Brexit News Archive: 11 Nov 2019

Farage compromise lifts sterling (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analysts Craig Erlam discusses the pound's rally as the Brexit Party opts not to challenge Conservative seats and the UK avoids recession.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:18:48

A Brexit Threat In Labour's Heartlands?

In places like eurosceptic Hartlepool in northeast England, long-held party allegiances being reshaped by Brexit could trigger a political earthquake at next month's election. The former shipbuilding and steel hub on Teesside, which voted by almost 70 percent to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, has been a ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:53:54

Why Nigel Farage's election gift isn't a game changer

The Brexit Party will stand aside in Tory seats, but that may not be enough for Boris Johnson to win overall.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:42:44

Farage faces calls to pull out in Labour Leave seats

Brexit party's retreat may not be over after standing down in Tory constituencies
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:39:57

Labour MPs press Corbyn to co-operate with Remain parties after Farage stands down candidates

Brexit Party leader says his climbdown is best way of preventing a second referendum
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:34:00

Nigel Farage is a quitter not a fighter - his latest political sideshow makes that clear

In Hartlepool, the Brexit Party leader announces the world's first one-man alliance, proof that the only person Nigel Farage does favours for is Nigel Farage
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:23:00

Nigel Farage claims he was offered peerage days before standing down Brexit Party candidates in Tory-held seats

'Serious questions should be asked about what Boris Johnson offered to Nigel Farage in exchange for this deal'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:33:00

Farage clings to the limelight while keeping Brexit alive

Watching him cull half his party's candidates was to see a man who is facing the final curtain
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:04:32

Brexit party urged to drop candidate who plays in Nazi Luftwaffe act band

Stuka Squadron members style themselves as 'vampire' wartime pilots in leather trenchcoats but deny portraying the SS
Jane Dalton / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:42:34

Campaign Round-Up: 31 Days To Go

TORIES Leapt on Thornberry refusing to commit to using the nuclear deterrent Welcomed Farage's decision to stand down in 317 seats Decent growth figures released by the ONS Topline(s): Labour are a threat to national security A gridlocked parliament is the greatest threat to Brexit Farage has admitted voting Brexit ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:12:23

Rising HK tensions, trade angst knock FTSE; domestic shares rally

A mix of rising tensions in Hong Kong, dampened U.S.-China trade sentiment and a firmer pound hit the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 on Monday, while domestic stocks rallied after the Brexit Party lent some clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election.
Reuters   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:07:51

The Brexit Party's decision to only stand against Labour MPs probably won't change much

Tactical Voting: The bulk of seats in play won't be affected
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:46:00

Potential Tory Candidate Was a Member of Federalist 'European Movement'

Despite CCHQ's attempts to select candidates who are on board with Boris and Brexit, one candidate appears to have slipped through the net this evening. Lisa Townsend is in the final three to be selected for the safe, Brexit-voting Tory seat of North West Norfolk. Townsend - who recently cancelled ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:45:05

Tories Will Stand in Hartlepool

After a day of speculation, Guido can confirm the Tories have selected regional deputy chairman, Arun Photay, to stand in Hartlepool. At one point it looked as if the 'frontrunner' had pulled out of the contest, and speculation mounted the Tories might give Brexit Party Chairman, Richard Tice, a free ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:32:12

Pound jumps after Brexit party pledge

Sterling rally limited by persistent uncertainty over December 12 election result
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:27:16

Monday evening news briefing: Nigel Farage performs election U-turn saying Brexit Party won't stand in Conservative-held seats

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:23:04

Nigel Farage has made a huge Brexit concession

Nigel Farage, a man who many believe Brexit wouldn't have happened without, has declared that his Brexit Party will not field candidates at the UK's forthcoming election in seats currently held by Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
CNN   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:57:52

Boris Johnson news: Farage sparks backlash after 'bottling it' by dropping Brexit Party candidates in Tory-held seats

Nigel Farage has said his Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election, claiming his party will only fight seats held by Labour and "the rest of the Remainer parties".
Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:05:00

BBC accused of 'cover-up' after showing Boris Johnson footage from 2016 instead of Remembrance Sunday gaffe

Corporation apologises for 'production mistake', amid accusations of pro-Conservative bias
Harry Cockburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:04:00

'Leave alliance' could prove pivotal in volatile election

Boris Johnson will be rightly relieved by Nigel Farage's announcement that he is not standing Brexit Party candidates in 317 seats where the Tories had MPs elected in 2017.
Sky   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:08:00

Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017.
Reuters   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:07:12

'Uncertainty has been a nightmare': UK businesses on the economy

Business figures from film and TV, housebuilding and manufacturing discuss how their firms are doing The UK has avoided recession after official figures showed the economy growing by 0.3% in the third quarter of the year. We talk to businesses in key sectors about their view of the economy's performance. ...
Phillip Inman and Mark Sweney / Guardian   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:06:41

Nigel Farage targets Brexit-voting Labour heartland

The Brexit Party will not fight for Conservative-held seats, which may hand a significant advantage to PM Boris Johnson.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:02:09

Corbyn says Trump got his wish of Johnson-Farage deal

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had got his wish for Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to make a pact with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Reuters   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:02:02

Boost for Britain’s ruling Conservatives as Brexit Party drops electoral challenge

In a major shift, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that his party will not run against Conservative candidates in almost half of the UK seats available in Britain’s December 12 election.Farage said that the party will not run in 317 Conservative-held seats so it does not split ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:58:57

The pound soared on hopes for Tory election win after Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will stand down in some seats

The pound is soaring after Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, announced that his Brexit party won't contest the Conservatives in Conservative-held seats in the upcoming snap election. The pound jumped 0.9% to the dollar on the news at lunchtime in London. "A clear, decisive election win for ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:57:32

The UK election campaign, Brexit and European security

Lack of debate about defence contrasts with intense discussions in Berlin, Paris and other EU capitals
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:56:04

UK's Farage Withdraws Brexit Threat To PM Johnson

Populist Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Monday withdrew his threat to challenge the governing Conservatives at every seat in next month's election, in a boost for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Farage, a leading force behind the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union, had faced criticism that he ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:53:43

In major shift, Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will not challenge Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that his party would not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservative Party in the 2017 ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:44:34

Anger from Brexit Party candidates as they are stood down

The Brexit Party has announced it will no longer field candidates in next month's general election in seats won by Conservatives in 2017.
Sky   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:42:00

UK avoids recession but that's cold comfort amid Brexit cloud

There was little good news in the ONS's latest growth figures The day's business news - live After a tough spring, the economy returned to growth in the summer and early autumn but only just. The slowest annual rate of expansion in almost a decade poses an obvious question: is ...
Larry Elliott Economics editor / Guardian   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:36:59

Brexit party will not contest Tory seats at election

Nigel Farage risks splitting Leave vote in Labour constituencies targeted by Boris Johnson
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:33:21

North York Moors mine plan could be rescued by £465m investment

Sirius Minerals' potash project had been in doubt, partly because of Brexit uncertainty The company behind plans for a giant fertiliser mine under the North York Moors hopes to rescue the struggling project by raising $600m (£465m) from new investors by March. Sirius Minerals has revised plans to finance the ...
Jillian Ambrose / Guardian   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:07:51

UK PM Johnson: Only a Conservative majority can get Brexit done by the end of January

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FX Street   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:05:09

General election 2019: Brexit Party will not stand in Tory seats

Nigel Farage says the party will not contest Conservative-held seats, but it will stand against Labour.
BBC   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:57:57

In Major Reversal, Farage Says Brexit Party Won't Challenge Tory-Held Seats

In Major Reversal, Farage Says Brexit Party Won't Challenge Tory-Held Seats After initially insisting that the Brexit Party would contest more than 600 seats in...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:47:40

Labour and DUP demand clarity on Northern Ireland fishing

Letter asks whether Northern Ireland waters will be controlled from London if PM's Brexit deal becomes law General election latest - live Labour and the Democratic Unionist party have formed an unprecedented alliance to demand that the government explains whether Northern Ireland's fishing waters will be controlled from London if ...
Rajeev Syal / Guardian   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:37:53

Nigel Farage hands Boris Johnson an election boost

The Brexit Party will not fight in 317 seats across the country to avoid splitting the anti-EU vote.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:34:17

Brexit Party's Farage says will not challenge PM Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that his party would not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservative Party in the 2017 election but would contest nearly all other seats.
Reuters   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:27:44

General election: Nigel Farage backs down and promises not to pit Brexit Party against Conservatives in almost 320 seats

Announcement represents massive boost for Boris Johnson's Conservatives, removing the risk of splitting the Leave vote in the 12 December general election
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:17:00

GBP shoots higher after the Brexit Party's Nigel Farage suggests he will not field candidates against Conservative MP's

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FX Street   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:16:43

Brexit Party will Stand Down in 317 Seats the Tories won in 2017

Farage concedes if he puts up 600 candidates there will be a hung parliament. The Brexit Party are standing down in 317 seats but will continue to fight Labour... Farage claims Boris promising not to extend the transition period was a turning point, in addition to Boris promising a Canada ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:13:58

Farage's Brexit Party won't contest seats won by Tories in 2017

Nigel Farage has stood down more than 300 Brexit Party candidates in seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 election.
Sky   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:50:00

UK growth at slowest annual rate in decade

The UK economy grew at the slowest annual rate in nearly a decade in the third quarter as uncertainty over Brexit continued to weigh on business.
CNN   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:49:20

How much of a threat is the Brexit Party to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn?

The Brexit Party has announced that it will not stand candidates in the 317 seats the Conservatives held at the last election, but will contest all the other constituencies in the country. Nigel Farage said his aim was to give Boris Johnson "half a chance" and avoid a second referendum. ...
Gemma Loomes, Teaching Fellow in Comparative Politics, Keele University / The Conversation   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:15:10

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