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Tusk to UK PM: Brexit 'ball in your court'

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>> We've heard Brexit means Brexit from Downing Street. Now Donald Tusk is in town, telling Theresa May to get on with it.>> To put it simply, the ball is now in your court. I'm aware that it is not easy, but I still hope that you'll be ready to start the processes as soon as possible.
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>> His comments intentionally pushy. The British government has been playing for time as it decides on a negotiating position. Meanwhile, the 27 other EU member states are waiting to hear when the UK will formally trigger its exit. The rest of the block is being cleared. Britain can't control its borders and access the EU single market.
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But the UK government wants a better deal, and after a summer break says it's back in business with ideas to boot. Except in Parliament Wednesday, May refused to be drawn on what they were.>> So we will not take decisions until we are ready. We will not reveal our hand prematurely.
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And we will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiation.>> Next week, Donald Tusk and the other EU leaders will meet for a summit in Bratislava. Britain isn't invited. On paper, they are all still members of the same union, but increasingly, they're at odds over how and when to break it up.