Brexit round up- Week commencing 14 October 2019


Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news.

Brexit and the UK Constitution

  1. Boris Johnson has told moderate Tory MPs that he will not fight the next general election on a pledge to deliver a no-deal Brexit.
  2. The public would blame MPs more than Boris Johnson if he ends up delaying Brexit again, a new poll has suggested.
  3. The European Union will be making a “historic” mistake if it thinks the Benn Act will stop Brexit from happening on 31 October, according to Number 10.
  4. A Scottish court has delayed a decision on whether Boris Johnson should be forced to ask for a Brexit extension until after the final deadline has passed next week.
  5. MPs are heading for a Brexit showdown as they will be called to sit for a special parliamentary session on Saturday 19 October – less than two weeks before Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU.

The UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU

  1. Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will decide whether talks between the UK and Brussels are to intensify amid fresh hope that a deal could be reached before 31 October.
  2. European council president welcomes ‘positive signals’ but warns ‘no guarantee of success’.

The Impact of Brexit on the Economy

  1. Sterling rallies above $1.25 as EU sees ‘promising Brexit signals’.