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>> Theresa May has hailed a new sense of optimism over Brexit talks. On Monday she told Parliament that Britain and the European Union would sign off on a deal later this week.>> We are going to leave. But we're going to do so in a smooth and orderly way, securing a new, deep, and special problem shared with our friends while taking back control of our borders, money, and laws once again.
>> That after a surprise deal in the early hours of Friday to unlock progress in the talks. Doubts in Parliament though after months of seemingly fruitless discussions.>> Mr. Speaker, we respect the result of the referendum, but due.
t due to this government's shambolic negotiations, it's getting increasingly difficult to believe this is a government that is indeed even capable of negotiating a good deal for Britain.
>> Friday's deal put a price on Britain's divorce settlement and addressed who would oversee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. It also reassured May's allies in Northern Ireland that the border with EU member Southern Ireland would remain barrier free. On Monday, the Prime Minister told lawmakers that the financial settlement of around 35 to 39 billion pounds is conditional upon agreeing a future partnership with the Bloc.
On Thursday, she heads to Brussels for a summit meeting. There, May hopes leaders of the other 27 EU member states will agree that both sides have made sufficient progress to move on to phase two, focused on trade talks. Some pro Brexit campaigners also among the doubters, though. They're concerned that the compromises involved in the deal could lead to Britain getting a Brexit in name only.
May denies any such thing will happen, emphasizing that the ideal outcome of the talks will be, quote, a partnership between EU and a Sovereign United Kingdom that has taken control of its borders, money, and laws once again.