UK To Publish Brexit Strategy Papers Starting This Week, Davis Says

UK To Publish Brexit Strategy Papers Starting This Week, Davis Says

UK To Publish Brexit Strategy Papers Starting This Week, Davis Says

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis is due to hold a third round of talks with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels at the end of August. The EU has warned that an already-tight timetable could be delayed ahead of a scheduled March 2019 exit.

Brussels has refused to start talks on a post-Brexit relationship with London until the immediate issues of Britain's withdrawal, including its "divorce bill", have been settled.

Officials said the papers would show the British government was ready to "broaden out" the negotiations and move forward towards a deal that worked for both sides.

In July, EU officials said progress was hard not because Britain had unacceptable demands, but because it had no position at all on many issues.

After a summer of cabinet feuding, Mr Hammond, who favours a "softer" pro-business Brexit, and Dr Fox, a hardline Brexiteer, said that they agreed there should not be a "cliff-edge" break when Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019.

The EU says those negotiations can't start until sufficient progress has been made on three initial issues: how much money the United Kingdom will have to pay to leave the bloc; whether security checks and customs duties will be instituted on the Irish border; and the status of EU nationals living in Britain.

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The documents - setting out proposals for Northern Ireland and the border with Ireland, continuity on the availability of goods and confidentiality, and access to official documents after Brexit - will seek to prove the U.K.is ready for talks to advance to the next stage, he said.

A second batch of papers will be released ahead of an October meeting of the European Council, when EU leaders are expected to decide whether enough progress has been made to proceed to talks on a future relationship.

The UK government said it was preparing several papers, including plans for a new customs arrangement and for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Writing in the Observer newspaper Miliband, foreign minister under a Labour government between 2007 and 2010, called Brexit an "unparalleled act of economic self-harm" and said there should be another public vote once the final terms of Britain's exit are known.

However, pro-European finance minister Hammond and ardent Brexiteer trade minister Fox set out a joint position in the Sunday Telegraph that a transition period was needed when Britain leaves the European Union, but single market membership would still end and the interim period would not be used to stop Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May will hope the intervention of the two ministers will cool temperatures in the Tory ranks amid divisions over Brexit and speculation of a possible leadership challenge when MPs return to Westminster in September.

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