Brexit News Archive: 12 Nov 2019

Prime Minister Johnson to declare Britain can end 'the groundhoggery of Brexit'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday declare that the UK can "end the groundhoggery of Brexit" if he wins next month's election, saying the rest of the world was wondering why so much time has been spent agonising over whether to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:03:50

Farage allies urge giving PM clear run in key Labour seats

Johnson to call for 'end to groundhoggery of Brexit'
FT   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:00:19

Corbyn is doing a Marxist word-yawn in Blackpool, Boris is stealing Theresa May's lines and the Lib Dems have a ridiculous new candidate

What we are being asked to take part in is not so much a general election as a slow motion Naked Attraction anxiety dream
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:20:45

Think It's Crazy Here? Time to Look at Brexit

If you're feeling lousy about the state of politics in the United States, now might be the time to surround yourself with some Brits. As they surely must ask about us: What in the world is going on over there? Chris Riback speaks with Fintan O'Toole, author of The Politics ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:30:52

'Stop Brexit Man' to stand as Lib Dem candidate in general election

Activist to fight Welsh seat for Lib Dems after spending two years protesting outside parliament
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:16:00

General election 2019: Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Lib Dems

Activist Steve Bray, a familiar figure in Westminster, is contesting the Welsh seat of Cynon Valley.
BBC   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:12:11

UK: PM Johnson's Brexit deal set to pass if Conservatives win majority - Standard Chartered

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FX Street   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:48:32

Brexit donor Arron Banks urges Farage to stand down in Labour marginal seats

Arron Banks, one of the biggest financiers behind the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, said Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage should stand down candidates in opposition Labour marginal seats to secure Britain's exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:53:14

Brexit Party candidate who left Territorial Army in 1998 ridiculed for presenting Remembrance Day wreath in full military uniform

Darren Selkus accused of politicising event at war memorial in Epping, Essex
Peter Stubley / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:42:00

People's Vote infighting escalates as PR chief moves to force out Peter Mandelson

The row tearing apart the People's Vote campaign has been further escalated, as PR guru Roland Rudd moved to remove Peter Mandelson and two other directors from the board of one of its constituent organisations.
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:34:00

Brexit Party leader Farage snubs calls not to contest Labour seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday he is planning to put up candidates in seats held by the opposition Labour Party in next month's general election, ignoring warnings that it might lead to opponents of Brexit controlling the next parliament.
Reuters   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:33:23

Six key constituencies where the Brexit Party's stance could impact the election

The Brexit Party will not field general election candidates in seats won by the Conservatives two years ago.
Sky   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:12:00

General election: Senior Tories admit Farage right to say no-deal Brexit still 'on the table'

Deputy chairwoman acknowledges a crash-out is an option in little over a year's time - after Brexit Party leader claimed it was reason for his climbdown
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:51:45

Brexit donor Arron Banks tells Farage to stand down in Labour marginal seats

Arron Banks, one of the biggest financiers behind the Brexit campaign, said Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage might stand down candidates in Labour marginal seats to secure Britain's exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:30:59

Conservatives enjoy 14-point lead over Labour - poll

The Conservatives have a 14-point lead over Labour after Nigel Farage's decision to stand down Brexit Party candidates in seats the Tories are defending, according to a new YouGov poll for Sky News.
Sky   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:29:00

Cyber-attack hits Labour Party ahead of election

Meanwhile, Brexit Party activists are turning on their leader after he unceremoniously dropped 300 MP candidates.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:47:36

Gina Miller's New Campaign Urges Leave Constituencies to Vote Labour to Stop Brexit

'Remain United' is the new tactical voting initiative to elect anti-Brexit MPs to Parliament and cancel the result of the EU referendum. Awkwardly for Labour candidates in some of the most pro-Brexit seats in the country, Miller's website says the best way to stop Brexit is to vote for them. ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:30:55

General election: Lib Dems launch drive to attract Tory business donors amid Brexit uncertainty

'You cannot be pro-Brexit and pro-business,' party tells leading industry figures
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:59:04

Will Boris Johnson betray Nigel Farage?

No matter what happens next with Brexit, the grievances will go on
FT   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:33:16

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: How could the election affect Brexit?

How much money has been spent on Brexit, and other questions answered.
BBC   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:18:31

EU pushes Brexit Britain to name new commissioner

The European Union pressed Britain on Tuesday to name a representative for the new executive European Commission despite the country's planned departure for the bloc.
Reuters   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:08:40

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week

Two Brexit Party MEPs are embroiled in a spectacular Twitter bitch fight following yesterday's announcement that the party will stand down in 317 sets next election. It led South East MEP Alexandra Phillips to declare she will abstain from voting. London MEP Lance Forman was not impressed... Alex. You are ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:00:02

UK election 2019: everything you need to know about Brexit Party's Leave 'pact'

shutterstock/ PA Alexandros Michailidis Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, has revealed he will not field candidates in any of the seats currently held by the Conservative Party (or won by them in 2017) in next month's general election - but what will this mean come polling day? Farage ...
Paula Keaveney, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Edge Hill University / The Conversation   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:10:49

Brexit Party candidates furious after Nigel Farage announces they cannot contest 317 seats

'I don't understand why you build a dedicated new group, then sacrifice half of it without missing a step,' says spurned contender
Jon Sharman / The Independent   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:18:20

Business Breakfast with OANDA on Jazz FM

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Jazz FM's Michael Wilson to discuss all the morning's business and market headlines. This morning they discuss the concession from Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, the views on UK spending plans from the ratings agencies, British Steel and more. Michael is also joined by ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:12:42

Rate of employment in UK takes biggest tumble in four years

Slowdown in growth and Brexit uncertainty are making businesses more cautious Employment in the UK has fallen at its fastest rate in four years amid growing evidence that a slowing economy is taking its toll on the labour market. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that pay growth ...
Larry Elliott Economics editor / Guardian   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:04:57

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