Friday, 24 November 2017

Both sides need to 'step forward' to move Brexit process, says Theresa May

Theresa May has insisted it is for both sides, not just the UK, to move the Brexit process forward so discussions on future trade relations can begin.

At a security summit in Brussels, she had lunch with Angela Merkel and will later meet the EU's Donald Tusk,

The PM has been told she has until the start of December to make an enhanced offer on money and the Irish border.

Ministers have given her their backing to increase the UK's "divorce bill" but only if the EU shows movement on trade.

Arriving in Brussels, the prime minister said both sides "must step forward together".
Environment Secretary Michael Gove refused to confirm or deny reports that the government had agreed to pay about £40bn to pave the way for EU leaders to approve the next phase of talks at a summit on 14 December.

BBC     News.