Brexit News Archive: 03 Jan 2017

Theresa May on track to pass Brexit bill

Opposition to Article 50 drains away at start of emotional parliamentary debate
FT   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:57:57

UK Supreme Court Ruling Brings Greater Legitimacy to Brexit

Last week, in an 8-3 vote, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Prime Minister Theresa May must seek new legislation before starting negotiations to leave the EU-the so-called Brexit. The Prime Minister had argued that, in light ...
Online Library of Law and Liberty   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:56:12

Site That Helped Battle Brexit Will Fund Lawyers Challenging Trump Muslim Ban

function WASHINGTON ― CrowdJustice, a prominent British fundraising platform for legal representation, launched in the U.S. Tuesday, accepting donations for its first American case: a complaint in Virginia against President Donald Trump 's executive order on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. British activists used the for-profit company's system ...
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:31:29

Everything you need to know about the Brexit Bill in five minutes

LONDON - MPs will on Tuesday and Wednesday debate whether the UK should trigger Article 50 - the two-year process by which Britain leaves the European Union. The debate is expected to be long, confusing, and ultimately exhausting, so here's our brief guide to everything you need to know about ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:58:17

Top City Lobby Group U-Turns and Embraces Brexit

Number one square mile lobby group TheCityUK has performed a complete u-turn, abandoning its Remain position and instead embracing Brexit. TheCityUK - which represents major banks and professional services firms - said leaving the EU is a opportunity" and declared: "TheCityUK is a strong believer in the potential opportunities that ...
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:23:10

UK parliament to debate Brexit bill: What you need to know

British lawmakers will on Tuesday debate the parliamentary bill that will give Prime Minister Theresa May the go ahead to withdraw from the European Union.
CNN   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:10:38

Germany Top Relocation Destination After Brexit

Global investors with operations in the U.K. looking to relocate have identified Germany as the top destination following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, according to the latest EY study. Brexit has caused global investors to reassess their assets in the U.K., with 14 percent of foreign investors with ...
OANDA   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:30:32

MPs begin two-day debate on Brexit bill

Prime minister expects to easily win approval after Labour ordered to support her
FT   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:14:31

Dozens of MPs try to kill off Brexit Bill as Theresa May rushes it through Parliament

LONDON - Dozens of MPs are attempting to kill off Brexit as they begin the debate on whether to pass a bill triggering Britain's exit from the EU. MPs will on Tuesday afternoon begin a two-day long debate continuing until midnight on Wednesday when MPs will vote on whether to ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:58:04

Parliament kicks off Brexit Bill debate as David Davis accuses Europhile MPs of abusing trust of the British people

Laura Hughes / Telegraph   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:30:39

Germany is the top destination for companies relocating due to Brexit: EY

Global investors with operations in the U.K. looking to relocate have identified Germany as the top destination.
CNBC   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:38:00

US acting attorney-general fired for defying ban, why Trump is a disaster for Brexit and the neurological benefits of swearing

CEOs have joined the groups opposing President Donald Trump's ban on certain refugees
FT   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:49:28

Brexit: MPs to begin formal process with two-day debate

MPs will debate a bill that will allow Theresa May to trigger Brexit, with a vote due on Wednesday.
BBC   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:35:49

UK lawmakers start debate on bill authorizing Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) - British lawmakers are starting debate on a bill authorizing the start of European Union exit talks, as the government races to meet a self-imposed March 31 deadline to begin the process.
Associated Press   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:14:00

City lobby group comes out fighting for global Brexit in dramatic u-turn

Telegraph   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:01:00

No more pessimistic mandarins like Sir Ivan Rogers. Let's send a Brexit dynamo to Brussels

Leo McKinstry / Telegraph   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:15:33

Britain's EU Envoy Abruptly Resigns Just Months Before Formal Brexit Talks

LONDON (R eu ters) - Britain's ambassador to the Eu ropean Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Eu rope, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal Brexit negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain's envoy to the EU , told ...
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:39:09

As Brexit looms, U.K. ambassador to EU resigns

CNN   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:34:23

UK envoy to EU quits ahead of Brexit talks

Ivan Rogers abruptly quits three months before the UK begins negotiations to leave the bloc.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:15:51

UK ambassador to EU resigns

Ivan Rogers, Britain's ambassador to the European Union, has resigned just months before Brexit negotiations are due to begin, the Press Association reported Tuesday.
CNN   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:40:14

Brexit will create 400,000 jobs? This is a fiction, as any economist will tell you | Jonathan Portes

Change Britain's wild claim is either deeply ignorant or deliberately misleading. Brexit is not getting the serious debate it needs The costs and benefits of the UK's membership of the single market were widely debated before the referendum. However, the customs union was hardly mentioned. Yet it is the customs ...
Jonathan Portes / Guardian   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:30:32

JP Morgan's Dimon voices concerns on post-Brexit London

The boss of one of banking's best known names has hinted he is concerned about the fate of London as financial hub following the Brexit vote.
Here Is The City   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:12:04

Banks consider whether to move business out of UK as Brexit looms

Brexit could have an impact on the City in the coming months as banks decide whether to implement contingency plans to ensure they retain access to the remaining 27 EU member states by moving business out of the UK.
Here Is The City   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:11:55

Farewell Then, Sir Ivan Rogers

Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain's ambassador to the EU, has quit ahead of schedule rather than stick around to help work on Brexit. A former Ken Clarke aide, Rogers is seen by some as a caricature of an arch-Eurocrat, though others in Brussels say this is an What is certain is ...
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:56:01

Britain's ambassador to the EU has resigned 3 months before Brexit talks begin

LONDON - The British ambassador to the European Union has just unexpectedly resigned three months before Theresa May intends to trigger Article 50 and initiate exit talks. Sir Ivan Rogers, who worked closely with former prime ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair, told staff on Tuesday afternoon that he'll be ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:23:02

Britain's envoy to EU resigns, just before Brexit negotiations

Britain's ambassador to the European Union has abruptly resigned just a few months before Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to start formal Brexit negotiations, the Financial Times reported. Ivan Rogers told staff this afternoon that he would be step down from his post early, the FT said. He did ...
Times of Malta   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:22:00

British ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly quits just weeks after row over leaked Brexit memo

Kate McCann / Telegraph   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:21:36

Troubles In Brexit-land: UK's EU Ambassador Abruptly Resigns

Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain's ambassador to the EU has unexpectedly quit, just a few months before the UK is expected to start formal Brexit negotiations, leaving officials in shock over the loss of one of Britain's most experienced EU negotiators. As The FT reports, Rogers did not explain the reasons ...
Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:15:40

UK's EU ambassador resigns before Brexit talks

Sir Ivan Rogers quits as UK representative to EU after tensions with Downing St
FT   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:58:00

Reuters News wrote a new post, Britain avoids M&A collapse as foreign buyers go Brexit bargain hunting: Reuters, on the site PE Hub

(Reuters) - Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity after the shock Brexit vote as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British [...]
peHUB   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:22:17

JP Morgan boss: jobs could leave London sooner if UK can't grab Brexit transition deal

Telegraph   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:12:09

Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs

Change Britain's claim about benefits of post-Brexit free trade deals are based on 'entirely fictional statistics', one expert says Economists have disputed claims from a pro-Brexit campaign group that leaving the customs union and new free trade deals could create 400,000 jobs, arguing it takes no account of the risks ...
Jessica Elgot Political reporter / Guardian   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:27:25

Despite Trump and Brexit, business leaders are more positive going into 2017

The world's business leaders are confident about going into 2017, despite political uncertainties, a survey shows.
CNBC   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:18:00

A 'Hard Brexit' and quitting the customs union will create nearly 400,000 jobs in Britain

LONDON - A think tank backed by prominent Leave campaigner Michael Gove claimed that Britain will create nearly 400,000 jobs if the nation decides to abandon the Customs Union, following a "hard Brexit." According to analysis of European Commission figures by Change Britain, given to The Telegraph, Britain would create ...
Business Insider   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:49:21

UK will create 400,000 jobs if it quits the customs union as part of Brexit talks, analysis finds

Peter Dominiczak / Telegraph   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:03:46

Banks consider whether to move business out of UK as Brexit looms

Announcements expected soon on whether to implement contingency plans for access to remaining EU states Brexit could have an impact on the City in the coming months as banks decide whether to implement contingency plans to ensure they retain access to the remaining 27 EU member states by moving business ...
Lisa O'Carroll and Jill Treanor, City editor / Guardian   |   Tue, 3 Jan 2017 06:00:45