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EU and UK citizens should not fret over Brexit future, Davis says

EU and UK citizens should not fret over Brexit future, Davis says”

He said: "We are prepared to work with a Government of any colour or coalition to ensure waste is treated as a resource for both secondary raw materials and energy but for the United Kingdom economy to prosper, we must quickly continue in the same positive direction started earlier this year, and not leave to languish the policies that could unlock the investment and support the resource management industry has to offer". Mr. Tusk, in a letter to Theresa May on Friday, said that the urgent task now was to secure a least disruptive outcome in the negotiations, "The timeframe set by Article 50 of the Treaty leaves us with no time to lose".

Speaking at ITV's "Good Morning Britain" show, Davis said the government's Brexit strategy will not change after the unexpected vote result, and expressed his support for May.

But EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Britain's May was now likely to be a "weak" partner. "We need a government that can act", he told German radio.

Meanwhile, Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament's point man for the Brexit process, said: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated".

"One year after their referendum, we still don't know the British position in the negotiations on Brexit and it seems hard to predict when we will because democracy often requires time", she said.

The EU had made clear "you can not stay in the single market and have control of your borders" and "there's no sign of them changing their position". Despite this, I believe it will be possible to put together a majority government fast and to finally start talks about Britain's exit from the European Union after many a postponement.

Few Europeans voiced much sympathy for May. Former cabinet ministers Michael Heseltine and George Osborne "should shut up", Jenkin told Sky News on Sunday, as he attacked "avidly pro-European colleagues who have never really accepted the result" of the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Such terms are far from what Brexit supporters want and also rob Britain of its big say on European Union policy.

Theresa May's dream of providing strong and stable leadership is in tatters.

May has struggled to reassert her authority after losing her parliamentary majority in Thursday's snap election, which she had been under no pressure to call.

Senior Conservative lawmaker Graham Brady said the prospect of being propped up by the socially conservative DUP, which is strongly focused on Northern Ireland's specific political complexities, was causing concern in his party.

Elmar Brok, a prominent German conservative member of the EU parliament, said Europeans would be disappointed: "Now no prime minister will have that room for manoeuvre", he said.

May had promised a clean break - or "hard Brexit" - taking Britain completely out of the EU's common trading area and reducing the number of people coming to the country from the EU.

Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard.

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, from the same party, tweeted: "I believe it will be possible.to finally start talks about Britain's exit from the European Union after many a postponement".

France's prime minister Édouard Philippe said on Friday that the result was surprising but it did not put Brexit into question, the AFP reported.

Others hoped that a larger Tory majority would have provided the prime minister with greater flexibility to compromise as the talks progressed, especially on more contentious issues such as the UK's financial commitments and how to phase the talks.

"Maybe there won't be a hard Brexit", Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said.



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