On the morning of the UK parliament's crucial vote on whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, we took a look at what Europe's media is saying on its front pages. United Kingdom In the UK, the front pages showed a mix of messages directed at voting MPs, saving democracy, begging Prime Minister Theresa May for a Brexit plan B, and discussion over the likelihood of May suffering a "crushing defeat." "Don't lose our trust for ever" "Time to put your country first" "Please open up your eyes (and ears) and start looking for a plan B" "May facing crushing defeat in Brexit vote" "Out of allies, out of time" "May braced for historic defeat on Brexit D-Day" Europe Across Europe, the front pages were a little more tense and subdued, sharing a mix of predicted "chaos" should MPs vote the deal down and apprehension from countries such as Ireland, which says it is "not yet ready." Belgium "British chaos threatens if May's plan fails tonight" Denmark "On the way … [Read more...] about What is Europe’s media saying on the morning of the Brexit vote?
MPs warned on 'no-deal' as D-Day for Brexit vote finally here BelfastTelegraph.co.uk One of Northern Ireland's most senior business figures has called pursuit of a no-deal Brexit "an affront to rational thinking" as the draft withdrawal agreement is voted on by MPs today. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/mps-warned-on-nodeal-as-dday-for-brexit-vote-finally-here-37710432.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37712036.ece/263ee/AUTOCROP/h342/Aodhan%20Connolly_2.jpg Email One of Northern Ireland's most senior business figures has called pursuit of a no-deal Brexit "an affront to rational thinking" as the draft withdrawal agreement is voted on by MPs today. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to lose, with at least 64 Conservative MPs saying they intend to vote against it. But in a joint statement with Republic of Ireland business organisation IBEC, the CBI in Northern Ireland said a no-deal scenario in the event of the deal being … [Read more...] about MPs warned on ‘no-deal’ as D-Day for Brexit vote finally here
This Monday on Raw Politics: D-Day for Brexit vote approaches Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk published a letter to the British government to provide reassurances over the backstop as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's deal on Tuesday. The letter comes as over 100 MEPs wrote to the British people urging them to take a u-turn on Brexit and revert course. 20 years of the Euro Two decades have passed since EU countries began using the single currency, but has a "one currency fits all" solution worked? On the twenty-year anniversary, far-right German party Alternative for Germany (AfD) provided a stark reminder of an unsettled EU when they announced that they would campaign for a 'Dexit' should their demands not be met. Macron pens letter to French people The "gilets jaunes" ("yellow vests") protests will enter their 10th weekend later this week and France's president Emmanuel Macron has moved to try and defuse the demonstrations by penning a letter to the French people. He has … [Read more...] about Macron pens letter, D-Day for Brexit vote
By Emma Haslett Bloomberg Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Concerns about a potential no-deal Brexit are a boost for one corner of the sterling-bond market — overseas sovereign agency sales. The market has already seen 16 offers this year, totaling at least $10 billion (U.S.), trumping the 12 deals totaling about the same amount sold in the whole of January 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The tally of offers by non-U.K. government agencies or supranational bodies includes an Inter-American Development Bank note set to price on Friday. The boom partly reflects investor demand for safe assets amid uncertainty about whether Prime Minister Theresa May can win parliamentary support for her European Union withdrawal agreement. Issuers are also rushing to lock in “attractive funding levels,” particularly swapped into dollars, before new volatility emerges, said Mark Byrne, director of syndicate at TD Securities Inc. It’s a “perfect … [Read more...] about Safest sterling bond issuers take advantage of nervous investors ahead of Brexit vote
Raf Casert and Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 5:38 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a plane takes off over a road sign near Heathrow Airport in London. British lawmakers are set to vote Monday June 25, 2018, on whether to expand Europe's biggest airport, Heathrow. Disruptions to air travel are possible if Britain leaves the European Union in March without a deal, the head of the leading association for airlines around the world warned Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. less FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a plane takes off over a road sign near Heathrow Airport in London. British lawmakers are set to vote Monday June 25, 2018, on whether to expand Europe's ... more Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth, … [Read more...] about EU official Juncker calls for extra push before Brexit vote