Brexit News Archive: 12 Dec 2019

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party wins British election, clearing path for Brexit, per exit polls

The result, if confirmed, likely paves the way for Johnson to push through Brexit on Jan. 31.
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:46:52

Boris Johnson: Britain's Divisive Brexit Champion

Boris Johnson persuaded British voters to back Brexit in 2016 and if exit polls are correct now has a chance to deliver, but he stands accused of Trump-style populism that risks further dividing the country. The Conservative leader campaigned relentlessly on a promise to "Get Brexit Done", by finally taking ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:43:57

Johnson heads for big Brexit election win

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win Thursday's election comfortably, giving him the numbers in parliament needed to pass his Brexit divorce deal next month, according to an exit poll on Thursday.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:41:59

Pound Jumps As Exit Poll Shows Conservative Majority In British Vote

The pound sterling leapt higher on Thursday after exit polls showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party on track to win a wide parliamentary majority, a result seen as hastening Brexit. Meanwhile, global stock markets rallied with Wall Street in record territory following reports Washington and Beijing had at ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:40:54

Exit Poll Predicts Massive Win for Boris Johnson

"Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on course for a huge majority in Parliament, according to an exit poll from the UK's three main broadcasters," CNN reports. "The projections will be a big disappointment for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party and suggests Johnson will be able to pass his Brexit deal comfortably." ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:36:05

Johnson tells party members 'enjoy a celebration tonight'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told party members to "enjoy a celebration" after an exit poll forecast he was on course to win a majority in Britain's election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit next month.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:31:42

UK's Johnson Looks Set For Decisive Election Win, Clearing Path To Brexit

Britain's ruling Conservative Party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday's snap election, an exit poll showed, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU next month.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:28:37

Early projections suggest a historic loss for Labour

Boris Johnson seems to have won his Brexit election gamble.
CNN   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:26:15

Tory majority predicted by UK election exit poll

PM Johnson's Conservative Party set to win general election called to resolve Britain's Brexit crisis, exit poll shows.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:07:16

Exit poll result - live: Conservatives and Labour brace for election forecast after campaign dominated by Brexit

Follow the latest developments here
Andrew Griffin / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:40:00

UK votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Voters went to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:12:14

Britain Votes In Pivotal 'Brexit Election'

Britain voted on Thursday in a deeply divisive election that posed a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union and another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit process.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:39:17

What is a hung parliament and will it mean a coalition government?

Labour surge in polls means outcome of historic general election remains up for grabs
Emma Snaith / The Independent   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:29:07

Britons vote in high-stakes election dominated by Brexit

Snap election called by PM Johnson aims to end months of political deadlock over UK's bid to exit EU.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:59:45

George Soros hedge fund makes £16m bet against Daily Mail owner shares

SFM UK Management took out a short position representing 0.9% of the shares of DMGT The hedge fund owned by the billionaire investor and anti-Brexit donor George Soros has made a £16m bet against shares in the owner of the Daily Mail newspaper. SFM UK Management, the London arm of ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:58:55

EU confirms one-year Brexit reprieve for clearing houses

Brussels has drafted plans to offer continued market access in no-deal scenario
FT   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:12:39

Milan and London Fashion Weeks join forces with anti-Brexit message

Italy's Fashion Chamber (CNMI) announced on Thursday a collaboration with the British Fashion Council which will bring part of London's Fashion week to Milan's men's fall-winter collections in January.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:37:54

Lagarde's first presser: a review

Digital currencies, the environment, house prices and Brexit were all in the mix.
FT   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:35:36

Uneasy echoes of Old Vienna in Brexit Britain

A glance at bookshelves and screens reveals a certain fascination with the period
FT   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:51:14

UK Economic Scenarios Post Election

Britain's election result is set to significantly impact the direction of the nation's economy and financial markets whatever the outcome. Below is an outline on what to expect following Thursday's vote. If as pre-election polls have indicated and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party wins a clear majority, then Brexit ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:19:42

U.K. voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

Britons who have endured three years of wrangling over their country's messy divorce from the European Union cast ballots Thursday in an election billed as ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:02:38

From Trump’s America to Brexit and Hong Kong’s protesters, politics triumphs over economics – but only up to a point

Boris Johnson is Margaret Thatcher without principle, Winston Churchill without wartime leadership and Donald Trump without business experience. And yet he will most likely win Britain’s Brexit election this week with a small but working majority. Only then will the road to Brexit actually begin and trade negotiations commence. Any deal ...
Richard Harris / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:00:13

Britain Votes In Divisive 'Brexit Election'

Britain voted on Thursday in a deeply divisive election that posed a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union or another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit project.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:52:21

Spaniards in the UK: "I have a Plan B but Britons are trapped if things don't go well"

As the United Kingdom heads to the polls today, the Spanish community shares their concerns about how both the result and Brexit could affect their futures
Eva Millán / EL PAÍS   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:50:24

Stocks near record highs, pound wavers before election result

World shares took another run at record highs on Thursday, as the right messages from the U.S. Federal Reserve set traders up for a packed day of central bank meetings and a Brexit-defining election in Britain.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:39:59

Highlights: EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss climate, budget, Brexit

European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate, the EU's long-term budget, Brexit, the euro zone and Russia sanctions, among others.
Reuters   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:22:34

Dogs head to the polls in UK General Election

Voters and their dogs went to the polls as Britain holds a general election on Dec. 12, 2019 in an attempt to break a deadlock over Brexit.
David Baratz, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:11:54

UK property funds suffer worst week of redemptions since Brexit vote

Investors withdraw nearly £200m after suspension of M&G fund as political uncertainty bites
FT   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:10:45

The real faultline in this election: landlords v tenants | Jack Shenker

Millions live in squalid conditions, while home ownership is just a pipe dream for young people At the end of a long, dismal and vacuous Conservative election campaign, it's hard to pick out many standout scenes amid the monotony of Boris Johnson's Get Brexit Done sloganeering. Which is why there ...
Jack Shenker / Guardian   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:54:53

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. 1. UK voters go to the polls today for an incredibly uncertain election which will decide the fate of Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting to secure a majority for his Brexit plan with Labour's Jeremy Corbyn promising a radical new agenda. ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:36:31

Labour's unforgivable shame

( Scott Johnson ) Brits go to the polls today in their lost shot at Brexit. The brilliant Douglas Murray memorably sketches one of the other notable choices confronting voters in the Spectator column "Labour's anti-Semitism shame must never be forgiven." The transformation of the Labour Party looks like a ...
Scott Johnson / Power Line   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:35:14

A cynical view of the UK-US relationship

Peter Zeihan writes, Most of the pro-Brexit crowd voted the way they did because they don't like faceless European bureaucrats deciding issues for Britain. The reality is that Britain's only way forward post-Brexit is to assign even greater levels of ... Continue reading →
Arnold Kling / askblog   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:28:22

Sterling Slips As Britons Head To Polls

The British pound dipped Thursday as Britons voted in a vital general election that seeks to determine the future of Brexit. Eurozone stock markets meanwhile edged higher as dealers awaited the latest interest rate decision from the European Central Bank (ECB) at 1245 GMT. In late morning deals, the pound ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:13:46

From Brexit to Britten - John Humphrys gets weekly Classic FM show

The former Today programme host will go from discussing Brexit to introducing Britten and Brahms.
BBC   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:05:08

UK election: British voters have their say on Brexit, place in world

Britain is voting in a general election aimed at breaking a deadlock in Parliament over Brexit.
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:48:25