets on Tuesday, while the British pound firmed as the UK Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:26:37

Boris blocked (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses the Supreme Court's prorogation ruling, the pound's reaction and what it means for Brexit.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:17:18

'Global Britain' and Africa beyond Brexit

Radford,L / Africa at LSE   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:52:55

UK PM Vows To Pursue Brexit Plan After Supreme Court Blow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with his plans for Brexit on October 31 despite a momentous Supreme Court ruling that found his decision to suspend parliament unlawful. The ruling is a huge blow to Johnson's authority, coming after a series of defeats in parliament that ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:39:16

Here's one way to fix Brexit's Irish border problem

The government has already conceded that some rules for Northern Ireland will be set by the EU
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:30:07

Court rules Johnson suspended parliament unlawfully, PM defiant

The UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, but a defiant prime minister said he disagreed and vowed that Britain would leave the EU by Oct. 31, come what may.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:27:25

CBI downplays chances of second pre-Brexit deadline boost

Manufacturing outlook gloomiest in decade due to Brexit uncertainty and trade tensions The chances of a repeat of the pre-Brexit deadline boost to manufacturing have diminished following a downbeat survey from the CBI showing the bleakest outlook for industry in more than a decade. The employers' organisation said order books ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:52:58

Top EU lawmaker says parliamentary scrutiny crucial to any Brexit deal

European Parliament head David Sassoli on Tuesday welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the parliament was unlawful, saying lawmakers' scrutiny was essential to any Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:34:42

Boris Johnson appears to contradict his own claim that parliament suspension was 'nothing to do with Brexit'

Former cabinet minister Amber Rudd says PM 'can't have it both ways'
The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:30:00

What UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit

The judgement is a severe political blow to Boris Johnson but it doesn't alter Brexit timeline.
James Randerson / Politico   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:22:03

Britain's Supreme Court Tests Boris Johnson's Brexit Populism

The judgment was soberly delivered, but its contents were brutal. Wearing a black dress with a large spider brooch, the president of Britain's Supreme Court, Brenda Hale, announced that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament this month was "unlawful, void, and of no effect." All 11 judges agreed. ...
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:04:14

DUP lawmaker thinks its still possible to get a Brexit deal

A senior lawmaker in the Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Tuesday said it was still possible to get a Brexit deal approved by the British parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:54:45

Blow For UK PM As Court Strikes Down Parliament Suspension

Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament in the run-up to Brexit, in a momentous defeat that sparked calls for him to resign. The ruling is a huge blow to Johnson's authority and casts further doubt on his vow to leave the ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:53:56

PM Johnson's response to ruling he unlawfully suspended parliament

The United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, a decision that thrusts Britain's exit from the European Union into deeper turmoil.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:49:56

Factbox - Reaction to UK Supreme Court ruling suspension of parliament unlawful

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit - and that therefore the suspension was void.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:45:25

Leave.EU's Arron Banks cleared of Brexit wrongdoing

National Crime Agency says insurance chief was entitled to fund campaign with loan from his company
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:33:17

Boris Johnson forced to cut short US trip and fly back to parliament after humiliating Supreme Court ruling

Prime minister suggests second suspension possible after Brexit plans left in ruins
Rob Merrick, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:31:00

PM Johnson: the law is that UK leaves EU on October 31

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court ruling against him had hindered his attempt to get a Brexit deal but that as the law currently stood, the United Kingdom would leave the European Union on Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:30:41

Brexit crisis deepens as court rules Johnson unlawfully suspended parliament

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, a humiliating rebuke that thrusts Britain's exit from the European Union into deeper turmoil.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:25:01

What does the Supreme Court verdict mean for Brexit?

The ruling probably has 2 consequences if Boris Johnson cannot get a deal next month
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:07:19

What next for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn as the party stays neutral on Brexit?

After intense debate, delegates at the 2019 Labour conference voted in favour of Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit policy and against a motion that would have seen Labour back Remain in a future referendum. But in choosing to again sit on the fence, Corbyn may have jeopardised his own chances of winning ...
Peter Andersen, PhD Candidate in Politics, University of Liverpool / The Conversation   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:59:20

On the distorted TV feed, The Supreme Court president spoke like a Dalek, but she only needed to say one word: exterminate, exterminate, exterminate

Game. Set. Match. Caught. Bowled. The Chequered Flag. The White Flag. The Towel. The Lot. In every single way, in every single aspect of the case, the government was defenestrated with explosive force
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:59:19

Cross-Channel Trade Put To No-deal Brexit Test In Calais

French customs officials on Tuesday carried out their third dress rehearsal for a no-deal Brexit in as many weeks, submitting trucks in Calais to border checks, which exporters fear could act as a brake on cross-Channel trade. The exercise in Calais, the busiest port in Europe for passengers and trucks ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:59:17

Brexit countdown continues despite court ruling

As political gambits go, prorogation turned out to be an absolute stinker
FT   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:47:12

U.K. Supreme Court rules Johnson's Parliament suspension unlawful

Britain's top court landed a historic blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans on Tuesday, ruling that he broke the law by suspending Parliament earlier this month.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:42:25

What now for a 'humiliated' prime minister - and Brexit?

We expected constitutional history leading to legal and political tremors - we got an earthquake. The government has lost on all levels.
Sky   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:40:00

Factbox - Reaction to Supreme Court ruling suspension of parliament unlawful

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament weeks before Brexit - and that therefore the suspension was void.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:39:03

Trump wades into Brexit row, saying it would be 'terrible' if Johnson plan blocked

Donald Trump has said it would be if Boris Johnson's Brexit plan was blocked - making the comments hours after an historic ruling against the prime minister by Britain's top court.
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:37:00

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn brings speech forward to today in wake of explosive Supreme Court ruling

Jeremy Corbyn is to deliver his major Labour conference speech later today in light of the Supreme Court's explosive judgement.
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:28:00

Global trade talk lifts shares, pound whipsawed by Brexit drama

Rekindled U.S.-China trade hopes lifted share markets on Tuesday, while the pound was whipsawed by another dramatic Brexit twist after the UK's top court ruled the government's suspension of parliament had been unlawful.
Reuters   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:20:46

Michel Barnier: 'No reason' for optimism in Brexit talks

Chief Brexit negotiator strikes pessimistic tone during speech to German media bosses.
Joshua Posaner / Politico   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:18:20

MPs to return to parliament tomorrow morning after Boris Johnson's suspension ruled illegal, Speaker John Bercow says

Prime minister's questions will not take place, but MPs will be able to question ministers and table emergency motions
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:17:00

Supreme Court rules against Boris

Brexit outlook remains uncertain The UK Supreme Court has ruled against Boris Johnson's government, deeming the decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks unlawful. The decision is, at the very least, a humiliation for Boris and has predictably led to calls from the various party leaders for his resignation. Whether ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:08:48

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