Brexit News Archive: 31 Oct 2019

Former Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats weeks before election

MP was one of 21 to have the whip withdrawn by Boris Johnson over decision to block a no-deal Brexit
Vincent Wood / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 22:15:00

Trump Wades Into UK Election With Attack On Opposition Leader And Brexit Warning

US President Donald Trump waded into the British election campaign on Thursday, launching a stinging attack on the country's main opposition leader and warning Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his EU divorce deal could imperil a future US-UK trade agreement.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 20:16:25

UK Brexit Accord Rules Out Trade Deal With US: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit divorce deal, saying it made it impossible to strike a future commercial agreement with the United States. "This deal... you can't do it, you can't trade. We can't make a trade deal with the UK," he said in ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:56:59

U.K.'s Johnson blames Labour rival, pledges January Brexit after missing 'do or die' deadline

Prime Minister Boris Johnson blamed his opposition Labour rival for Britain's failure to leave the European Union by Thursday's deadline and promised to deliver Brexit ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:53:28

Pre-Brexit, Koine Wins E-Money License From UK's FCA, Now Seeking Luxembourg, UAE, US Permissions

Digital asset custodian Koine secured an e-money license from U.K. regulators, while it now looks abroad to prepare for a future Brexit.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:15:48

The Fed thinks the US-China trade war and Brexit risks have receded. Investors should avoid making the same mistake

As recently as October 8, the benchmark S&P 500 equity index was down 4.5 per cent from its peak in late July. The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds, meanwhile, was trading just a whisker above its record low set in July 2016. Since then, both indicators have risen. The S&P ...
Nicholas Spiro / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:00:09

Nigel Farage lays out conditions for pact with Boris Johnson before revealing if Brexit Party will stand against Tories

Brexit Party demands that PM ditches EU deal as leader mulls whether to back Conservatives during campaign
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:52:00

EUR/GBP resisted on topside with eyes on Brexit and German economic woes

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FX Street   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:37:35

General election: Reveal your social media campaigns, parties told

Call for transparency over online ads ahead of 12 December poll
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:25:00

Boris Johnson news - live: Nigel Farage lays out conditions for pact with PM in conversation with Trump

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Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:15:00

General election 2019: Donald Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

The president says "bigger" US-UK trade is possible without it, but calls the PM the "right guy for the times".
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:54:47

Trump: Brexit deal 'precludes' US-UK trade agreement

'We can't make a trade deal with the UK,' under the Brexit deal, the US president said.
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:49:19

US Pres. Trump: US could be precluded from doing trade deal with UK under some Brexit scenarios

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FX Street   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:23:48

General election 2019: Labour gambles on 'radical' strategy

Labour is doubling down on its 2017 election strategy - and hoping voters will look beyond Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:58:03

General election: Best for Britain forced to defend tactical voting tool amid row over Lib Dem support

Anti-Brexit campaign's advice under fire over recommendations in certain seats
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:52:12

Johnson Pledges January Brexit After Missing 'Do Or Die' Deadline

Prime Minister Boris Johnson blamed his opposition Labour rival for Britain's failure to leave the European Union by Thursday's deadline and promised to deliver Brexit by January -- if he wins the upcoming pre-Christmas election.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:45:31

Factbox: Brexit, economy and public services - What are Britain's main parties promising?

The winner of Britain's Dec. 12 election will get to decide what to do about Brexit, how to run the world's fifth-largest economy and which public service reforms to prioritise.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:42:07

Thursday evening news briefing: Labour confirms second referendum plan and says Brexit will be 'sorted' in six months

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:24:59

European vets learning Dutch in no-deal Brexit push

No-deal Brexit preparations were largely put on hold in the Netherlands this week but a group of veterinarians from across Europe remained hard at work in a classroom, with just six months to learn advanced Dutch.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:20:20

Farage refuses to rule out Brexit Party standing aside in seats

Nigel Farage has refused to rule out the prospect of the Brexit Party withdrawing candidates from hundreds of seats in the upcoming general election.
Sky   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:10:00

John Bercow ends decade as Commons speaker with furious spat with Tory MP

'To the fag end of your tenure in that chair, you are defending the indefensible', Andrew Bridgen tells outgoing speaker during debate over suspension of Labour MP
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:00:00

Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk election strategy

The phoney war is over. After months of rehearsing his election strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to run a high-risk campaign designed to exploit divisions over Brexit despite his public appeals for national unity.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:40:18

Health care or Brexit? UK parties pick their election issues

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put the emphasis firmly on economic and social issues, calling the Dec. 12 vote a chance to transform the country. All seats in the 650-seat House of Commons are up for grabs in the early election, chosen by Britain's 46 million eligible voters.
Times of India   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:42:23

Labour election launch: Jeremy Corbyn is still for the many - his voters are still of the few

'Whose side are you on?' Corbyn asked. 'Whoever's side you tell us to be on you majesty,' came the answer
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:42:00

'We're fed up': never-ending Brexit wears thin in French port city

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to take Britain out of the European Union "do or die" on Oct. 31, even if that meant risking chaos at the borders.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:30:07

Counting the costs of another missed Brexit deadline

Planning for leave has cost taxpayers £6bn and debilitated business and civil service
FT   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:11:34

EU says further Brexit extension would be required for Labour to renegotiate deal

Labour wants to negotiate a soft Brexit and put it a referendum with the option to Remain
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:00:00

General election: Boris Johnson accused of suppressing secret report on Russian meddling in Brexit vote and UK polls

Investigation by a committee of MPs concluded two weeks ago - but Downing Street won't say if it will be published before election
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:57:45

Order! Order! Britain's speaker quits Brexit hotseat

John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain's House of Commons -- a role that rocketed him into the heart of the Brexit battle, and won him European fans. The man in the middle of more than three years of fiery parliamentary debates has proved ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:53:27

General election: Corbyn attacks 'establishment elite' as he tries to shrug off Labour's poll deficit

NHS at heart of party's battle for the general election
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:50:00

Trump says Boris Johnson's Brexit deal might hinder trade agreement with the US

Donald Trump has warned the Brexit agreement brokered by Boris Johnson could get in the way of a much sought after trade deal between the UK and America.
The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:48:00

Europe papers see Brexit uncertainty bleed into December vote

As another Brexit deadline passes, commentators see uncertainty continuing into December's election.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:46:08

Hotels concerned over extension of Brexit saga

Hoteliers at summer destinations in Greece are expressing worries about the course of bookings from Britain following the new extension to the country's departure from the European Union.
Kathimerini   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:34:37

Brexit, Romanian politics risk extending EU policymaking vacuum

The machinations of Brexit and a political tug-of-war in Bucharest risk extending a policymaking vacuum in the European Union beyond the start of December.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:25:50

PM Johnson Brexit is not happening on Oct. 31

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was frustrated that Brexit was not happening, as he had repeatedly promised, on Oct. 31 but that if the electorate voted for him then the divorce would be done by January.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:22:43

British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax-dodgers.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:07:01

Labour pledges to 'get Brexit sorted within six months'

Jeremy Corbyn says he is 'determined to bring a divided country together.'
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:52:37

General election: Government data shows huge spike in under 25 voter registration applications

Over 177,000 individuals applied to take part in the first December general election in almost a century on Wednesday
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:38:00

Crest Nicholson warns of lower profits for next 2 years

Shares fall after UK housebuilder announces weaker sales due to Brexit uncertainty
FT   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:34:01

John Bercow steps down: The controversial Speaker who shaped Brexit

After ten years in the chair, Bercow's decision to quit has been lamented by some and celebrated by others
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:31:00

Property investor Madison earmarks $1 billion for central London despite Brexit

Property investor Madison International Realty has more than $1 billion (£773 million) to spend on central London, its president told Reuters, with Brexit uncertainty providing buying opportunities.
Reuters   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:23:58

General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'transform' UK

The Labour leader vows to take on the "elite" in "radical" election pitch, but the PM blames him for delaying Brexit.
BBC   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:52:28

Speaker John Bercow, UK parliament's Brexit umpire-cum-player, steps down

Times of India   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:51:49

YouGov poll on UK election: Conservatives 36%, Labour 21%, Lib. Dem. 18%, Brexit party 13%

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FX Street   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:28:29

UK Election Campaign Hots Up On Brexit Day That Never Was

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Thursday to blame the opposition Labour leader for his failure to deliver Brexit, as both men stepped up campaigning on the day Britain had been due to leave the EU. Johnson is riding high in opinion polls ahead of the December 12 election but risks ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:10:24

Daily Digest 10/21 - Civil Unrest Erupting Around The World, Can We Still Dodge the Progress Trap?

Four dead in Bangladesh riot over offensive Facebook post Civil Unrest Is Erupting All Over The World, But Just Wait Until America Joins The Party Lebanon's Hariri agrees to reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears Unprecedented: The Trump NLRB's attack ...
Daily Digest / Peak Prosperity   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:35:02

Brexit Mania

I admit I started to tune it out because I got a bit sick of following all the ups and downs. Let me know when it's over!*Boris Johnson has been denied the opportunity to hold a second vote on his Brexit deal in the House of Commons after the Speaker, ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:59:00

Petróleo Sube con Esperanzas de Brexit y Tratado EU-China (video)

El analista senior para America Latina de OANDA Alfonso Esparza expone las razones del alza del petróleo en la semana. El optimismo en el mercado de que un Brexit duro no se haga presente y que China y Estados Unidos lleguen a un acuerdo en el mediano plazo ha limitado ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:54:02

Lord King: Brexit is no big deal

Merv loses his nerve.
FT Alphaville   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:52:58

Boris Johnson Presses Ahead with Brexit

Washington Post: "As it did on Super Saturday, the British government will try, once again, to hold a 'meaningful vote' on Monday in Parliament on the withdrawal agreement that Johnson successfully negotiated with his European counterparts last week. Britain is scheduled to leave the E.U. on Oct. 31, in just ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:45:39

Johnson Tries to Throw UK Under Bus; Parliament Balks-for Now

Rachel Shabi The hope for those who oppose his awful Brexit deal is that the number of supporters will collapse once the legislation comes into contact with reality. The post Johnson Tries to Throw UK Under Bus; Parliament Balks-for Now appeared first on The Nation .
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:40:46

Oil Higher on Brexit and Trade War Hope (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza discusses oil prices and the resilience of crude even as US inventories rose last week.
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:39:29

Geopolitical Landscape Could Cause Bond Market Volume to Drop

It's certainly been the summer of bonds after the equities markets spooked investors into safer haven assets like government debt. The holidays are right around the corner and some analysts are forecasting that market volume in bonds could drop given the current geopolitical landscape. With global events like Brexit and ...
Ben Hernandez / ETF Trends   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:06:07

UK Parliament Speaker Bercow Blocks New Vote On Johnson's Brexit Deal

UK Parliament Speaker Bercow Blocks New Vote On Johnson's Brexit Deal With cable reversing all weekend losses, and spiking overnight on that a Brexit vote could be held as soon as today, moments ago House of Commons speaker John Bercow blocked the government's bid to hold a meaningful vote, thwarting ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:55:34

Bercow Blocks Boris Bringing Back Brexit Vote

John Bercow has Boris cannot try holding a meaningful vote on his deal, despite MPs explicitly withholding opinion on the deal on Saturday by passing the Letwin Amendment. No one was expecting a fair ruling from Bercow though... The Government will, therefore, have to push on with the far trickier ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:35:33

The State Of Markets

The State Of Markets Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, No new highs, no new lows, lots of chop and still no decisions on anything. New highs or not, trade deal or not, hard Brexit or not, the list goes on and on. Bulls remain undeterred and confident that an ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:54:40

Scottish Judges Wait to Decide Whether Johnson Met Benn Act

(Bloomberg) - Scottish judges held off on ruling on a case brought by opponents of a no-deal Brexit to ensure that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson complies with a law requiring he reach an agreement...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:47:04

Links 22 October 2019

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: US Federal Reserve starts "quantitative easing forever" - WSWS Saudi Arabia's Best Bet Is to Crash the Price of Oil - Bloomberg Brexit Deal Failure Will Rattle Markets ... - Stock Market News Global economy: 'we must do everything possible' to avoid global 'fracture' ...
Unconventional Economist / MacroBusiness   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:01:26

Guido Fawkes - "support for Boris' deal" - REALLY?

Parliamentary gossip broker Paul Staines aka "Guido Fawkes" confidently transmits this news:... Nigel's continuing opposition for opposition's sake, it seems his usually loyal followers are abandoning him in favour of Boris's new deal. Last man in the bunker... "A new Survation poll out this morning shows 67% of Brexit Party ...
Unknown / Bearwatch   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:48:00

DUP Opposition to Boris' Deal Making English Less Likely to Support the Union

New Polling commissioned by Global Britain has shown that if the DUP continue to not support Boris's deal, English voters will be significantly less likely to support Northern Ireland staying in the UK. If the Brexit process is delayed again, the DUP will be losing English good will to keep ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:30:37

US Futures Rally As Trade Deal, Brexit Optimism Return Despite Prevailing Chaos

US Futures Rally As Trade Deal, Brexit Optimism Return Despite Prevailing Chaos One day after US stocks ended last week on the back foot amid growing uncertainty over Brexit, the ongoing trade talks on "Phase one" deal between the US and China and signals of a global slowdown, world stocks ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:37:57

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. 1. The EU is preparing to delay Brexit until 2020 and British lawmakers are plotting to scupper Boris Johnson's deal. MPs are planning to push for a second referendum and attach a customs union to the prime minister's Brexit deal. 2. China's growth ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:14:00

Pound Rallies As Johnson Pushes For Monday Vote On Brexit Deal

Pound Rallies As Johnson Pushes For Monday Vote On Brexit Deal After MPs voted on Saturday to delay a vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, forcing Johnson to ask the EU for another delay, the PM is preparing to try again on Monday and put the deal to another vote ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:46:00

US Open - Stocks, Johnson's Brexit Push, Oil, Gold

US stocks are poised to have a lackluster open as stocks inch higher in the pre-market. Earnings results will pick up tomorrow and with no major economic data releases, markets will focus on any incremental trade update, Brexit progress, and geopolitical risks. Brexit Time is running out to get a ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:22:56

Brexit Party Supporters Back the Deal

Despite Nigel's continuing opposition for opposition's sake, it seems his usually loyal followers are abandoning him in favour of Boris's new deal. Last man in the bunker... A new Survation poll out this morning shows 67% of Brexit Party voters want the Commons to pass the deal, a little behind ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:19:46

European open - Brexit, gold, oil

Sterling slips on Brexit delay European markets are a mixed bag at the start of trade on Monday as the Brexit saga drags on, weighing a little on the currency. Source - Thomson Reuters Eikon We saw strong gains in the pound last week in anticipation of a Brexit deal ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:37:29

Brexit: Time Is of the Essence

Why Johnson's Brexit may be in more trouble than it seems.
Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:25:47

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