MarketWatch: ‘Hard Brexit’ could mean U.K. recession, credit downgrades, S&P warns

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned Tuesday that a so-called hard Brexit could lead the U.K. into a moderate recession and weaken its long-term growth potential, which could then hurt its credit rating. Although S&P’s base-case…

The Washington Post: Brexit: The next big 5 things to watch

The divorce negotiations may go to the wire. The negotiations over the British withdrawal from the European Union were supposed to be over by now. But the October European summit came and went without a deal. And a much-hyped challenge to…

The Guardian: Post-Brexit rules on UK immigration ‘will damage regional economies’

The north-east of England and the Midlands will be hit hardest by a new immigration system that would see the vast majority of low-skilled EU migrants barred from settling in Britain, new analysis reveals. In a sign that the government’s…

EURACTIV: French businesses prepare for no-deal Brexit

With the fateful date fast approaching, the France’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is encouraging French businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. EURACTIV France reports. “Whatever happens, there will be changes. We therefore have…

The Washington Post: Queen Elizabeth breaks silence on Brexit — in a very queen-like way

For the first time since the 2016 Brexit vote, Queen Elizabeth II has spoken out about the contentious issue of Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union. But she did it in an uncontentious way. This queen doesn’t do politics. That’s…

The Guardian: Philip Hammond can't announce an end to austerity. Brexit won't allow it

Despite Theresa May’s eye-catching pledge, the chancellor’s budget will have to factor in Britain’s precarious post-EU future Philip Hammond’s budget next week is likely to be filled with initiatives and spending plans that, the…

The Independent: Hard Brexit ‘could cripple UK science’, warn Nobel laureates

World-leading scientists and mathematicians from across Europe have warned against a hard Brexit if the UK is to preserve its vital research. In a letter addressed to Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, 29 Nobel…

BBC: Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Theresa May has said she is prepared to "explore every possible option" to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a "considerable sticking point". While…

The Guardian: Brexit is like a Premier League side wanting to be relegated

This country is obsessed by football. Many of the people who voted to “leave Europe” follow closely the ups and downs of the teams in the Premier League, teams whose stars and managers are often from, well, “Europe”. It is unimaginable…

Bloomberg: Vote Again on Brexit

Two years on, voters understand the full consequences of leaving. Give them another chance. On Saturday, some 700,000 people marched through central London to demand a second vote on Brexit. They’re about the only ones talking sense…