>> She's lost her election gamble. He's on course for huge gains and a strong hand in this week's French parliamentary elections. The UKs chastened Theresa May meeting Emmanuel Macron in France on Tuesday, with Brexit high on the agenda. UK EU divorce talks are supposed to start next Monday, but already look likely to be delayed.
May, who intended to strengthen her hand by calling a snap election, instead likely weakened Britain's negotiating position and left herself rely clinging to power, after losing her majority. Reuters, Richard Locke, reports from Paris that with so much uncertainty, Macron will probably stick to a cautious EU line.>> I think the message we've seen from European leaders in the wake of the British election results is that European Union and its member states are ready to get on with Brexit negotiations.
Article 50 was triggered back in March. The clock is ticking, and I think the message will be sort yourself out your end and let's get to the table and let's get this ball moving.>> May has reappointed a number of avowed to her cabinet. But they now face calls to water down her plans for a so called hard Brexit, under which Europe quit its own single market, so it could write its own immigration.
Many UK voters shifting to the left in rejection of them. Mays Brexit minister David Davis saying the UK would be prepared to walk away with no deal at all at the end of two years of talks. European Union leaders fear the UK turmoil could delay the start of talks, though for now both EU officials and May's government say there will be no change.
Fears are in Brussels that a weakened May won't be able to cut compromise deals in the toughest talks her country has faced for decades.