The Day Today 14th March 2019

  • UK Govt loses amended motion in which Parliament reject No Deal, taking it permanently off the table
  • UK Chlr Hammond issues Spring Statement with most changes dependent on Brexit outcome
  • PM May confirms that vote on A50 extension will be today, either a short extension to June or long extension beyond May EU elections
  • Times: PM May holds emergency talks with the DUP and pro-Brexit ERG MPs after her failed vote
  • Spectator: PM May intends to bring her Meaningful Vote III before March 20th
  • EU Barnier warns risk of No Deal Brexit has never been higher as it could happen “by accident”
  • EU Spokesman: “Should there be a UK request for an extension, the EU27 will stand ready to consider it and decide by unanimity”
  • ECB Coeure: Italy is not a threat for Europe but it faces a technical recession
  • Pres Trump is “in no rush” to make a trade deal with China but open to a summit to smooth concerns
  • Former Trump Economic Advisor Cohn: US is “desperate” to make a deal with the Chinese
  • Beto O’Rourke announces his Democratic Presidential race with Biden expected to announce within the next “few weeks”
  • Bloomberg: Japan PM Abe privately plays down speculation he will run for a fourth term

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