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Britain, EU launch new talks on Brexit

Britain, EU launch new talks on Brexit”

"They're waiting for more clarity about what the future relationship with Europe will look like".

Mr Hammond said he did not know who had been briefing against him, although the Chancellor is widely believed to be at odds with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Davis said it is "time to get down to work" and make negotiations a success. "Decisions are already being made", she said.

Both men declined further comment, with Barnier saying they would brief the media on Thursday after their teams have spent four days tackling a range of priority issues.

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Aru collected bonus seconds for his placing and now leads Froome by six seconds in the general classification. But Cummings didn't have the legs on the first category Col de Peyresourde and was caught with 8.6km left.

As Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May tried to silence ministers who have briefed the media on splits in her cabinet what the terms for Britain's divorce from the European Union should be, newspaper critics on the left let rip.

"It's not going to be months, it's going to be years, I think, if we're going to have an effective, smooth transition to a new arrangement assuming that that arrangement is negotiated".

The infighting goes further than Brexit. Johnson is among ministers who've suggested the Treasury's cap on public-sector pay should be eased. Hammond also said, according to leaks, that public sector workers in Britain were overpaid.

Over the weekend British newspapers were full of reports of a civil war within her cabinet, with finance minister Philip Hammond, in particular, being targeted over allegations he was trying to derail Brexit.

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He continued: "If this is not the case, if Washington decides not to solve this issue, we will have to take counter actions". Moscow did not retaliate, saying it would wait to see if relations improved under the incoming USA president, Donald Trump .

"If you want my opinion, some of the noise is generated by people who are not happy with the agenda that I have, over the last few weeks, tried to advance, of ensuring that we achieve a Brexit which is focused on protecting our economy, protecting our jobs and making sure that we can have continued rising living standards in the future".

They are all deeply wary of May's hardline approach that would see the United Kingdom leave the European Union without full access to the bloc's single market of 500 million people, in order to curb free immigration from the bloc. May has vowed to pull out of the single market and cut immigration to the "tens of thousands". Asked if the cabinet was still "split on Brexit", Johnson simply said he was pleased negotiations had begun and then defended the offer May has made to protect the rights of European Union citizens in Britain.

He wrote: "There is no way all these changes will happen smoothly and absolutely no chance that all the details will be hammered out in 20 months".

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