Last Updated: 04:06 GMT Tuesday, 12 Nov. 2019

Hartcher: Cutting immigration is White Australia policy

Via Peter Hartcher today: Yet Australia itself, where sane and centrist politics has largely prevailed, isn't immune to the danger of a xenophobic populism in future. The Lowy Institute's Sam Roggeveen has written an essay with the disturbing title Our Very Own Brexit. "The tacit agreement between among our political ...
Houses and Holes / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:52:01

What Brexit is likely now?

GaveKal on Brexit: Until last week there were so many permutations of Brexit that efforts to foresee events beyond the next political deadline were doomed to failure. This changed abruptly on Thursday after a meeting between Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar unexpectedly produced the outline of a ...
Houses and Holes / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:45:20

How to get eurozone out of its slump

Europe needs relaunch its economy on a sustainable path.
Pierre Moscovici / Politico   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:04:23

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: How could the election affect Brexit?

How much money has been spent on Brexit, and other questions answered.
BBC   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:00:59

Election boost for Johnson as Brexit party abandons plan to contest all Conservative seats

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People's Daily   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:19:06

Why manifestos matter more than ever in the age of Brexit

David Thackeray and Richard Toye explain how manifestos came to be increasingly central to the practice of governing, as well as the various ambiguities that surround these documents and their purpose. In June 2019, three years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Conservative Party members in Bracknell ...
Artemis Photiadou / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:13

The Papers: Farage urged to give Tories 'free run' at marginals

The announcement the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats currently held by the Tories dominates the papers.
BBC   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:52:49

Farage compromise lifts sterling (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analysts Craig Erlam discusses the pound's rally as the Brexit Party opts not to challenge Conservative seats and the UK avoids recession.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:18:48

A Brexit Threat In Labour's Heartlands?

In places like eurosceptic Hartlepool in northeast England, long-held party allegiances being reshaped by Brexit could trigger a political earthquake at next month's election. The former shipbuilding and steel hub on Teesside, which voted by almost 70 percent to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, has been a ...
IBTimes   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:53:54

Why Nigel Farage's election gift isn't a game changer

The Brexit Party will stand aside in Tory seats, but that may not be enough for Boris Johnson to win overall.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:42:44

Farage faces calls to pull out in Labour Leave seats

Brexit party's retreat may not be over after standing down in Tory constituencies
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:39:57

Labour MPs press Corbyn to co-operate with Remain parties after Farage stands down candidates

Brexit Party leader says his climbdown is best way of preventing a second referendum
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:34:00

Nigel Farage is a quitter not a fighter - his latest political sideshow makes that clear

In Hartlepool, the Brexit Party leader announces the world's first one-man alliance, proof that the only person Nigel Farage does favours for is Nigel Farage
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:23:00

Farage hints at broad retreat after ditching Tory battle

Brexit party leader faces calls to pull out of Labour-held areas targeted by Johnson
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:40:50

Nigel Farage claims he was offered peerage days before standing down Brexit Party candidates in Tory-held seats

'Serious questions should be asked about what Boris Johnson offered to Nigel Farage in exchange for this deal'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:33:00

Farage clings to the limelight while keeping Brexit alive

Watching him cull half his party's candidates was to see a man who is facing the final curtain
FT   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:04:32

Brexit party urged to drop candidate who plays in Nazi Luftwaffe act band

Stuka Squadron members style themselves as 'vampire' wartime pilots in leather trenchcoats but deny portraying the SS
Jane Dalton / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:42:34

Campaign Round-Up: 31 Days To Go

TORIES Leapt on Thornberry refusing to commit to using the nuclear deterrent Welcomed Farage's decision to stand down in 317 seats Decent growth figures released by the ONS Topline(s): Labour are a threat to national security A gridlocked parliament is the greatest threat to Brexit Farage has admitted voting Brexit ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:12:23

Rising HK tensions, trade angst knock FTSE; domestic shares rally

A mix of rising tensions in Hong Kong, dampened U.S.-China trade sentiment and a firmer pound hit the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 on Monday, while domestic stocks rallied after the Brexit Party lent some clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election.
Reuters   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:07:51

The Brexit Party's decision to only stand against Labour MPs probably won't change much

Tactical Voting: The bulk of seats in play won't be affected
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:46:00

Potential Tory Candidate Was a Member of Federalist 'European Movement'

Despite CCHQ's attempts to select candidates who are on board with Boris and Brexit, one candidate appears to have slipped through the net this evening. Lisa Townsend is in the final three to be selected for the safe, Brexit-voting Tory seat of North West Norfolk. Townsend - who recently cancelled ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:45:05

UK GDP: Economy avoids recession despite weakest growth in a decade - as it happened

Britain's economy grew by 0.3% in the last quarter, after shrinking in Q2, but annual growth slowed to just 1% Latest: UK economy grew 0.3% in the last quarter But annual growth is weakest since 2010 Service sector grows, but manufacturing stagnates Moody's has threatened to downgrade UK credit rating ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:36:26

Tories Will Stand in Hartlepool

After a day of speculation, Guido can confirm the Tories have selected regional deputy chairman, Arun Photay, to stand in Hartlepool. At one point it looked as if the 'frontrunner' had pulled out of the contest, and speculation mounted the Tories might give Brexit Party Chairman, Richard Tice, a free ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:32:12