Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro United Kingdom divorce settlement.

"This first session was useful, we start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking", Barnier told a joint press conference with British counterpart David Davis. Amid reports that May is set to make a "generous offer" on the rights of European Union citizens remaining in Britain, the source said London had been warned against doing so this week, on the grounds that it could drag up the thorny issue before talks had really got going.

The dialogue will be managed by Mr Barnier's deputy Sabine Weyand, and Olly Robbins, the permanent secretary at the department for exiting the EU.

Officials on both sides play down expectations for what can be achieved in one day.

Nearly two thirds of Brits, 65%, want talks to go ahead, a Survation poll said today.

However, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis warned the "very sensitive" issue of the Irish Border may not be resolved until near the end of the Brexit talks. But Ireland, he said, "is right at the top of priorities".

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"It is why we will work all the time with the United Kingdom and never against the UK".

He said they have produced "an ambitious but eminently achievable timetable".

Britain and the European Union (EU) have struck an upbeat tone after the first round of the Brexit negotiations held Monday, as the two sides set a preliminary timetable and the structure of the negotiations ahead.

Mr Coveney said it was clear from the pair's discussions that Ireland remains a key European Union priority in talks that started this week on the UK's pull-out from the bloc.

Asked if he had given any ground to Britain, Mr Barnier said: "I am not in a frame of mind to make concessions, or ask for concessions".

The UK had wanted the future of trade relations to be considered alongside other issues but the opening day of talks concluded with agreement that progress will be made on citizens" rights, the so-called "divorce bill' and border relations between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland first.

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The EU leaders would discuss progress at their October meeting.

In the recent election the two main parties shared 82% of the vote, with both affirming the intention to leave, and to leave the single market and customs union as well.

British sources have insisted the sovereignty of the Rock is not up for discussion as part of the Brexit talks, which began in Brussels on Monday.

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

For his part Mr Barnier presented Mr Davis with a hiking stick.

Mr Davis returned the favour with a signed copy of Regards vers l'Annapurna. May herself will also have a chance to update the other 27 European Union leaders on her Brexit plans at a summit in Brussels on Thursday. "If you like walking in the mountains", he said, "you have to learn a certain number of rules". After a private one-on-one meeting, the pair went to lunch with four senior officials, dining on Belgian asparagus, red mullet and meringue cake with strawberries.

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