Brexit News Archive: 20 Feb 2017

Theresa May peers over Lords' shoulders on Brexit

PM takes unusual step of watching upper house debate Article 50 bill in person
FT   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:26:48

Theresa May is in the House of Lords staring at peers as they debate whether she can trigger Article 50

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May was sat in the House of Lords on Monday afternoon watching peers debate whether she should be allowed to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. May watched on from a gold throne as members of the unelected chamber began to debate the Brexit ...
Business Insider   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:38:13

House of Lords debate on Article 50 - Brexit Live Stream

The House of Lords will start its 2-day debate on Article 50 at 1530h GMT. Expectations are for the bill to pass without amendments despite it potenti
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:14

Amazon hiring 5,000 workers in U.K. despite Brexit fears

Amazon will hire 5,000 new employees in the U.K. this year, making it the latest elite tech firm to brush aside fears over Brexit.
CNN   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:56:04

UK House Prices See Slowest Growth Since 2009

Asking prices for homes in England and Wales are rising more slowly due to rising consumer price inflation, worries about Brexit and tighter lending rules, property data firm Rightmove said on Monday, adding to signs of a slowing property market. Prices sought by sellers during the month to Feb. 11 ...
OANDA   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:24:49

EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier 'wants to tie down £50bn Brexit bill' before trade talks start

Steven Swinford / Telegraph   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:33:54

Brexit vote: what happens now, will House of Lords change Bill and when will Article 50 be triggered?

Christopher Hope / Telegraph   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:02:38

Brexit: Lords to begin debating bill to trigger Article 50

Opposition peers could seek guarantees on the bill paving the way for the UK to leave EU.
BBC   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:58:17

House of Lords to debate UK PM May's Brexit plan

A coalition of Labour, Liberal Democrat, crossbench and some Conservative peers will come together today to force changes to the government's Brexit b
Omkar Godbole / FX Street   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:44:03

Amazon to hire 5,000 in latest UK tech expansion

Pledge follows other promises by US groups to boost jobs despite Brexit fears
FT   |   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:36

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

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