Brexit News Archive: 02 Dec 2019

500 NHS workers ask Trump to take NHS 'off the table completely' in trade talks as US president arrives in London

Jeremy Corbyn also urges Boris Johnson to halt negotiations following clams that health service is 'up for sale'
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 22:52:52

Corbyn asks Trump to ensure health service not for sale in trade talks

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to ask him to revise U.S. negotiating objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal to ensure Britain's public health service is not included.
Reuters   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 22:05:46

Markets slide as Trump hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new PMI surveys of the world's manufacturing Lagarde: ECB must fight climate emergency Trump imposes tariffs on Brazil and Argentina Also urges Fed to weaken the dollar Earlier: UK factories slash jobs China's factory growth hits three-year high But Ireland ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 21:14:28

Nish Kumar met with boos and bread rolls for Brexit joke

Telegraph   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 19:42:27

General election 2019: Sinn Féin attacks DUP's 'crazy Brexit agenda'

Leader Mary Lou McDonald unveils the party's manifesto ahead of next week's general election.
BBC   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 17:44:07

Lifelong Labour Voter Blasts Barry Gardiner for Taking Him for Granted

A furious former-Labour Welsh Brexiteer called into Barry Gardiner's LBC phone-in to articulate the rage of many at Labour's taking their votes for granted, warning that Labour's fortunes in Scotland will soon be seen in Wales. Watch the brilliant tirade in full above... The post Lifelong Labour Voter Blasts Barry ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 17:15:02

The UK and the EU Should Prevent Mutual Assured Damage

Assuming Brexit happens, future historians will probably remember 2020 as the year when an enfeebled and vulnerable Europe chose to make itself feebler and more vulnerable. The task for its leaders now is to avoid making matters even worse.
Jean Pisani-Ferry / Project Syndicate   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 17:03:22

Will NATO Survive? Allies Meet In London For 2-Day Summit Amid Discord

This week's NATO summit was supposed to be a post-Brexit showcase for Britain but instead, the United Kingdom is mired in elections, the French and Turkish presidents are name calling and an impeachment-plagued U.S. President Donald Trump likely will be looking for a distraction.
IBTimes   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 16:41:14

Nigel Farage: 'NATO and European defense union cannot coexist'

The Brexit Party leader warned Boris Johnson that he had to make a choice.
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 16:35:55

Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit

We check in with journalist Fintan O'Toole about how Ireland is handling Brexit.
NPR   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 15:06:30

Failure to unite blunts anti-Brexit threat in UK election

Caroline Hegey and Emma Kelland both want to stop Brexit but will back different parties in the medieval city of Canterbury when they vote in Britain's election next week.
Reuters   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 14:39:01

Sinn Féin: US intervention was a 'game-changer' in Brexit negotiations

Party president Mary Lou McDonald says that Irish interests are not featured in Westminster discussions.
Annabelle Dickson / Politico   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 14:06:38

Election 2019: what are the Brexit Party's policies - apart from the obvious

If the Conservatives are to gain a majority in the upcoming election, it will hinge on the Brexit Party's unofficial support. The latter has stood down its candidates in all 317 Conservative-held seats, reduced its criticism of Boris Johnson's government and taken full aim at traditional Labour-held seats on the ...
Callum Tindall, Doctoral Researcher in Politics, University of Nottingham / The Conversation   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 13:55:34

Boris Johnson pledges to strengthen border security checks on EU nationals

Europeans would need passports to travel to the UK post Brexit, under Conservative Party proposals.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Mon, 2 Dec 2019 12:40:28