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Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

18 July 2017, 12:22 | Katrina Lee

Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May smiles before a meeting with Spain's King Felipe in 10 Downing Street in central London

Following this, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the European Union can "go whistle" if they expect a hefty divorce bill from Britain, to which Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, replied by saying he couldn't hear any whistling, but could hear "the clock ticking".

He will come back to Brussels on Thursday for more talks with Barnier and a news conference.

The EU has demonstrated increasing confidence in recent weeks, accusing Britain of dithering over whether it wants a "hard" or "soft" Brexit more than a year after the shock referendum that propelled May to power.

The European Union and Britain kick off their first full session of their divorce proceedings with both sides bent on seeking a quick breakthrough on unraveling ties that have bound them for decades.

Barnier and Davis last month agreed on a potential timetable for negotiations towards a future trade relationship, which Britain would like to start as soon as possible.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond exposed tensions within the British cabinet at the weekend by stating that transitional arrangements at the end of talks are likely to last a couple of years, far longer than the couple of months suggested by Trade Secretary Liam Fox.

Mr Hammond said: "They shouldn't have done it frankly because Cabinet meetings are supposed to be a private space in which we have a serious discussion".

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But, like non-EU immigrants now, they would lose the right to vote in local elections in Britain and would be subject to minimum salary requirements to be able to bring family members into the country. "I think my colleagues should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental duties and I think the public expects us to be disciplined and effective".

The negotiation is expected to be complicated, as May's minority government will face challenges at every step in the process.

Negotiators will focus on key issues concerning Britain's withdrawal, including citizens' rights, Britain's exit bill and the border in Northern Ireland.

European officials have said the British proposal to give EU citizens "settled status" does not go far enough.

Hammond, one of Johnson's main cabinet rivals, said Sunday that Britain will take responsibility for the money it owes, but dismissed the 100-billion-euro figure as "ridiculous".

Did David Davis forget his notes? As Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May tried to silence ministers who have briefed the media on splits in her cabinet what the terms for Britain's divorce from the European Union should be, newspaper critics on the left let rip.



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