Brexit talks between UK and EU will begin on Monday

Joe Watts – June 15,  2017

Negotiations to agree Britain’s withdrawal from the European

Union are to officially begin on Monday, The Independent understands.

The Government have confirmed that Brexit Secretary David Davis will be in Brussels at the start of the week for meetings with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Until now ministers have simply said that talks are expected to start next week, but with uncertainty over the stability of the Government in the wake of the election they had held back from confirming a date of initial talks.

A Conservative source confirmed that talks are due to begin next week, with officials at the Department for Exiting the EU confirming that Mr Davis would be in the bloc’s administrative centre for talks on Monday.