Brexit Crisis - Special Reports

Brexit reset and a summer of plotting

How did the second batch of talks between Britain and Brussels go? And will the Conservative leadership plots to overthrow Theresa May grow over the summer break?
2017-07-22 07:07 | News | FT

Brexit transition should include access to EU workers

LONDON: British firms should have access to European Union workers during a post-Brexit transitional period, a senior minister said on Friday following reports of a cabinet agreement that the EU’s free movement rules could continue to apply for up to two years. Concerns over immigration were a key driver behind last year’s vote to leave the EU, and the government has made controlling Britain’s borders central to its Brexit plans a
2017-07-22 00:07 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Six ways to assert power beyond the ballot box | Paul Maassen

Citizens everywhere are shaping government policies, tackling corruption and even improving air quality Paul Maassen is director of civil society engagement at the Open Government Partnership Elections are key milestones for democratic engagement, and referendums such as the UK’s Brexit poll are innovative ways for citizens to be more directly involved in the decision-making process. Related: Open government summit: PR stunt or a chance for real
2017-07-21 06:07 | Public Leaders Network, Public services policy, Politics | Guardian

EU negotiator finds 14 Brexit problems as Theresa May heads for the Alps

The EU has issued a please explain to the UK after the second round of Brexit negotiations ended in disagreement and division.
2017-07-20 21:07 | News | TheAge

No Solution In Sight For Brexit’s Controversial Issues

By Jorge Valero (EurActiv) — During a second sitting around the negotiating table, the EU and the UK stuck to
2017-07-20 15:07 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Murdochs warn UK a delay to Sky-Fox deal could hit inward investment

LONDON (Reuters) - James and Lachlan Murdoch urged the British government to let their company buy pay-TV group Sky , saying on Wednesday that further delays to the $15 billion deal could sour the climate for foreign investment in Britain after Brexit.
2017-07-19 14:07 | businessNews | Reuters

Northern Trust to set up EU bank in Luxembourg ahead of Brexit

The 100-year old Chicago-based bank services asset managers and has operations in London’s Canary Wharf financial district
2017-07-19 11:07 | News | GulfNews

A Year After Vote, Brexit Supporters In A British Town Wonder If It'll Ever Happen

Some Crawley residents who want to see Britain out of the European Union doubt if politicians will ever make Brexit a reality. Others worry the town could face labor shortages if immigrants leave.
2017-07-17 15:07 | News | NPR

Dutch prime minister confirms opposition to dual nationality

Dutch nationals living in Britain who take out British nationality to avoid Brexit-related problems will lose their Dutch passports, prime...
2017-07-17 09:07 | Europe | DutchNews

UK government sees need for ‘phased Brexit’

LONDON: Senior members of the government are becoming convinced of the need for a phased British departure from the European Union to help protect the economy, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. Brexit minister David Davis heads to Brussels on Monday for a first full round of talks, with EU officials hoping the British government, yet to set out detailed proposals on several major issues, begins to show more urgency
2017-07-17 00:07 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Jeremy Corbyn Represents Hope Not Just Because He Opposes Austerity, But Because He Must Save Us From Brexit – OpEd

It’s over a month since the General Election, which destroyed Theresa May as any sort of credible leader. Having called
2017-07-16 00:07 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Brexit at home and abroad

As the UK prepares to enter the next round of negotiations with the EU, we discuss how much progress has been made, whether Brussels and Britain are on the same page and what will happen next week. With George Parker, Alex Barker and Daniel Dombey of the Financial Times, plus Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
2017-07-15 05:07 | News | FT

Pound’s Brexit slump boosts earnings at big London law firms

Focusing outside of Europe and cutting costs are a way for London-based firms to continue increasing profit per equity partner
2017-07-14 12:07 | News | GulfNews

Message to Jeremy Corbyn: You Represent Hope Not Just Because You Oppose Austerity, But Because You Must Save Us From Brexit

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   It’s over a month since the General Election, which destroyed Theresa May as any sort of credible leader. Having called an election, despite repeatedly promising not to, she then showed a startling inability to meet ordinary people and to connect with them, in […]
2017-07-13 17:07 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington

EU lashes Johnson's suggestion Europe demanding $150b ransom for Brexit

Europe is not demanding a "ransom" from Britain for leaving the EU, says Brexit negotiator as he hit back at Boris Johnson.
2017-07-13 02:07 | News | TheAge

Is Brexit Ready to Exit?

A year ago the UK voted to leave the EU after a stupid, unnecessary referendum.  And although Brexiteers pronounced this an ‘overwhelming’ result, the true facts were that, out of the total electorate, 37 per cent voted Leave, 35 per cent voted Remain, and 28 per cent didn’t bother to vote.  Hardly overwhelming. Not only […]
2017-07-13 01:07 | Employment, EU, Jeremy Corbyn | DissidentVoice

What Does Brexit Mean For The Arab Gulf States? – Analysis

By Dr. Peter Harris* In June 2016, the British people voted to exit the European Union—a momentous choice that took
2017-07-12 16:07 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview

In Britain, New Dating Apps Let Brexit Opponents 'Remain' With Each Other

Voting in favor of the Brexit referendum has proved to be a dating deal-breaker for many who wanted Britain to stay in the European Union. New dating apps connect those seeking other pro-EU voters.
2017-07-11 21:07 | News | NPR

BlackRock takes options to calm Brexit nerves despite pound positivity

LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, is taking some exposure to the pound through options markets for fear of what months of messy Brexit talks may bring, although it maintains the currency is fairly valued.
2017-07-11 13:07 | businessNews | Reuters

JP Morgan CEO says ops could be in several EU countries post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said on Tuesday the bank would probably use Frankfurt as the legal domicile of its European operations after Brexit, though jobs could be put elsewhere as well.
2017-07-11 10:07 | businessNews | Reuters

EU parliament threatens veto on Brexit over citizens' rights

The European Parliament has set itself on a collision course with Britain, making a damning assessment of British proposals on EU citizens' rights after the U.K. leaves the European Union
2017-07-10 14:07 | News | NewsDay

British Employers Begin To See A Pre-Brexit Exit Of Foreign Workers

The United Kingdom won't actually leave the European Union until 2019, but there are already signs British employers could lose crucial foreign workers, from university professors to apple pickers.
2017-07-10 09:07 | News | NPR

Euronext bourse has €2bn war chest to keep pace post-Brexit

Euronext, the pan-European bourse which includes the Amsterdam stock exchange, has a €2bn war chest and plans to double its...
2017-07-10 08:07 | Business, Europe | DutchNews

Theresa May to hit reset with vision for Brexit Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to relaunch her political mission to deliver Brexit and help ordinary working people.
2017-07-08 04:07 | News | TheAge

UK financial watchdog says firms must be free to choose location after Brexit

Future financial sector relations between Britain and the EU should be based on regulatory cooperation ‘but not exact mirroring’ of rules: Bailey
2017-07-06 11:07 | News | GulfNews

Brexit and skilled European workers: will they stay or leave?

Recent surveys and economic data suggest that the UK is becoming a less attractive place for the many European professionals who work there. But while many say they plan to leave, will they really go? The FT's Naomi Rovnick and Federica Cocco discuss the findings.
2017-07-05 15:07 | News | FT

Amsterdam steps up campaign to bag medicines agency in Brexit carve-up

Former finance minister Wouter Bos is to head the campaign to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam...
2017-07-05 12:07 | Europe, Politics | DutchNews

What Kwame Nkrumah Could Teach Brexit: Seizing Britain’s Post-Colonial Moment

As the Brexit negotiations finally get under way, even the doziest political commentators are starting to understand the Brexit referendum was a vote for change. The thing is, while opposing the status quo is straightforward building support for alternatives is considerably more difficult. The even bigger problem is that while the vote itself was a More
2017-07-04 08:07 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Brexit jobs land as new cabinet starts negotiating policies

Brexit has already brought 730 jobs to the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Henk Kamp has told the Volkskrant. Thirteen companies...
2017-07-03 12:07 | Politics | DutchNews

Brexit-bound UK to pull out of fishing agreement

Government aims to trigger process of leaving deal that allows vessels from other countries to fish off UK coastline.
2017-07-02 14:07 | News | Aljazeera

The old liberal order is on its knees – I’ll miss it when it’s gone | Nick Cohen

Putting kleptocrats like Teodorin Obiang on trial harks back to a time when we valued justice but the future looks less encouraging It is hard to find reasons to be cheerful, but the sight of the law finally catching up with Teodorin Obiang is among them. His trial in Paris ought to represent the triumph of the globalisation of justice. Yet as liberalism shudders under the blows of Trump, Putin and Brexit, support for the values that can
2017-07-01 23:07 | Equatorial Guinea, Africa, World news | Guardian

Idyllic Devon encapsulates Brexit dreams

JULY 2 — This is the England they are trying to protect. This is why they are chasing the Brexit dream. I spent last weekend in the county of Devon, a popular tourist and retirement destination in the south-west of England. In British terms...
2017-07-01 23:07 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

My photos of ‘Not One Day More’, a Huge Protest Against Theresa May in London, July 1, 2017

See my photos on Flickr here! Please also, if you can, consider supporting my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Today (July 1, 2017), I cycled into central London with my son Tyler to support the ‘Not One Day More’ protest called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, and to take photos. […]
2017-07-01 21:07 | Andy Worthington's photos, Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster | AndyWorthington

How Brexit, Immigration and Housing Became Political Flashpoints

Britain is experiencing profound political changes, going by the outcome of the general election, but new trends are shadowy, developing below the surface. It may be that Labour’s relative success – achieved amid confident predictions by pundits of annihilating defeat – stemmed from a last-minute change of direction by voters, or simply because pollsters vastly More
2017-06-30 08:06 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

UK start-up bank Starling says European push starts amid Brexit

Starling Bank is among a growing number of new UK-based lenders to win licenses from the central bank
2017-06-29 17:06 | News | GulfNews

UK To Continue Funding EU Nuclear Fusion Project After Brexit

(EurActiv) — The British government said on Tuesday (27 June) it would continue to fund a collaborative nuclear fusion project
2017-06-28 05:06 | 1, Technology, World News | EurasiaReview

UK And EU Clash As May Outlines Brexit Proposals For Europeans

(EurActiv) — London and Brussels clashed Monday over future residency rights for millions of Europeans as Britain outlined post-Brexit proposals
2017-06-27 05:06 | 1, Business, World News | EurasiaReview

Brexit negotiations: EU families keep right to benefits in the UK

Europeans will be free to continue claiming benefits in the UK after Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.
2017-06-27 01:06 | News | TheAge

Bank bonus cap a major mistake, warns Dutch employers group

The Netherlands risks missing out on a potential 17,000 Brexit-generated jobs and up to €1bn in income tax revenues because...
2017-06-26 09:06 | Europe | DutchNews

UK turns to emerging markets for trade as Brexit talks begin

May’s government promises improved access to local markets while maintaining existing duty-free access for ‘everything but arms’
2017-06-25 13:06 | News | GulfNews

May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal. A year to the day after Britons voted narrowly for Brexit, May admitted differences at the Brussels summit over guarantees to the 3 million EU expatriates in Britain, but said they would be addressed
2017-06-24 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

What do we know of Brexit's likely consequences?

Britain's divorce negotiations with the EU are finally under way, but it could be a long time before a deal is signed.
2017-06-23 20:06 | News | Aljazeera

A year after Brexit, voters' fears and hopes remain

Following a highly divisive campaign, the people of Britain cast a historic vote to leave the EU in June last year. The FT's Zosia Wasik has been gauging the mood on Brexit a year on.
2017-06-23 12:06 | News | FT

Daily briefing: Arab states issue demands to Qatar, healthcare bill under threat, Brexit one year on

Thirteen-point list includes closure of Al Jazeera satellite TV channel and limiting relations with Iran
2017-06-23 11:06 | News | FT

How has the UK changed since the Brexit vote?

Experts reflect on what the Brexit vote has meant for inequality, the environment, racism and politics in the past year.
2017-06-23 09:06 | News | Aljazeera

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

Few events outside of war can have quite as much impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union
2017-06-23 08:06 | News | NewsDay

Anglophile Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ‘hates Brexit from every angle’

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has told the BBC that as an Anglophile, ‘I hate Brexit from every angle.’ Rutte was...
2017-06-23 07:06 | Europe | DutchNews

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain's promise to grant full rights to EU citizens who have been living in Britain for five years a "a good start" to Brexit talks
2017-06-23 05:06 | News | NewsDay

Donald Tusk invokes John Lennon, dreams that Brexit won't happen

The president of the European Council says it's not "impossible" that Brexit could be abandoned. His fellow EU chiefs disagree.
2017-06-23 02:06 | News | TheAge

Theresa May: EU citizens can stay after Brexit

Theresa May pledges to protect EU citizen rights but UK also insists it will have full jurisdiction over such rights.
2017-06-23 00:06 | News | Aljazeera