Brexit News Archive: 15 Nov 2019

Dutch Flaunt Brexit Booty With EU Agency Opening

The Netherlands showed off the spoils of Brexit on Friday as it officially handed over the European Medicines Agency's new building in Amsterdam after the regulator was forced to move from London. The 300-million-euro ($330 million) building -- which boasts features including a 16-storey high wall of 54,000 plants and ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:27:17

Labour set to ditch conference policy of extending free movement and giving foreign nationals right to vote

Exclusive: Grassroots backlash expected as representatives of EU citizens in the UK warn that U-turn would be 'pandering to the negative portrayal of immigrants'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:03:46

Singles’ Day sales are no cause for optimism – when Chinese consumerism wakes, it may trash the world

For those of us weighed down by gloom on all sides – with lunatic violence in Hong Kong, Chile and Spain, with British election campaigns pointing relentlessly towards Brexit, with impeachment revelations in the US, and forest fires ablaze across New South Wales – there was rare comfort in last ...
David Dodwell / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:00:08

The Brexit Party's candidate for Tynemouth lives in Australia

The parliamentary hopeful admits to having only 'passed through' the constituency before standing to be its MP
Vincent Wood / The Independent   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:46:59

U.K. Parties Warned Over 'Political Bidding War' on Minimum Wage

(Bloomberg) - Sign up to ourBrexitBulletin, follow us @Brexitandsubscribe to our podcast.Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were warned over playing election...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:47:50

Boris Johnson news - live: Expert warns Tory rail fund 'would only buy 25 miles of track', as PM makes string of false claims in BBC interview

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Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:21:00

Roland Rudd quits as chair of People's Vote campaign

Highly public tussle for power within Brexit referendum group claims another scalp
FT   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:04:58

On the campaign trail - Boris Johnson's odd election rivals

Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
Reuters   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:55:27

Eurostar Looks Past Brexit In Anniversary Year

The boss of Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels, has predicted another record-high year in terms of passenger numbers despite Brexit uncertainty and strikes. Chief executive Mike Cooper, speaking in London this week to mark Eurostar's 25th anniversary, expressed optimism also over a planned merger ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:00:18

Leveraged ETFs for Investors Looking to Trade Financials Short Term

With market volatility coiled and ready to explode at any moment due to heightened tensions from the U.S. trade beef with China, Brexit negotiations, an all-time high in stocks, and looming global uncertainty and political unrest, savvy investors are looking for ways to both capitalize on any impending increased market ...
Ian Young / ETF Trends   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:41:40

Politics drives domestic shares higher; FTSE cheers trade signs

London's mid-cap index outperformed its European counterparts on Friday after the Brexit Party lent further clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election, while hopes that a U.S.-China may be imminent helped the FTSE 100 eke out gains.
Reuters   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:34:13

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

A number of World Trade Organization countries have asked for compensation over Brexit.
BBC   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:55:08

Claiming to be UK's new 'party of business' UK Lib Dems enter election spending race

The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's "party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals' plans for the economy as unrealistic and undeliverable.
Reuters   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:46:47

For nine extraordinary minutes, Boris Johnson stood next to his bus and lied and lied and lied without stopping

The truth is no less self-evident than it has always been. Which is that Johnson has infected his country with a deadly venereal disease and is now marketing himself as the cure
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:31:29

UK Liberal Democrats say they could back minority government on 'issue-by-issue' basis

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats could support a minority Labour or Conservative Party government on an issue-by-issue basis if a Dec. 12 election does not produce a clear winner, the party's finance spokesman Ed Davey said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:16:11

Speaker Hoyle Up Against Mr. Brexit... Smith

New Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is up against two candidates in the General Election - a Green and an independent. Independent Mark Smith - who was formally the Brexit Party's candidate for the seat - did not take well to being stood down by his former party. So he has ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:41:56

Could the NHS crisis overshadow Brexit?

The question ought, on the face of it, to worry Boris Johnson
FT   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:53:02

Breaking: GBP/USD jumps over 1.29 as Brexit Party abandons 43 additional seats, assisting Conservatives

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FX Street   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:32:45

Boris Goes Head-to-head With Buckethead And Binface In UK Vote

When Britain goes to the polls on December 12, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see if he can secure a parliamentary majority to help push through his Brexit deal. But also being played out in Johnson's constituency is a battle for supremacy between two very ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:32:09

Weekly Briefing: Pro- and anti-Brexit electoral alliances start to take shape

Open Europe's Stephen Booth and Anthony Egan explore how the UK party electoral alliances are starting to take shape. The post Weekly Briefing: Pro- and anti-Brexit electoral alliances start to take shape appeared first on Open Europe .
Stephen Booth / Open Europe   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:15:29

Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats will promise on Friday to spend 100 billion pounds on tackling climate change if they win a Dec. 12 election.
Reuters   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:12:19

UK PM Johnson: Getting Brexit done will clear out our arteries and unblock our system

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FX Street   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:57:02

Brexit Party Candidate Reported to Electoral Commission Over False Declaration Accusation

The Brexit Party's candidate for the key Tory target of North Norfolk has been reported to the police over claims he made a false declaration in his nomination statement. The constituency's 'Statement of Persons Nominated' form declares that the Brexit Party's Harry Gwynne lives at "(Address in North Norfolk but ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:40:44

Full List of Non-Tory-Held Seats the Brexit Party Aren't Standing In

Following analysis of the closed candidate nominations, it has turned out the Brexit Party - having announced they will stand down in 317 tory-held seats - will not be standing in an additional 39 seats. Read them in full below: Airdrie and Shotts Argyll and Bute Brent Central Bristol North ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:10:01

My Friend's Husband Joined the Racist Brexit Party. Help!

Liza Featherstone Another reader asks why they got fired after they'd already quit. The post My Friend's Husband Joined the Racist Brexit Party. Help! appeared first on The Nation .
Liza Featherstone / The Nation   |   Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:00:06