Brexit negotiators urged to keep cool, work in the dark… and stay off the booze!
BREXIT negotiators have been advised to chill out in the heatwave by ditching their stuffy suits and ties, working in the dark and knocking off early. Staff were also told that they
may get to leave work at the early time of 4pm if temperatures exceed 30C.Brexit Secretary David Davis has kicked off the historic talks after vowing to deliver a “deal like
no other in history”.The first day of discussions will focus on the status of expats, the UK’s “divorce bill” and the Northern Ireland border while British officials will also push for an
agreement on trade relations to be dealt with alongside a deal on the withdrawal process. The talks come after Germany hinted it would be willing to make concessions over the
influence of EU judges and single market access in return for a compromise on freedom of movement in a sign that the UK could be offered a so-called soft Brexit.The meeting has been dubbed “talks about talks” and diplomats said the initial meetings are part of the sequenced approach which require progress to be made on withdrawal arrangements before talks on trade can begin. EU sources have said they do not expect substantive negotiations to begin until mid-July and British sources say the date remains up for discussion. Both teams will meet for one week in each month before reporting back to their respective bases..