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>> Britain's shock election result throwing the Brexit process into deeper confusion. Prime Minister Theresa May called the vote to strengthen her hand going into the talks. But with the conservatives losing seats, that gambit has failed. Reuters Brussels bureau chief Alastair Macdonald says the result poses tough questions for the EU.
>> The European Union negotiators had been expecting to sit down with the British government in ten days time, a week on Monday, June the 19th to start the process of Brexit negotiations with Britain now committed to leaving in March 2019. That date is now in doubt. There is also a new summit plan for the 22nd and 23rd just after that start.
There is a question in people's minds as to whether Theresa May will still be the British Prime Minister and whether she will now turn up. What is now confusing for the Europeans is exactly what Britain might want. Will it still want, what Theresa May said Britain wanted when she wrote a letter in March, setting out the demands.
The Europeans have prepared these negotiations on the basis of what Theresa May has asked for Will a British under Theresa May or somebody else ask for the same things? They don't know. There is a concern here that Britain may not entirely now know what it wants.