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30 May 2019

Brexit Weekly

Brexit tears up British politics as Nigel Farage tops EU election poll, Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal, Theresa May steps down, Boris is Britons’ best bet for PM, ESMA adjusts application of STO in a no-deal Brexit and more.

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Bloomberg: Brexit tears up British politics as Farage tops EU election poll
Brexit upended Britain’s established political order in European Parliament elections, with both the ruling Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party scoring their worst results in decades.  View Article
EU-Rope: The EU election: Remain blew it
The EU election on 23 May was the one democratic event in which Remainers could have decisively demonstrated that the country doesn’t want Brexit, writes Jon Danzig.   View Article
The Guardian: Scottish government publishes independence referendum bill
Nicola Sturgeon says that a second vote before 2021 would give the people a chance to reject Brexit.  View Article
The Guardian: Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after EU election exodus
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to support a second referendum on any Brexit deal after the Labour leadership came under overwhelming pressure to halt the exodus of its remain voters who backed pro-EU parties at the European elections.  View Article
POLITICO: Theresa May steps down in emotional Downing Street speech
An emotional Theresa May announced she will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7, triggering a rapid-fire battle to replace her as Tory leader and prime minister before Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on October 31.  View Article
POLITICO: Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will fight next general election
The Brexit Party, the clear winner of the European election in the U.K., will field candidates all over the country if there’s a general election in October, its leader Nigel Farage said.  View Article
The Guardian: Hunt: push for no-deal Brexit would be 'political suicide'
The UK will be forced into a general election that will obliterate the Conservative party if a new leader pushes for the UK to leave the EU with no deal in October, Jeremy Hunt has said.  View Article
The Guardian: Brexit: top Tories would bring down any PM who backs no deal
Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab have been warned that Tory MPs would be prepared to bring down any prime minister backing a no-deal Brexit, triggering a general election, amid fears the leadership hopefuls will veer to the right in response to a surge in support for Nigel Farage at the EU election.  View Article
YouGov: Boris is Britons’ best bet for PM
More of the public thinks Boris Johnson would make a good Prime Minister than any other candidate, according to the latest YouGov polling, just after Theresa May announcement that she will resign on June 7th.   View Article
ESMA adjusts application of the trading obligation for shares in a no-deal Brexit
ESMA further considered the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement on the trading obligation for shares under Article 23 of MiFIR and in the absence of an equivalence decision in respect of the UK by the European Commission.  View Article
Bloomberg: Let Singapore-on-Thames fight it out with Europe
The EU and the City have become too codependent in financial services. The post-Brexit settlement would be a chance for both sides to break free, in Lionel Laurent's view.  View Article
UK Government: Auditing if there's no Brexit deal
The Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ministry has published a guidance explaining what audit firms, auditors, and those with an audit qualification should do to prepare before the UK leaves the EU.  View Article

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