Here's all the Brexit chatter since May pulled the trigger on Article 50

As expected, the reaction to confirmation of Art50 being triggered is coming thick and fast.

Europe has an exclusive saying that a draft EU statement will say Europe is ready for an orderly withdrawal of the UK and has their guidelines ready.

  • Guidelines will set out the overall positions and principles in light of which the Union, represented by the European Commission, will negotiate with the United Kingdom

  • Bloc will act as one to minimise the uncertainty caused by the decision of the United Kingdom for our citizens, businesses and member states

  • Will approach these talks constructively and strive to find an agreement. In the future, we hope to have the United Kingdom as a close partner

These comments are likely to be behind the rise in the pound just now as they are fairly conciliatory.


  • EU is entering unchartered waters says Portuguese fin min Centeno

  • Doesn't see a risk of monetary union disintegration


  • IFO's Fuest is calling for cooperative Brexit talks

  • Wants to see measures soonest to reduce uncertainty


  • Travel will be disrupted if no new EU deal is struck

  • Sees more flights being cut if there's no Brexit clarity

  • The economic impact from Brexit will only start now

  • Wants Brussels to end sabre rattling