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"Time to get to work": Brexit negotiators start first round

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Saul Franklin | 18 July, 2017, 00:39

Britain and the European Union (EU) launch a new round of Brexit negotiations here on Monday as conflicting views on "divorce" terms cast shadow on the resumption of talks and a feasible deal seems rather hard to reach for now.

David Davis, the Britain's Brexit secretary, began four days of talks with European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday, but flew home to London after only three hours of negotiation.

Mr Davis, in contrast, struck a more idealistic and upbeat tone, saying it was "good to be back in Brussels" and talking up the "similarities" between the two sides.

For now, though, the ambition is just to get through four days of closed-door talks with enough progress to show the public on Thursday.

The EU timetable, which Britain has broadly consented to after failing in a bid to start trade talks immediately in parallel, sees discussions on a deep free trade pact starting by early next year and being agreed in broad outline by around October 2018 - when the withdrawal treaty could be done and dusted. The EU has demanded Britain to pay some 60 billion euros (70 billion USA dollars) as exit fee.

British Chancellor Philip Hammond accused at least one fellow cabinet minister of leaking details of a cabinet meeting last week.

"I am not hearing any whistling, just the clock ticking", said the former European Commissioner and French foreign minister.

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Barnier last week held a series of meetings in Brussels with British opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn and other United Kingdom figures at odds with May.

Britain and the European Union vowed to get to the "heart of the matter" as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government. The tensions have shaken the British government, which on Thursday introduced the draft law that would formally put an end to Britain's membership of the EU May faces a battle over the bill, which opponents said included a unsafe "power grab" by London at the expense of Scotland and Wales. He declined to identify the sources who had indicated which leaders he was referring to. British industry of medicine and aviation have recently voiced their concerns.

May's minority government remains fragile one month after the snap June 8 election in which her Conservative Party lost its majority, forcing it to seek an alliance with Northern Ireland's small ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party.

It is the second round of formal talks. It will allow parliament to "amend, repeal and improve" laws as necessary and will also end power of the European Court of Justice in UK.

But in London there was fresh turmoil as weakened Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to urge her warring ministers to end damaging leaks against each other over Brexit.

The two sides are also discussing sharing liabilities from trade disputes including WTO litigation over Airbus (AIR.PA) subsidies in a long-running case with the United States, the European Union source said."Currently we are in talks with the United Kingdom to come to a joint approach on the matter, on all the aspects of the divorce, with regard to the WTO".

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