Theresa May will tell parliament later that the UK can "prove the doomsayers wrong" when it comes to Brexit. The prime minister will say "progress will not always be smooth", but add that she wants the best possible deal for both the UK and the EU. Her comments come as the fifth round of negotiations begin in Brussels later. It is the final set of talks before EU leaders meet to decide if enough progress has been made to talk about post-Brexit relations with the UK.
The EU's reaction to Theresa May's speech can be summed up as: "Thanks for the warm words, now show us the paperwork." That was how it was seen by one of Mrs May's hosts in Florence, Italy's Europe Minister Sandro Gozi. He called the speech "constructive" but explained it had to be accompanied by proposals that were "concrete". The EU's negotiating process requires that the prime minister's rhetoric be transformed into a series of specific positions.
Before the Brexit talks and politicians' soundbites come the off-the-record briefings. So, after more work to map out the UK's exit from the EU, how will the third round of talks go? Not well, say both sides, cautioning against any big breakthroughs at the session starting on Monday. EU officials speak of a "big gap", unlikely to be closed any time soon. The UK predicts highly technical talks, with progress coming in later sessions.
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