‘Negotiations to agree Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union are to officially begin tomorrow. In a joint EU and UK statement issued late last Thursday, officials said: “Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator and David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, agreed today to launch the Brexit Article 50 negotiations on Monday June 19.”
The Government have confirmed that Brexit Secretary David Davis will be in Brussels at the start of the week for meetings with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
Ministers had simply said that talks are expected to start this week, but with uncertainty over the stability of the Government in the wake of the election they had held back from confirming an actual date of initial talks.
Contrary to ministerial leaks and political soundbites, Brexit talks will be kicked off with three major stumbling blocks.’