UK Parliament passes bill to negotiate Brexit

UK Parliament passes bill to negotiate Brexit

May could begin the process as early as Tuesday, but it's expected to be postponed until the end of the month to avoid a clash with Dutch elections on Wednesday.

Diplomats will start preparing for an extraordinary summit. Once the leaders have adopted their guidelines, "the commission would then immediately issue a recommendation to open the negotiations" for the Europe ministers to authorize.

According to the Independent a spokesman for the United Kingdom government confirmed that while Article 50 will not be triggered this week, it will have been by the end of the month.

The guidelines will have a broad political message "but you could probably write them yourself", as they cover much of what leaders have already been saying for months, a European diplomat told AFP.

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier is reported to take a position that the Brexit divorce deal would have to be finalised before any future arrangements are negotiated.

With British Prime Minister Theresa May now free to trigger article 50, Guy Verhofstadt insisted that MEPs must have their say if a deal between the bloc and Britain is to be reached.

This is when the Britain-EU talks actually begin.

In 2014, voters in Scotland rejected a similar independence referendum by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.

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Barnier's talks with the British will be officially be governed by both documents - the negotiating guidelines from the European Union 27 national leaders, and the detailed negotiating directives.

Research from the industry body shows that almost a quarter of the total hospitality and tourism workforce is comprised of non-UK workers, rising to nearly 40% for eating and drinking-out businesses, and almost half of those come from within the EU.

'We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation.

"There will be a lot of different issues jostling for attention, so I think what will happen is we will get into a bit of a holding pattern", said Mr Anand Menon, director of the United Kingdom in a Changing Europe think-tank.

It was written by the Scottish cross-bench peer Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, who has said since the Referendum that he thought that if it was ever used it would be if there was a coup in a member state and the European Union suspended that country's membership - not for Brexit. In theory negotiations can be extended but the European Union 27 are unlikely to agree.

Baker also praised Parliament's efforts to keep negotiations simple. On the "meaningful vote" amendment, this was defeated by 331 to 286.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly said she would rather walk away without a settlement than agree to a "bad deal".

Parliament's Foreign Affairs committee warned that a breakdown in negotiations would be a "very destructive outcome", causing economic harm to both sides as well as creating uncertainty and legal confusion for individuals and businesses.

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