Brexit Crisis - Special Reports

After Brexit: Germany And The EU Will Look To Asia – Analysis

By Alasdair Macleod* Britain’s general election went horribly wrong, with the Conservatives forced into a putative coalition with the Democratic
2017-06-22 05:06 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview

Daily briefing: May ditches manifesto pledges, Uber’s leadership vacuum, why people hate hypocrisy

Britain’s prime minister braces for two years of parliamentary battles to deliver Brexit in a hung parliament
2017-06-22 05:06 | News | FT

A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The U.K.

The queen ditched the crown and royal robes for the speech, which lays out priorities for the new legislative session. On the agenda: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit — and a few other items, of course.
2017-06-21 17:06 | News | NPR

Britain in danger of losing vote in UN over fate of Chagos Islands

Vote on Mauritian request to refer matter of sovereignty to international court of justice seen as test of UK’s standing in Brexit world The UK is in danger of losing a vote at the UN on the fate of the Chagos Islands, an Indian Ocean archipelago that has been at the centre of a long-running dispute between Britain and Mauritius. The UN is voting on Thursday on a Mauritian resolution to refer the matter of the islands to
2017-06-21 05:06 | Chagos Islands, United Nations, UK news | Guardian

The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming

After the shock of Brexit, the French election has stabilized the patient in Brussels. But most countries still want a say on membership.
2017-06-20 20:06 | Voice, Brexit, European Union | ForeignPolicy

As Brexit Talks Begin, It’s Clear That We’re Doomed Unless We Ditch the Tories

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   What an embarrassing and disgraceful position we find ourselves in, as the deluded representatives of an illegitimate government (the shambles that is the minority Tory government headed by “dead woman walking” Theresa May) begin official negotiations for our departure from the EU, following […]
2017-06-20 19:06 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington

Soros says Britain nearing tipping point, may reverse Brexit

George Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the pound in 1992, said Britain was approaching a tipping point that would see the economy slow to such an extent that Brexit might even be reversed. Soros used Quantum Fund in 1992 to bet successfully that sterling was over-valued against the Deutsche Mark, forcing then-Prime Minister John Major to pull the pound out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). ADVERTISING Soros, who was born in Hungary but made
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Will Brexit Lead To Financial Big Bang For EU-27? – Analysis

By Victoria Marklew* (FPRI) — British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit—the United Kingdom’s departure from
2017-06-20 06:06 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview

Gold hits 4-week low on firm dollar, Brexit talks

LONDON: Gold hit four-week lows on Monday as the dollar rose after hawkish comments from a top Fed official, but prices were supported by uncertainty created by the start of talks on the terms of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Spot gold was down 0.3 per cent at $1,248.7 an ounce at 1338 GMT, up from an earlier $1,247.41, its lowest since May 24. US gold futures fell 0.4 per cent to $1,251.6. New York Federal
2017-06-20 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Britain Starts Brexit Talks With a Whimper, Not a Bang

The contentious first day of talks ended with London conceding on what it promised would be the “row of the summer.”
2017-06-19 19:06 | The Cable, Brexit, Britain | ForeignPolicy

Brexit In Reverse?

by George Soros-Mareeg.com-LONDON – Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons. One year ago, when a slim majority voted for the United Kingdom’s [Read More]
2017-06-19 18:06 | Europe | Mareeg

Brexit wrangling begins

As Britain and the EU finally begin formal Brexit negotiations on Monday, Gideon Rachman discusses what to expect in the weeks ahead with Alex Barker, the FT's Brussels bureau chief, and Whitehall editor James Blitz.
2017-06-19 12:06 | News | FT

In Brexit boost, Jaguar Land Rover to hire 5,000 staff

JLR, employing more than 40,000 people globally, to hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel
2017-06-19 10:06 | News | GulfNews

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday to leave the bloc
2017-06-19 08:06 | News | NewsDay

Theresa May cancels 2018 Queen's Speech, needs longer to tackle Brexit

The British Parliament will hold a rare two-year legislative session to tackle the complexities of Britain's departure from the EU.
2017-06-18 21:06 | News | TheAge

Pound traders eye Brexit talks to shock it out of euro doldrums

Sterling has traded in a range of 2.141 pence against the euro this month, the lowest since August 2014
2017-06-18 14:06 | News | GulfNews

Anti-EU hardliners threaten to oust Theresa May if she 'waters down' Brexit

Leading Eurosceptic MPs have said they are prepared to mount an immediate leadership challenge if Mrs May deviates from the Brexit plan she set out in January.
2017-06-18 07:06 | News | TheAge

EU hardliners threaten to oust Theresa May if she 'waters down' Brexit

Leading Eurosceptic MPs have said they are prepared to mount an immediate leadership challenge if Mrs May deviates from the Brexit plan she set out in January.
2017-06-18 05:06 | News | TheAge

Britain’s Norway Solution

by Anatole Kaletsky-Mareeg.com-LONDON – Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election,” I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the [Read More]
2017-06-17 09:06 | Featured, United Kindom | Mareeg

HSBC sees fewer London jobs move on softer Brexit hopes

LONDON: HSBC sees the chances of a hard Brexit receding after Britain’s shock election result, which could result in fewer jobs moving out of London, its investment bank chief said. HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, has said it could move up to 1,000 investment bankers to Paris, where the bank has a licence and significant operations, in the event of a hard Brexit that would mean losing access to the single market.
2017-06-17 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Does the UK election mark the end for Theresa May?

We speak to former Conservative minister and Brexit supporter Norman Lamont, and ex-Colombia vice president talks FARC.
2017-06-16 19:06 | News | Aljazeera

Theresa May Avoids Survivors of Grenfell Tower Fire During Visit to Scene of Disaster

The British prime minister refused to meet those impacted by the London fire, unlike the opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who comforted grieving survivors. The post Theresa May Avoids Survivors of Grenfell Tower Fire During Visit to Scene of Disaster appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-06-15 18:06 | Brexit, Robert Mackey, United Kingdom | TheIntercept

Daily briefing: Brexit olive branch, Man Booker prize, could Camembert disappear?

Brexit secretary David Davis to guarantee the 3m EU citizens living in the UK the same rights they currently have
2017-06-15 05:06 | News | FT

Is It Possible to Undo 2016?

Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but real fixes have to come from the bottom-up.
2017-06-14 18:06 | Democracy & Governance, Labor, Trade | FPIP

Macron Tells May ‘Door Always Open’ For UK To Stay In EU

(EurActiv) — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (13 June) the door was “always open” for Britain to remain
2017-06-14 07:06 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Joint Sovereignty Proposal For Gibraltar: Benefits For All – Analysis

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, Spain submitted a negotiation proposal to the UK on Gibraltar that put joint
2017-06-14 05:06 | 1, Analysis, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Theresa May Puts Peace in Northern Ireland at Risk to Remain U.K. Prime Minister

Two decades of peace in Northern Ireland could be at risk if the new U.K. government relies on the support of Ulster’s Democratic Unionist Party. The post Theresa May Puts Peace in Northern Ireland at Risk to Remain U.K. Prime Minister appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-06-13 17:06 | Brexit, Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

Daily briefing: Barnier’s Brexit warning, Immelt’s out, why China no longer fears Fed rate rise

European Union’s chief negotiator says UK needs to appoint a team ‘very quickly’ if it wants to avoid crashing out without a deal
2017-06-13 11:06 | News | FT

Africa’s Stake in Brexit

by Carlos Lopes-Marege.com-OXFORD – As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the [Read More]
2017-06-13 10:06 | Africa, Featured | Mareeg

“For the Many, Not the Few:” Labour Party Gains in Britain Highlight Political Viability of Socialism

British Prime Minister Theresa May recently called for snap elections to take place on June 8th an in effort to win a more powerful mandate for her Conservative Party ahead of Brexit negotiations. However, May’s plan backfired as the Conservatives lost their majority of seats in the vote. Now no party holds an outright majority More
2017-06-13 08:06 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Is Theresa May’s ‘Hard Brexit’ Off the Table?

A kinder, softer Brexit now seems preferable to both Britain and the EU, but London looks far less likely to get the deal it wants.
2017-06-12 20:06 | Argument, Brexit, Britain | ForeignPolicy

UK can’nt expect Britons to replace EU workers after Brexit-CBI

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government must heed the concerns of businesses who are worried that they will not be able to find the staff that they need once the country [Read More]
2017-06-12 12:06 | Europe, United Kindom | Mareeg

UK’s office space braces for new type of tenant

Premises built for financial services professionals are being made over for techies who will occupy them in the post-Brexit phase
2017-06-12 09:06 | News | GulfNews

Smooth Brexit chances fade after election

BRUSSELS: Theresa May’s insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is questioned by Britons who think the prime minister’s calamitous election setback means she should now seek to stay in the EU single market. However, in the year since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the other 27 EU states have hardened their common position and narrowed British options for avoiding a “hard Brexit”.
2017-06-12 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Theresa May seeks deal with Northern Irish party to cling to power

British Prime Minister Theresa May was on Sunday seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party that she needs to stay in power after a disastrous election destroyed her authority days before Brexit talks are due to start.
2017-06-11 14:06 | News | TheAge

The Future Of May And Conservative Party After Majority Lost In U.K. Election

Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party are trying to reassure a steady start into Brexit negotiations after failing to win a majority in parliament in elections on Thursday.
2017-06-10 21:06 | News | NPR

UK election: Brexit plans in disarray

We examine whether Brexit talks are in disarray after Britain's election throws up a hung parliament.
2017-06-10 13:06 | News | Aljazeera

Britain’s Theresa May Blows It Through Hubris

Yesterday’s British general election was supposed to be a coronation for Theresa May, the strict and autocratic Conservative prime minister, who grabbed the party leadership last year after the Brexit referendum result and immediately turned herself from being a Remainer in the European Union debate to a hard-line Brexiteer leaver. Instead the election has enabled […] The post Britain’s Theresa May Blows It Through Hubris appeared first on Asia Sentinel .
2017-06-10 02:06 | Headline, Politics, politics | AsiaSentinel

‘No time to lose’, EU warns May on Brexit talks

Brussels: The European Union urged British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday to start Brexit talks as quickly as possible but warned of complications ahead after she lost her majority in a snap election. As May promised to stick to the timetable for starting negotiations in 10 days’ time, the EU said time was running out to secure a deal before Britain formally leaves in March 2019. European Council President Donald Tusk
2017-06-10 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

European shares in choppy waters

LONDON: European stocks were choppy on Friday after Britain’s election delivered no clear winner on the eve of Brexit talks, though a slump in the sterling gave an edge to shares in UK exporters. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was flat by 0919 GMT, having moved in and out positive territory throughout the day, while the UK’s internationally facing blue chip FTSE 100 index outperformed with a gain of 0.8 per cent.
2017-06-10 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

UKGE2017: Tory Night Of Fiasco – OpEd

By Henry George* Britain went to the polls on Thursday June 8, 2017, and received a hung Parliament in return.
2017-06-09 22:06 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Will Theresa May’s Coalition Bring New Troubles to Northern Ireland?

Hard-line unionist politics and a resurgent Sinn Fein are butting heads in Belfast. But with the DUP as kingmaker in Westminster, things could get really ugly.
2017-06-09 21:06 | Argument, Brexit, Britain | ForeignPolicy

Will Theresa May’s Coalition Bring New Troubles to Northern Ireland?

Hard-line unionist politics and a resurgent Sinn Fein are butting heads in Belfast. But with the DUP as kingmaker in Westminster, things could get really ugly.
2017-06-09 21:06 | Argument, Brexit, Britain | ForeignPolicy

UK: Theresa May Says ‘No Intention To Resign,’ Strikes Deal With Democratic Unionists

Prime Minister Theresa May has no intention of resigning and has instead struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party
2017-06-09 21:06 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Everyone loses in UK election

Teresa May last night became the second Conservative Prime Minister in less than year to take an unnecessary gamble, and lose. She was elevated to the premiership in the aftermath of David Cameron’s reckless decision to hold a referendum on EU membership. After the Brexit vote, and after a terrifying few days in which it…
2017-06-09 19:06 | News | Brookings

After U.K. Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

Theresa May promises a "government of certainty," but serious questions remain about everything from the future of Brexit negotiations to how her Conservative Party will manage internal divisions.
2017-06-09 18:06 | News | NPR

Corbyn Rises, Theresa May Falls; Hard Brexit Now Looks Untenable

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   What a great, great, great, great, great day for the fundamental decency of so many of the British people, after seven long years of cruelty, mean-mindedness and division. Last night was, undoubtedly, Jeremy Corbyn’s night. Vilified by the media since winning the Labour […]
2017-06-09 15:06 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington

After Election Setback, Theresa May Clings to Power in U.K. Thanks to Ulster Extremists

To remain in office after an election catastrophe, Theresa May will be forced to rely on the support of a small party of extremists from Northern Ireland. The post After Election Setback, Theresa May Clings to Power in U.K. Thanks to Ulster Extremists appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-06-09 14:06 | Brexit, Robert Mackey, United Kingdom | TheIntercept

5 Reasons a Corbyn Government Would be Good For the Middle East

When UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election eight weeks ago, it was widely expected that her party, the Conservatives, would win the landslide victory that would give her a mandate to authoritatively preside over upcoming ‘Brexit’ negotiations.
2017-06-09 14:06 | NEWS, Behind the News, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Dutch politicians: British vote could mean better trading winds

Dutch politicians have responded to the British general election, saying that the result will not affect Brexit, but might mean...
2017-06-09 13:06 | Europe, Politics | DutchNews