Brexit News Archive: 30 Sep 2019

Brexit: Government to reveal detailed plan for EU negotiations

It includes the legal text of an updated Brexit deal, including suggested "customs clearance zones" in Northern Ireland.
BBC   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:18:22

UK PM Johnson to reveal final Brexit Plan to EU leaders within 24 hours - Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:06:36

PM Johnson to reveal his final Brexit plan as early as Tuesday - Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reveal his final Brexit plan to European Union leaders as early as Tuesday, the Telegraph reported on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:52:01

Johnson to 'know by weekend' if chance of Brexit deal

Formal proposals to Brussels after Tory conference - with Ireland key
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:34:19

UK proposes customs centres on both sides of Irish border - RTE report

Britain is proposing to set up "customs clearance centres" on both sides of the Irish border after Brexit in order to avoid the need for border checks on the border itself, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:18:16

UK to present detailed Brexit proposals Wednesday or Thursday - UK government source

The British government will present detailed proposals on Brexit to the European Union on Wednesday or Thursday, including on how to resolve the issue of the Irish border, a British government source said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:04:32

How should Africans respond to the investment, technology, security, and trade wars?

The tectonic plates of the global political economy are shifting, and with an accelerating pace: "Trade wars"; "Brexit"; "fake news" and election manipulation; the appointment of a "geopolitical commission" in Brussels; unprecedented protests in Hong Kong; South China sea military confrontations; an increasingly assertive Chinese Communist Party-the list goes on. ...
Professor Peter Draper / Brookings   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:15:50

What drives the unemployment rate?

I was recently directed to an interesting Jason Douglas tweet showing a slowdown in UK investment-perhaps due to Brexit uncertainty: I was curious as to how this impacted Britain's unemployment rate: Wait; shouldn't there be three lines? Look again, the US and UK have almost identical unemployment rates, at least ...
ssumner / Money Illusion   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:15:38

Lib Dems block plan to install Corbyn as PM if Johnson defeated over no-deal

Talks between Jeremy Corbyn and leaders of Westminster's smaller parties on how to block a no-deal Brexit have been hit by a rift between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
Sky   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:09:00

Crispin Odey dismisses talk of fund influencing Brexit

Donor to PM's leadership campaign stands to gain if pound falls in the event of no-deal
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:03:58

Brexit 'unsettling', says head of civil service

Mark Sedwill insists PM will obey law, but makes clear criticism is creating anxiety
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:40:07

Brexit: Boris Johnson's plan to bypass Brussels for new deal

Legal text of UK proposals expected to be handed over by the end of this week
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:11:00

Government rubbishes claims of links to Brexit shorts

Allegations from ex-chancellor, former Treasury head and Labour dismissed
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:02:02

Boris Johnson's Brexit approach is 'kamikaze', EU diplomats believe

Warning of 'huge' gap between UK and EU sides
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:53:42

Tory chairman warns of civil unrest if Brexit not delivered

The danger is the people 'will look at other ways of initiating change' than the ballot box, says James Cleverly.
Emilio Casalicchio, Annabelle Dickson, Jack Blanchard / Politico   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:47:13

Opposition steps up pressure over Brexit papers

Rebel alliance will not trigger confidence vote in Boris Johnson for several weeks
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:44:01

Timing of Johnson claims are 'not an accident' - Tory Brexiteer

A prominent Tory Brexiteer has told Sky News it's "not an accident" that allegations about the prime minister's private life "are coming out now".
Sky   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:32:00

Boris Johnson news - live: PM 'will be dismissed by Queen' if he refuses to request Brexit delay after failing to get deal, as he faces groping allegations

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Adam Forrest, Vincent Wood / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:30:00

These cities are at serious risk of a real estate bubble

Even as the Brexit chaos helps to deflate London's real estate bubble by undermining the city's status as a financial capital, record low interest rates are pushing prices in other European cities to dangerously high levels.
CNN   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:14:56

GBP/USD: Speculative bears anticipating Brexit, trade war and BoE risks

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FX Street   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:11:23

Johnson's snarling Conservatism targets a different nation

Brexit offers a way for Tories to reconnect with the small-town, patriotic and northern voters
FT   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:09:30

Fund managers to be made to warn investors in hard-to-sell assets

Rules were drawn up after Brexit vote but Neil Woodford suspension underlined issue Fund managers will be forced to issue clear warnings to customers investing in hard-to-sell assets to protect them from shock suspensions similar to the gating of Neil Woodford's flagship fund. The Financial Conduct Authority's rules, announced on ...
Kalyeena Makortoff / Guardian   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:57:44

Former Prime Minster David Cameron breaks his silence on Brexit in new memoir

Next month, Great Britain is set to divorce itself from the European Union, if newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson can figure out how. Now, after three years of silence, former Prime Minister David Cameron, the man behind Brexit who now calls it
MSNBC   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:56:25

Chancellor splurge and minimum pay plan masked by Brexit fog

It is, when you think about it, rather odd.
Sky   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:53:00

Brexit: Opposition parties prepare for caretaker government to oust Boris Johnson if he refuses to delay exit

But deep rifts remain over who could be interim prime minister
Lizzy Buchan, Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:52:55

Brexit: Majority of MPs now support fresh referendum, Dominic Grieve says

Former Tory cabinet minister says Jeremy Corbyn should 'step up to the mark' and prioritise second Brexit poll ahead of general election
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:39:00

Brexit sterling bets pose no conflict for UK's Johnson - government

Britain's government on Monday dismissed opposition suggestions that Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a financial conflict of interest over Brexit after receiving donations from fund managers who may be betting on a fall in the pound.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:31:40

U.K.'s Johnson Denies Wrongdoing as Personal Allegations Mount

A groping accusation and the scrutiny of his relationship with a U.S. businesswoman come amid the prime minister's final Brexit push.
JILL LAWLESS / The Associated Press / truthdig   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:28:23

Government won't hold inquiry into hedge funds speculating on no-deal Brexit - as it happened

An urgent parliamentary question has examined claims Boris Johnson's supporters are shorting the pound Latest: Opposition MP demand inquiry Urgent question being heard now Labour demands action on pound-shorting claims Hammond 'right' to question Johnson's backers Odey: I'm not backing Brexit to make money 5.14pm BST Time for a recap ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:17:06

Government minister admits she has 'no idea' how Boris Johnson will bypass law to deliver Brexit on 31 October

But Esther McVey suggests prime minister has 'something in his back pocket' for avoiding Benn Act
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:02:00

Sajid Javid says Tories aim to raise national living wage to £10.50 an hour - live news

Rolling coverage of the day's political developments, including Brexit and the Conservative party conference Revealed: Owen Paterson lobbied for firms he was paid to advise Opposition parties to plan for national unity government Analysis: can hedge funds make fortune from no deal? Javid's plans to increase national living wage - ...
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:01:32

Brexit is 'unsettling' the civil service, cabinet sec admits in leaked letter

Sir Mark Sedwill, the head of the civil service, has declared that Brexit is his colleagues and has pledged to go "on the road" to listen to concerns, according to a letter leaked to Sky News.
Sky   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:48:00

The Brexit bus is 'stuck in a traffic jam,' says party member

Alexandra Phillips, a member of the Brexit Party and member of European Parliament, joins Morning Joe to discuss the latest in Brexit.
MSNBC   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:33:13

Bluff or masterstroke? Johnson's Brexit riddle baffles his party

As Britain's governing Conservatives hold their annual conference in Manchester there is one riddle which has echoed around the bars and restaurants - how will Prime Minister Boris Johnson fulfil his pledge to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31?
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:16:26

UK preparing 'full armoury of economic policy' for no-deal Brexit

Finance minister Sajid Javid pledged on Monday to prepare Britain for a no-deal Brexit, saying the "full armoury of economic policy" would be on hand if needed.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:09:36

UK and Norway sign temporary Brexit agreement on fishing rights

Britain and Norway have signed an agreement to allow fishermen of both countries to continue to fish in each others waters in case Britain leaves the European Union on Oct. 31, the two governments said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:00:18

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere to a new law requiring him to seek a Brexit extension if no divorce deal is reached with the European Union. Finland's prime minister Antti ...
Times of India   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:22:17

UK government says Labour spreading myths with Brexit sterling talk

Britain's government accused the opposition Labour Party of "trying to propagate myths" by suggesting a possible conflict of interest between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's stance on Brexit and hedge funds betting against sterling.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:15:26

What kind of Brit shall I be?

Kalypso Nicolaidis is one of hundreds of European citizens becoming British every week. She has just published an exploration of Brexit through Biblical and Greek Mythology ( " Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit", London: Unbound).
Kalypso Nicolaïdis / Open Democracy   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:07:39

British PM Boris Johnson on defensive again over groping claim

Britain’s Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life but the accusation he grabbed a young woman’s thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit.The prime minister, who is attending his Conservative party’s conference in Manchester, northwest England, ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:03:15

DUP's Foster says Brexit backstop must go to keep peace in North Ireland

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster said on Monday the European Union and Ireland needed to work with the British government to remove the Irish border backstop from the Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:39:18

British PM On Defensive Again Over Groping Claim

Britain's Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life but the accusation he grabbed a young woman's thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit. The prime minister, who is attending his Conservative party's conference in Manchester, northwest ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:12:32

UK PM's adviser Cummings: Brexit will happen on Oct. 31

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Monday that Brexit would definitely take place on Oct. 31.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:06:46

Boris Johnson Battles Sex Allegations as Brexit Opponents Plot

(Bloomberg) - Boris Johnson hoped to use his Conservative Party's annual convention to launch his campaign to win the next British general election. Instead, he is fighting for his credibility as prime minister as he...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:55:16

Crispin Odey: I am not backing no-deal Brexit as shorting opportunity

Hedge fund manager says he is optimistic about UK and claims as to motivations are 'rubbish' Crispin Odey, the hedge fund manager who is a leading backer of a no-deal Brexit and Boris Johnson, has dismissed claims his support is motivated by an opportunity to make millions from short-selling UK ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:51:40

Tory conference: Sajid Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal Brexit

The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
BBC   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:40:47

Tory MEPs hiring new staff to start in Brussels in November despite Boris Johnson 'do or die' Brexit pledge to leave in October

Advertisement for new Tory European Parliament hires has 1 November start date
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:28:00

I wouldn't advise no deal, says former PM Cameron

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron discusses Brexit and how he believes current PM Boris Johnson should proceed. Cameron also discusses his book 'For the Record.'
MSNBC   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:16:44

UK's Labour demands Javid address no-deal Brexit short bets on sterling

Britain's opposition Labour Party will ask finance minister Sajid Javid to make a statement in parliament on Monday on short positions being taken against the pound in the lead-up to a possible no-deal Brexit, party officials said.
Reuters   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:56:45

McDonnell Granted Urgent Question on Hedge Funds Shorting No Deal

John Bercow is allowing remainers to indulge further in their comprehensively debunked conspiracy theory that the PM is being backed by "speculators who have bet billions on a hard Brexit" - a falsehood pushed by former chancellor Philip Hammond earlier this week and now leapt on by the Labour party... ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:50:17

No One 'Really Knows' Cost Of No-deal Brexit: Minister

Britain's finance minister on Monday said he did not think "anyone really knows" what a no-deal Brexit would cost the economy. Sajid Javid spoke to BBC radio before his keynote speech at the governing Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester. Chancellor of the Exchequer Javid said he was not sure ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:23:49