Brexit News Archive: 18 Dec 2019

Big funding boosts for NHS and new laws to send terrorists to prison for longer at heart of Queen's Speech

Boris Johnson seeks to convince voters he is turning the corner on Brexit - despite renewed threat of no deal in just 12 months' time
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:33:22

State Opening: Queen to outline PM's Brexit and NHS agenda

Plans to take the UK out of the EU will be among the bills unveiled as the Queen opens Parliament.
BBC   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:32:27

Queen's Speech: PM to focus on Brexit and NHS

Boris Johnson will on Thursday put Brexit and the NHS at the heart of the Queen's Speech in an attempt to reassure voters he will deliver on his election promises.
Sky   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:30:00

Brexit woes drag on domestic firms, exporters buoy FTSE

UK shares more exposed to the domestic economy eased further on Wednesday, hurt by renewed worries of a no-deal Brexit after Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 to reach a new trade deal with the European Union.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:15:13

SNP MP Crosses Fingers During Swearing In

t Presumably, he also had his fingers crossed when claiming a vote for the SNP was only anti-Brexit, and not a vote for independence... The post SNP MP Crosses Fingers During Swearing In appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:07:03

Wall Street Rally Reaches Higher, Europe Pauses

Wall Street stocks pushed further higher on Wednesday, but European stocks were mixed as investors appeared to take their foot off the pedal after the recent trade deal-fuelled rally. Meanwhile sterling extended losses after Prime Minister Boris Johnson fanned fresh fears of a no-deal Brexit. Wall Street's main indices moved ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:59:15

Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution - here are the ones you need to know about

It's not just Brexit that he's eyeing up. PA With a very large majority in parliament, Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution. His party claims that far reaching reforms are needed because of a "destabilising and potentially extremely damaging rift between politicians and the people" under ...
Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Public Procurement, Bangor University / The Conversation   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:35:18

Boris Johnson accused of 'chaotic free-for-all' on workers' rights over new plans to let courts overrule EU law

Downing Street confirms British judges would be handed powers to challenge ECJ rulings
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:35:00

Zac Goldsmith to be awarded peerage and place in House of Lords by Tories despite losing seat as MP for second time in three years

Zac Goldsmith to be awarded place in House of Lords by Tories despite losing seat as MP for second time in three years
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:20:00

Brexit bill to give new powers to British judges

More British judges should be able to depart from previous EU court rulings, Downing Street says.
BBC   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:00:48

Brexit news - live: EU parliament warns Boris Johnson it could veto deal, as Tories face Islamophobia storm and Labour leadership contenders reveal bids to replace Corbyn

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Adam Forrest, Jon Stone, Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:00:00

Stocks Drift Higher, Pound Extends Losses

Stock markets mostly ticked higher on Wednesday although investors appeared to take their foot off the pedal after the recent trade deal-fuelled rally, while sterling extended losses after Prime Minister Boris Johnson fanned fresh fears of a no-deal Brexit. European and Asian stock markets had mostly advanced after Wall Street ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:52:33

South Korea’s conservative protesters, like Britain’s Brexiteers, reject rule by doctrinaire leftists

Conservative protest is now a global phenomenon. The resounding success of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the latest elections for the House of Commons shows the overwhelming support of a significant majority of Britons for Britain’s exit from the European Union. Also, less widely understood, the vote revealed popular ...
Donald Kirk / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:00:04

No-deal Brexit risk next year "uncomfortably high" at 25% - JPMorgan

Investment bank JPMorgan sees an "uncomfortably high" 25% chance that Britain's Brexit transition period will end in a 'no-deal' scenario when the deadline to strike a trade deal with the European Union ends in Dec. 2020.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:55:06

Brexit timeline: key dates in UK's divorce from EU

What happens next as the clock ticks on Britain's departure
FT   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:24:08

Lesser UK courts will be able to overturn ECJ rulings after Brexit - PM's spokesman

Legislation to enact British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union will include the provision for courts lower than the Supreme Court to overturn rulings made by the European Court of Justice, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:39:27

World shares remain near record peaks

World stocks remained just off record highs on Wednesday after climbing for five straight sessions, while Britain's pound nursed heavy losses as Brexit uncertainty returned.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:27:38

UK PM Johnson's spokesman: Brexit bill to include provision for lower British courts to overturn ECJ rulings

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FX Street   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:23:34

Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry announces bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Shadow foreign secretary says she warned Labour leadership it would be 'an act of catastrophic political folly' to back a Brexit election
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:12:00

European Parliament could block Brexit deal over Boris Johnson's treatment of EU citizens, Guy Verhofstadt says

Problems with Home Office settlement scheme have raised concerns
Jon Stone, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:11:00

Brussels warns UK over risk from lack of EU trade deal

Ursula von der Leyen says timetable for post-Brexit transition will be challenging
FT   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:00:15

EU Chief Says UK Risks More In Post-Brexit Trade Talks

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned Wednesday that failing to rapidly negotiate a new trade deal after Brexit would hurt Britain more than it would the EU. "The timetable ahead of us is extremely challenging," she told the European Parliament in Strasbourg. "In case we cannot conclude an ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:46:06

Ambition of EU-UK deal depends on regulatory alignment - EU's Barnier

The European Union's willingness to offer a comprehensive free trade agreement to Britain after Brexit will depend on how ready Britain is to maintain EU standards and regulations, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday.
Reuters   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:30:16

Stock Markets Mostly Rise, As Pound Extends Losses

Stock markets mostly rose Wednesday but investors appeared to take their foot off the pedal after the recent trade deal-fuelled rally, while sterling extended losses after Prime Minister Boris Johnson fanned fresh fears of a no-deal Brexit. European and Asian stock markets mostly advanced after Wall Street indices clocked up ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:29:30

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