Brexit News Archive: 04 Oct 2019

A Brexit extension could be just what Boris Johnson wants

In politics, they say that if you're explaining, you're losing.
Sky   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:24:00

Is Boris Johnson's Brexit proposal for the EU workable?

Brussels says it is not convinced by the British prime minister's offer, but remains open to suggestions.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:17:24

Trawler 14 times the size of UK fishing boats is plundering fish from British waters before Brexit

Steve Bird / Telegraph   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:30:44

Brexit: Student leaders call on youths to get on electoral roll

In 2017, younger people tended to vote for Labour and other smaller parties rather than vote conservative.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:21:15

Brexit: EU Member states say Boris Johnson's new plan 'does not provide basis for agreement'

'We will meet again on Monday to give the UK another opportunity to present its proposals in detail', commission spokesman says
Vincent Wood / The Independent   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:11:00

Boris Johnson will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached by mid-October, court told

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the October 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October, according to a document read aloud in a Scottish court Friday.The document quoted in Scotland’s Court of Session indicated Johnson intends to comply ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:55:28

Brussels bets on election to break Brexit impasse

As Johnson's hopes for a deal fade, EU banks on forcing a second referendum
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:48:01

Labour's Big Gamble on Brexit

Rachel Shabi By dodging a decision on the issue, the party has ceded political ground to the right while demoralizing some of its own ranks. The post Labour's Big Gamble on Brexit appeared first on The Nation .
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:10:34

Johnson's Brexit Strategy Faces Legal, Time Constraints

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday faced fresh court action to stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal as chances of an agreement faded with a warning from Brussels that he had just a week to flesh out his new Brexit plans. The British leader ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:03:23

Main Points Of Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement

Britain's new proposals to break the Brexit deadlock largely focus on arrangements for the border between the Irish republic and Northern Ireland after the country leaves the EU. The issue of how to respect the EU's rules while adhering to the Good Friday Agreement has been a key sticking point ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:53:11

Britain, EU Need New Brexit Draft In Week To Avoid Delay Or Chaos

Britain and Europe will have to agree a draft text next week if they are to sign an accord to avoid a chaotic no-deal divorce or another Brexit delay before this month's deadline, diplomats warn. European officials insist the deadline of next Friday is not an ultimatum to Prime Minister ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:52:47

The FT's biggest stories and best reads every Friday

Kesewa Hennessy's top reads this week: Brexit's new borders; Hong Kong's quiet protesters; Prince Harry v the press
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:40:30

Britain's Brexit Tangle Complicated By Belfast Impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new plans to leave the European Union offer Northern Ireland's devolved government consent over new border arrangements with Ireland. But his fresh Brexit blueprint has prompted an obvious question: how, when the power-sharing assembly in Belfast has been suspended since January 2017? Johnson's plans, unveiled ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:35:19

DTCC Pushes Back Blockchain Project to Avoid Brexit Complications

The DTCC has pushed back the release of its blockchain-based post-trade system for derivatives by several months, in part because of Brexit.
Ian Allison / CoinDesk   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:20:01

Let's Make a Deal: Europe Can No Longer Afford the Brexit Insanity

Despite everything, it is time for the European Union to reach a deal with the United Kingdom on Brexit. Compromise is the only way out of this mess.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:04:55

Explainer: 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   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 15:55:26

PM Johnson will ask for Brexit extension if no deal by Oct. 19, court told

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct. 19, the government acknowledged for the first time on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 15:40:14

Not Mission Impossible: Irish foreign minister says new Brexit deal can be done

Negotiations to strike a new Brexit deal are not "mission impossible" and can succeed, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Friday, but any new agreement must also secure an open Irish border.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 15:39:15

Friday afternoon news briefing: Boris Johnson will seek Brexit extension there is no deal, court hears

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 15:25:57

Stamp duty take down by £745m since 2017-18

Fall reflects slowing of the housing market and effects of Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 15:21:43

Brexit Irony: EU Rejects Its Own Proposal

Brexit Irony: EU Rejects Its Own Proposal Authored by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk, Boris Johnson Proposes a Northern Ireland solution. This is what the EU originally proposed. Brexit Irony When Theresa May first started negotiating Brexit, Michel Barnier, the EU's negotiator, suggested a Northern Ireland Backstop. Theresa May how to ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 14:30:00

New Brexit proposals basis for discussion 'at best', Dutch PM says

Britain's new Brexit proposals "at best" could form a basis for further discussions, but many questions still remain, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 14:25:08

Johnson Tells Court He May Seek Brexit Delay: Documents

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told a court he will request a Brexit delay if he fails to strike a deal with the EU by October 19, according to documents published online Friday. Parliament has passed legislation requiring the premier to ask the other 27 EU leaders for an ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 14:14:10

GBP/USD weakens below 1.2300 handle on stronger USD, negative Brexit headlines

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FX Street   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:55:07

US Open - Mixed NFP report still supports Fed easing cycle, Powell on tap, Oil, Gold, Brexit

Weakness is trickling into the labor market, albeit at a slow pace. The September nonfarm payroll employment report came in slightly softer than expected at 136,000, a miss of the 145,000 forecast, but still well below last year's pace of ~200,000 jobs. What made this report a little mixed was ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:53:36

Analysts cut carbon price forecasts as Brexit clouds market

Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a no-deal Brexit hangs over the market.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:52:15

Court document says UK to seek Brexit delay if deal not made

British PM Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-Oct, according to a document read aloud in a Scottish court Friday. The document a lawyer quoted from in Scotland's Court of Session, PM Johnson ...
Times of India   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:50:40

Ireland would consider Brexit extension if UK sought one - PM Varadkar

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that if Great Britain were to request an extension to its Brexit deadline he would consider it, adding that an extension would be preferable to the UK crashing out of the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:20:00

Brexit delay law does not stop UK doing other things to avoid extension - BBC, citing source

The British government can find ways to avoid delaying Brexit beyond the current divorce date of Oct. 31, the BBC's political editor said on Friday, citing a senior source in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:16:10

Boris Johnson moves to scrap Brexit environment safeguards to get deal with Trump

Trade secretary says scrapping protections 'vital for giving us the freedom and flexibility' to sign deals
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:13:00

Boris Johnson will seek Brexit delay if no deal is reached, court documents say

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will request a Brexit extension if no deal is reached with the European Union by October 19, according to documents read out in Scotland's highest court on Friday, PA news agency reports.
CNN   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:09:15

Boris Johnson news - live: PM doubles down on no-deal threat hours after government claims he would seek Brexit delay

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Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:07:00

European Parliament president rejected UK Brexit proposal - Spiegel

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FX Street   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:06:42

Geordie Greig: 'Provocation is a good thing'

The Daily Mail editor on making headlines, changing tack on Brexit - and stalking Lucian Freud
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:03:30

Johnson 'will seek Brexit extension' if no deal agreed by October 19

Detail emerged from government documents submitted in a Scottish court
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:02:28

Boris Johnson Will Seek Brexit Extension If No Deal

"Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit delay if no deal is agreed by 19 October, according to government papers submitted to a Scottish court," the BBC reports. The Guardian: "The undertaking appears to directly contradict the prime minister's statements that the UK will ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:02:07

Brexit: Boris Johnson will send extension letter - court document

If no deal is agreed by 19 October, Boris Johnson will comply with Benn Act, government document says.
BBC   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 12:55:09

Brexit: UK PM Boris Johnson may ask for extension if no deal by October 19

Anti-Brexit campaigners began legal action in Scottish courts on Friday to order him to comply with the Benn Act or have judges write to the EU on his behalf asking for the extension.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 12:46:08

Court papers show Johnson will ask for Brexit extension to avoid no deal

Boris Johnson has insisted the UK can leave with no deal on October 31
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 12:10:51

Scant evidence hedge funds are betting on no-deal Brexit

Hickam's dictum applies - a market can have as many diseases as it damn well pleases
FT   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:55:46

PM 'will seek Brexit extension if no deal agreed by 19 October'

Boris Johnson will seek a Brexit extension from the EU if no withdrawal deal is reached by 19 October, government documents say.
Sky   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:46:00

PM Johnson will ask for Brexit extension if no deal by Oct. 19 - court documents

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been agreed by Oct. 19, according to government papers submitted to a Scottish court, the BBC reported.
Reuters   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:40:47

Boris Johnson 'to request Brexit delay from EU if he fails to strike deal by October 19', court hears

Boris Johnson has accepted he will request Article 50 is extended if he fails to reach a new Brexit deal with the EU by 19 October, a Scottish court has been told by lawyers challenging the government.
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:39:00

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   |   Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:21:32