European Union says Brexit negotiations will start after British election

Vince Cable, a former business minister in the coalition government who was voted out in the 2015 general election, has announced his intention to run in his old seat of Twickenham in west London.

If approved by parliament, the election will be Britain's third general election in seven years, and it comes less than a year after the referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw from the EU. Just 13 voted against.

The European Union's executive says that Brexit negotiations will start after the snap election in Britain that the prime minister is calling for in June.

After debating the motion put forward by May in Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs threw their support behind the early election, well and truly passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. It is actually the "hard" Brexiteers in her own party that are the greatest threat to a successful outcome, with demands that just won't wash with the 27 European Union countries across the negotiating table.

However, the unexpected elections might delay the beginning of the talks, which European Union officials said could begin as early as May. But, a clause in that law means that if 2/3rds of MPs are in favour, Parliament can vote to have a general election.

Theresa May will reportedly include her Brexit negotiating priorities in the Conservative General Election manifesto to lock Remain-backing Tory MPs and the House of Lords into backing her stance.

Speaking exclusively to the Express & Star, Mr Watson said: "Theresa May has been Prime Minister for nine months and she was Home Secretary for six years".

She argued it was an appeal for the British people to put their trust in her on Brexit, but then in the same interview refused to give more detail about exactly what she wants out of a negotiations.

Montgomeryshire MP, Glyn Davies, said the Prime Minister had been left with "little choice" due to frustration over Brexit.

She said the Conservatives would provide "strong and stable leadership" for Brexit and beyond, and promising to wage "a positive and optimistic campaign".

In a surprise U-turn, May called Tuesday for a general election as she tries to make strong gains against the opposition before the tough Brexit negotiations. "It's about. getting the right deal from Europe".

While it's looking unlikely that the Tories will be defeated in the forthcoming general election, the possibility is real - and if this happens, the consequences for Brexit could be huge.

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"The other thing that really resonates with me is the timing is very important".

If Britain were to stick with the next scheduled general election date, May 2020, "the negotiations would reach their most hard and sensitive stage just as an election was looming on the horizon", May said. Mr Juncker had spoken to Mrs May on Tuesday after her call for early elections.

May will also include pledges in her election manifesto to pull out of both the EU single market and European Court of Justice, the newspaper said.

Challenged again over the lack of specific detail so far, she said: "With due respect it's not seeking a blank cheque when I say to people look what we've done already, look what we've delivered as a Government already, look at the modern industrial strategy we're working on, look at policies that we have and the aims that we have in terms of a good school place for every child".

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