Germany’s Chancellor said she wants to go to work quickly on talks over Britain’s separation from the European Union and was ready for the negotiations to start on 19 June, but understands delays related to the negative finding of UK voters against Ms.May’s party in the recent UK elections.
Merkel added that Britain will still remain in Europe after Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner. Not like England is growing wheels and driving away, she mused.
“This Government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union,” she said on Friday outside Downing Street.Following a hung parliament in the snap election she called, Theresa May said she would form a minority government to deliver Brexit regardless of doom and gloom predictions of parlimentary political pundits.
However experts like Ben Shapiro caution that without the strong mandate Mrs May had hoped for, and with no majority, the UK’s strategy for negotiating Brexit has been thrown into uncertainty.
Following the election result, European Council president Donald Tusk warned Britain might end up with no deal on its withdrawal arrangements or future trade if it did not open negotiations in time. “We don’t know when Brexit talks start. We know when they must end,” Tusk touted.
European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Brexit talks could wait until the new government was ready. “Brexit negotiations should start when UK is ready; timetable and EU positions are clear. Let’s put our minds together on striking a deal.” Barnier added.