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Brexit deal not 'back door' to staying in EU: Ministers

13 August 2017, 08:38 | Taylor George

Hammond and Fox vow transition will be no 'back door' to EU

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However, Sunday's joint article appears to be an attempt to put to bed rumours and reports that May's cabinet is deeply divided on what kind of Brexit Britain should be looking at.

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox wrote in a joint article for The Telegraph newspaper, that London would not be side to the European Union treaties for Brexit transition period.

They wrote in The Sunday Telegraph: "We want our economy to remain strong and vibrant through this period of change".

The thawing in relations comes at a critical time for the prime minister whose leadership was challenged by the poor showing at the general election in June.

It has confirmed it will publish a number of papers, including one on Northern Ireland's border and future customs arrangements.

Meanwhile, the British government is set to release a new series of papers highlighting their plans in Brexit negotiations.

"I've launched this process because with time of the essence, we need to get on with negotiating the bigger issues around our future partnership to ensure we get a deal that delivers a strong United Kingdom and a strong EU", David Davis, the secretary of state for exiting the European Union, said in a statement.

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Former foreign secretary David Miliband has used an attack on the ministers spearheading Brexit to call for a second European Union referendum.

However Anna Soubrey, a leading Conservative remainer, warned the prime minister that she needed to face down the "hard Brexiteers" in the Conservative ranks if she wanted to hold on to her position in No 10.

Mr Miliband, who narrowly lost out to his brother Ed in the 2010 Labour leadership contest and who now heads the International Rescue Committee relief agency in NY, described the outcome of the 2016 referendum as an "unparalleled act of economic self-harm".

"The answer to the first question is "it is not impossible"; the answer to the second is "no".

Barnier has maintained that negotiators must make progress on the rights of European Union and British citizens, the border with Ireland and Britain's exit payment before discussing a trade deal, while Prime Minister Theresa May wants an accord before leaving.

"It's what businesses across Europe have called on both sides to do and will demonstrate that the ready for the job", he said, adding that the position papers' publication was "an important next step" in "getting on with the task set to us by the British public".

"So the fightback against the worst consequences of the referendum has the opportunity and responsibility to get its bearings fast".

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