European Union to open Brexit talks with divorce bill and citizens' rights

May govt should do one thing, and do it well: Brexit

European Union to open Brexit talks with divorce bill and citizens' rights

She said: "We want to see an administration set up again that will last and one that will last for all of the people of Northern Ireland". More delays would nearly certainly carry a cost, and there is something to Mays stated desire to “get on with the job” — but there is also an edge of desperation to it.

In addition, many want national governments, rather than Brussels, to control future migration both from outside the EU (a median of 74% across the nine continental European nations polled) and within the EU (a median of 66%).

Coming off a bruising few days in which her future has hung in the balance, May will hope to secure a deal to prop up her minority government when she meets Arlene Foster, head of Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on Tuesday morning. But on Brexit, May still promises to deliver “stability and certainty”, something sorely lacking from British politics.

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, warned Tuesday that "the current uncertainty can not continue" and on Wednesday issued five "pressing questions" on Twitter.

His comments came as Leave campaigner and newly restored Cabinet minister Michael Gove indicated the Government could be ready to pursue a softer approach to Brexit.

Since coming to power, May has advocated a "hard" Brexit, which would entail Britain leaving the European single market and cutting immigration from the bloc.

He wouldn't be drawn on whether he supported Britain's continued membership of the single market or the customs union.

As it stands, the “no deal” formula would not struggle to get through the British Parliament.

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May's strategy was thrown into confusion by last week's election in which she squandered her Conservative Party's parliamentary majority.

Brexit yes, but which one? The Northern Ireland executive, now in limbo, had committed to setting a rate of 12.5 percent, matching that of the Irish Republic, in April 2018. Would we then say they shouldn't be in government in the Republic?

"We know each other and we understand each other", she said.

This first phase could take many weeks.

With Brexit looming, Germany's influence in the European Union is likely to grow.

The others have ruled out letting May negotiate in person with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and others. The institutional arrangements for this option already exist, in the form of the European Economic Area (EEA), a sort of anteroom to full EU membership, now occupied by three small but prosperous European countries: Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May's future was uncertain, darkened by her botched gamble on a snap election and muted response to a deadly fire in London.

May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce.

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