Brexit News Archive: 01 Nov 2019

UK political morass deepens as Farage threatens Johnson

Leader of Brexit Party wants UK PM Johnson to join hands with him, as suggested by US President Trump.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 20:10:23

UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

Times of India   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 19:27:17

Farage ambiguity points to splits in Brexit party

Leader seen by some as out of touch with Leavers and seek strategy rethink
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 19:17:19

UK politics: Johnson's Brexit election gamble

The Conservatives' strategy requires picking up Labour seats in working-class areas, but voter volatility could scupper their plan
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 19:09:09

Farage's Brexit Party to fight every seat in poll battle with Johnson

Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage opened his UK election campaign on Friday by telling Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat unless Johnson drops his EU divorce deal and agrees an election pact.
Reuters   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 19:07:23

Sketch: Farage tells Boris, 'Do what I say or I'll win you the election'

At the Brexit Party campaign launch, Farage channels his Dr Evil, by making impossible demands and issuing undeliverable threats
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 18:33:00

Boris Johnson snubs Nigel Farage over electoral pact

The Brexit Party leader said he could stand candidates down in hundreds of seats if the prime minister ditches his deal with Brussels.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 18:07:19

Johnson, asked about Trump doubts on Brexit deal, says 'UK has full control'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his Brexit deal would give Britain "full control" after it leaves the European Union, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said it might hinder a future trade agreement between the United States and Britain.
Reuters   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 18:04:02

General election 2019: Boris Johnson rejects pact with Nigel Farage

The Tory leader also hits back at Donald Trump's criticism of his Brexit deal, in a BBC interview.
BBC   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 18:00:34

Nigel Farage's plan to field Brexit Party candidates in every seat 'not good news' for Boris Johnson, expert says

Prime minister warned that Brexit Party standing 'in every single seat' will do more damage to Tories than Labour
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 17:59:16

Tory divisions gave Brussels the edge in Brexit talks, researchers say

Theresa May prioritized party management over Brexit strategy, study says.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 17:59:09

General election 2019: What does 'clean-break Brexit' mean?

Some politicians have been calling for a "clean-break Brexit". What does it mean?
BBC   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 17:38:17

Outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: 'I Kissed Putin ... It Certainly Didn't Hurt Europe'

In an interview, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discusses his regret over not fighting Brexit, the special rapport he established with Trump and the prospects for Ursula von der Leyen, his successor at the helm in Brussels.
Spiegel   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 17:00:31

Brexit lowers bar for election victory, study finds

Boris Johnson could win in marginal seats with as little as a quarter of vote share in those constituencies
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:02:43

The UK's 2019 election cannot be a re-run of the 2017 campaign

The UK is due to go to the polls on December 12 in an attempt to overcome parlaiment's impasse over Brexit. Given the latest missed deadline of October 31, it seems inevitable that Brexit will dominate this campaign. Boris Johnson and the Conservatives are blaming parliament for blocking the passage ...
Christopher Kirkland, Lecturer in Politics, York St John University / The Conversation   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 15:18:46

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Brooke Masters' top reads this week: Brexit up close; LVMH, Tiffany and the business of diamonds; email like it's 1999
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 15:13:28

Eurosceptic Farage Urges British PM To Listen To Trump

Anti-European populist Nigel Farage urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to follow Donald Trump's advice and form a pact with his Brexit Party in Britain's pre-Christmas general election. The US president used a lengthy appearance on Farage's radio phone-in show Thursday to share his characteristically blunt views ahead of ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 15:03:30

Boris Johnson news - live: PM rejects Trump call for Farage general election pact as head-to-head televised leaders debate announced

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Adam Forrest, Jane Dalton, Vincent Wood / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 15:00:00

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   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:47:12

Nigel Farage tells Boris Johnson: Drop Brexit deal and I'll help you win

If the Brexit Party runs in only a small number of seats, that would help the Conservatives, who are vying with Farage for the support of Brexit backing voters. "I believe the only way to solve this is to build a 'leave' alliance across this country," Farage said.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:46:36

Brexit uncertainty hits manufacturing sector

UK factories suffer sixth consecutive month of falling new orders Britain's factories suffered a sixth consecutive month of falling new orders in October as ongoing Brexit uncertainty hit demand from domestic customers. Weak global demand for British manufactured goods also played a part in forcing firms to lay off workers ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:44:36

Dominic Cummings: Boris Johnson aide could be forced to appear before fake news inquiry

Minister admits government was wrong to claim Downing Street special adviser could not give evidence
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:32:00

Farage puts Johnson in a bind

The Brexit party leader's ultimatum risks splitting the rightwing vote
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:18:29

What effect will Nigel Farage's Brexit Party have on the Tory vote?

Tactical Voting: The effect may not be as straightforward as it seems
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 14:01:00

Medical student 'pushed aside by Boris Johnson aide' when she tried to confront PM at hospital

Prime minister 'too cowardly' to deal with opinion of staff who have seen impact of government cuts, says trainee doctor
Harry Cockburn / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 13:17:00

Why the ‘Disunited Kingdom’ will remain trapped in the Brexit Groundhog Day cycle of destructive drama

It seems the world is trapped in a dreadful version of the hilariously tortured film Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray seems doomed to blunder for an eternity through the same grim wintry day in a vain quest for the heart of Andie it is street violence in Hong Kong, Santiago ...
David Dodwell / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 13:00:10

Brexit Party plans to win over Labour voters with 'cheaper food and cheaper bras', says Farage

Brexit Party leader claims leaving EU without a deal would mean 'cheaper everything' as he promises to target Leave-voting seats held by Labour MPs
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:57:00

Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson

Nigel Farage warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday that his Brexit Party would contest every seat in Britain in a Dec. 12 election unless he ditched his EU divorce deal and agreed to an electoral alliance of Brexit-supporting parties.
Reuters   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:38:38

Voting for Nigel Farage will not get Brexit done - Conservative Party

Britain's ruling Conservatives warned on Friday that voting for the rival Brexit Party could prevent Britain from leaving the EU and could put left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn into power at an upcoming election.
Reuters   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:38:12

Farage gives Johnson two weeks to ditch Brexit deal

Brexit party leader vows to field full list of candidates unless PM agrees to his terms
FT   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:18:53

Farage to Tories: Join election 'Leave alliance' or Brexit Party will contest every seat

Nigel Farage confirms he will stand, but refuses to unveil where.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:13:28

Farage reveals two-week deadline for election pact with Johnson

Nigel Farage has invited Boris Johnson to form a "Leave alliance" at the general election - but warned the Brexit Party will stand in every seat in Great Britain if the PM does not agree.
Sky   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:47:00

General election 2019: Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'

The Brexit Party leader says his candidates will stand in "every single seat" if no agreement is reached.
BBC   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:43:58

Bosses leave car dealer Lookers as Brexit blamed for profit warning

Shares plunge and company announces the closure of 15 branches Lookers, one of Britain's biggest car dealerships, has parted company with its chief executive and chief operating officer as it blamed Brexit uncertainty for its second profit warning in less than four months. The company's shares plunged by a quarter ...
Sean Farrell / Guardian   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:34:13

UK Brexit Party leader Farage: Will contest every seat if PM Johnson doesn't accept our leave alliance offer

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FX Street   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:22:37

Brexit Party to fight 'every seat' in general election unless Boris Johnson tears up his EU deal

Nigel Farage denounced the prime minister's withdrawal agreement as a 'sell-out' which would not deliver Brexit
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:15:00

UK Brexit Party leader Farage: This deal is not true Brexit

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FX Street   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:14:18

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   |   Fri, 1 Nov 2019 11:07:07

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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