Brexit News Archive: 16 Dec 2019

Johnson to have law for Brexit arrangements to end by Dec. 31 next year - ITV

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would use his huge majority to have the revised Withdrawal Agreement Bill put into law that the arrangements for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union must end by Dec. 31 next year, ITV reported on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:47:49

Johnson to shut door on extending Brexit transition

Tougher withdrawal bill opens new possibility of 'cliff edge' by law at end of 2020
FT   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:30:43

Brexit: 'Reckless' Boris Johnson puts prospect of no deal back on table

Angry MPs say the move threatens jobs, the environment and the NHS in a cliff-edge crash-out on WTO terms
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:30:21

UK PM Johnson to enshrine 2020 Brexit date in law - The Telegraph

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FX Street   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:25:28

Probability of No-Deal Brexit Has Decreased, Mark Carney Says

Read Full Article At The Original Source (Bloomberg) - Boris Johnson's victory in last week's general election means the possibility of the U.K. crashing out...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 19:37:51

Brexit news: Boris Johnson expected to scrap foreign aid department and extend hostile environment, as BBC faces backlash over role in Tory election win

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Adam Forrest, Jon Stone, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:40:00

Labour: Thornberry begins legal action over 'stupid' Brexit claims

The Labour MP calls on ex-colleague Caroline Flint to withdraw claims she called Leave voters "stupid".
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:17:12

Failure of climate talks puts the onus on the UK

Madrid discord creates a test and an opportunity for post-Brexit Britain
FT   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:14:41

BoE's Carney: Financial system is ready for Brexit, whatever form it takes

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FX Street   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:36:35

China-U.S. trade deal, Brexit hopes turbo charge UK stocks

British shares continued to power higher on Monday as a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal and hopes of an orderly Brexit after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election victory saw investors flock to perceived riskier assets, such as equities.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:27:38

European shares touch all-time high as trade, Brexit fog clears

European shares hit record highs on Monday, rising for the fourth successive session as a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal helped extend a rally sparked by the British Conservative Party's election victory.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:21:00

Brexit once sent London property prices sinking but may now boost them. Will this last?

When the pound was plummeting in the months following Britain’s decision in June 2016 to vote to leave the European Union, few would have predicted that, three years later, sterling would be surging on the back of a resounding election victory for a nationalist party hell-bent on delivering a “hard ...
Nicholas Spiro / South China Morning Post   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:00:08

Monday evening news briefing: Brexit deal to be put before Parliament on Friday

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:25:10

UK banks 'resilient' to no-deal Brexit, says Bank of England

Britain's financial system is prepared for even a worst-case Brexit scenario with a hard exit from the EU and a consequent trade war, the Bank of England has announced.
Sky   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:20:00

Boris Johnson's landslide gives UK economy a Brexit certainty boost - but it's not out of the woods yet

On the mend? Shutterstock Now that the dust has settled, the real business of "getting Brexit done" and running the country begins for Boris Johnson. When it comes to the economy, the data is clear: it's flatlining. Quarterly figures are at their weakest since 2009; there has been modest growth ...
Jonathan Perraton, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sheffield / The Conversation   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:38:35

To Brexit backdrop, Northern Ireland parties try to restore devolved government

Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland began talks on Monday to restore devolved government to the province at a time when the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union threatens the already delicate political balance.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:06:40

Boris Johnson's Brexit bill to be put before MPs on Friday

After securing parliamentary majority, PM plans to bring his withdrawal agreement bill back to House of Commons.
Al Jazeera   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:49:42

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson wants to secure softer Brexit deal after election landslide

UK will seek a Canada-style free trade agreement in talks due to be completed by the end of 2020
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:44:00

Why did Labour lose in the north of England?

Grimsby was one of Labour's big losses on the night. Shutterstock The Conservative strategy of targeting Leave-leaning Labour seats in the North of England has paid off. In the north-east, north-west and Yorkshire and Humber 26 seats switched from Labour to Conservative. Support for Brexit and the triumph of the ...
Ryan Swift, PhD Researcher in Politics, University of Leeds / The Conversation   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:05:52

First Stop, Brexit: UK's Johnson Gets Down To Work

Prime Minister Boris Johnson got down to work Monday following his sweeping election victory, appointing ministers and announcing plans to publish legislation this week to get Britain out of the European Union. The Conservative leader was expected to carry out a limited cabinet re-shuffle before welcoming new MPs to parliament ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:56:23

British PM Boris Johnson to present Brexit bill to MPs on Friday: Spokesman

"We plan to start the process before Christmas and will do so in the proper constitutional way in discussion with the speaker (of the House of Commons)," Johnson's spokesman told reporters on Monday.
AFP / Financial Express   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:54:45

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's Brexit bill planned for Friday

It comes as a new intake of Conservative MPs will be addressed by the PM later.
BBC   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:42:30

Welcoming new lawmakers, PM Johnson vows a speedy Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honour his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding for the state health service.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:37:51

How Labour failed to connect with the British working class

It's all over now, baby blue. Joe Giddens/PA Labour entered the UK general election with a double handicap. Brexit was peeling away many of its 2017 voters, especially among the working class in the north of England and West Midlands. Jeremy Corbyn was also hugely unpopular - and perceptions of ...
Eric Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Stirling / The Conversation   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:14:48

Boris Johnson could ditch promise to protect workers' rights and environmental protections after Brexit, No10 suggests

Downing Street refuses to confirm that pledges made to MPs in October will be included in amended Brexit bill this week
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:10:00

Should We Fear Singapore-on-Seine?

The phrase is shorthand for Britain becoming a low-tax, lightly regulated economy that can out-compete the sclerotic, over-regulated eurozone. Yet, there is no meaningful political support in Britain for significantly lighter bank regulation - in contrast to the situation in France.
Howard Davies / Project Syndicate   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:03:19

UK Brexit laws to be put before parliament on Friday

The laws needed to enact Britain's exit from the European Union will be put before parliament on Friday, Prime Minster Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.
Reuters   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:49:43

UK PM Johson's spokesman: Planning to bring Brexit bill to Parliament on Friday

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FX Street   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:42:35

Boris Johnson approves release of Russian interference report following election win

Boris Johnson has cleared a controversial report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics for publication, Downing Street has announced.
The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:37:00

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Unknown / Eglimatikotita   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:34:43

N. Ireland Parties Revive Power-sharing Talks After UK Vote

Northern Ireland's squabbling parties met Monday in the hope of reviving their power-sharing regional government after three years, with the UK election having cleared the path to Brexit. The politically and socially volatile province has been without an administration since January 2017. The power-sharing executive between the pro-British, conservative Democratic ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:34:29

Emily Thornberry launches legal action against ousted Labour MP Caroline Flint for 'making up s*** about me'

Labour's woes deepen with extraordinary spectacle of one senior party figure suing another
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:33:00

Boris Johnson is an incredibly lucky politician

Corbyn was a gift but the prime minister's promises to his new blue-collar supporters on Brexit and spending will be difficult to honor.
Therese Raphael / Japan Times   |   Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:10:33

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