Brexit News Archive: 06 Nov 2019

[Podcast] Left of Europe, by Violet Lucca

Untangling the Brexit question with a panel of activists and leftists from around the United Kingdom
Violet Lucca / Harper's Magazine   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 22:17:21

Boris Johnson launched the Conservative election campaign today with a sewer of lies

The lies were so many they coagulated to form a slow-cooked casserole, the false meat and the untrue gravy forming a kind of slop
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 22:12:00

Brexit stalemate taking a toll on UK business investment

Productivity in the UK has fallen at its fastest pace in five years, and investments have stalled since the Brexit vote.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 21:42:29

Britain's Johnson Launches Election Campaign On Opposition Turf

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday launched the Conservatives' election campaign in a traditional stronghold of the Labour opposition he hopes to win over by vowing to "get Brexit done".
IBTimes   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 20:56:11

Johnson: We will get Brexit done in January

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to take Britain out of the European Union in January, speaking at a campaign rally he used to frame the country's Dec. 12 general election as the most important in a generation.
Reuters   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 20:20:10

Truro & Falmouth Brexit Party Steps Down to Avoid Splitting Leave Vote

Paul Wood, the Brexit Party candidate in the Conservative marginal seat of Truro and Falmouth has emailed supporters to say he's standing aside to avoid splitting Leave vote. Country before party... The post Truro & Falmouth Brexit Party Steps Down to Avoid Splitting Leave Vote appeared first on Guido Fawkes ...
order-order / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:43:01

General election: Boris Johnson tries to get Tory campaign back on track after day of gaffes and mishaps

Prime minister addresses rally after ministerial resignation and series of apologies from his MPs
Lizzy Buchan, Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:37:00

Fading Fears of No-Deal Brexit Could Support Ireland ETF

With the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit waning, the Irish market and the related ETF are strengthening as investors no longer fear an economic fallout with one of the country's biggest trading partners. The iShares MSCI Ireland ETF (NYSEArca: EIRL) has jumped 12.1% over the past three months as the ...
Max Chen / ETF Trends   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:36:58

Reject Wetherspoon report over pro-Brexit outlay, investors told

Advice from influential Pirc group cites concerns over spending and sustainability JD Wetherspoon investors should vote against the company's annual report at its shareholder meeting because of the pub chain's spending on pro-Brexit materials, according to an influential shareholder advisory group. Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (Pirc) said shareholders should ...
Sean Farrell / Guardian   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:21:17

Lib Dems claim 'seismic' shift away from 'Trumpian' Boris Johnson could win them seats of arch-Brexiteers

Poll suggests Jo Swinson's party has Sir John Redwood's Wokingham constituency in its sights as loyalties shift in Remain-backing commuter belt
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 19:03:00

Worse than Brexit? Ultra-rich threaten to bail on Britain if Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn wins election

Is Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn worse than Brexit?That is the belief of many British-based billionaires, who are reportedly thinking of packing their bags should the veteran socialist win power next month.Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose right-wing Conservative government is seeking re-election on December 12, has this week slammed left-winger ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 18:31:28

General election 2019: Boris Johnson says he will get Brexit 'over the line'

Boris Johnson says the UK will leave the EU in January if he wins the election, ahead of the Tory campaign launch.
BBC   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:46:48

Is Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Worse Than Brexit?

Is Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn worse than Brexit? That is the belief of many British-based billionaires who are reportedly thinking of packing their bags should the veteran socialist win power next month. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose right-wing Conservative government is seeking re-election on December 12, has this week ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:40:36

Boris Johnson public spending boosts to leave 2020 funding lower than 2010, influential think tank says

'Very little scope' for tax giveaways or more funds for services without pushing state debt up, warns Institute for Fiscal Studies
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:39:00

Campaign Round-Up: 36 Days To Go

TORIES Campaign launch today, including Boris speech outside No. 10 Rees-Mogg Grenfell Story drags on Alun Cairnes resignation Cleverly media appearance woes Topline(s): They didn't want the election Imagine a Labour victory with 2 referendums next year Boris will get Brexit over the line LABOUR Continued attacks on Mogg's Grenfell ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:24:23

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   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:06:54

Boris Johnson promises to end 'paralysis' over Brexit as he formally kicks off poll campaign

The Prime Minister, who has earlier expressed his "deep regret" for not being able to meet the October 31 Brexit deadline, said he did not want to call the election in December but had been forced to act in the face of Parliament's efforts to block his "great Brexit deal".
PTI / Financial Express   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 16:54:00

Boris Johnson on election campaign collision-course with Brussels over new EU commissioner

Prime minister refusing to pick after new president says UK must send a candidate
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 16:26:00

Corbyn confident he would get Brexit extension as PM

Jeremy Corbyn is certain he would get a Brexit extension should he win the general election, batting off concerns from Jean-Claude Juncker that Labour's plan is
Sky   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 16:25:00

John Bercow: Brexit 'biggest post-war foreign policy mistake'

The former Speaker tells journalists he no longer has to "remain impartial" after stepping down.
BBC   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 16:16:48

Britain's Post-Brexit Choices

Assuming that the United Kingdom does eventually leave the European Union, its next government will need to negotiate new relationships with the rest of the world. That will involve tough choices, not least whether the UK should align its regulations in key economic sectors with those of the EU or ...
Ngaire Woods / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 16:04:43

Farage: Brexit Party Can't Win This Election

Nigel Farage was more honest than Jo Swinson on the campaign trail in Workington this morning, telling the audience that his party was not going to win the election. Perhaps revealing why he isn't standing... "You know, I thought watching yesterday Jo Swinson stand up and say I could be ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 15:45:09

General election: How voter loyalty that lasted 100 years is vanishing - making 2019 impossible to call

Analysis: In the first of our guides to the 2019 contest, The Independent's election guru looks at the evidence showing half of voters switched parties in the last three polls
David Cowling / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 15:20:00

Boris Johnson blocked release of Russia report against advice of intelligence agencies, Dominic Grieve says

'This must not be allowed to happen again,' committee chair says as parliament dissolves
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 14:41:33

EU says it did not amend Theresa May's Brexit deal for Boris Johnson and only 'clarified' it

Spokesperson denies withdrawal agreement was reopened
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 14:08:00

Live FX market analysis - 5 November 2019 (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses Brexit, the UK election, BoE and the US-China trade war. He then gives his analysis on EURUSD, GBPUSD, EURGBP, AUDUSD, USDCAD, GBPCAD, NZDUSD, USDJPY, GBPJPY and EURJPY.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:49:34

British PM Boris Johnson Compares Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn To Joseph Stalin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Wednesday to get Brexit done by January and compared his Labour Party rival Jeremy Corbyn to Joseph Stalin in a strident launch to a tough pre-Christmas election campaign. The splintered country is bracing for its third general election in four years to try and ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:48:03

Rabo: Beware The End Of Trade War - The World Needs An Easy-To-Understand Bogeyman For All Its Troubles

Rabo: Beware The End Of Trade War - The World Needs An Easy-To-Understand Bogeyman For All Its Troubles Submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank Mr Market continues to tell us that Brexit is in the bag and that a US-China trade deal is in the bag too. Not only that, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:45:23

Can Boris Johnson break Labour's 'red wall'?

Conservative hopes rest on a line of 50 Brexit supporting seats from north Wales to Humberside
FT   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:37:03

John Bercow taunts Boris Johnson and calls Brexit the biggest blunder since Second World War

Saga of leaving EU will - if it goes ahead - rage 'probably for the next 10 years and conceivably for the next 15 years', ex-Speaker warns
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:34:00

Johnson: Let's get Brexit done or face "horror show" of Corbyn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a Dec. 12 election or face the "horror show" of two referendums next year if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was elected.
Reuters   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:27:49

Boris Johnson fires starting gun on Tory election campaign

The Tory leader said his first priority was to get Brexit done by January.
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:24:33

EU sees more risks than reassurance in UK election

Bloc's leaders have every reason to doubt poll will bring clarity on Brexit they crave
FT   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:24:05

5 weeks, 650 seats, 86 days to Brexit: UK election numbers

Britain's five-week election campaign officially began Wednesday, when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the Dec. 12 vote. Here's a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how - or even whether - the country leaves the European Union:
Times of India   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 12:40:15

Pro-Brexit Sentiment Is Still Strong in a Region That Stands to Lose the Most From It

Rachel Shabi In Sunderland, which has borne austerity cuts on top of the ravages of a neoliberal economy, this is one more issue on which people's voices aren't being heard. The post Pro-Brexit Sentiment Is Still Strong in a Region That Stands to Lose the Most From It appeared first ...
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 12:30:25

Tory MP blames 'young person' for doctored video as election campaign plunged into crisis

Ben Bradley admitted that the Conservative election campaign had been hit by 'cock-ups'
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 11:55:00