Brexit negotiations with EU to begin on Monday: Britain

David Davis

David Davis

DUP leader Arlene Foster insisted that any deal with the Conservatives would not undermine the province's peace accords. "It is the only way to unite the country and strengthen our bargaining power with the European Union".

May's plans included Britain's departure from the single market, as well as spelling out that no deal would be better than a bad deal, as far as the government was concerned.

Of course, the government is not only beleaguered by its post-election hiatus but by the growing anger over its response to this week's Grenfell Tower fire disaster - with May criticized for failing to meet victims' families and politicians facing anger in the streets from local residents.

LONDON, June 16 Britain said on Friday that no deal could be struck on exiting the European Union unless the future relationship with the bloc was taken into account.

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"We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in Northern Ireland from my perspective but in the Republic of Ireland as well, so it is about a sensible Brexit", Foster told reporters.

According to the statement issued on Thursday, the European Union and the United Kingdom are set to begin negotiations on Article 50, which was triggered on March 29 and sets out the procedure for withdrawing from the 27-member bloc, reports Efe news.

Mrs May's weakened position in the House of Commons as a result of losing her majority has fuelled speculation the Tories would be forced to soften their stance on Brexit.

"My clear view, and I believe the view of the majority of people in Britain, is that we should prioritise protecting jobs, protecting economic growth, protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations and take them forward", Hammond said.

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"We need trust to build the future relationship". "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account".

But the Government signalled it will continue to push back against the Commission's stance by declaring the UK's withdrawal and future relationship with the European Union are "intimately linked".

If Davis, who launches the formal negotiations with Barnier on Monday, can show British willing on the EU's priority "Phase One" issues, then trade talks could get under way by the turn of the year - a step-by-step timetable Barnier says must be followed to limit the risk of a disruptive "no deal" scenario.

The original date for the Queen's speech was Monday, the same as for the Brexit talks.

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