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United Kingdom substantially raises its Brexit bill in a transfer to the EU

The British press asserts that London would be willing to pay about EUR 50 billion by leaving the EU, more than twice as much as it implicitly proposed

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United Kingdom substantially raises its Brexit bill in a transfer to the EU

The United Kingdom has substantially increased its offer to European Union to pay its financial commitments after Brexit, accepting an invoice of between 45,000 and 55 billion euros, as published by Daily Telegraph and, later, or British media, Quoting anonymous sources of negotiation. The offer aims to clear one of main obstacles so that, at mid-December summit, twenty-seven agree to open second phase of negotiations and start talking about future business relationship.

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The markets have received news, which allows us to have hopes about unlocking of negotiations, with an important rise in pound sterling. The prime Minister, Theresa May, is expected to formally present offer — not to mention an exact figure and a schedule of payments over coming decades — as part of a package that tries to convince twenty-seven that " Sufficient progress "in three matters of terms of divorce, necessary to overcome first phase of negotiations.

The agreement on subject of rights of European citizens living in United Kingdom seems to be at hand, and re would be only third front: question on border between Republic of Ireland and Norrn Ireland. The latter is, today, main stumbling block for progress of negotiations, especially after, in recent weeks, Irish government has made it clear that "sufficient progress" is far from being reached and that it is ready to veto progress of The negotiations if it does not obtain from London explicit commitments of a special status for Norrn Ireland, which avoid need for a physical border on island.

London's economic bid doubles proposal of about 20 billion euros, implicit in speech that may in September in Florence, and it is closer to a minimum of 60 billion that it claims — unofficially — European Commission. The new addition would have received approval of some of most Eurosceptic members of British Government, such as Michael Gove, according to Guardian newspaper. But it will require an exercise of humility by certain ministers such as Boris Johnson, head of Foreign Office, who just four months ago said that EU could "go for a Walk" and described demands of Brussels as "exorbitant". The idea that British will continue to contribute to European coffers for decades will not be easy to digest for most fervent defenders of Brexit.

Labour Congressman Chuka Umunna has taken opportunity to recall that main leaders of Brexit campaign, such as Johnson and Gove, were not honest with electorate. "This is an enormous symbol of inability to achieve a Brexit in terms in which British public was sold, people were not told that we would have to pay for this," he assured.

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