Brexit News Archive: 06 Dec 2019

UK will have time to strike trade deals after Brexit, says Boris Johnson

"We have ample to get on and build a new free trade partnership, not just with the EU but with countries around the world," Johnson said in a television debate with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of a Dec. 12 election.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:12:48

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn clash in final debate before UK election

Johnson, a Conservative who supports Britain's exit from the European Union, tried to portray Corbyn as a waffler with no firm Brexit stance who would plunge the U.K. into more uncertainty.
Associated Press / Financial Express   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:54:45

Theresa May rallies the Tory faithful in key marginals

Former PM campaigns for Brexit deal she once said 'no prime minister could ever accept'
FT   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:30:27

Dossier detailing UK-US trade talks on NHS was leaked as part of 'Russian campaign', Reddit says

Social platform says Russian campaign appears to be run similarly to past disinformation structures on social media
Clark Mindock / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:13:00

Senior UK diplomat quits, says she will not 'peddle half-truths' over Brexit - CNN

A senior British diplomat in Washington has resigned, saying she did not want to "peddle half-truths" over Brexit for a government she did not trust, CNN reported on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:57:25

Johnson, Corbyn wage Brexit battle in final debate before UK election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went head to head over Brexit on Friday in the last televised debate before next week's election that will determine the path for Britain's departure from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:44:18

BBC debate: Snap poll calls Boris Johnson winner with 52 per cent of public vote

Leaders trade blows over Brexit, economy, the NHS and racism - but neither lands a killer punch
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:44:00

Leaders clash but stick to key campaign messages in final debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed on Brexit, Northern Ireland, the NHS and national security in the final TV leadership debate ahead of next week's general election.
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:39:00

UK will have time to strike trade deals after Brexit - Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would have enough time to strike an agreement with the European Union about future trade ties, and reach similar deals with other countries, after its scheduled departure from the EU on Jan. 31.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:26:17

General election 2019: Johnson questions Corbyn's Brexit stance

Jeremy Corbyn says he has taken a neutral stance because "the country has to come together".
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:20:41

Senior UK diplomat quits over government Brexit 'half-truths'

Alexandra Hall Hall slammed the Conservative government in her resignation letter.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:04:41

BBC leaders debate - live: Corbyn and Boris Johnson clash on racism, security and Brexit as snap poll finds viewers thought PM edged encounter

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Adam Forrest, Benjamin Kentish, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:50:00

Top UK diplomat Alexandra Hall Hall quits over Brexit, saying she will not ‘peddle half-truths’

A senior British diplomat in Washington has resigned, saying she did not want to “peddle half-truths” over Brexit for a government she did not trust, CNN reported on Friday.Britons head to the polls on December 12 for an election which will decide the fate of Britain’s exit from the European ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:38:51

Senior British diplomat quits over Brexit 'half-truths'

The UK's lead envoy for Brexit in Washington has resigned from her role, saying she does not want to "peddle half-truths" about leaving the EU for a government she does not trust.
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:29:00

John Major gives backing to Tory rebels

Former PM to share election platform with Tony Blair to speak out against Brexit
FT   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:23:43

'Thank God for Major' - Blair praises predecessor's Brexit intervention

Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has praised his Conservative predecessor's Brexit intervention, telling a pre-election rally: "Thank God for John Major".
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:18:00

British diplomat resigns over having to 'peddle half-truths' on Brexit

Alexandra Hall Hall says she can no longer work for a "government I do not trust".
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:17:26

British diplomat quits over Brexit 'half-truths'

Senior official in US delivers stinging letter accusing own government of not being honest
FT   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:14:56

Senior British Diplomat Quits with Tirade Over Brexit

"A senior British diplomat in the US has quit with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she could no longer 'peddle half-truths' on behalf of political leaders she did not trust,'" CNN reports. "In a searing resignation letter delivered just over a week before the UK general ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:49:35

Berkeley returns to 'normal' after bumper years

London-focused builder says Brexit uncertainty has led to cautious approach to spending
FT   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:38:10

Senior UK diplomat quits, saying she will not 'peddle half-truths' over Brexit

A senior British diplomat in Washington has resigned, saying she did not want to "peddle half-truths" over Brexit for a government she did not trust, CNN reported on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:34:21

Another day, another crisis - PM Johnson mounts defensive UK election campaign

Another campaign day, another crisis for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his quest to hold onto office and, as he repeated to an audience in southeastern England on Friday, to "get Brexit done" and "get Britain out of neutral".
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:28:07

6 Days to Go

TORIES Unveiled new campaign poster Fought back against Channel 4 doctored racism smear Denied Corbyn's latest document 'leak' Preparing for tonight's final debate Topline(s): We will get Brexit done. LABOUR Unveiling of new document claiming Boris's deal puts a border down the Irish sea Reminding their Northern hearlands that Thatcher ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:25:38

Senior UK diplomat in US quits over Brexit 'half-truths'

Alexandra Hall Hall says civil service was being asked to deliver messages on Brexit which were not 'fully honest.'
Paul Dallison / Politico   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:17:36

Channel 4 election debate: When are Jo Swinson and Angela Rayner going head-to-head?

Lib Dem leader and shadow education secretary to be quizzed on key election issues away from Brexit
Emma Snaith / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:43:53

Who are the Papers Backing?

Guido brings you another rolling list, this time of who the papers are backing in the 2019 election. Stay tuned for rolling updates... Conservative Express: "So let's put Boris behind the wheel, rev up the engine for Brexit Britain and power ahead to prosperity instead." Spectator: "Never in our country's ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:25:13

Boris Johnson's Brexit envoy to US resigns with furious attack on government 'peddling half-truths'

Alexandra Hall Hall says civil servants being asked to be not 'fully honest' with the public
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:05:00

Top British diplomat in US quits with tirade over Brexit 'half-truths'

A senior British diplomat in the US has quit with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she could no longer "peddle half-truths" on behalf of political leaders she did not "trust."
CNN   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:40:53

Brexit has had more news coverage in the UK election than Labour's core agenda - new data

In any election campaign it is the job of the media to scrutinise policies and hold the various parties - and their leaders - to account. But in a bitter and divisive campaign such as the one the UK is living through, scrutiny is often reflected back on the media ...
David Smith, Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicester / The Conversation   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:17:05

Brexit to drag on as EU drops commitment to get trade deal done quickly

Two leaked drafts seen by The Independent show the EU position is hardening
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:06:00

What we learned from the UK government's Brexit documents

Labour Party releases confidential Treasury report about the impact of Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.
Eleni Courea / Politico   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:59:24

Labour leader says leaked report exposes PM Johnson's Brexit claims

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a leaked government document which shows the damaging impact of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Northern Ireland's economy, saying it is evidence he is misleading the public.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:09:52

The truth about whether Boris Johnson is misleading voters over his Brexit deal

Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a confidential government report which he claims provides "cold, hard evidence" that Boris Johnson misled the public over a critical part of his Brexit deal with the EU.
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:04:00

Labour leader makes Brexit offensive ahead of UK election showdown

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's main campaign message as they both prepared for a final TV showdown ahead of next week's election.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:12:08

Remainers Demand Stormzy Boycotts Brand after it Backs Brexit

At Boris's rally yesterday, (yes, that one), he was handed a scarf saying 'Get Brexit Done' from Derbyshire-based knitwear company John Smedley. Naturally, Remainers went absolutely bananas... Immediately, furious FBPEers took to Twitter, disgusted a business might disagree with their economic outlook that more dither and uncertainty with a second ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:00:34

Weekly Briefing: Post-Brexit immigration policy remains an open question

Open Europe's Anthony Egan takes a look at what both major parties have said about immigration and the questions that remain. The post Weekly Briefing: Post-Brexit immigration policy remains an open question appeared first on Open Europe .
Anthony Egan / Open Europe   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:45:54

PM Johnson dismisses leaked Brexit report obtained by Labour

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that a confidential government document detailing possible disruption to Northern Ireland under his Brexit deal obtained by the opposition Labour party was
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:34:52

Leaked Brexit document did not reflect final version of deal - UK source

A leaked document used by the Labour party to attack the governing Conservatives' Brexit deal was written by a junior civil servant and was an initial appraisal of the deal and not formally approved, a British government source said on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:34:21

This could be the most significant leaked document of the campaign

Boris Johnson has this lunchtime rejected the claims contained in a new leaked Treasury analysis of the impact on Northern Ireland of his new Brexit deal.
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:28:00

EU distances itself from Johnson's timetable for post-Brexit trade deal

Leaked communique signals caution over PM's 11-month timeframe for negotiations Latest election news - live updates EU member states have signalled a refusal to be bounced into Boris Johnson's fast-track timetable to strike a post-Brexit trade deal. If he wins a majority, the prime minister has vowed to take the ...
Jennifer Rankin in Brussels / Guardian   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:20:33

Corbyn says Treasury document proves there will be N Ireland checks

Jeremy Corbyn says he has obtained a confidential Treasury report which "drives a coach and horses" through Boris Johnson's claim there will be no Irish Sea border after Brexit.
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:03:00

2019 election polls: how to understand a confusing picture in the last days of the campaign

The polls showing voting intentions for the 2019 UK election up to 1st December show that the gap between Labour and the Conservatives is about 11%. Labour has benefited from the slow decline of Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives from the collapse of the Brexit Party vote. If we extrapolate ...
Harold D Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas / The Conversation   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:00:49

General election 2019: Johnson 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn

The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:57:28

General election 2019: Major urges support for ex-Tory Brexit rebels

The former PM encourages voters to back three independent candidates running against his own party.
BBC   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:52:04

Corbyn accuses PM of misleading N Ireland on Brexit deal

Leaked government document reveals economic impact of Boris Johnson's EU agreement
FT   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:48:59

John Major urges voters to back ex-Tory rebels running against Conservative candidates

Former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major has urged voters to back three rebel candidates who were expelled from the party over Brexit and are now running against Boris Johnson's Tories in the election.
Sky   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:26:00

Inside the Liberal Democrats' effort to cancel Brexit

Jo Swinson, the recently crowned leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats, is leading the political movement to undo the results of the Brexit referendum. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
CNN   |   Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:25:25

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