Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process

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In a delayed address due the fire at Grenfell Tower last week and a day after official negotiations for exiting the European Union began in Brussels, Hammond set out a three-point Brexit plan for Britain.

May and other senior officials, including Brexit Secretary David Davis, stressed last week that the British government's priorities and timetable for negotiations had not changed as a result of the election.

While Barnier insists on the "sequencing" of talks, so that trade negotiations can not start until probably January, finding a way to avoid a "hard" customs border for troubled Northern Ireland may well involve some earlier discussion of the matter.

Solving the vexed question of keeping the peace and an open border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic - an European Union member - will be an urgent priority in the talks, Mr Barnier and Mr Davis agreed. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted past year to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so - in a shock referendum result.

EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier (R) and the governor of the Bank of Finland, Erkki Liikanen, at a press conference in Brussels, Oct. 2, 2012.

"I want that access to EIB funding to continue while we are members of the European Union on equal terms", the chancellor said.

Speaking to an audience packed with banking executives, he also took a swipe at moves by the European Union to try to shift some of Britain's financial services to the bloc. The EU has proposed forcing the biggest foreign derivatives-clearing firms to set up shop in the bloc if they want to continue doing business there.

Instead of having a slim majority in Parliament, May's Conservative Party lost 13 seats, and with it their majority power.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Mr Hammond's attempts to "distance himself" from Mrs May on Brexit shows the weakness of the PM and the "disarray" the Government is mired in.

Hammond's comments come after tech entrepreneurs expressed their concerns that British startups could be damaged by the withdrawal of EIB funding following the country's decision to leave the EU.

In the first step, the two sides will deal with "the most pressing issues" in order to "lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit", including "citizen rights, the single financial settlement, and other separation issues".

And the reason it remains the most likely possible outcome is because of the importance placed on immigration control by the United Kingdom public, with many voters equating Brexit with migration, said Societe Generale chief United Kingdom economist Brian Hilliard.

Roth said that "Brexit is a very, very hard operation" and there's only a bit over a year to negotiate it.

Still, Johnson called on people to look at the more distant future.

Barnier has warned that the negotiations must be wrapped up by October 2018 to allow time for all parties to ratify a final accord by March 2019.

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