Brexit Crisis - Special Reports

Brexit slowdown hits UK as economy weakens more than estimated

GDP rose 0.2 per cent, less than the 0.3 per cent published late last month and down from 0.7 per cent at the end of 2016
2017-05-25 14:05 | News | GulfNews

DIY Cultures 2017: The Counter-Culture Is Alive and Well at a Zine Fair in Shoreditch

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Last week I paid a visit to DIY Cultures, a wonderful — and wonderfully packed — one-day event celebrating zines and the DIY ethos at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, curated by a core collective of Sofia Niazi, my friend Hamja Ahsan and Helena Wee, and […]
2017-05-24 21:05 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, Stonehenge and civil liberties | AndyWorthington

Trump and the Resurgence of Colonial Racism

From Brexit to the victory of Donald Trump, the world order established in the post-cold war is now being shaken up. The UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union channeled the populace’s disdain toward the system driven by neo-liberalism. In the US, a similar anti-establishment sentiment has grown, where many of those abandoned by More
2017-05-22 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Germany eyes softer sacking rules to tempt Brexit banks to Frankfurt

Merkel-backed reform would make it easier to hire and fire bankers in exception to strict labour laws
2017-05-19 12:05 | News | GulfNews

Gina Miller launches tactical voting campaign

Britain's most vocal pro-EU campaigner is hoping to “dent” the expected Conservative landslide victory in next month's UK election by backing candidates who pledge to work for the softest possible Brexit. She spoke to the FT's Robert Wright about her campaign, called Best for Britain.
2017-05-19 05:05 | News | FT

Great Britain’s Dangerous Attitude Problem – OpEd

By Theodoros Papadopoulos Ever since the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the European Union has been in upheaval. With The post Great Britain’s Dangerous Attitude Problem – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
2017-05-18 05:05 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Risks and opportunities for post-Brexit UK food aid programs

The United Kingdom is widely seen as a global leader in the fight against hunger, through its powerful combination of nongovernmental campaigns, scientific research, global alliances, generous aid, and staunch political commitment. The 2016 Brexit vote and the consequent departure of former-Prime Minister David Cameron who had made foreign aid a trademark cause offer an…
2017-05-17 19:05 | News | Brookings

Options For A ‘Global Britain’ After Brexit – Analysis

New trade deals for the UK will be an important part of the Brexit negotiations, not only with the EU
2017-05-17 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview

Brexit Has Put EU Politicians In Panic Mode – Analysis

By Alasdair Macleod* The EU cannot afford to prevaricate over Brexit because a bad Brexit risks causing it immeasurable harm.
2017-05-16 05:05 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview

Bonus cap forces Brexit banks to shun Amsterdam

Amsterdam has little chance of attracting foreign financial institutions which are leaving London for the continent ahead of Brexit because...
2017-05-15 07:05 | Business, Europe | DutchNews

Anti-corruption police investigate UK firm over ex-Nigerian warlord deal

Cas-Global allegedly paid bribe in multimillion pound sale of naval vessels involving UK, US, Nigeria and Norway Anti-corruption investigators in four countries are examining a British firm’s links to a multimillion-pound defence deal involving a former Nigerian warlord. Investigators in the UK, the US, Nigeria, and Norway are scrutinising Cas-Global after it was alleged that the firm paid a bribe to a Norwegian official as part of the sale of seven decommissioned naval vessels. The case has
2017-05-14 17:05 | Business, Nigeria, Corruption index and barometer | Guardian

BoE says smooth Brexit could mean faster UK rate increases

In a quarterly update, Bank of England officials cut their forecast for growth this year to 1.9% from 2%
2017-05-11 15:05 | News | GulfNews

Theresa May Should Expect Brexit Talks To Fail – OpEd

In an address to the German parliament on April 27, Chancellor Angela Merkel had tough words for the British government.
2017-05-09 16:05 | 1, Opinion, Angela Merkel | EurasiaReview

Street artist Banksy's latest piece chips away at 'Brexit'

Britain's controversial exit from the European Union was the subject of the latest artwork by street painter Banksy.
2017-05-09 00:05 | News | UPI

Marine Le Pen's defeat brings Europe's Far Right surge to a halt

Brussels: The anti-EU French leader Marine Le Pen's larger-than-expected defeat Sunday in her nation's presidential election was a crushing reality check for the far-right forces who seek to overthrow Europe: Despite the victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, they are likely to be shut out of power for years.
2017-05-08 02:05 | News | TheAge

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

Theresa May has sought to play down talk of a landslide general election victory after the Conservatives made major gains
2017-05-08 00:05 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Barnier Cuts Short Brexit Blame-Game

By Daniela Vincenti (EurActiv) — During a 20-minute speech stuffed with examples and technical details, the EU’s top Brexit negotiator
2017-05-08 00:05 | 1, Business, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Cheating Britain Out of Europe

by Jacek Rostowski-LONDON – Several months ago, I predicted that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government would fall by next month, when the British people realized that the “soft Brexit” [Read More]
2017-05-07 16:05 | Editorial, Featured | Mareeg

Banksy takes on Brexit in new art mural in Dover

ritish street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.
2017-05-07 16:05 | News | TheAge

UK super-rich got richer despite Brexit: rich list

The ‘Sunday Times’ Rich List for 2017 shows total wealth of UK’s richest 1,000 individuals and families surged 14% to £658b
2017-05-07 15:05 | News | GulfNews

Local Elections: As UKIP Voters Join the Tories to create Super-UKIP, Labour and Other Parties MUST Unite in a Progressive Resistance

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   So wretched is the mainstream media here in the UK that the results of Thursday’s local elections are being read as an unprecedented triumph for the Tories, and the death knell of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, whereas the reality is actually […]
2017-05-06 18:05 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington

Conservatives make strong gains in UK local elections

The results give the British Prime Minister Theresa May a boost ahead of next month's Brexit-dominated general election.
2017-05-05 16:05 | News | Aljazeera

Europe's Brexit wrangling

It's been a tempestuous week in the world of Brexit. British prime minister Theresa May angrily denounced the EU for "meddling" in the British election, just days after reports were leaked of her acrimonious dinner with Brussels officials. Jonathan Derbyshire joins the FT's Gideon Rachman and Daniel Dombey to discuss the future of the UK-EU relationship.
2017-05-05 13:05 | News | FT

Theresa May accuses European Union of interfering in British election

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made an explosive charge that European Union officials are meddling in Britain's June election, as tensions over Brexit rise.
2017-05-03 18:05 | News | TheAge

Theresa May accuses EU of election interference

British PM says 'threats' have been made against the UK, as the EU unveils its negotiating stance on Brexit talks.
2017-05-03 18:05 | News | Aljazeera

Brexit won't be a success, but can be managed, senior EU official

Britain's exit from the European Union cannot be turned into a success, but it can be managed in a pragmatic way, a senior European Union official said in an interview with Politico on Wednesday.
2017-05-03 17:05 | News | TheAge

Standard Chartered favours Frankfurt as EU hub after Brexit

Bankers say Frankfurt is set to win the most business following a discreet but concerted campaign to promote it
2017-05-03 14:05 | News | GulfNews

Stakes raised in Brexit talks

It has been a tumultuous week for Theresa May, UK prime minister. First came the leaked reports of her acrimonious dinner with European officials, then news that the divorce bill the UK faces for leaving the EU has risen to 100bn euros. Malcolm Moore discusses the fall-out with the FT's Alex Barker, Peter Spiegel and Henry Mance.
2017-05-03 14:05 | News | FT

EU raises Brexit bill to €100bn

EU negotiators have revised their initial calculations to maximise the liabilities Britain is asked to cover
2017-05-03 05:05 | News | FT

UK can no longer rely on US leadership over Middle East: lawmakers

Britain can no longer rely on US leadership on Middle East policy and must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place, among other policies, a committee of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday. The deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. During his US presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst deal ever
2017-05-02 12:05 | News | EgyptIndependent

UK can no longer rely on U.S. leadership over Middle East: lawmakers

Britain can no longer rely on U.S. leadership on Middle East policy and must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place, among other policies, a committee of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday. The deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. During his U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the agreement “the worst deal ever negotiated” and
2017-05-02 12:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Brexit has a rocky start, Infosys hires American and China makes final push on poverty

Stark divide between UK and EU on show in a leaked account of private meeting between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker
2017-05-02 11:05 | News | FT

Erdogan: Turkey to hold referendum on EU membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will decide in a referendum whether to continue pursuing membership in the European Union. In an interview Monday on India television, Erdogan accused the EU of not being "sincere or honest" and of making Turkey wait at its gates. Erdogan said: "Turkey will choose the next path of a Brexit-like referendum." Turkey, a Muslim-majority nation that straddles the Bosporus, began EU membership negotiations in 2005 but talks have made little progress.
2017-05-02 08:05 | News | EgyptIndependent

Rutte calls for realism among EU27 when Brexit talks get under way

Prime minister Mark Rutte has urged European leaders to show realism during the Brexit negotiations that will shape the EU’s...
2017-05-01 07:05 | Europe, Politics | DutchNews

Unified Ireland would be automatic member of EU

European Union leaders at a Brexit summit will give have given a formal undertaking to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland in the EU if a referendum unites the island.
2017-05-01 01:05 | News | TheAge

One voice: European Union's tough demands for Britain as Brexit talks near

"The British people have made a decision, which we will have to respect," Angela Merkel said. "But we remaining 27 now get together in order to speak with one voice."
2017-04-30 05:04 | News | TheAge

Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge

LONDON: Japan’s Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure a smooth transition for business as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, to avoid a cliff edge where rules and regulations for firms change overnight. A day after talks with May at her country residence at Chequers outside London, the leader of the world’s third largest economy made clear his concerns over Brexit while also underlining his long-
2017-04-30 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

EU approves 'divorce' guidelines for Brexit process

Leaders meet and approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by diplomats over the past month.
2017-04-29 16:04 | News | Aljazeera

EU leaders unite ahead of Brexit divorce talks with UK

European Union leaders are vowing to stand shoulder to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain
2017-04-29 16:04 | News | NewsDay

European Union leaders agree on Brexit negotiation guidelines

The European Union agreed to guidelines for upcoming Brexit talks with the United Kingdom in Belgium on Saturday.
2017-04-29 15:04 | News | UPI

EU says it’s already Europe 1, Britain 0 as Brexit reality dawns

The British concessions mean EU officials in the 27 countries are increasingly hopeful that May will realise that the terms of Brexit will be set by them more than her
2017-04-29 13:04 | News | GulfNews

Spain ‘Not Worried’ About United Ireland Joining EU

By Catherine Stupp (EurActiv) — Spain will not raise any objections to a statement at the European Council summit today
2017-04-29 00:04 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

EU to ease derivatives regulation

LONDON: The burden of new regulation for derivatives markets would be eased and competition increased under proposals from the European Union’s executive, a document seen by Reuters showed, which omitted any moves to curb euro clearing in Britain after Brexit. Under the plans, which bankers expect the European Commission to publish next Wednesday, pension funds would be given a further three year exemption from an obligation to
2017-04-29 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Five Scenarios For Brexit: With Only One Good Outcome – Analysis

Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will be acrimonious – yet should not overlook the need for future
2017-04-28 04:04 | 1, Analysis, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Auto industry warns EU of Brexit damage

Last year, some 1.7 million cars were assembled in Britain of which eight out of 10 were exported, mostly to the EU
2017-04-27 15:04 | News | GulfNews

Erdogan slams Council of Europe decision to put Turkey on political monitoring watch list

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticized the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) decision to put Turkey on a political monitoring watch list, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Ankara does not recognize the “entirely political” decision, Erdogan told Reuters news agency. Turkey is ready to reconsider its position on joining the European Union (EU), Erdogan said. Turkey remains committed to a stalled accession process to join the 28-member bloc, but Erdogan did not rule out putting the
2017-04-27 14:04 | News | AbrarOnline

Taking on Theresa May and Her Hard Brexit Dystopia: Open Britain Targets Pro-Brexit MPs

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   For Theresa May, the decision to call a snap election last week, on June 8 (which I wrote about in an article entitled, Theresa May: An Unstoppable Undemocratic Disaster in a Dismal Brexit Britain Without Adequate Opposition) will hopefully backfire on her, despite […]
2017-04-26 19:04 | Brexit disaster, UK politics, Brexit | AndyWorthington

Trump warming to EU free trade deal: Times

The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded Trump that talks on a deal would be simpler than he thought, the newspaper said. Britain will not be free to agree
2017-04-22 10:04 | News | EgyptIndependent

Tajani Tells May ‘Citizens Deserve Certainty Regarding Post-Brexit Future’

The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the
2017-04-21 02:04 | 1, Business, Antonio Tajani | EurasiaReview

Theresa May: An Unstoppable Undemocratic Disaster in a Dismal Brexit Britain Without Adequate Opposition

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Since Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty three weeks ago, starting the two-year process of the UK leaving the EU, based on a slim majority in a referendum whose outcome was not legally binding, I have withdrawn into a protective shell, […]
2017-04-20 17:04 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington