Theresa May, PM, has informed the EU that she hopes to strike an early deal during upcoming negotiations over the migration rights of British citizens currently living in the EU, as well as the rights of European citizens to live and work in the UK. Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister, said in a statement that Mrs. May had also expressed confidence in the Government’s recent appeal in the Supreme Court, following the initial the High Court decision in November that the government could not invoke Article 50 without the support of parliament. It is reported that Mrs. May believes the Government has “good grounds to appeal” the Supreme Court’s decision which is due in January. While Mrs. May hopes that migration will be a key priority during negotiations, an EU government minister said that the Brexit settlement fee (which the EU’s negotiator Michel Barnier claims to be up to £50bn) would more likely be “one of the things coming up” when negotiations finally get underway.
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