Brexit News Archive: 18 Feb 2017

Tony Blair Wants to Rebuild His Career on the Back of Brexit

Tony Blair on Friday announced his "mission" to get Brits who voted to remain in the European Union to "rise up in defense of what we believe" while accusing the government of being "obsessed with Brexit" and bemoaning the lack of an effective opposition. In his first major speech since ...
Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:37:07

Tony Blair's call to 'rise up' against Brexit - five key points

Emma Mills / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:10:31

Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

Addressing voters and businesses, former Labour PM backs effort to temper terms of, or even halt, Britain's EU's exit.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:24:24

Brexit: U.K. shoppers feel the sting of rising prices

Retail sales in the U.K. unexpectedly dropped for a third consecutive month in January, according to the Office for National Statistics.
CNN   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:17:39

Tony Blair calls for people to 'rise up' against Brexit

The ex-prime minister says leaving the EU is "not inevitable" but critics accuse him of arrogance.
BBC   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:29:22

Tony Blair Wants U.K. to ‘Rise Up’ and Stay in E.U. But Will Anyone Listen?

The former prime minister, tarnished by the Iraq war, left allies and adversaries debating whether his intervention would help, or hinder, those who oppose
STEPHEN CASTLE / NY Times   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:20:26

Blair gives rallying speech against Brexit

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has issued a rallying cry for pro-European Union Britons of all parties to unite to persuade the electorate who voted for Brexit they were wrong.
CNN   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:18:44

Blaire Urges Britons to "Rise Up" Against Brexit

Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "rise up" and back a coordinated effort to temper the terms of, or even halt, Britain's EU exit. In his first major political intervention since Britons ...
OANDA   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:34:39

National Security Pick Declines Trump's Offer, ICE Narrative Questioned, Tony Blair Urges Brexit Resistance: A.M. Links

Immigration lawyers and activists "have pointed to a sharp discrepancy between what ICE says it is doing and what immigrant families are seeing and reporting in cities across the nation," The Washington Post reports. In Seattle, 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but arrested by ...
Hit & Run   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00

Weekly Roundup: February 10, 2017-February 16, 2017

The Law and Brexit X Posted by Thomas J. Reid, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, on Friday, February 10, 2017 Tags: Banks, Brexit, EU, Financial institutions, Financial regulation, International governance, LIBOR, UK Global Private Equity Survey Posted by The EY Center for Board Matters, on Friday, February 10, 2017 Tags: ...
Harvard Law School Forum   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:40:29

Tony Blair is right on Brexit. Now he should get into the trenches or back off

TONY BLAIR'S speech on Brexit on the morning of February 17th has attracted a predictable storm of derision.
Philip Coggan   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:16:16

Brexit Britain: U.K. shoppers feel the sting of rising prices

Retail sales in the U.K. unexpectedly dropped for a third consecutive month in January, according to the Office for National Statistics.
CNN   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:58:08

U.K. Retail Sales Fell Again in January

U.K. retail sales shrank in January, after posting the fastest monthly decline in over five years in December, signaling that rising prices are squeezing Britons' wallets in the wake of the Brexit vote.
WSJ   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:36:46

Boris Johnson accuses Tony Blair of 'insulting British voters' after urging people to rise up against Brexit

Steven Swinford / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:22:54

Tony Blair Urges Brexit Opponents To "Rise Up" And Fight To Stay In The EU

In a fiery speech delivered in London aimed to show U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that she won't get everything her own way, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Tony Blair urged opponents of Brexit to "rise up" and fight to change the British people's minds about leaving the European ...
Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:22:03

Morning News: February 17, 2017

Samsung Chief Lee Arrested as South Korean Corruption Probe Deepens Mnuchin Warned by Japan, Germany as G-20 Sees New Economic Order Blair Urges Brexit Opponents [...]
Eddy Elfenbein   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:57:07

UK Inflation Up Post-Brexit, Retail Sales Down

This isn't the same at all as a general rise in the inflation rate which can be self-reinforcing. And as such there's little to nothing we need to do about it.
Tim Worstall, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:35:00

Former UK PM Tony Blair begins 'mission' to change minds on Brexit

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair outlined his "mission" to persuade people to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit, arguing that the vote to leave the European Union poses a threat to the future of the country. Current Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to trigger Article 50 ...
Reuters / Times of Malta   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:05:00

Tony Blair's Brexit speech in full: 'They will say Leaving is inevitable. It isn't'

Tony Blair / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:03:42

Here is Tony Blair's full speech on blocking Brexit

LONDON - Tony Blair on Friday morning spoke at Bloomberg in Central London about his plan to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU. Here is the full speech as published by the office of Tony Blair: I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave ...
Business Insider   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:54:21

'We don't trust you': Tony Blair's 'rise up' Brexit speech leaves many on social media unimpressed

Helena Horton / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:38:50

Blair calls for fight against Brexit

Seeking Alpha / Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:35:44

Blair calls for fight against May's Brexit plan

Former PM urges voters to 'change their mind' on leaving EU
FT   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:04:07

Tony Blair is rallying Britain to block Brexit

Blair says public will "change their mind" about leaving the EU. Former PM says "the immigration people most care about" is from non-EU areas such as Africa and Asia. Attacks May for abusing "the mantle of patriotism". suggests Brexit result was "based on imperfect knowledge". Says Brexit will lead to ...
Business Insider   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:50:20

UK retail sales had a horrible month in January as post-Brexit inflation starts to bite

UK retail sales had another horrible month in January, dropping by 0.3%, according to the latest data released by the Office for National Statistics on Friday. On an annual basis, sales grew by 1.5%. Both numbers were significantly worse than had been expected by economists polled in the run up ...
Business Insider   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:34:14

Tony Blair Urges Fight Against Brexit - That's It Assured Then

Agreed, I'm an extremist here, I don't think anyone should be part of the EU. But let's get the point straight here, it's a political organisation we're leaving, not the planet.
Tim Worstall, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:13:00

Tony Blair EU Brexit mission remainers live

Steven Swinford / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:51:33

Tony Blair's new mission is to change minds on Brexit

LONDON (AP) - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a new campaign Friday to persuade Britons to change their minds about leaving the European Union, arguing that those who want to remain should rise up and have their voices heard.
Associated Press   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:35:00

Ex-U.K. PM Tony Blair urges Britons to reconsider Brexit

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson denounced Blair's comments.
USA Today   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:32:21

Tony Blair is going to tell people to fight Theresa May to stop Brexit

LONDON - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is urging people to fight the leader of Britain to stop Brexit. Blair said that Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's plans of a "hard Brexit" - leaving the European Union's single market in exchange for full control over immigration - is pushing Britain ...
Business Insider   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:25:49

Tony Blair urges Remainers to persuade Brexit voters to change their mind, warning of 'real damage'

Telegraph Reporters / Telegraph   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:58:28

Samsung heir arrested; Blair's Brexit rallying cry; Wikipedia's army

Lee Jae-yong is taken into custody in connection with a massive corruption scandal
FT   |   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:51:37