Brexit round up- Week commencing 9 December 2019


 Brexit and the UK’s Constitution

  1. Boris Johnson has accused Jeremy Corbyn of planning to ‘rig’ a second referendum by giving EU citizens the vote. Meanwhile, Gove has hit out at Labour plan to let EU citizens vote in second referendum.
  2. Boris Johnson set out his agenda this week for his first 100 days of a Conservative government and aims for a parliamentary vote on Brexit before Christmas.

The UK’s post- Brexit relationship with the EU

  1. Brussels is set to push for rapid talks with the UK after Brexit.
  2. The EU has warned that Boris Johnson has ‘limited’ time to avoid no-deal Brexit if he wins the general election. Meanwhile, Tusk has stated this week that Brexit is one of the most spectacular mistakes in EU history.
  3. Sajid Javid has refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit as he reiterated the Conservatives’ plans to bring the UK out of the EU in March 2020.

Brexit’s Impact on the Economy

  1. UK house prices rebounded in November despite continued uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit and the upcoming general election, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender.
  2. Investors pulled almost £3bn out of UK property funds over the past year, highlighting the toll that extended Brexit uncertainty and high street gloom have had on the sector.