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

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

Former foreign minister David Miliband also said that Brexit would be an act of economic self-harm as he called for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union in the Observer newspaper.

"We've been crystal clear that issues around our withdrawal and our future partnership are inextricably linked, and the negotiations so far have reinforced that view", the department for exiting the European Union said.

LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Britain needs a transition period to soften its exit from the European Union, but it can not be used to stop Brexit, two senior ministers said on Sunday, signalling a truce between rival factions in Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet.

"We will leave the customs union and be free to negotiate the best trade deals around the world as an independent, open, trading nation", the article said. The two sides will be looking for a solution to those issues at the next round of talks due at the end of this month.

Conte regrets Matic sale to Manchester United
The midfielder rejoined Jose Mourinho for £40million, opting to leave last season's Premier League champions for Old Trafford. "Matic knows very well what I think about him", Conte told Sky Sports News during the Premier League launch.

The Government has recently moved to clarify that freedom of movement between the European Union and the United Kingdom will definitely end in 2019, with the three million European Union citizens already in Britain having to apply for inclusion on a "settled status" register if they wish to remain.

Among the details is one covering the hard issue of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland once Britain leaves the EU. The Brexit department declined to comment on the story.

A second batch of papers, to be released in the run-up to the October meeting of the European Council in Brussels, will look at "future partnership" arrangements between the United Kingdom and the EU, including the UK's proposals for a new customs arrangement with the bloc.

The documents - setting out proposals for Northern Ireland and the border with Ireland, continuity on the availability of goods and confidentiality, and access to official documents after Brexit - will seek to prove the U.K.is ready for talks to advance to the next stage, he said. The first will be a proposal for new customs arrangements.

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.7 percent to its lowest since May 24, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. While the French CAC 40 Index fell by 0.6%, the German DAX Index slumped by 1.1% and the UK's FTSE 100 Index plunged by 1.4%.

Some still dispute her approach, with former foreign minister for the now-opposition Labour party David Miliband and pro-EU Conservative MP Anna Soubry warning in Sunday newspapers of the economic "self-harm" of leaving the single market.

Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the Brexit process on March 29 and divorce negotiations officially began on June 19.

"We believe a time-limited interim period will be important to further our national interest and give business greater certainty - but it can not be indefinite; it can not be a back door to staying in the EU", Hammond and Fox wrote in a joint article for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

Day thanks Johnson for 'most clutch thing' at US PGA
After a double-bogey at the last ruined a late hat-trick of birdies, he signed for a 71 for three-over 216, 10 strokes behind. And I just walked up to him and said, 'That's the biggest, or most clutch thing I've ever seen anyone do for me'.


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