Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis

'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis

The formal negotiations were already due to start on Monday but doubt was cast by the general election result and ongoing talks between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionists.

One diplomat said May tried to "hijack" the summit by drawing other leaders into Brexit talks, though European Union officials played down suggestions of any agenda row with London.The agreed schedule will let May make a presentation over dinner of how she sees her Brexit plans.

Though on the surface, Thursday's meetings with Northern Irish parties were aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance in the province of a Conservative-DUP deal.

Brexit talks will begin Monday.

"Our focus over the last couple of days has obviously been on the tragic fire a Grenfell Tower in West London and our thoughts are with the families of those who died and the community in that area", he said.

They will hold more than seven hours of official talks.

Nigel Farage, UKIP, and the Brexit referendum may one day be counted among the saviours of the European Union.

The article states that discussions on a member's withdrawal must "take account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union". Her finance minister said at an European Union meeting on Friday that a Brexit deal should put jobs and prosperity first.European Union officials played down the importance of Britain's lack of a clear final plan, saying that talks on other issues can go ahead without deciding yet on a new relationship.

May's finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Friday that Britain should prioritize protecting jobs and economic growth.

Arriving to a meeting with his counterparts in the 28-country EU, Hammond said his "clear view" is "we should prioritize protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations and take them forward".

"We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account", the spokesman said.

The Government have confirmed that Brexit Secretary David Davis will be in Brussels at the start of the week for meetings with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Her spokesman said Britain would not change its stance on Brexit, though May told her lawmakers she would seek a broader consensus in the party on her approach.

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