Formal talks on Britain's exit from EU to begin in Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the vote one year ago was partly a vote for Britain to control its borders, and has said that Britain will leave Europe's single market, as membership is incompatible with restricting immigration. However, there must be unanimous agreement by the EU's 27 other members for that to happen, and that is unlikely before October.

Some opposition politicians say that stance is no longer acceptable, with some in her own party pressing May to soften her position and focus on saving jobs after Britain leaves.

Critics argue she is in a weak position to fight Britain's corner against European Union counterparts who question whether her writ still runs in Westminster.

DUP leader Arlene Foster, who met Mrs May in No 10 on Tuesday, is understood to have returned to Northern Ireland leaving her deputy Nigel Dodds to represent the party at Thursday's meeting. The public mood has also been shaken by a wave of terror attacks in recent weeks.

He's been deputy to the Brexit Secretary David Davis and involved in preparation for the negotiations.

How the negotiations progress will be monitored closely by investors and business leaders.

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Mr Barnier said that the goal of the talks was to deliver an "orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU".

While Britain's economy has shown unexpected resilience since the Brexit vote, there are signs of weakness.

Davis struck a conciliatory tone in a statement released overnight, emphasizing Britain and the EU's "shared European values".

Mr Davis said there was a "long road ahead" but predicted a "deep and special partnership".

In this context, both the United Kingdom and the European Union, following a period of disputes and mutual threats in regards to the terms of withdrawal, now seem to have a much softer and more consistent position on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Such conversations mark a shift from the pre-election talk of a "hard Brexit" and May's onetime warning she would walk away from the talks if disappointed.

Philip Hammond wants economic concerns to take centre-stage when Britain starts talks Monday for leaving the European Union, contrasting with a previous emphasis on cutting immigration. Freedom of labor movement is a tenet of European Union membership and May initially interpreted the referendum result as a demand to stop that.

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Britain already appears to have capitulated to the EU's insistence that talks first focus on three key divorce issues, before moving onto the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal.

The arch-federalist former Belgian PM, who this year published a book calling on EU states to forge "a more ideal Union", warned last week Britain could lose its rebate and opt-outs if it changes its mind and decides to stay.

For that reason, Brussels wants as a priority to guarantee rights for 3 million European Union citizens in Britain and be paid tens of billions of euros it says London will owe on its departure.

The so-called Brexit bill is likely to be the biggest hurdle in the early negotiations.

David Davis and Michel Barnier's teams will meet for one week every month.

"We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just for Northern Ireland", she said.

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A poll on Sunday also found majority support for a softer form of Brexit.

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