UK to target 'deep partnership' with EU in Brexit talks: Johnson

Britain should ensure that employers retain access to both skilled and unskilled workers from the European Union as it begins talks to leave the bloc or there is a risk of damaging United Kingdom businesses, a research report by two think tanks said on Monday.

Friday will mark one year since the referendum in which 52 per cent of British voters chose to break four decades of ties to the EU.

There were fears the talks could be delayed after the Tories' disastrous election results earlier this month which left them busy negotiating with the DUP to form a Government. However, Mrs May's failure to engage in any serious policy debates contributed to her electoral setback and this was not helped either by the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London in the weeks leading up to polling day.

Those issues are Britain's exit bill, estimated by Brussels at around 100 billion euros ($112 billion), the rights of three million European Union nationals living in Britain and one million Britons on the continent, and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The EU's Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier, spent the weekend mountain hiking near his home in the French Alps. So far this has been estimated at anything from 11 billion up to 100 billion euro, which works out as £88 billion.

Only when "sufficient progress" is made on these matters is Barnier willing to turn to the "bold and ambitious" trade deal that May wants, a pivot most doubt is unlikely to happen much before October.

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Once the divorce is agreed, the talks will focus on that future trade deal that May wants and which she says should feature financial services.

"Amidst the background noise and political fall-out of the Grenfell fire tragedy these jitters could manifest themselves in the performance of the pound, if the government fails to get to grips with the current narrative, as well as ensuring the Queen's speech gets the required number of votes".

The U.K. will have to pay a bill for leaving the European Union, but according to the EU's negotiator this "is not a punishment".

What about talks on migration and security?

But EU officials have warned her off trying to do this at an EU summit this Thursday, saying it is too soon.

The UK has ruled out paying such a sum, suggesting it could seek a chunk of the EU's assets as part of a "fair settlement", although it might have to pay something to ease a trade accord. He's particularly keen to see how the two sides settle the contentious issue of the Brexit bill.

Mosque attack being treated as terrorism
She said a police officer was doing what looked like a "cardiac massage, as if they might have had a bad heart or something". Ratib Al-Sulaman told CNN he was sitting with friends two minutes away, when an "incident in front of the mosque" occurred.

"He will also set out a bold vision for the UK's future after it leaves the European Union and the exciting opportunities that will arise from our exit", added the statement.

In any case, European Union officials say, London no longer seems sure of what trade arrangements it will ask for. This will allow them time to be ratified before the end of the two-year Article 50 deadline. If so, it could have to be ratified by up to 38 national and regional parliaments, with any of them effectively holding a veto.

Britain seems to have tacitly accepted the EU's plan for sequenced talks, which will focus first on the terms of Britain's withdrawal, with negotiations on a future relationship and trade deal coming later. "We have to be very clear that we're not going to do it in a way that damages the economy", he said. As such it doesn't have a say in how tariffs are imposed to external goods but it has to apply them nonetheless.

It will test the ingenuity of thousands of public servants racing against the clock to untangle 44 years of European Union membership before Britain is out, 649 days from now, on March 30, 2019.

The EU side is making a virtue of the fact that its team will be constantly monitored by the ministers of the 27 member states and so has promised a completely "transparent" process.

The talks are due to be completed before March 30, 2019.

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This date can be extended by agreement between all member states.

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