Brexit News Archive: 26 Sep 2019

Johnson may use 'political chicanery' to bypass Brexit delay law - Ex-PM Major

Britain's Boris Johnson might try "political chicanery" to bypass a law forcing him to delay Brexit if he cannot agree terms with the European Union in time for an Oct. 31 departure, former prime minister John Major said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:55:15

Dominic Cummings confronted by Labour MP over Boris Johnson's 'tone of language'

'Don't tell me to get Brexit done,' rages Karl Turner
Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:42:58

Johnson says tempers need to calm after Brexit furore

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday tempers needed to calm following a vitriolic session in parliament, after critics accused him of using language that had led to threats and abuse against his opponents.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:13:10

Labour will demand UK election once Brexit extension secured

The opposition previously avoided a snap election, lacking trust in the prime minister not to break the law.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:04:32

EU awaits 'legal and operational' Brexit ideas from UK - Barnier

Britain has yet to provide "legal and operational" proposals that could break the impasse over its departure from the European Union, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:52:25

Johnson to stick to Brexit 'surrender' claims in election campaign

Hardline language set to be central to poll in spite of warnings of inflaming hatred
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:39:28

Brexit 'propaganda' appeared on school digital noticeboards, MP claims

'I don't think it should be there as it is a really sensitive subject,' says concerned parent
Eleanor Busby / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:25:07

Jaguar Land Rover To Shut UK Units For A Week After Brexit

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said Thursday it would suspend production for a week after the planned Brexit date of October 31 as a "prudent" measure. Both BMW and Toyota have said that they will not build cars at their British factories on the day after Brexit, 1 November, ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:01:24

British politics has been taken over by trolls

Is Britain being led by political trolls? Anyone looking at the state of the UK political scene these days would be forgiven for asking that question.
CNN   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:52:17

PM Johnson says tempers need to calm after Brexit furore

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday tempers needed to calm after a vitriolic session in parliament the day before, maintaining that only Brexit could resolve deep divisions among lawmakers and across the country.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:29:52

Boris Johnson news - live: Defiant PM refuses to drop 'surrender bill' language, after he is praised by far right and loses seventh Commons vote

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:21:00

Brexit: Answering your questions in Stoke-on-Trent

Reality Check's Chris Morris answers viewers' questions at the BBC's We Are Stoke-on-Trent project.
BBC   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:15:13

Boris Johnson could bypass key law blocking no-deal Brexit by issuing order to suspend it, John Major warns

Former PM warns against use of 'piece of political chicanery' that would do pemanent damage to Conservative reputation
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:57:00

UK PM Johnson says tempers need to calm down amid Brexit fury

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday tempers needed to calm down and that getting Brexit resolved would "lance the boil" after a vitriolic confrontation with lawmakers in parliament a day earlier.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:17:00

Johnson unrepentant over hardline language

PM to use Brexit impasse at Westminster as launch pad for election campaign
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:02:48

Brexit in the Supreme Court: when populists attack the rule of law, we all lose

Attacks on the judiciary undermine liberal democracy Shutterstock When members of the UK parliament returned to the House of Commons following the Supreme Court's ruling that the government's prorogation was unlawful, the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, questioned their "moral authority". But he also gave a subtle defence of the rule ...
Liora Lazarus, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford / The Conversation   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:53:37

JLR to shut UK plants for a week to minimise Brexit disruption

Britain's largest carmaker will close sites at Halewood, Castle Bromwich and Solihull
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:36:48

Brexit Comedy of Errors Includes a Resilient Pound

Currency traders seem to think it less likely that Britain exits the EU with no deal. That may be a big mistake.
Washington Post   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:36:06

UK customs says staff shortage won't mean Brexit anarchy; France says 'smart border' ready

Britain does not have enough customs agents to cope with the additional stresses of a no-deal Brexit, one of the officials responsible for infrastructure at its border with the EU said on Thursday, though she dismissed fears of "anarchy in the UK".
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:23:06

GBP/USD - Correction over or room to go? (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses the latest moves in GBPUSD as pressure rises on both countries leaders and the trade war and Brexit continue to dominate.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:13:31

No-deal Brexit forecast worsens for Ireland

Influential Dublin think-tank predicts recession and calls for emergency budget
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:06:05

¿Qué? podcast, S03E1: New elections and Brexit

This week we discuss why Spain is heading back to the polls for the fourth time in four years, and look at the Spanish government's demand for reciprocity in the conditions for migrants after the UK leaves the EU
Simon Hunter, Melissa Kitson / EL PAÍS   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:59:19

Gold/Glint app: too high a bar

Like Brexit, the start-up has its practical and philosophical defects
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:45:21

Jaguar Land Rover to shut down UK factories for a week in November

Firm joins BMW and Toyota in halting production to mitigate disruption in event of no deal Jaguar Land Rover will halt production at British factories for a week in November, joining BMW and Toyota in staging a shutdown to mitigate potential disruption from a no-deal Brexit. Speaking a day after ...
Rob Davies / Guardian   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:24:07

UK PM Loses Fresh Parliamentary Vote As Tensions Rise

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered yet another setback on Thursday after MPs rejected his call to briefly suspend their business for his party's conference, highlighting the hostility he faces in parliament just weeks before Brexit. In his seventh successive defeat in parliament, MPs voted to reject his call for ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:07:42

Brexit Roundtable: A Q&A With Our European-Focused Contributors

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:00:18

Boris Johnson shows no regret over Brexit language

The prime minister denied having dismissed the abuse MPs face from members of the public as 'humbug.'
Emilio Casalicchio, Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:35:22

Brexit Party heads list of top earners in European Parliament

'In politics as in business, success breeds success,' said Brexit Party MEP Robert Lowe.
Lili Bayer / Politico   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:21:54

MPs are in genuine fear for their lives, and Boris Johnson is capitalising on it

The prime minister has refused several opportunities to atone for his outrageous words. Instead, he has doubled down on them
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:17:00

Brexit Party MEPs earn four times more money on top of their EU salaries than any other party

Brexit Party MEPs were the highest earners in the parliament by some way
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:59:00

That Fucking Newspaper

Even worse than the BBC's Brexit vox pops. I talked with six swing voters today. Impeachment repelled every one of them. This could cost Dems at polls. Great Iowa and Colorado insights from @tripgabriel and @jackhealyNYT Sabrina Tavernise (@stavernise) September 26, 2019Ah, yes, the American swing voter. The MAGA mom. ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:39:00

Brexit 'inferno' lays bare a divided United Kingdom

The fury of Britain's Brexit "inferno" is so intense that it could encourage violence unless politicians tone down their rhetoric, the husband of a lawmaker murdered a week before the 2016 EU referendum said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:35:23

PM Johnson defends use of Brexit 'surrender act'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday defended his decision to use the term "surrender act" when speaking about a new law that forces him to seek a Brexit delay if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:33:58

Fitch: No-deal Brexit disruption is still a risk for UK corporates

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FX Street   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:19:24

MPs warn Johnson his rhetoric imperils Brexit deal hopes

Prime minister accused of using 'horrendous' language in heated Commons debate
FT   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:07:36

Jaguar Land Rover to temporarily shut UK factories after Brexit

The boss of carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has said that the company will close its factories for a week to prepare for Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:02:00

PM 'wrong' to say best way to honour murdered MP is to 'get Brexit done'

The sister of an MP murdered by a far-right terrorist has told Sky News that Boris Johnson was wrong to tell MPs they should honour her sister's memory by delivering Brexit.
Sky   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:47:00

US Open - Trade Optimism, Impeachment Analysis, Fed's Evans, Oil sinks, Gold steadies

US stocks are attempting to open higher on trade optimism and after most impeachment analysis sees equities possibly soaring higher, like President Clinton's rally in 1999. Impeachment proceedings are the markets new Brexit, with President Trump leaving office being similar to a no-deal Brexit scenario. As long as no new ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:23:20

Why the Bank of England will struggle to stop the economic fallout of a hard Brexit - and could even make it worse

Monetary trouble ahead. Shutterstock The global economy is slowing. Most central banks are talking about cutting interest rates to boost the economic recovery. The US Federal Reserve has cut rates twice after consistently raising them in recent years. Markets are convinced that the only way for UK rates is down ...
Huw Macartney, Lecturer in Political Economy, University of Birmingham / The Conversation   |   Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:15:05