Brexit request can be revoked, draft EU Parliament position paper says

Britain is leaving the European Union.

LONDON (AP) - A day after triggering its European Union exit process, the British government plans to outline how it intends to convert thousands of EU rules into British law when it leaves the bloc.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, writing in the Daily Telegraph, said: "It is our clear desire and intention that we should continue to play a role as one of the indispensable guarantors of peace and stability in our continent".

Rudd did admit that it was likely Britain would no longer be a member of Europol but said it was the UK's intent to strike agreements that would provide the same security benefits both sides now enjoyed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May writes in an article for a German daily that while her country "will leave the European Union, we will not leave Europe". This will include tough talks on trade, security and immigration, among others.

The legislature's Brexit team, led by former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, accepted that in case of Brexit there should be transitional arrangements to smooth the divorce, but stressed they can not last more than three years and should also be "strictly limited" in their scope. "If they don't, the European Union can take them to the global courts".

The section on "proposed principles for our discussions" says the European Union and the United Kingdom should put their own citizens first, should engage "in a spirit of honest cooperation", should "work together to minimise", and "continue to work together to advance and protect our shared European values".

"So if we left Europol, then we would take our information - this is in the legislation - with us".

Mr Tusk, the EU's top official, said "we already miss you" moments after he received the official Brexit letter.

"If you look at something like Europol, we are the largest contributor to Europol", she said on Sky News.

To that end, he said, Britain should recognise that the European Court of Justice will be the "competent authority for the interpretation and enforcement of the withdrawal agreement".

"The fact is, the European partners want us to keep our information there, because we keep other European countries safe as well".

The German Chancellor said: "The negotiations must first clarify how we will disentangle our interlinked relationship - and only when this question is dealt with, can we, hopefully soon after, begin talking about our future relationship".

ING also added that the CETA EU-Canada free trade deal "was seven years in the making, but was nearly scuppered by the Wallonia regional government in Belgium".

  • Leroy Wright