UK: Economy, jobs main focus in Brexit

A lacklustre campaign saw her high approval rating slip away, and support for her "hard Brexit" strategy - pulling out of the European single market and customs union - now hangs in the balance.

Philip Hammond, Britain's finance minister, says protecting the British economy should be the main goal of upcoming negotiations over the country's exit from the European Union.

May has clung on to power since the election but has so far failed to strike an agreement with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party that would allow her to govern.

The announcement comes after the Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Theresa May lost the parliament majority in a snap election last week after aiming for a bigger majority and a stronger mandate before the historic talks with the bloc.

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The government is due to present its programme at the opening of parliament on Wednesday, which will be followed by a key confidence vote days later.

At least six people died and dozens were injured when a massive fire tore through a 24-storey London apartment block overnight, a fresh blow to the capital less than two weeks after the London Bridge terror attack.

Talks on Britain's exit from the European Union will start next Monday, it was announced Thursday.

"Our members saw Brexit as a threat to the continued success of the creative industries, damaging growth and the UK's global outlook", says John Kampfner, CEO at the Creative Industries Federation. But the government will double the length of the session to let MPs debate Britain's approach to Brexit without interruption.

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The British government will prioritise the economy and jobs in the Brexit negotiations beginning next week, Philip Hammond has said, in remarks that will be seen as a clear signal of his desire for a soft Brexit.

Schaeuble said in a televised Bloomberg interview that Hammond had relayed that the party is now trying to work out what it means that "a lot of young voters voted for Labour, not for the Conservative Party".

Its Westminster sources report that Britain plans to offer to treat non-British EU citizens "as fairly as they have been to this point".

In the letter, obtained by the Financial Times, Sir Keir warned that Theresa May's "inflexible" stance "makes a good deal for Britain less likely, not more likely".

Britain can rejoin the European Union but only on poorer terms
Britain's Brexit ministry said on Friday that no deal could be struck on exiting unless the future relationship with the bloc was taken into account.

Crawford Falconer, a former trade chief for New Zealand, was also appointed the government's new chief trade negotiation adviser last week to search for new free trade partnerships outside the EU.

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