Brexit negotiations to start on June 19

Guy Verhofstadt Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator said there would be a price if the UK changed its mind

Guy Verhofstadt Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator said there would be a price if the UK changed its mind Yui Mok PA

In a joint press meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, May stressed that the "timetable has not changed and negotiations will begin next week", dismissing fears of a possible delay in Brexit talks after she lost parliamentary majority in a snap general election.

The European Parliament representative increased the pressure on the United Kingdom government to make clear their stance on the Brexit issue before commencing the negotiations over its exit from the European Union.

Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union, involving withdrawal from the European Union single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal with the EU.

Manfred Weber, the German head of the centre-right European People's Party, the largest group in the assembly, said May now has "no majority" for a so-called hard Brexit, in which Britain leaves the EU with no deal on the divorce terms or on future relations with the EU. "The reality is that where we stand follows logically from leaving so, if we're leaving, what we need to do is do it smoothly and successfully and gain economic benefit".

"My clear view and I believe the view of the majority of people in Great Britain is we should be protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity", Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond said as he arrived for regular talks with his European Union counterparts in Luxembourg. But like Alice In Wonderland, not all doors are the same.

Uncertainty over Brexit has already had a "negative impact on everybody in Europe, especially on Britain", said Mr Verhofstadt.

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Earlier, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble made very similar comments on the possibility of Britain staying in the EU.

The Prime Minister triggered Article 50, the legal process for leaving the European Union, on 29 March.

The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions of Brexit.

Whatever her ultimate plan, she will be heavily reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the eurosceptic DUP, who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing.

Following talks yesterday in London on DUP support for the conservatives, both sides are upbeat about negotiations so far.

"We want to end the anxiety facing 4 million citizens", he said.

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