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Brexit round up- Week commencing 4 November 2019

Brexit and the UK Constitution

  1. The Brexit Party could step aside in hundreds of seats in what would be a huge election boost to Boris Johnson, it has emerged.
  2. Voters will go to the polls on 12 December after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a pre-Christmas election. Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that Labour will back Boris Johnson’s push for a snap general election after a three-month extension to the Brexit process was confirmed.
  3. In the Labour party, Former Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith is set to stand down as an MP at the general election.
  4. No 10 has defended Brexit deal after Trump criticism.
  5. Nigel Farage has called on Johnson to ‘build Leave alliance.’

Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU

  1. The EU has agreed to a Brexit ‘flextension’ until January 31.

Impact of Brexit on the economy

  1. Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal will leave Britain’s economy worse off than under Theresa May’s agreement, according to a major economics think tank.
  2. Commemorative 50p coins minted to mark Brexit on 31 October are being melted down following the latest delay to Britain’s departure, the Treasury has admitted.