German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit

The Frenchman has been given a mandate by the leaders of the remaining EU27 states to focus initially on the key elements of the withdrawal package - a multi-billion euro "divorce bill", rights for European Union citizens and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

But a deadly fire at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal, BBC political reporter Norman Smith said.

He also said Brexit talks could possibly be delayed.

Protestors gather in Newcastle upon Tyne on June 12, 2017 to demand British Prime Minister Theresa May walk away from any alliance with the right-wing Democratic Unionist Party, or else step down.

Many in Britain have seen the election result as repudiating May's threats to walk away without a deal.

It will test the ingenuity of thousands of public servants racing against the clock to untangle 44 years of European Union membership before Britain is out, 649 days from now, on March 30, 2019.

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Mr Davis and his team will hold meetings with their opposite numbers at the European Commission which is leading negotiations on behalf of the European Union member states.

The signatories say the "economic benefits" of the European Union single market, which allows free movement of goods, services, capital and people, and the customs union, which enables tariff-free trading within the EU, should be maintained until a final settlement between the United Kingdom and the EU is "agreed and implemented".

The report cited unnamed sources, and the Finance Ministry declined to comment. The party will also have to decide whether it wants to keep May at the helm of the party, although I'm not sure whether another leadership contest at this point in time is a good idea.

The European Parliament, which named former Belgian prime minister Verhofstadt as its Brexit pointman previous year, will have the final say on any deal on Britain's exit from the EU. Once done, however, Brexit would be hard to reverse.

The government on Saturday said parliament would hold a special two-year session starting this week, sitting for double the normal time to allow it to overhaul European Union legislation.

The Queen is being forced to miss Ascot races because Mrs May delayed the Queen's Speech from Monday while she tried to strike a deal with 10 Northern Ireland DUP MPs.

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Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said the prospect of a British agreement with the DUP was causing anxiety and fear.

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of an open border with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimize the potential damage to Northern Ireland.

A day after France and Germany both said Britain could reverse Brexit if it wanted, Verhofstadt said Britain's budget rebates and opt outs from European Union rules would disappear if it did so.

The negotiations with the DUP revolve around support from the party on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government.

The chancellor said he would reject any deal "designed to destroy us".

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Monday s negotiations are to start in Brussels at 11 am (0900 GMT) with 90 minutes of talks between Barnier and Davis, followed by a working lunch between the pair, and a press conference.

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