Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Key points from Britain election manifestos

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis came out in support of Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, dismissing claims made by former Finance Minister George Osborne that she had become a "dead woman walking" after a failed election gamble last week.

One is that it might be Mr Corbyn and not her in the negotiating chamber of the European Union, even if he leads a minority government, which is a possibility, if the exit poll is anywhere near accurate.

Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, had caustic words for Mrs May.

They delivered to the British delegation two negotiating documents setting out the Union's demands on preserving the rights of EU citizens in Britain and on payments from Britain before it leaves the bloc. While Britain seems more divided, the European Union appears to have achieved unusual unity.

European Council president Donald Tusk has said he believes Article 50 can be reversed, but Government ministers insist there is "no turning back".

He continued: "The reason for leaving the single market is because we want to take back control of our borders - they are not compatible", Davis told the BBC's Today Programme. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", he wrote.

But until a government emerges in London, it is unclear how the talks can start.

So that while the future looks bleak in the Conservative Party, that could very well create uncertainty in this part of the world as well.

Labor gained 29 seats to reach 262, .

On Twitter, Siegfried Muresan, spokesman for the European Parliament's largest grouping, the European People's Party, said, "EU did not want #Brexit, but has been prepared to negotiate it since a year ago". But that still leaves it far short of a majority, even in combination with other sympathetic parties, especially since the Scottish National Party lost 21 of its 56 seats, a serious blow to its goal of Scotland's independence.

Some EU officials and members of the European Parliament took aim at British Prime Minister Theresa May - who called the UK's snap election in an attempt to strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks - and the wider Conservative Party.

"They certainly all said it more that once, so there is no doubt about that", he added. "That must mean tariff-free access to the single market".

Merkel said Britain was part of Europe regardless of Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner.

Analysts say this may encourage the government to relax its grip on spending, especially as there is a lack of momentum in the economy.

Speaking in Mexico, Mrs Merkel told a news conference: "We are ready for the negotiations".

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