Brexit News Archive: 05 Dec 2019

Brexit: Anger as Boris Johnson accuses Labour of trying to 'fiddle' Final Say referendum

Tories fear Remain will win second referendum if 2 million EU nationals resident in UK are given a vote
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 22:59:58

Four more Brexit Party MEPs 'on the verge of quitting', urge people to vote for Tory - The Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 22:16:32

Brexit: Two former PMs to join Final Say rally calling for tactical voting to block majority for Boris Johnson

Exclusive: Vote for a Final Say campaign targets seats of Dominic Raab and Iain Duncan Smith in bid to oust Brexiteers
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 22:13:26

Britain goes to the polls in a high-stakes election

On December 12, voters in the United Kingdom (U.K.) will head to the polls in a high-stakes election. It will be a decisive moment in the polarizing Brexit debate, with the outcome indicating support for a divorce deal with the European Union (EU), a second referendum, or continued stalemate. At ...
Amanda Sloat / Brookings   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 21:40:11

Johnson accuses Corbyn of trying to 'fiddle' second EU referendum

Boris Johnson has attacked Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit ahead of their final TV debate of the election campaign, accusing him of planning to "fiddle" a second referendum.
Sky   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 21:24:00

General Election 2019: Nigel Farage's interview fact-checked

Reality Check looks at claims made by the Brexit Party leader in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 21:18:40

Brexit: Sajid Javid's contentious claims fact-checked

The chancellor, Sajid Javid, made a number of statements about Brexit on the Today programme that some would see as contentious.
Sean O'Grady / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 21:16:52

General election - live: Nigel Farage faces grilling from Andrew Neil after four Brexit Party MEPs defect to Tories

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Adam Forrest, Ashley Cowburn, Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 21:12:00

Farage: We helped create Johnson and will hand him majority

Nigel Farage has claimed his Brexit Party helped to "create Boris Johnson" as he declared there is "no question" the prime minister will win a majority at next week's general election.
Sky   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 20:51:00

General election 2019: Nigel Farage defends decision not to contest Tory seats

The Brexit Party leader claims his party are "tearing chunks out of the Labour vote", as three of its MEPs quit.
BBC   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 19:00:55

On the campaign trail - The election diet: sausage rolls, brownies and flapjack

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   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 18:14:29

Election: Brexit party MEPs defect and back Conservative party - as it happened

FT   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 18:07:44

Tory poll lead powers pound to 31-month high against euro

Predictions of victory for Conservatives raise City hopes of end to Brexit uncertainty UK general election - latest news The pound has risen to its highest level against the euro in more than two and a half years amid growing belief in the City of an outright Conservative victory in ...
Larry Elliott Economics editor / Guardian   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 17:59:31

Brexit Boost For UK's Johnson As He Plans For Victory

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a boost from Brexit supporters on Thursday as he marked one week until election day by setting out a plan for his first 100 days in office. The Conservative leader appears increasingly confident of victory on December 12 as he remains around 10 points ahead ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 17:53:13

Billionaire Brexit donor gives £1 million to UK Conservatives

Peter Hargreaves, one of Britain's wealthiest men and the second-biggest donor to the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party ahead of next week's election.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 17:02:21

7 Days to Go

TORIES Boost following 4 Brexit Party MEP defections to the Tories Boris interview on This Morning Launch of their programme for first 100 days in Government Topline(s): Get Brexit done, take back control of our borders and invest in our NHS, schools and police LABOUR Corbyn visit to school in ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 16:30:24

It's a Race Against Time for Labour in Next Week's Momentous UK Elections

Rachel Shabi The choice couldn't be more stark: between the nativist, hard-Brexit Tories and the most radical-left Labour platform the nation has seen in decades. The post It's a Race Against Time for Labour in Next Week's Momentous UK Elections appeared first on The Nation .
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 16:07:41

Boris Johnson says Labour would 'rig' second Brexit referendum to ensure Remain wins

Prime minister appears to refer to Jeremy Corbyn's plan to give vote to foreign nationals resident in the UK
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:58:00

Failing to reach UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020 "will not happen" - PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that the possibility of not reaching a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020 "simply will not happen".
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:39:07

'Total rubbish': Sajid Javid rebuked for falsely claiming homelessness is falling under Conservatives

Any assertion homelessness is going down is 'not true', says Shelter
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:19:00

The Arab World Needs a Brexit Debate

The Arab world has witnessed at least one big Brexit-like event every decade since 1948 - and these political, economic, and social ruptures never seem to heal. The impact of these self-inflicted disasters is now painfully evident, and ongoing street protests in several countries suggest that a moment of reckoning ...
Sami Mahroum / Project Syndicate   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:03:21

Brexit Party loses four MEPs to Conservatives

Britain's Brexit Party said on Thursday that four of its elected members of the European parliament (MEPs) had left the party to support the governing Conservatives in the British election on Dec. 12.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 14:25:24

Brexit transforms the Conservative voter base

Shift is certain to complicate the actions of a future Boris Johnson government
FT   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 14:03:07

4 Brexit Party MEPs ditch Nigel Farage and back Conservatives

The Brexit Party suggested the four splitters had made deals with the Conservative Party
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 13:40:27

Sajid Javid criticised for false claim UK 'already' has outline of trade agreement when talks yet to start

Chancellor told 'good slogans don't make trade agreements' - and accused of being 'a fantasist'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 13:37:00

Austerity -- The Backdrop To Britain's 'Brexit Election'

As record numbers of Britons are forced to use food banks and homelessness soars, for many people rampant poverty, not Brexit, is the main issue in next week's general election. In Slough, west of London and just four miles (6.4 kilometres) from Queen Elizabeth II's opulent Windsor Castle residence, ex-drug ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 13:32:14

UK's Johnson Plans For Victory With Brexit Party Boost

One week before Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confident enough to publish a plan on Thursday for his first 100 days in office, boosted by an endorsement from Brexit Party MEPs. Jeremy Corbyn's main opposition Labour party is struggling to close the gap in opinion polls with Johnson's ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:54:53

Brexit Party's Head of Digital Strategy Quit a Week Ago

To add to the Brexit Party's woes today in light of four MEPs resigning the whip, Guido also learns their Head of Digital Strategy quit two weeks into the election. Given their lack of air time, digital ads were crucial to their success... Ed Jankowski, who joined the party in ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:42:27

Four MEPs quit Brexit party to back the Tories

Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister among those urging supporters to vote Conservative in the general election
FT   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:26:08

Keeping calm, carrying on: As elections loom, what's at stake for the UK economy?

Britons are preparing for their third election in four years, in an effort to break the Brexit impasse in parliament. While the pending exit from the EU has cast a shadow over the campaign trail, alarm bells are sounding about the state of the British economy. Business investment and GDP ...
Kate MOODY / France 24   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:23:58

UK Labour supporters unhappy with prospect of new Brexit vote

The decision by Britain's main opposition Labour party to hold another Brexit vote if it wins the upcoming election has upset some supporters.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:15:02

Watch Live: Brexit Party Gang of Four Back Boris

The post Watch Live: Brexit Party Gang of Four Back Boris appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:47:12

Brexit Party loses four European lawmakers to Conservatives

Britain's Brexit Party said on Thursday that four of its elected members of the European parliament (MEPs) had left the party to support the governing Conservatives in the British election on Dec. 12.
Reuters   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:39:18

A £50 billion 'Remain bonus'? This claim may not be a fact but it's very likely

It was a forlorn hope that we would reach peak political deception with the 2016 EU referendum's Brexit bus, which was emblazoned with the slogan: "We send the EU £350 million a week, let's fund our NHS instead." Instead, making things up has become the norm for political discourse. There ...
Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School / The Conversation   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:19:35

Read in Full: Brexit Party's Gang of Four's Resignation Letter

The post Read in Full: Brexit Party's Gang of Four's Resignation Letter appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:13:33

Four Brexit Party MEPs Announce Defection, Urge Voters to Back Boris

Four Brexit Party MEPs have announced they are formally quitting the Brexit Party and encouraging voters to back Boris to "get Brexit done". Watch the video above... In an event at 11.30 Annunziata Rees-Mogg, John Longworth, Lance Forman and Lucy Harris will announce they have resigned the Brexit Party whip ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:13:15

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