Last Updated: 13:12 GMT Friday, 25 May. 2018

EU slams 'fantasy" UK Brexit gambits

European Union negotiators dismiss as "fantasy" some main British demands for Brexit, including on the sensitive issue of the Northern Ireland border, a senior EU official said on May 24.
Hurriyet   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 10:52:51

Five Times Brexit Proved More Difficult Than Leave Campaigners Thought

Owen Bennett / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 10:32:27

Anti-Brexit 'Renew' Party Gives Up After Three Months

Sad news: anti-Brexit 'party' Renew is in trouble after its founder resigned just three months after the party launched. Referendum result denying Renew - which compares itself to Macron's En Marche - was set up to great fanfare among less reality-based Remainers in February. Despite having a handful of supporters ...
Ross Kempsell / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 09:50:20

What are the legal aspects of 'packing' the Lords with Brexit-friendly peers?

The recent string of government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in a modern democracy. The Daily Mail published a characteristically trenchant headline suggesting that we should "pull the plug" on the ...
Ros Taylor / LSE   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 09:04:35

As Brexit Clock Ticks, the U.K. Tries to Agree on a Plan

The British government has a plan to avoid a disruptive Brexit and solve related problems regarding Ireland's internal border, and European Union officials say the plan would be hard to refuse. The hitch: London is split on the plan.
WSJ   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 09:02:57

UK will build own satellite system if frozen out of EU's Galileo - chancellor

Philip Hammond says UK to 'go it alone' after Brexit if Brussels carries out access threat The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has warned that the UK will build its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union's €10bn Galileo project if Brussels carries out its threat to block access. The ...
Daniel Boffey in Brussels / Guardian   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 08:06:46

Markets await UK GDP growth figures after Mark Carney's Brexit warning - business live

All the day's economic and financial news, including a second estimate of Britain's economic growth in the first three months of the year Introduction: Second estimate of UK GDP released at 9.30am Last night, Bank of England governor issued new Brexit warning 8.53am BST Britain's FTSE 100 stock index has ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 07:53:44

Robbins Hits Back at Brussels Briefing

Very proud of the x-Government team that worked so hard to support technical talks in Brussels this week. UK proposals for a deep relationship, calmly and professionally presented. @HeadUKCivServ - Olly Robbins (@OllyRobbins) May 25, 2018 May's chief civil service Brexit adviser Olly Robbins has joined Twitter with a passive ...
WikiGuido / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 07:20:07

How the government can use quotas to build a sustainable future for UK fishing

As the government attempts to determine a vision for national, 'world leading' fisheries after Brexit, the big challenge is about the use of quota, writes Erin Priddle. She outlines three basic principles that can be used to frame a fishing future with well-balanced goals for jobs, seafood supply, and the ...
Artemis Photiadou / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 06:48:17

Britain very conscious of ticking Brexit clock, its finance minister says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain is aware of the short time available for talks on its departure from the European Union, the country's finance minister said on Friday, and is working on "all sort of options" to maintain the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland open after it leaves.
Reuters   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 06:35:24

UK's Hammond: EU and UK are having constructive Brexit discussions

The UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond was on the wires last minutes, via Reuters, providing fresh updates on the Brexit talks. Key Points: The EU and UK
FXStreet Team / FX Street   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 06:19:58

EU dismisses latest British ideas on Ireland after Brexit

LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain's post-Brexit adaptation will run through 2020, as planned, a British government spokeswoman said on Thursday as the EU dismissed London's ideas for a longer status quo on customs and trade in a fight over the Irish border.
Reuters   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 06:09:09

The death of 'business as usual' in the EU

European integration was once thought of as a largely technocratic process built around consensus, but the last decade has seen the work of the EU's institutions become heavily politicised. Presenting evidence from a new study, Reinout van der Veer highlights just how pervasive the effect of this politicisation has been. ...
Roch Dunin-Wasowicz / LSE   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 06:00:29

Daily briefing: Carney's Brexit warning, GDPR day, Alexa blunder

Monetary alert comes as UK-EU talks descend into acrimony over security links
FT   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 05:27:52

Wesfarmers locks in $1bn of losses as it cuts ties with Homebase

Australian conglomerate says Brexit fed into its decision to exit DIY in the UK
FT   |   Fri, 25 May 2018 04:10:17