>> Greeting her guests at Number 10 for a hot Brexit dinner date, Theresa May, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker and their divorce negotiators meeting in London three days before EU leaders meet to adopt negotiating guidelines in Brussels. May trying to break the ice saying she wants a deep and special partnership.
That's a change from some of the robust rhetoric she used in the first months after she took office.>> Questions to the Prime Minister.>> But until after Britain's snap election on June the 8th, May won't know the strength of her own negotiating hand. As far as the EU's concerned, that's when the real talks start.
EU Brexit minister Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart, David Davis, saying simply the meeting was constructive. At this stage, both sides are wary of poisoning the atmosphere before negotiations even begin. As battle line are drawn, business leaders and financial markets are left guessing at the mood.