Theresa May is facing resistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Parliament to her goal of conducting negotiations on Britain’s future trade relations with Europe at the same time as talks on arrangements for Brexit.
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Brexit: United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said..
“One has to state it openly: EU policy turned out to be a policy of double standards and cheating,” Waszczykowski told tabloid Super Express.
European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.
EU leaders are expected to give Tusk, a former Polish prime minister from the centre-right Civic Platform (PO), a second 30-month term as president of their European Council during a summit in Brussels on Thursday.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning” her office and her country by threatening to make the UK an offshore tax haven if she cannot get the Brexit deal she wants from the EU.
Jean-Claude Juncker tells Britain to finalise a ‘divorce deal’ costing 60 billion euros before they will begin talks over EU-UK trade relationship future.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mystified by May’s metamorphosis from a quiet “remain” supporter to a passionate crusader for a hard break from Europe.
“Let me tell you that around the European Council table, that is an issue that will not be given in on,” Enda Kenny said.
“Our goal (is) to establish closest possible EU-UK relations. Ball in UK court to start negotiations. In everybody’s best interest to start ASAP (as soon as possible),” Tusk said on Twitter.
Donald Tusk: “We cannot push them away from us, but we cannot let them profit from Brexit.”
“We cannot push them away from us, but we cannot let them profit from Brexit, as that would be lethal for the EU,” Donald Tusk said.