Brexit News Archive: 10 Dec 2019

General Election: Lib Dems hopeful of 'Portillo moment' as party puts Dominic Raab in its cross hairs

First-time candidate Monica Harding hopes Brexit discontent can help her unseat the foreign secretary
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:54:30

Who will be the UK's next prime minister?

A decisive vote in the UK on Thursday will lead the country to either Brexit or another referendum.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:23:37

What the U.S. Media Get Totally Wrong About Brexit: Daniel Hannan

One of Brexit's architects says leaving the EU is a victory for free trade and decentralization and warns that a Corbyn victory will destroy the U.K.'s future.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:42:48

Election: Push for third-placed candidates to endorse rivals to stop hard Brexit

Campaigners urge voters to press no-hope candidates to switch support to rivals best-placed to deny Boris Johnson a majority
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:02:24

Image tarnished, Johnson pushes his Brexit message as U.K. election nears

With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:16:48

UK's Labour Tries To Stage Late 'Brexit Election' Comeback

UK opposition Labour party sought Tuesday to exploit the ruling Conservatives' weakness on healthcare and divert attention from its own mixed message on Brexit two days before Britons head to the polls. But its hopes of staging a comeback before Thursday's general election were hobbled by a leaked recording in ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:34:37

2 Days to Go

TORIES Trying to get the election back onto Brexit after bad NHS day yesterday Campaign stunt of Boris driving through a 'gridlock' wall at the JCB factory Release of Boris's Love Actually parody last night Topline(s): Tories need just 9 more seats LABOUR NHS day derailed by Guido's leaked phone ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:10:00

Getting post-Brexit trade deals done

The UK goes to the polls on Thursday to decide who (and if) they want to "get Brexit done". But, as soon as Britain leaves, it will have 11 months to agree a trade deal with the EU. Is it possible? Nicholas Barrett is joined by Maria Demertzis and Niclas ...
The Sound of Economics / Bruegel   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:05:42

Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain's Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing party because of Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:55:59

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   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:55:21

Northern Irish nationalists eye historic gain as Brexit sends DUP reeling

In a part of Belfast where huge "peace walls" still keep some Catholic Irish nationalists and Protestant unionists apart, Thursday's UK general election could have far-reaching consequences in the decades-long battle for a united Ireland.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:53:14

What Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are promising for the Christmas Brexit election

The FT's Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green draw their political Christmas card
FT   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:41:32

PM Johnson: Cannot see Brexit delivered without Conservative majority

Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he could not see how Brexit will be delivered if his Conservative Party do not win a majority in parliament at a Dec. 12 election.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:29:39

On the campaign trail - It's an election, actually

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   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:17:36

Who should I vote for? Compare party manifestos

Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:17:30

Wetherspoons to Create 10,000 New Jobs

In well-timed #DespiteBrexit news, Tim Martin has announced he will be creating 10,000 jobs from a new £200 million investment in his pubs and hotels. Unfortunately, there aren't any new pubs planned in Leicester South where Jonathan Ashworth will be wanting to drown his sorrows today... The 10,000 jobs will ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:00:11

Small parties urged to make proportional representation a red line for any coalition

Lib Dems, Greens, Brexit Party, SNP, and Plaid told to stand by electoral reform
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:57:00

UK's Labour Launches Last-gasp Attempt To Boost Election Hopes

Britain's opposition Labour party sought to heap pressure on the ruling Conservatives on Tuesday over healthcare, in a bid to exploit government weaknesses and divert attention from its own mixed message on Brexit two days before Britons head to the polls. But its hopes of staging a late comeback before ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:49:31

Conservative promise of a hard Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Labour's radical spending plans

Economically speaking, Brexit is bad news. Shutterstock The outcome of the UK's 2019 general election will have lasting consequences. The stark difference in choice between the two main parties pours cold water on the idea that politicians, their manifestos and their electoral campaigns are always "all the same". Especially when ...
Nauro F. Campos, Professor of Economics, UCL / The Conversation   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:39:56

Blood and Brexit

If I dream, it invariably takes the form of being hunted by men with guns-in a house, in a forest, on a street. Sometimes these dreams end with me being shot, sometimes with me stabbing someone. I only ever stab someone, even though, growing up, we had a gun, illegally, ...
Nick Laird / NY Review of Books   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:30:20

General election 2019: Parties concentrate on key messages as election day nears

Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
BBC   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:18:07

Boris Johnson smashes union flag branded JCB 'Brexit' digger through piles of boxes in bizarre campaign event

Prime minister takes controls of JCB as election campaign reaches final straight
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:12:00

The Brexit stockpilers: 'I do still have enough for three months'

Worried that there would be a no-deal Brexit in March, Helena stockpiled food for her and her dog. Jo was concerned about her daughter's medication. How do they feel now? In January, a small mixed-breed dog called Charlie was pictured on this site standing on a mountain of food. Dog ...
Sam Wollaston / Guardian   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:00:20

Would 'getting Brexit done' bring lots of new investment?

Chancellor said end to uncertainty would 'unleash a tidal wave' of investments • Follow the latest election news - live The chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, said that flatlining economic growth in October showed that Britain must "get Brexit done with our deal" to give businesses and families certainty ...
Richard Partington / Guardian   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:39:19

Why the UK has no clear party of business

The Conservative Party is the self-styled party of business. Or at least it was until Boris Johnson's notorious "fuck business" response to concerns over Brexit. But there is also a longer history to these tensions. Back in 1981, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the national lobby group for British ...
Gary Fooks, Reader in Sociology and Public Policy, Aston University / The Conversation   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:25:14

Boris Johnson misleading public over impact of his 'unlawful' Brexit deal, trade experts warn

Tariffs would be charged on 75 per cent of Northern Irish imports, says study - which also finds that would break the law
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:53:17

France's Macron: let's press on with Brexit after UK's election

French President Emmanuel Macron said Britain and the European Union should push on with Brexit after the UK's general election on Thursday and that maintaining the unity of the remaining members was paramount.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:49:11

UK economy flat-lines, hit by Brexit and global slowdown, as election nears

Britain's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly seven years in October, a weak backdrop to Thursday's national election, in which both leading parties are promising to boost growth.
Reuters   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:38:04

Let's be clear about what 'get Brexit done' really means

Boris Johnson has fought the 2019 UK election campaign on the slogan "get Brexit done", promising to get his withdrawal agreement through parliament before Christmas and take Britain out of the EU on January 31 2020. This step - getting parliamentary approval for what the Conservative manifesto calls its "oven-ready ...
Helen Parr, Professor of History, School of Social, Global and Political Studies, Keele University / The Conversation   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:08:36

UK's Labour Seizes On Healthcare Scandal Ahead Of Election

Britain's main opposition Labour party on Tuesday sought to pile pressure on the ruling Conservatives over state-run healthcare in a bid to exploit a government weakness and divert attention from its message on Brexit. Opinion polls show Johnson's Conservatives enjoying a comfortable lead before an election that Prime Minister Boris ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:30:22