Brexit News Archive: 25 Nov 2019

Heseltine urges voters to back Liberal Democrats

Former Tory deputy PM rounds on Boris Johnson's 'great delusion' on Brexit
FT   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:47:37

Boris Johnson 'to curb legal challenges over Brexit' in extraordinary attack on the courts

Exclusive: Prime minister intends to 'change the scope of the royal prerogative and become a dictator' campaigner Gina Miller suggests
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:38:35

Lib Dems fear pledge to reverse Brexit has backfired

Swinson downgrades ambitions as confused messages put off voters
FT   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:26:08

Is the UK election about Brexit, health, wealth and education?

The Conservatives are promising a deal to leave the EU while the Labour Party is promising to increase social spending.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:00:59

On the campaign trail - Shane? Ruth? Reporters go AWOL for PM Johnson

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   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:31:52

Johnson is risking 'biggest Brexit crisis', says former EU envoy

Ivan Rogers claims PM has boxed himself in with tight deadline for trade deal
FT   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:30:59

Pound gains as Conservative vote lead promises end to political uncertainty

Sterling climbed from recent lows as polls continued to show the ruling Conservatives as runaway favourites to win the Dec. 12 election with a pledge to implement Brexit and halt 3-1/2 years of political uncertainty.
Reuters   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:22:03

17 Days to Go

TORIES Riding off their manifesto launch headlines this morning Tough questions over the truth of their £50,000 nurse pledge Launch of their Welsh Manifesto Topline(s): We'll get Brexit done. Vote for a Prime Minister, not a prime ditherer LABOUR New renter policies, with new rights charter and cap on rents ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:11:23

TFL Allows Raft of 'Anti-Boris' Ads from Tech Startup

A host of anti-Boris ads have been approved by TFL and displayed on tubes, in direct contradiction to the organisation's policy of banning political advertisements. The ads reference Brexit, the Garden Bridge, and Etonian Prime Ministers... The company pushing the political ads, team management service, have acknowledged the ads ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:24:09

How Britain could still face a cliff-edge Brexit

"Get Brexit Done", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election campaign catchphrase that promises a clean departure from the European Union, is much easier said than done.
Reuters   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:38:06

General election news - live: Tories plunged into spate of fresh fake news scandals, as BBC admits 'mistake' over edited Boris Johnson footage

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:30:00

All I want for Christmas is Brexit

Boris Johnson sets out timetable if he wins the election.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:12:30

All Tory Candidates Write Letter to Labour Opponents

631 Conservative Candidates have today written a letter to their Labour opponent asking them to clarify their own personal positions on crucial issues at the election. An important tactic given Corbyn's indecision... The letters ask Labour candidates to outline: Their Brexit position Whether they'll also remain neutral during a second ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:58:23

Policeman 'orders driver to remove B******* to Brexit car sign'

Essex Police is investigating claims that an officer ordered a driver to remove a "B******* to Brexit" sign from his car.
Sky   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:43:00

2020 market outlook (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Ed Moya outlines what are the top stories that will impact his 2020 outlook. He discusses the US-China trade war, how many more rate cuts we could see from the Fed, expectations on the impact of the 2020 Presidential election, Brexit, and the global auto slowdown. ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:08:21

Free fish and chips on offer if Brexit Party wins seats

Local official and takeaway owner said there would be free food if two Labour MPs lost in the December 12 election.
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:59:00

Johnson plans pre-Christmas Queen's Speech if Tories win election

MPs could vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal before Christmas if the Conservatives win a majority in the general election.
Sky   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:52:00

Is Conventional Wisdom Too Optimistic? The Week Ahead

There have been three general issues that the macro-fundamental picture has revolved around this year: trade, growth, and Brexit. On all three counts, conventional wisdom seems unduly optimistic, and this may have helped dampen volatility.A series of signals suggest that the US and China remain far apart in trade negotiations. ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:30:59

Conservative party manifesto plays down rightwing populism

Hard Brexit choices will have to be made between retaining access to EU markets and 'taking back control'
FT   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:13:41

Boris Johnson to hold fast-tracked Queen's Speech before Christmas if Tories win general election

If Jeremy Corbyn wins the election it will be up to his administration to set timetable
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:28:00

UK election 2019: a choice between low-tax, individualism or generous state with unknown price tag

Brexit may be the main reason for the UK's upcoming general election, but voters are also invited to choose between two radically different types of social system with different implications for both the taxes households pay, as well as the benefits and public services they receive. The Conservative Party's manifesto ...
Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance, The Open University / The Conversation   |   Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:16:07