Brexit News Archive: 05 Nov 2019

Nigel Farage in secret talks with Tory Eurosceptics to stand down Brexit Party candidates - The Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 22:11:16

Johnson to launch election bid with promise to 'get Brexit done'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will formally announce a Dec. 12 election on Wednesday, urging voters to back him and promising to "get Brexit done in the next few weeks".
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 22:05:20

Election 2019: Liberal Democrats launch campaign and more

A campaign launch, a Brexit plan and more, as the BBC's Helen Catt reports.
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 21:17:49

Germany gloom as economists slash growth forecasts

Trade wars, Brexit and car sector woes signal brink of technical recession
FT   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 19:53:41

UK parties vie to outdo each other on spending

Brexit should not drown out a serious election debate on public finances
FT   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 18:45:22

So what's wrong with UK elections in December?

It's finally happening. Three and a half years after the UK sent itself into Brexit-induced political paralysis, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to break through by calling an election in December.
CNN   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 18:30:17

Corbyn looks to switch election focus away from Brexit

Labour leader wants party to campaign on issues including rail fares, animal welfare and NHS
FT   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 18:15:21

UK, US could take part in EU military projects under draft plan

Proposal by Finland's EU presidency would keep out China and possibly Turkey too.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 18:11:37

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK will leave EU by 31 January

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Brexit is a "too-long story" that should end.
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:29:43

Johnson's Brexit plans are 'Thatcherism on steroids', says Corbyn

Thatcher is a hate figure in many of the working class communities that voted in 2016 to leave the EU.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:18:04

Jo Swinson has officially opened the Brexit rehab clinic, and its treatment program is brutal

The 'Revoke and Remain' program offers to stop the debate over leaving the EU cold turkey, but it can't guarantee results
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 17:05:23

Michel Barnier raises prospect of extending Brexit transition until 2022 despite Tory denials

EU chief negotiator casts doubt on Boris Johnson's campaign pledge
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:52:00

Brexit 'could mean border checks between England, Scotland and Wales'

Issues such as chlorinated chicken and (GM) crops in post-Brexit trade negotiations could create wide differences between the nations' food safety standards
Tom Eden / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:33:00

Boris Johnson accused of breaking government pledge to MPs over Brexit vote

'Reckless' move puts UK at continued risk of no-deal crash-out at the end of 2020, former minister warns
Rob Merrick, Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:25:00

Brexit: Where do the parties stand?

The government's Brexit legislation is on hold as the UK heads towards a general election.
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:24:32

UK services sector stagnates as new orders fall on Brexit fears

But the outlook is slightly better as an end to the Brexit impasse appears closer.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:21:29

Conservatives post misleading edited video to suggest Labour's shadow Brexit secretary can't answer question

Clip doctored to give false impression that Keir Starmer was lost for words over Labour's Brexit policy
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 16:07:00

General election 2019: Philip Hammond to stand down as MP

The former Tory will not stand in Runnymede and Weybridge after losing the whip over Brexit.
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:43:59

Another Brexit ditch for Johnson

Few trade experts believe it possible to complete EU free trade agreement by December 31 next year
FT   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:38:18

Brexit prompts Northern Ireland electoral pacts that could shake DUP grip

Division among Northern Ireland's pro-British and pro-Irish parties over Brexit has prompted tactical electoral moves that put at risk some of the seats that had given the province's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) the balance of power in London.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:23:05

General election 2019: Labour's £500m NHS claim fact-checked

Jeremy Corbyn claims a Brexit trade deal with the US could mean much higher drugs prices for the NHS.
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:11:48

UK parties promise end to Brexit agony if they win election

Times of India   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:02:15

Boris Johnson news - live: PM 'suppressing the truth' by blocking report on Russia interference, as Rees-Mogg apologises for blaming Grenfell victims for their deaths

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Adam Forrest, Andy Gregory / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:00:00

Downing St pulls Brexit stage two extension offer to avoid no-deal

Downing Street has pulled an offer to let MPs vote on a fresh Brexit delay in the next stage of negotiations to stop a no-deal divorce at the end of 2020.
Sky   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 14:09:00

All UK parties promise end to Brexit agony, but disagree on how to deliver

Britain’s three major political parties wooed weary voters on Tuesday, all promising an end to Brexit wrangling if they win next month’s national election – but offering starkly different visions of how to achieve Minister Boris Johnson says if his Conservative Party wins the December 12 poll, he will get ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 14:08:06

Zero tariff, zero quotas 'not enough', EU's Barnier tells UK

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday predicted "difficult and demanding" negotiations with Britain on a future trading relationship, saying the bloc would not accept any "unfair competitive advantage" for London.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 13:46:33

Boris Johnson 'too busy with Brexit' to read secret report on Russian interference in UK politics, Tory minister claims

Senior Conservatives join calls for publication before election - amid new warning investigation could remain under wraps for six months
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 13:38:00

Johnson presses election rival to explain Brexit stance

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pressed opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday to tell voters in next month's election whether he backs leaving ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 13:18:01

Labour's Corbyn brands PM Johnson's Brexit plans "Thatcherism on steroids"

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday of seeking to hijack Brexit to unleash a Thatcherite bonfire of regulation that would usher in what he cast as a much harsher brand of American-style capitalism.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 13:15:47

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'get Brexit sorted' in six months

Opposition leader attacks Boris Johnson's deal with EU as election campaign cranks up
FT   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 13:08:21

Corbyn aims for Brexit middle-ground in pitch for 'the 99%'

Jeremy Corbyn has declared Labour stands for "the 99%" on Brexit as he tried to position himself between the "extreme" Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Sky   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:55:00

General election: Voters left in the dark on where Labour's referendum stance until spring

Labour leader says critics who accuse him of talking to both sides on Brexit are 'dead right'
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:47:57

EU's Barnier sees difficult talks on post-Brexit trade deal

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday that negotiations on a future trading relationship with Britain would be "difficult and demanding," as the bloc "will not tolerate unfair competitive advantage".
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:36:58

General election 2019: Vote could deliver 'seismic change' - Swinson

The Lib Dem leader says a government led by her would "stop Brexit and build a brighter future".
BBC   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:34:16

UK economy starts fourth quarter on weak note as Brexit hits orders

Britain's economy got off to a weak start to the final quarter of 2019, according to surveys which showed the giant services sector stagnated last month, with concerns about Brexit depressing new orders, while consumers stayed cautious.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:30:29

Jo Swinson 'absolutely categorically' rules out working with Corbyn even to deliver new Brexit referendum

Liberal Democrat leader insists Labour counterpart is 'unfit to be prime minister'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:30:00

Jeremy Corbyn defends 6-month plan to end Brexit debate

Labour leader says he could get Brexit sorted more quickly than Boris Johnson would.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:21:50

Labour's Corbyn declines to say if he will stop Brexit to form a coalition

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday declined to say if his party would stop the Brexit process to form a coalition if no party won a majority in December's election.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:19:37

UK Liberal Democrats: 'A vote for Labour is a vote for Brexit'

Party leader Jo Swinson says they can form a majority after the election and stop Brexit.
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:08:30

EU's Barnier: So many consequences of Brexit are underestimated

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FX Street   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:42:45

Labour's Corbyn says PM Johnson seeking to "unleash Thatcherism on steroids"

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seeking to hijack Brexit to "unleash Thatcherism on steroids" by slashing regulations and moving the United Kingdom towards an American economic model.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:39:47

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

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday accuse Britain's Conservatives of attempting to hijack Brexit to unleash a Thatcherite bonfire of regulation, as he seeks to rally core voters put off by Labour's ambiguous stance on the EU divorce.
Reuters   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:29:31

UK service sector stagnates as Brexit fears hurt orders

Rising import prices squeeze firms' profitability, prompting many to lay off workers Services companies suffered their seventh monthly decline in new orders this year, as Brexit uncertainty continued to take its toll on business and consumer confidence at home and abroad. Export orders were the worst affected last month, falling ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:18:36

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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