Brexit News Archive: 04 Nov 2019

Brexit hot seat: Lindsay Hoyle elected as British parliament’s new speaker

British lawmakers elected Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle as speaker on Monday to take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary instalment of the protracted struggle over Brexit.In the three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the speaker has played an increasingly influential role in the process of ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 22:47:58

'Thatcherism on steroids' - Corbyn says of Johnson's Brexit plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party wants to hijack Britain's exit from the European Union to deregulate the economy and lower standards, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 22:36:32

Brexit can happen without 'trashing' UK economy or NHS, Jeremy Corbyn to claim

Labour leader to stamp his authority on his Remain-backing colleagues - by insisting a pain-free, softer exit deal can be achieved
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 22:32:24

Johnson vows to leave the EU by end of January

Prime minister touts 'oven ready' Brexit as Corbyn pledges better deal and referendum
FT   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 22:30:30

Johnson and Corbyn in war of words as Labour reveal Brexit strategy

Jeremy Corbyn is urging voters to back him with a pledge to "get Brexit sorted" in six months if he becomes prime minister.
Sky   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 21:37:00

'Order!' - UK parliament elects new Speaker for Brexit hot seat

British lawmakers elected Labour's Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker on Monday to take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary instalment of the protracted struggle over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 21:29:37

British MPs Choose Lindsay Hoyle As Parliament Speaker To Replace Bercow

British MPs on Monday selected veteran Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be parliament's new speaker, replacing John Bercow in a role once little-noticed but now reshaped by the fractious turmoil over Brexit.
IBTimes   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 20:59:31

Lindsay Hoyle wins the race to succeed John Bercow, by being the most anyone-but-Bercow candidate

Days after spending long hours worshipping John Bercow, MPs went wild as his would-be replacements took it in turns to denounce him
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 20:53:29

Special report on illicit Russian activities in UK should be published, former security and cabinet officials demand

'Since this has apparently already been redacted by the intelligence agencies there can be no national security reasons to delay publication'
Kim Sengupta / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 20:32:45

Lindsay Hoyle: Labour MP elected new House of Commons speaker, replacing John Bercow

Hoyle vows to polish away the 'tarnish' to the reputation of the House
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 20:21:00

Brexit could fuel Northern Ireland paramilitary attacks: watchdog

Independent group says UK's EU departure risks stoking violence among nationalist and unionist groups.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 19:29:00

Politics news - live: Sir Lindsay Hoyle voted new Commons Speaker as Farage unveils 600 Brexit Party candidates

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Adam Forrest, Chris Baynes, Lizzy Buchan, Andy Gregory / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 19:24:00

Farage attacks 'arrogance' of Eurosceptic Tories

Brexit party leader rejects calls for him to pull back from standing full slate of candidates
FT   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 19:14:26

EU Foe Farage Takes Brexit Poll Challenge To Johnson

Anti-EU populist leader Nigel Farage said Monday he will field hardline Brexit candidates across Britain despite fears he could deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson a majority in next month's election. Farage wants to sever all ties with the European Union and calls Johnson's divorce deal agreed with Brussels last month ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 18:46:52

General election 2019: No Russia interference report until after polling day

There are claims No 10 is delaying publishing the report on alleged meddling in the Brexit referendum.
BBC   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 18:32:50

Brexit 'hubs' face EU markets watchdog checks in 2020

New European Union hubs opened by British-based financial firms to avoid Brexit disruption will be scrutinised next year by the bloc's markets watchdog to check whether they are gaming licensing requirements.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 18:14:48

UK campaigners call for citizens' assembly to repair democracy

Letter to Guardian says Britain's democratic system is in urgent need of an upgrade A plan to fix Britain's broken democracy A citizens' assembly is needed to reform Britain's democracy because parliament has failed to deal with the chaos over Brexit, respond to climate change or shore up the economic ...
Rowena Mason Deputy political editor / Guardian   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 18:00:28

Farage: Hundreds of Brexit Party candidates will run in election

The Brexit Party leader will not stand himself, having failed 7 times to win election as an MP.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 17:12:58

Lindsay Hoyle front-runner to replace John Bercow as UK Commons speaker

The ultimate winner will have to steer the Commons through the Brexit debate after the general election.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 16:34:03

Tony Blair's approach to EU helped cause Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker

Outgoing European Commission president says the former PM was among those who 'wanted nothing to do with the EU' on political integration
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 16:32:00

British MPs Vote On New Speaker After Bercow's Departure

British MPs began the selection of their new speaker on Monday to replace John Bercow, who enraged the government but won a global following with his parliamentary rulings on Brexit.
IBTimes   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 15:39:56

We could be kingmakers in likely hung parliament - Farage

The British election is likely to result in a hung parliament and the Brexit Party's lawmakers could be kingmakers, leader Nigel Farage said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 15:05:09

What does the Sinn Fein-SDLP electoral pact in Northern Ireland mean for Brexit?

Tactical Voting: The pact is likely to cost the DUP seats
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 14:41:00

Brexit could fuel Northern Ireland paramilitary attacks, watchdog says

Brexit has the potential to fuel paramilitary violence, which lingers in British-ruled Northern Ireland two decades after a peace deal, but is less significant than the current lack of devolved government, an independent watchdog said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 13:53:07

Britain pins hopes on general election to finally resolve Brexit

The need to break the parliamentary deadlock over Britain’s departure from the European Union has been evident for a long time. Now, a general election offers hope that the vexed question of Brexit will finally be resolved. But there are no guarantees. The outcome of the poll on December 12 ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 13:38:31

Why moderates are leaving Boris Johnson's Conservative party

A growing number of female British MPs have quit ahead of the UK general election, with some citing vicious abuse and intimidation as reasons for stepping down. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.
CNN   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:39:49

UK tourism industry set to struggle under post-Brexit immigration plans

Industry experts say proposed skills- and salary-assessed system for workers will make it harder for tourism industry to recruit staff Concerns among UK tourism businesses are intensifying over post-Brexit immigration rules that seem likely to leave shortages in the workforce. The proposed new skills- and salary-assessed system will mean those ...
Antonia Wilson / Guardian   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:38:28

UK's Liberal Democrat leader sent suspicious package ahead of UK election - ITV

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson was the recipient of suspicious package delivered to her office in parliament ahead of the upcoming general election, ITV reported on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:29:16

Jo Swinson's parliamentary office evacuated as 'suspicious powder' sparks police investigation

Scare after Liberal Democrat leader targeted amid warnings of threats to MPs' safety
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 11:58:00

UK will not extend Brexit transition period - Johnson spokesman

The British government will not extend the transition period that follows a Brexit withdrawal agreement, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 11:31:05

UK PM spokesman: Government will not be extending Brexit transition period

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FX Street   |   Mon, 4 Nov 2019 11:29:24

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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