Germany's Merkel says European Union ready to negotiate Brexit, no change seen

May has said the divorce talks, likely to be the most complex in Europe since World War Two, will begin as planned next week and her Brexit minister, David Davis, said Britain's negotiating position was unchanged.

Britain and the European Union will start Brexit negotiations on Monday, while Prime Minister Theresa May nears a deal to prop up her minority government following her election fiasco.

Having lost a majority in parliament, May needs the DUP's 10 lawmakers to win any kind of vote, including on the pieces of legislation needed to enact Britain's divorce from the EU.

But given May will have a limited majority in the House of Commons, even with the backing of the Northern Irish party, opposition parties such as Labour and the Liberal Democrats have their own agendas to pursue and will seek to amend any law that comes before Parliament connected to Britain's withdrawal from Europe.

The results may therefore lead to some softening of the approach to Brexit, but a weakened May will also face a more united bloc of European Union leaders who will seek concessions from the UK that ensure their own voters do not view life outside the European Union as an attractive cause.

The new United Kingdom government is yet to take a final shape despite announcement of new Cabinet members as a final deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) gets worked out.

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.


The state opening will be followed by days of parliamentary debate and a confidence vote that will be the first major challenge for the new government.

"We also respect the other parties' mandates, we want to get back to an executive that has all the parties around the table to collectively take decisions".

Mr Verhofstadt demanded to know whether the inconclusive result of the General Election would mean any change in the UK Government's plans to take Britain out of the single market, customs union and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

The DUP, Mays last-ditch coalition partner, is pro-Brexit, but its manifesto emphasised its support for the soft border with Ireland.

On Tuesday May, following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, reiterated her government will get on with Brexit and make a success of it. Third, coalition governments rarely last more than two years before another election is called. "If you play by the rules, then we can find a compromise".

Sinn Fein parliamentarians were also in London on Thursday to raise concerns with the British government that the Conservative-DUP deal could prevent the restoration of power sharing in Northern Ireland.

The former Northern Ireland First Minister said her meeting with Mr Varadkar was very good and that she was looking forward to a very positive relationship with the Irish premier. However, if she aligns too closely with the DUP, it could reopen sectarian wounds in Northern Ireland and bolster the movement to unite the north with the Republic of Ireland. The post-Brexit process was supposed to be her Falklands' moment, in a sense, to show that Britain was still a power in its own right.

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