Britain Must Settle 'Divorce Bill' Before Trade Talks — EU Parliament

His comments came after the European Union parliament set out its "red lines" on negotiations for a Brexit deal during the debate.

Leaders of the main groupings in the European Parliament said they wanted "fair and constructive" talks with Britain during the two-year withdrawal talks under Article 50, but insisted that divorce talks must come before negotiations over future trade relations and that the United Kingdom will not be allowed to "cherry-pick" favoured elements of EU membership to keep.

Draft Brexit negotiating guidelines, sent out on Friday, contained a clause suggesting Spain will be able to veto any future trade deal between the European Union and the UK.

"You will set the tone for Britain", the bloc's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs in Strasbourg, France, just before the vote.

He also said "to succeed, we need on the contrary to devote the first phase of negotiations exclusively to reaching agreement on the principle of the exit", noting that the sooner "we agree the principles of an orderly withdrawal, the sooner we can prepare our future relations in trade".

But she has also said she is prepared to walk away from the talks without a deal rather than accepting a "bad" one, a term her government has so far declined to elaborate on despite fears among manufacturers over new trade barriers if Britain has to revert to World Trade Organisation rules.

BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar says the comments "clearly left open the possibility of free movement continuing, at least temporarily".

It has been suggested that a transitional deal would last until at least 2022, with Brexit scheduled to take place in 2019.

Representatives for the 27 member states are expected to back a call by European Union leaders for the bloc to first agree to divorce terms before striking any new trade deals.

The talks came as both sides are settling on their negotiating positions, and after some strong tabloid headlines in Britain about the bloc's exit bill for Britain and the status of the British territory of Gibraltar.

But no reference to Gibraltar was contained in the adopted resolution.

She added that Britain would have "control of our borders and control of our immigration", the BBC reported.

Mr Farage also told MEPs that if the EU tried to impose tariffs on exports from the UK, Britons could boycott European goods.

"It's common sense, it's pragmatic for people, it's pragmatic for businesses, and I believe that's what we will be working for and it's what both sides will be working for". And a young generation that will see Brexit for what it really is, a catfight in the conservative party that got out of hand.

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