Brexit News Archive: 25 Sep 2019

PM Johnson goads opponents to call election as tempers flare over Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson taunted his rivals on his return to parliament on Wednesday, goading them to either bring down the government or get out of the way to allow him to deliver Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:44:17

Boris Johnson says best way to honor Jo Cox is to deliver Brexit

British prime minister branded 'a disgrace' for comment about murdered MP.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:22:35

US Stocks Rise, Pound Falls As Markets Weigh Impeachment, Trade

Wall Street stocks rallied Wednesday following upbeat comments from Donald Trump on China trade talks, while US investors largely shrugged off the just-announced impeachment investigation of the US president. Among other markets, the British pound retreated on Brexit uncertainty, while oil prices fell after a report showed higher US oil ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:06:51

EU will move on Irish backstop in Brexit talks - PM Johnson

The European Union will move on the thorny issue of the backstop, designed to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:02:41

PM Johnson says he will not ask for Brexit extension

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he would not seek an extension to Brexit even if the conditions of a recently passed bill were met, forcing him to do so.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:54:16

Brexit endgame: Supreme Court overrules Boris Johnson

In the latest twist of the Brexit drama, Britain's Supreme Court found that Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully advised the queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks at a critical juncture for the country. Parliament promptly returned to session, with Johnson flying home early from the United Nations General Assembly ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:44:27

Shadow Brexit Minister Resigns

Shadow Brexit Minister, Matthew Pennycook, has just resigned from the Labour front bench. Reading between the lines, it's clear he's not happy with Labour's new Brexit policy... Read his resignation letter above... The post Shadow Brexit Minister Resigns appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:32:26

Britain's Brexit tumult: A landmark Supreme Court verdict is welcome but broader anxiety looms large

London: Autumn might have come but rather than gifts of mellow fruitfulness, clouds of constitutional turbulence hover over Westminster. Nearly three years after voters chose to leave the European Union (EU), the shape of its...
Rishabh Bhandari / Times of India   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:30:51

Anger as PM says best way to honour murdered MP is to 'get Brexit done'

Boris Johnson has told MPs that the "best way" to honour their murdered colleague Jo Cox is to "get Brexit done".
Sky   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:22:00

Brexit: Impossible to prepare for 'significant disruption' of no deal, Gove told after claiming businesses are ready to leave

'There are limits to what can be done,' industry tells former environment minister
Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:13:00

Corbyn won't propose a vote of no confidence yet - source

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not propose a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government while they think Johnson could use it to execute a no-deal Brexit, a Labour source said.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:30:22

Boris Johnson ignores demands to apologise or resign, as Tory MPs applaud his dismissal of Supreme Court

Prime minister's comments branded a 'disgrace', as former cabinet colleague accuses him of trying to pit the people against parliament
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:28:00

The British Parliament is back and it's angrier than ever

CNN   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:24:30

Boris Johnson says best way to honour Jo Cox is to 'deliver Brexit' and dismisses MPs' fears of death threats as 'humbug'

Prime minister told that his 'inflammatory' language is being picked up by people threatening violence against MPs
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:24:00

PM Johnson goads opponents to call election as Brexit chaos deepens

Prime Minister Boris Johnson taunted his rivals on his return to parliament on Wednesday, goading them to either bring down his government or get out of the way and allow it to deliver Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:14:33

Analysis: UK Parliament angrier than ever

The British Parliament has been back in business for less than a day and already the Brexit debate has reached a new and dizzying level of bizarreness.
CNN   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:13:11

Boris Johnson tells the MP for Batley and Spen: The best way to honour Jo Cox's memory is to get Brexit done

The extraordinary words drew gasps all over the house. They will haunt the prime minister forever
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:06:00

If parliament rejects confidence vote, PM Johnson has green light for Brexit plan - spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will see it as a green light to get on with his plan to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 if opposition parties decline his offer to hold a no-confidence vote on Thursday, his spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:04:57

'Delay Brexit first' - Jeremy Corbyn rejects PM's challenge

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected Boris Johnson's challenge to call a no-confidence vote in his government - telling the prime minister to delay Brexit first.
Sky   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:35:00

SNP spokesman - Remove PM Johnson and no-deal threat, then have an election

Scottish National Party spokesman Ian Blackford on Wednesday said parliament needed to remove Prime Minister Boris Johnson and eliminate the threat of a no-deal Brexit before it would agree to hold a national election.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:33:40

UK's Johnson Defiant After Bombshell Court Ruling

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday challenged opposition MPs to call a confidence vote in his government, after the Supreme Court struck down his decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit. The ruling by Britain's highest court on Tuesday that the suspension was unlawful was a stunning ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:24:11

Labour leader - Brexit extension first, then election

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that he should first get a delay to Brexit to win backing for a new national election.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:06:23

Either topple me or let me deliver Brexit - PM Johnson tells parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson goaded the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday, telling its leader to either try to topple him or, if not, to stand aside and allow his government to deliver Brexit.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:00:36

Boris Johnson news - live: PM calls for election, as he's told he has 'no mandate or credibility' by MPs venting fury after Supreme Court ruling

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Benjamin Kentish, Jon Sharman, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:55:00

Boris Johnson challenges MPs to force him out and trigger early election

Jeremy Corbyn says the PM's challenge is 'null, of no effect and should be quashed'.
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:43:00

UK PM Johnson: This parliament does not want Brexit to happen

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FX Street   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:40:08

Oxymoron alert as German economic slowdown accelerates | Brief letters

Oxymoron corner | Front-page news | Charity shop ethics | Churchill's imitators | Clare in the Community Your article (Eurozone economy almost stalls amid trade decline and Brexit fears, 24 September) says Germany "has had a year-long slowdown that has recently accelerated". Really? I think I know what it's supposed ...
Letters / Guardian   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:07:42

'A disgrace': MP lambasts Boris Johnson in furious tirade

Attorney general Geoffrey Cox has 'no shame at all' over unlawful prorogation, says Labour backbencher
Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:00:54

Britain's mid-cap shares fall on political uncertainty

Britain's mid-cap share index fell by its most in six weeks on Wednesday, weighed down by uncertainty over Brexit as parliament reconvened after a court ruling against the prime minister.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:46:22

Geoffrey Cox's high amateur dramatics fail to cover up his towering professional failure

In front of the eyes of the world, the attorney general gave a two-star performance
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:33:17

'Parliament is dead,' PM Johnson's lawyer says as Brexit chaos deepens

Boris Johnson's attorney-general said the British parliament was "dead" in a defiant outburst after lawmakers were recalled following a Supreme Court ruling that the prime minister's suspension of the assembly was unlawful.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:26:16

Boris Johnson could go to jail if he refuses to ask for extension to Brexit negotiations, according to senior judge

Supreme Court could issue rarely-used 'mandamus' order to require prime minister to go to Brussels
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:17:00

EU warns UK Brexit course undermines trade deal hopes

Apparent plans by the UK to diverge from EU norms after Brexit will crimp its future relationship with the European bloc, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator warned Wednesday."We
AFP, Brussels / Al Arabiya   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:12:58

Pound drops and shares are shaken amid Brexit and impeachment turmoil

Louis Ashworth / Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:07:30

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   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:46:22

Explainer: British parliament traps PM Johnson in Brexit 'torment'

The United Kingdom's battle over Brexit returned to parliament on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had unlawfully suspended it just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:24:16

Brexit talks have seen significant movement - Gove

Britain's Brexit negotiations with the European Union have seen significant movement in recent weeks, Michael Gove, the minister in charge of coordinating 'no-deal' preparations, said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:50:02

The party that wants to rule Britain seems intent on ripping itself apart

The vision of the United Kingdom laid out at the annual gathering of the country's main opposition party this week sounded like a socialist utopia.
CNN   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:49:38

A Confluence Of Events Are Building Ahead Of October 31st

A Confluence Of Events Are Building Ahead Of October 31st Authored by Steven Guinness, With less than six weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the geopolitical environment is growing increasingly unstable. Whilst this is not necessarily an indication that Brexit will happen on October 31st, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:45:00

Ireland tells Boris Johnson it needs to see his Brexit plans by next week as deadline looms

Leo Varadkar piles deadline pressure on embattled prime minister
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:42:00

UK's Gove: Brexit negotiations have seen significant movement in recent weeks

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FX Street   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:24:59

UK's Johnson To Face MPs After Bombshell Court Ruling

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face MPs on Wednesday after they reconvened following the Supreme Court's damning judgement that his suspension of parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
IBTimes   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:28:03

Boris Johnson's Big Gamble May Have Blown Brexit

REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstBRIGHTON, England-The historic supreme court judgment against Boris Johnson has rocked his authority and hammered any plans to try to force through a No-Deal Brexit against the expressed wishes of the country's lawmakers.If he...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:25:03

Trump impeachment move knocks stocks, Brexit rattles pound

World stocks fell to a two-week low and risk assets withered on Wednesday after U.S. lawmakers called for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, raising the prospects of prolonged political uncertainty amid a fresh rise in trade tensions.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:55:59

Bankers say Britain risks being shut out of EU financial market

Britain's future financial gateway into the European Union could be slammed shut if the country does not apply EU rules that would come into force after Brexit, bankers say.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:30:43

PM Johnson faces hostile parliament as Brexit chaos deepens

A defiant Boris Johnson faces parliament on Wednesday after a Supreme Court ruling that he had unlawfully shut it down, with opponents seeking new ways to block him from taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:29:55

Attorney General: there is a question of what no-deal Brexit law requires of government

British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, the government's chief legal adviser, said on Wednesday there was a question over exactly what the government was obliged to do by a law that forces the government to seek a delay to Brexit if no deal is in place by Oct. 19.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:59:44

Santander takes €1.5bn hit on UK business as Brexit looms

Spanish bank blames EU withdrawal and new regulations
FT   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:54:29

UK Parliament resumes amid political turmoil, Brexit crisis

Times of India   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:51:27

Attorney General says government will comply with law to stop no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top legal adviser, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, said on Wednesday the government would comply with a law passed by parliament to force the British leader to request a delay to Brexit if no agreement with the EU is in place by Oct. 19.
Reuters   |   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:48:06