David Davis says Brexit talks may start later than originally planned

David Davis says Brexit talks may start later than originally planned

The Brexit Secretary was speaking to Sky News when he said the negotiations could be delayed

Monday, June 12, 2017

David Davis has said the Brexit negotiations may start later than previously planned.

Negotiations to begin deciding the outcome of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union are scheduled to begin on June 19.

However the Brexit Secretary, speaking on Sky News, has indicated the possibility that discussions could begin at a later date after last week's general election, which saw the Conservatives fail to achieve a majority.

Many have suggested the Government now has no mandate for Brexit, while the Democratic Unionist Party, which is key to Theresa May's plans for a minority government, has previously spoken out against a 'hard Brexit' and wants to remain in the single market.

The EU's top negotiator, Michel Barnier, had previously said on Twitter he was willing to grant the UK time to sort itself out.