Brexit News Archive: 01 Feb 2017

Brexit: Mandelson urges Lords not to 'throw in towel'

Peers should amend a bill on leaving the EU and "not throw in the towel early', Lord Mandelson says.
BBC   |   Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:31:33

U.K. House of Commons backs Brexit bill

Bill is due to return to the House of Commons for a final vote next week The post U.K. House of Commons backs Brexit bill appeared first on Macleans.ca .
The Associated Press / Macleans   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 22:16:47

First-stage Brexit bill passes UK parliament

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of March.
Bangkok Post   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:46:00

UK MPs back motion to trigger EU exit clause

Brexit moved a step closer after British MPs this evening voted for the first time in favour of legislation to pave the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger the formal process of leaving the EU. The European Union (Notification Of Withdrawal) Bill, which will allow the Prime Minister ...
Times of Malta   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:05:00

Brexit: When MPs voted to back Article 50 bill

MPs argued for and against, then voted, by a majority of 384, to allow Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way.
BBC   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:04:56

Theresa May Has Won a Historic House of Commons Mandate to Officially Start Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a historic House of Commons mandate to start Britain's separation from the EU. May is on course to start a two-year Brexit process next month after MPs voted by 498 to 114, for the bill that gives her the power to invoke the ...
Economic Policy Journal   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:53:00

MPs back government's Article 50 bill

MPs back legislation to give UK PM Theresa May the power to begin Brexit negotiations by 498 votes to 114.
BBC   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:47:15

Cable Unimpressed As Theresa May Wins Commons Brexit Vote

As was largely expected - and in spite of a whiney distraction from Jeremy Corbyn on Trump - UK Prime Minister Theresa May crossed the first hurdle towards Brexit as The House of Commons easily passed a bill authorizing the start of European Union exit talks. Cable was largely unimpressed ...
Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:46:44

Britain's EU exit draws closer after MPs overwhelmingly back Brexit

LONDON - Britain's departure from the European Union has moved a step closer after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of Brexit. Parliament voted by 498 to 114 to progress the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which if ultimately passed, will give Prime Minister Theresa May the power ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:36:02

Theresa May wins Article 50 Commons vote

Approval for Brexit trigger with warning talks could turn into diplomatic 'fist fight'
FT   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:33:09

Theresa May Expected to Win Parliament’s O.K. on Bill

After two days of debate, British lawmakers seemed to be falling into line Wednesday behind a bill authorizing negotiations on leaving the European Union.
STEPHEN CASTLE / NY Times   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 18:19:56

EU will lose out from bad Brexit deal on City, says leaked report

The European commission's Brexit negotiators must strike a deal with Theresa May's government to protect the City of London or the economies of the remaining member states will be damaged, a leaked EU report warns.
Here Is The City   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:39:02

'He's lying to you': An EU Parliamentarian just trolled Nigel Farage in a big way

LONDON - Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was just trolled in a big way by a fellow EU Parliamentarian. The Brexiteer was addressing the elected body in in Strasbourg, France when fellow Labour MEP Seb Dance was caught on camera holding a sign that read "he's lying to you" complete ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:35:22

EU will take 'hard line' on €40bn Brexit bill

Sir Ivan Rogers says money will dominate early talks but may provide lever for May
FT   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:40:36

Looming Financial Crunch of Post-Brexit Britain

The U.K. could lose a chunk of European banking revenues quickly - that could hurt the country as much as its banks.
WSJ   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:07:15

Inequality to hit record high in Brexit Britain

Inequality is slated to get much worse in the U.K. as the government moves ahead with its Brexit plans.
CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:32:19

Britain to be charged £50 billion Brexit divorce bill, Sir Ivan Rogers warns MPs

Laura Hughes / Telegraph   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:55:32

Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale

The UK's former ambassador to the EU tells MPs the negotiations will involve "difficult trade-offs".
BBC   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:52:57

EU will lose out from bad Brexit deal on City, says leaked report

European parliament committee's warning could reassure UK ministers as they prepare for article 50 negotiations The European commission's Brexit negotiators must strike a deal with Theresa May's government to protect the City of London or the economies of the remaining member states will be damaged, a leaked EU report warns. ...
Daniel Boffey in Brussels / Guardian   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:48:26

UK lawmakers voting on bill to trigger EU exit talks

LONDON (AP) - Britain's House of Commons plans to vote Wednesday on a bill authorizing Prime Minister Theresa May to start exit talks with the European Union - the first major test of whether lawmakers will try to impede the Conservative government's Brexit plans.
Associated Press   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:33:45

The EU has told Britain that 'humongous' Brexit negotiations will take up to ten years

LONDON - Britain's Brexit negotiations will take up to a decade and be on a "humongous scale" the like of which has not been seen since the last World War, EU officials have told the UK. Former ambassador to the UK, Sir Ivan Rogers, told MPs that he had not ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:06:24

London rivals roll out red carpet for banks fleeing Brexit

Banks and financial services companies are preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain -- and cities around Europe are eager to welcome them with open arms.
CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:48:19

London's rivals woo bankers fleeing Brexit

CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:39:41

Brexit bill: UK lawmakers to vote on triggering divorce talks

The UK government is set to clear a hurdle on the path to Brexit later Wednesday when lawmakers vote on a bill to trigger negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, following two days of debate.
CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:26:31

Cities roll out red carpet for banks fleeing Brexit

Banks and financial services companies are preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain -- and cities around Europe are eager to welcome them with open arms.
CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:23:01

London's rivals roll out red carpet for bankers fleeing Brexit

Banks and financial services companies are preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain -- and cities around Europe are eager to welcome them with open arms.
CNN   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:21:46

Labour and Tory 'Remoaners' accused of plotting to 'delay and dilute Brexit' as MPs vote on Article 50

Laura Hughes / Telegraph   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:42:26

David Cameron tried to get the Daily Mail's editor sacked for being pro-Brexit

LONDON – Former Prime Minister David Cameron tried to get the editor of the right-leaning newspaper The Daily Mail sacked during the European Union referendum, according to the BBC. The Daily Mail had pushed its readers to vote to leave the European Union while Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne ...
Business Insider   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:32:46

Everything you need to know about the Brexit Bill in 5 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   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:00:00

Many British lawmakers will back starting Brexit talks

Dozens of British lawmakers said Tuesday that they will vote to authorize the start of European Union exit talks, signaling likely victory for the government after it had fought in court to avoid such a vote. The House of Commons began a two-day debate on a bill that lets Prime ...
Japan Times   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 05:48:21

Shares in OFX tumble on post-Brexit woes

Richard Kimber has been replaced as OFX CEO after the falling British pound and disappointing customer numbers bit into income.at the payments provider.
SMH   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:08:25

MPs set for Brexit talks-triggering vote

Theresa May's plan to get talks with the EU under way by 31 March faces its first parliamentary test.
BBC   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 03:05:19

OFX shares tumble on post-Brexit woes

Richard Kimber has stepped down as OFX chief executive as the falling British pound leads to a decline in fee and commission income.
SMH   |   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 02:29:13

EU migrants could be barred from coming to Britain unless they have a job after Brexit

Steven Swinford / Telegraph   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:35:29

Brexit & Beyond: Firms Vow to Stay in Post-Brexit Britain, Eurozone Grows Faster Than U.S.,​ Tusk Says U.S. Boosting Uncertainty for EU

Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal's round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here. MUST READS Pro-Brexit demonstrators hold Union Jack flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament on Nov. 23, ...
MoneyBeat   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:38:50

Redwood: Make Parliament Great Again

Redwood fighting the good fight during the Brexit debate this evening... H/T Brexit Central The post Redwood: Make Parliament Great Again appeared first on Guido Fawkes .
Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:02:26

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

Many UK lawmakers signal they'll back govt's Brexit bill

LONDON (AP) - Dozens of British lawmakers said Tuesday that they will vote to authorize the start of European Union exit talks - signaling likely victory for the government on the vote it had fought in court to avoid.
Associated Press   |   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:32:00

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

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