No country in the world has cultivated arrogance like the British. But the sad truth is: The former global power can't even find its way to the door without tripping over its feet.
Spiegel | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:33:31
Exclusive: Sir Vince tells The Independent 'It seems Article 50 may well have to be extended, so it is a sensible precaution to have a process that allows us to select candidates quickly and democratically'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:31:00
Some Labour MPs are considering voting for any deal Theresa May gets - a prospect that appals others.
BBC | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:30:20
Alan Tovey / Telegraph | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:23:33
Facebook has hired ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team, it has emerged.
Joe Watts / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:08:00
John Sawers believes both side in Brexit debate should support another plebiscite
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:05:13
EU chief Brexit negotiator says deal is 90% complete but could still fail at late stage
Jon Stone / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:53:00
Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party is on a path towards a left-wing populist strategy. It can connect the diverse demands of the British people, who have suffered years of austerity and decades of neoliberalism, creating a clear demarcation line between them and "the establishment" - the ...
Marina Prentoulis, University of East Anglia / The Conversation | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:43:27
Japanese companies increasingly alarmed about lack of progress on accord
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:16:48
The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has signalled to EU leaders that she is willing to accept a one-year extension to the proposed "transition period" that will follow the UK's withdrawal from the EU on March 29 2019. This would mean that the UK could remain subject to EU rules ...
David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast / The Conversation | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:10:46
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:04:05
British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to work on improving trade ties with South Korea after Brexit in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in in Brussels, May's office said.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:02:56
'Great strength of EU27 is their unity,' UK foreign minister told the BBC.
Eline Schaart / Politico | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:36:03
As the Brexit negotiations peter out this week in Brussels, fevered Brexit fanatics - from Boris Johnson, David Davis and Jacob Rees Mogg in the Telegraph, to many others on Twitter - are ranting and raving about the most sensible thing Theresa May has done in two and a half ...
Andy Price, Head of Politics, Sheffield Hallam University / The Conversation | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:30:48
The British government is still pushing Brussels to compromise on Ireland-only Brexit insurance policy.
Tom McTague, Charlie Cooper / Politico | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:16:59
Banks and exchanges aren't waiting for political uncertainty to abate before they move business.
Washington Post | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:02:49
The Netherlands' attempts to rival the UK have not been going well of late. First £33 billion Anglo-Dutch publishing giant RELX announced it was moving its HQ entirely to London, then Unilever's Dutch dash was thwarted by a major shareholder revolt. Now, despite the froth of the Brexit negotiations, Starbucks ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:01:12
Will Nissan stay once Britain leaves? How one factory explains the Brexit business dilemma - podcast
In the 1980s, Thatcher's government sold Britain as 'a gateway to Europe'. Nissan came to Sunderland and thrived - but now its future is uncertain • Read the text version here Continue reading...
Written by David Conn, read by Lucy Scott and produced by Simon Barnard / Guardian | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:00:21
Lucy Burton / Telegraph | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:54:15
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain's post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland's need for a to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:46:33
People should not overplay the idea of an extension to a Brexit transition period during which Britain would keep EU rules in place after it leaves the bloc, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:46:12
The EU's chief negotiator says Brexit was a 'negative negotiation.'
Eddy Wax / Politico | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:33:57
Agreement leaves details to be thrashed out but removes threat to broader EU negotiations
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:32:41
The lay of the Brexit land is becoming clearer after the inconclusive October European Council summit.
Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:31:37
Jasmin Gray / Huffington Post | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:21:28
Friday October 19: Five things the markets are talking about Global concerns about rising yields, a deteriorating economic outlook and rising geopolitical tensions has capital markets closing out this volatile week on the back foot. China's slowing economic growth, Brexit and tensions between Rome and Brussels over the Italian budget ...
Dean Popplewell / OANDA | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:07:18
The number of people in Britain seeking to restore their German citizenship has jumped following the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.A German government ...
No Author / Japan Times | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:53:52
Issue between London and Madrid 'will no longer be a problem', Pedro Sanchez says
Samuel Osborne / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:26:48
We debate the likelihood of a second vote, and speak to a top US politician about the treatment of migrant children.
Al Jazeera | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:10:38
Jeremy Hunt insists Brexit talks on track despite lack of Brussels agreement and growing Tory backlash
Foreign secretary hails 'enormous progress' despite gridlock over customs plan
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:06:00
Susana Batel and Patrick Devine-Wright explore public beliefs about energy issues among different-level identities in the UK, and explain how feelings of belonging to different imaginary communities appear to impact socio-political events such as Brexit. The deployment of renewable energy technologies and associated infrastructures has been very controversial in the ...
Roch Dunin-Wasowicz / LSE | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:33
From crucial EU summit to the day of departure and beyond
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:58:14
In view of analysts at Deutsche Bank, the Brexit situation continues to simmer, as Prime Minister May talked about "an option to extend the implementation period," which would delay the politically difficult decisions regarding the Irish border. Key Quotes "Deputy DUP Leader Nigel Dodds said that such a plan would ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:51:55
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is now out on the wires, saying that a longer transition period is not an alternative to a binding backstop. He was further noted saying that return to violence in N.Ireland is a potential consequence if we get Brexit talks wrong and internal politics in ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:33:42
Brexit: Jeremy Hunt claims EU have been 'more constructive' in negotiations since Soviet Union comparison
'I have to say that in the period since that speech we have had a very different approach from the EU'
Ashley Cowburn / The Independent | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:19:02
Seeking Alpha | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:53:17
Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continue The president of Toyota has said a no-deal Brexit should be avoided "at all costs", in the latest intervention by a major Japanese investor in the UK economy. In comments posted on the website of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, ...
Justin McCurry in Tokyo / Guardian | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:43:30
European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:41:20
Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said it would be hard to resolve the issue of a backstop to the Irish border problem in Brexit talks without more detail on the future relationship with the European Union after Brexit.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:40:08
The foreign secretary called on Tory MPs to unite behind the prime minister
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:37:25
In a recent contribution to LSE Brexit, Peter J Verovsek criticised left-wing supporters of Brexit, claiming that they were backing a 'statist, nationalist initiative' that could only benefit the right. Peter Ramsay (LSE) replies, arguing that it is left-wing Remainers who are stuck in the past and that a fetishism ...
Ros Taylor / LSE | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:30:31
The UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, speaking to BBC radio this Friday, said that Northern Ireland backstop is the key outstanding issue in Brexit talks and to resolve the backstop issue, we need to make more progress on talks over the future relationship with the EU. Additional quotes: • Backstop ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:25:26
The European Union said Thursday it is ready to extend the length of the transition period once the UK leaves the EU next year.
CNN | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:25:13
There are those in the Conservative Party so against Brexit that they are willing to gang up with the opposition to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal in order to secure a second referendum.
Bloomberg / Financial Express | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:14:38
Members of Theresa May's own party condemn suggestions that the transition period could be extended.
BBC | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:08:03
Visas for visitors from Britain after Brexit? "Fake news!" insisted President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, scoffing at the idea that France would ever impose such a demand on its neighbour.
NEWS WIRES / France 24 | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:06:37
'London Calling Brexit' is a new series that will appear on the Brexit blog over the next few months. In this introductory post, the series editor, Tim Oliver (Loughborough University London), outlines why what Brexit means for London and what London means for Brexit is a central but overlooked issue ...
Roch Dunin-Wasowicz / LSE | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:59
Also making headlines: Theresa May's 'Kafka-esque' Brexit and Manuel Valls set to come last in Barcelona mayoral race.
Eddy Wax / Politico | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:59:38
The pair remains under pressure near the 1.1450 area. The greenback stays bid, flirts with the 96.0 handle. Italy, Brexit, EU Leaders Summit all remain focused so far. The sentiment around the European currency remains fragile at the end of the week, prompting EUR/USD to drop and test fresh lows ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:46:58
We are at 90% of reaching an agreement with Britain but problems over Ireland could lead to failure of Brexit talks, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier said this Friday. Key quotes: • Brexit accord is possible but difficult. • Still not certain that we will reach a ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:34:01
Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth, via a regional public-service broadcaster - WDR, was quoted saying that an extension of Brexit transition period would surely not fail because of opposition from EU27 or Berlin but alone would not solve the problems.
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:12:52
Over the past twenty-four hours, the GBP/USD hit the floor and kept rolling, hitting 1.3020 in Thursday's US session sell-off, and Sterling traders have seen little reason to pick the Pound back up as Brexit concerns continue to hang over the UK marketscape. 1.3030 represents the current ceiling heading into ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:53:14
Ferry operator Stena Line, owner of three UK ports, warns Brexit may disrupt food imports.
BBC | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:25:16
Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a halt.
Reuters | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:42:19
GBP/USD is closing on trendline connecting the Aug. 15 low and Oct. 4 low. A close below that would embolden the bears. The Brexit impasse is hurting the British Pound. The UK Prime Minister May will likely have a tough time selling an extension to the Brexit transition period at ...
FX Street | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:28:35
Some analysts think now is a good time to buy back into the sector
FT | Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:02:20