Brexit News Archive: 03 Oct 2019

Watch: Explaining Brexit and the

The October 31 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is rapidly approaching. The timeline for action is even shorter, as European Union leaders will be seeking a revised agreement or an extension request by the October 17-18 European Council meeting. Despite recent drama - including a ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 21:18:01

EU warns Brexit Britain on pushing trade deals while still in the bloc

The European Union has warned London not to overdo its campaign to independently negotiate trade deals around the world while still being a member of ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 20:57:42

EU ambassadors want to see if UK is bluffing on Brexit

EU27 ready to listen to Boris Johnson, but wary that's preparing for a blame game.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 20:41:53

European wine, cheese makers brace for US tariffs

European producers of wine, cheese, and other goods targeted by US tariffs say they're worried about their business. We look at which products will be affected, and which appear to have escaped. Also in the show - more dismal data for the UK economy, and why tourists are deserting Hong ...
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 20:35:38

Campaigners in court bid to make Johnson obey Brexit law

The British prime minister has frequently implied he would ignore Parliament's ruling to seek a Brexit delay.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:57:49

Microsoft's dual surprise with Duo

PayPal may Librexit, Vice buys Refinery29, GoPro's new cameras
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:40:55

Banksy painting sells for record-breaking $12.2 million

British artist Banksy's "Devolved Parliament," a satirical oil painting depicting the House of Commons filled with chimpanzees, has sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £9,879,500 ($12,200,000), after going on display in Bristol in March to mark the first missed Brexit deadline. The final sale price far exceeded auction ...
CNN   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:20:22

Boris Johnson has Plan B for Brexit if EU rejects his deal

Boris Johnson is trying to reach a Brexit deal with the European Union, but his first effort at compromise looks too tough for Brussels to stomach.So what is his Plan B?According to two people familiar with the matter, the prime minister has not ruled out keeping the contentious backstop arrangement ...
Bloomberg / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:14:42

Brexit raises stakes for Britain in aircraft trade war

U.S. tariffs on European goods have plunged Britain into a trade war between the European Union and United States just as it plans to leave the 28-nation bloc, infuriating Scotch whisky makers and handing it a dilemma over thousands of Airbus jobs.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:04:52

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan: EU 'open but unconvinced'

Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.
BBC   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:04:19

UK pharma sector welcomes export curbs on medicines

Currency fluctuations could prompt arbitrage trading in event of no-deal Brexit
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 18:38:11

Johnson hopeful of Commons backing for Brexit deal

Financial Times analysis suggests PM could secure positive vote for new proposal
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 18:36:55

Even if there is a Brexit deal, a UK interest rate cut seems likely | Nils Pratley

The Bank rate is already low and Brexit overshadows everything, but look elsewhere too - the global economy is not in good health Call it a full house of poor economic news. The services sector is contracting, according to the purchasing managers' index, joining the manufacturing and construction industries in ...
Nils Pratley / Guardian   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 18:28:36

Boris Johnson news - live: Ireland government says it 'cannot possibly' accept PM's Brexit plan, as he faces fresh Jennifer Arcuri claims

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Adam Forrest, Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:58:00

To get a Brexit deal you first need to solve a paradox

Talks over a Brexit deal are now properly underway.
Sky   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:44:00

EU Confidential episode 120, presented by ExxonMobil: Boris' Brexit proposal - Latvia's Prime Minister Krišjnis Kariš

On our latest episode of the new EU Confidential, POLITICO's Annabelle Dickson unpacks Boris Johnson's new Brexit plan. Meanwhile in Brussels, confirmation hearings for new European commissioners are well underway. Incoming Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has already lost two members of her team. Will more follow? And POLITICO's ...
POLITICO / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:16:58

UK PM aims to unblock stalled Brexit talks

Boris Johnson's proposals include a new regulatory zone in Northern Ireland to replace the backstop arrangement in the existing withdrawal bill.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:08:50

Problems in Britain's latest Brexit proposal - EU's Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britain's latest Brexit proposal, saying that more discussions were needed.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:03:37

Boris Johnson softens Brexit stance in battle for a deal

PM prepares to make concessions to his 'final offer' as he adopts an unusually consensual style
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:55:39

EU 'Unconvinced' By UK Brexit Proposals

The EU is by Britain's new Brexit proposals but has not immediately dismissed them, with officials and diplomats saying Thursday there were positive points alongside the many problematic ones. The questions is: are they the basis for negotiations? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he hopes so, as he moves ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:53:02

Why the UK's Brexit proposal falls short for the EU

Britain's latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:42:59

DUP deputy leader says Ireland reaction shows backstop a trap

The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Thursday said the reaction of the Irish government to Britain's Brexit proposals shows that 'backstop' was a trap.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:38:24

Britain's Johnson Confronts EU Doubts About New Brexit Plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confronted scepticism from across Europe on Thursday as he sought to muster support for his new approach to avoiding a messy divorce at the end of the month. Johnson warned that the EU's refusal to accept his "final" offer would see it share the blame ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:10:26

On The Irish Border, Britain's New Brexit Plan Fails To Lift Mood

In Middletown, Northern Ireland, opinions on Brexit vary, but most people can agree on one thing: London's latest Brexit plans do nothing to quell fears of a return to a hard border. "It's a joke," said Lena Carville, 52, as she strolled to the village post office on Thursday morning. ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:54:10

GBP/USD rises further on top of 1.2400 on USD weakness and Brexit headlines

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FX Street   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:35:46

Ireland 'may have to live' with no-deal Brexit for a period of time, says Leo Varadkar

Ireland "may have to live" with a no-deal Brexit for a period of time, Leo Vardkar has said.
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:32:00

Leo Varadkar: UK Brexit proposals fall short

Irish prime minister said his country would sooner see a no-deal Brexit than sign up to permanent checks on trade across Irish border.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:29:25

Neither Brussels nor Westminster is stupid enough to play Boris Johnson's futile game

At this most recent moment of high farce, it was an ingenious touch to have a speaker that can't speak. John Bercow has completely lost his voice
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:23:00

Thursday afternoon news briefing: European Parliament will not back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, say MEPs

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:19:45

Vince Cable: Boris Johnson could declare national emergency to force no-deal Brexit

UK government could temporarily suspend rule of law and take Britain out of the EU without a deal, says former Liberal Democrat leader.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:12:10

Brexit: why Boris Johnson's plan to break the deadlock won't fly

FT editor Lionel Barber and political commentator Robert Shrimsley on the prime minister's strategy
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:07:12

EU and Ireland sceptical of a Brexit breakthrough after PM Johnson's offer

The European Union and Ireland said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals were unlikely to yield a deal, with Dublin bluntly warning that Britain was heading towards a no-deal exit unless it made more concessions.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:05:23

Is Post-Brexit London Really Doomed?

Despite the likelihood of a Brexit, and the certain loss of the so-called passport, which would allow financial services to be sold freely across the EU, the feared large-scale exodus of firms and financiers from London does not seem to be under way. Why?
Howard Davies / Project Syndicate   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 15:03:26

Donald Tusk 'unconvinced' by Johnson's Brexit proposal

EU still willing to cut a deal, European Council president tells UK prime minister.
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:51:06

Brexit proposals 'do not match even remotely' the Irish backstop, MEPs say

European Parliament's Brexit Steering Group rejects Boris Johnson's latest plan.
Maïa de La Baume / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:43:53

Tusk says EU united with Ireland on Brexit, unconvinced by British plan

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU was fully united behind Ireland in talks over Britain's departure from the bloc, which he said was open to more talks with Britain but remained unconvinced by London's latest proposals.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:32:27

VIDEO: interview with Owen Jones

'We can't allow this to be the Brexit election, it has to be an election about the injustices that led to this turmoil in the first place.'
Laura Basu / Open Democracy   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:26:26

UK voters would choose to stop Brexit if given another referendum, Irish premier says

'All the polls suggest that's what the British people actually want, but their political system isn't able to give them that choice'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:48:00

FTSE 100 extends slide as fears over UK economy grow

Index on track for worst week since 2016 while sterling gains with Brexit in focus
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:46:50

Irish PM: customs, potential veto are obstacles to UK's Brexit offer

Britain's offer to the European Union to come to a deal on Brexit is welcome but customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Ireland's assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU rules are a problem, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:30:52

PM goes on charm offensive to win support for Brexit plan

Boris Johnson has launched a charm offensive aimed at rallying support for his Brexit plan at Westminster and with EU leaders.
Sky   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:12:00

'Not even remotely acceptable': European Parliament says it will veto Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

Parliament Brexit chief says proposal is 'mainly a repackaging of the bad ideas that have already been floated in the past'
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:06:00

Europe's choice on Brexit

The many issues that make it hard for the EU to accept Boris Johnson's proposed deal
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:54:16

Trump's trade attack on Europe couldn't come at a worse time for a region on the brink of recession

Data released this weak is showing that Europe's economy is slumping further. Manufacturing looks like it is in a technical recession and now services, once the remaining bright light, has fallen. All this points to a European recession, which will be exacerbated by Brexit and the US-China trade war. The ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:46:54

Ireland says if UK's Brexit proposals are final, there will be no deal

If Britain's latest proposals for an agreement on leaving the European Union are its final offer, then a no-deal Brexit lies ahead, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:41:23

An Outlook for a US-UK Trade Agreement Post-Brexit

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Anonymous / Chatham House   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:35:01

Britain And EU Trade Blame Over New Brexit Plans

Britain and the EU on Thursday traded claims about who would be responsible for the failure of a new Brexit deal unveiled by London as the country faces a messy exit from the bloc at the end of October. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the bloc's failure to listen ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:33:46

UK is seeking to bridge 'chasm' on Brexit, says Johnson

British prime minister insists he is serious about trying to secure a withdrawal deal
FT   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:32:23

Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson wants a 'Trump-deal Brexit'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented his Brexit proposal to Parliament, saying that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it will be a "failure of statecraft for which all parties will be held responsible."
CNN   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:19:41

How Boris Johnson's Brexit plan would work

Analysis: Here's what the prime minister's proposals would mean in practice for trade in Northern Ireland - and how his idea is different from Theresa May's
Sean O'Grady / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:19:00

PM Johnson to talk to Donald Tusk about new Brexit deal - spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to speak to the European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday to discuss his new Brexit proposals, his spokesman said, adding that he expected other phone calls with European leaders.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:06:03

'Not fit for purpose': Ireland says it 'cannot possibly' support Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

Ireland deputy prime minister has said his country "cannot possibly" support Boris Johnson's Brexit plan, and encouraged the UK to come back with something "fit for purpose".
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:53:00

Swiss banks benefit as rich Britons line up escape route from Brexit chaos

Swiss private banks have seen a sharp rise in British clients who are moving assets offshore to escape a chaotic Brexit, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Reuters   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:52:02

Enthusiasm For Johnson's Brexit Plan Cools As PM Faces Off With Parliament

Enthusiasm For Johnson's Brexit Plan Cools As PM Faces Off With Parliament After greeting Boris Johnson's Brexit plan with what Reuters described as "cautious optimism", it appears several key players in the EU27 coalition have turned against the agreement, according to a leaked report published Thursday morning. According to Reuters, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:35:08

Johnson's Brexit plan wins support in House of Commons

The prime minister told MPs Brussels must show willingness to do a deal or face the consequences.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:18:30

The straight-talking French diplomat: Gérard Araud on Donald Trump, Brexit and more

Our Perspective guest is Gérard Araud, a seasoned French diplomat who most recently served as France's ambassador to the United States from 2014 up until June 2019. We discuss his recently published memoirs, the US take on French secularism, and Araud's reputation as one of diplomacy's most outspoken characters.
Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN / France 24   |   Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:17:52

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