United Kingdom chancellor, BoE chief stress Brexit perils

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Representatives for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the European Union (EU) kicked off Brexit negotiations in Brussels on June 19, nearly 12 weeks after Britain's prime minister triggered the mechanism that would let it depart from the EU.

Brexit secretary David Davis agreed to drop earlier demands he made last week that trade talks should run in parallel with the divorce discussions, an issue that he had promised to turn into "the row of the summer".

But the situation is very different from 12 months ago when the Brexiteers were riding high, with Prime Minister Theresa May's entire approach called into question after a disastrous election performance on June 8.

Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted past year to end their country's four-decade membership in the 28-country bloc - the first nation ever to do so.

The two most senior custodians of Britain's economy on Tuesday laid out arguments for a Brexit that protects jobs and financial health - a day after the government prioritised a clean break with the EU.

"If such a scenario is looming, they would have the numbers to pass an amendment to the European Union repeal bill ... cancelling (it)", the BBC's political editor Nicholas Watt said, citing senior Conservatives. Hammond also reiterated his calls for Britain to remain open to skilled workers, reflecting a key concern among businesses which are anxious that they might face big hurdles to hiring European Union workers after Brexit.

He spoke about the need for a new system to allow British and European Union banks to do business with each other after Brexit, to avoid splitting markets.

"The four freedoms that give us the internal market must not be jeopardised", she said with reference to the EU's freedoms of movement of goods, capital, people, and services.

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Mr Davis said Britain's negotiating position had not changed as a result of his Conservative Party's poor showing in recent elections.

The negotiations kick off in Brussels on Monday with Britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in place.

Talks were "very constructive", however the European Union warned "the clock is ticking".

"Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption", he said. Ominously for Britain and its hopes for a speedy trade deal, that EU-Canada pact took eight years from start to finish.

"I would like us to get a good agreement that is in both sides' interests".

"In the first phase, the negotiation rounds will be broken down into three groups: citizens' rights, the single financial settlement, and other separation issues".

"It was clear from the opening that both of us want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership".

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