British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

"We want to end the anxiety facing 4 million citizens", he said.

It says Mrs May is determined to stick to her pre-election promise that the United Kingdom will leave the single market and negotiate free-trade partnerships around the world.

Gerry Adams led a delegation to Government Buildings including Ms O'Neill, Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and newly-elected Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew.

On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening, where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron, May described the talks with the DUP as "productive".

Seeking to avoid a second election that could deepen Britain's worst political turmoil since last June's shock vote to leave the EU, May edged closer to a deal to get support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

DUP leader Arlene Foster, who was asked to resign in the wake of a heating incentive scandal that cost the government hundreds of thousands of pounds, said on Twitter that discussions are "going well" and that there will be an agreement of sorts.

"But we do want to do so in the national interest to give stability to the government and that's why we will be entering these negotiations", she said.

At the meeting with lawmakers on Monday, May recognised that a broader consensus needed to be built for Brexit and made clear she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue.

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The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting for the party's poor election result.

Brexit talks in Brussels on Monday will focus on the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border, rather than on future trade relations with the European Union, it has been confirmed. Devolved government at Stormont, site of the Northern Ireland assembly, broke down in January and has yet to restart. "It's our dominating theme today and will remain so over the weekend as bodies are recovered and we start to get a sense of the scale of the tragedy".

Mr Farage said: "Well I know a lot of you are very pleased with the result of the UK General Election and you view it as a victory for the EU".

As May attempts to cobble together a majority, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned that time was passing in an interview on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the chief European Union negotiator has told the Financial Times that Britain that the clock was ticking on Brexit talks, and that Britain should be wary of further delays.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government's priority in the negotiations should be to protect jobs, economic growth and prosperity.

Negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union will begin on Monday.

The draft law would empower Europe to decide if post-Brexit London has the right to host financial market "clearing houses" that deal in euros, the EU's single currency.

Mr Macron and Mrs May said they plan to address online extremism by pressuring internet giants and social media to tackle terror propaganda and hate speech.

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