Saturday, 10 June 2017

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Angela Merkel has said she assumes Britain will stick to its Brexit negotiation plan after the shock election result.
Germany's Chancellor said she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain's separation from the European Union and was ready for the negotiations to start on 19 June.

She added that Britain will still remain in Europe after Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner.

Speaking in Mexico, Mrs Merkel told a news conference: "We are ready for the negotiations. We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar.

"We were waiting for the election in Britain, but in the next few days these talks will begin. We will defend the interests of the 27 member states, and Britain will defend its own interests.

"At the same time, we say that we want to remain a good partner to Britain. Britain is part of Europe, even if it will no longer be part of the European Union."

SKY     News.