UK:Brexit talks to start soon-minister

Germany is angling to host the London-based European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority after Britain leaves the European Union. During a visit to Mexico a day earlier, the German chancellor said she did not expect any significant delay in the talks between Britain and the EU.

'I've served with her for 10 months.

Adams says Ireland's incoming government must act to protect the peace process.

In the hours immediately after Thursday's embarrassing election setback for the Conservatives, British media reported that finance minister Philip Hammond had told May she needed to put "jobs first" in any new deal with Brussels.

Labour had won 261 seats.

Although the possibility of the ruling Conservatives seeking to keep some British access to the European Union's single market has increased, so too has the likelihood of a chaotic departure from the bloc, executives said, meaning they have to plan for the worst.

Analysts at Moody's Investor Service said in a note on Monday that while an inconclusive election outcome is a credit negative for the United Kingdom, the increased likelihood of "softer" Brexit options being considered could be credit positive.

Mrs May will face the Conservatives' backbench 1922 Committee over her failure to preserve the party's majority in last week's election, before resuming talks with the pro-Brexit DUP. "This doesn't depend entirely on us".

Scotland voted by 62 percent to remain in the European Union in last year's historic referendum but it wasn't enough to change the overall United Kingdom result, with 52 percent in favour of leaving.

The U.K.'s prime minister also insisted that regardless of any perceived Westminster tumult, formal Brexit negotiations would stick to the current timetable and begin on June 19. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament".

The European Commission said it is prepared for the negotiations to start as soon as the United Kingdom is ready but refused to give a date.

Davis also suggested the government would focus on the divorce proceedings before moving on to trade.

The EU has said that sufficient progress must be made on these issues before trade deals can be discussed, though Britain had argued the talks should take place simultaneously.

The change of position comes after Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in the House of Commons in a disastrous election last week.

Ironically her hand was weakened, rather than strengthened, by the result of this election.

Davis told ITV he's loyal to May and there's a distinction between "running a campaign and running a country". "The door will be a lot more open now than it used to be, and that can only be a good thing".

  • Leroy Wright