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it takes two to tango over brexit, hammond tells eu

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it takes two to tango over brexit, hammond tells eu

image copyrightpathe eu's "relative silence" about the kind of post-brexit relations it wants with the uk must end, philip hammond is to tell german business leaders.there is "little, if any signal" from the eu about its priorities for talks on future co-operation due to begin in march, the chancellor is claiming."they say it takes two to tango," he will say in in berlin. "both sides need to be clear about what they want."the eu has warned the uk cannot cherry-pick the kind of arrangement it wants. the second phase of brexit negotiations, covering transitional arrangements after the uk leaves in march 2019 and future economic and security co-operation, are set to begin officially in march.however, internal discussions within the eu about the framework of future relations have already begun following december's first-phase agreement on so-called divorce issues, like money and citizens' rights.mr hammond and brexit secretary david davis are aiming to lay down a marker for the talks ahead when they address the die welt economic summit.'repeated complaint'in his speech, the chancellor will say the eu must "put behind" it any talk of punishing the uk for voting to leave the 28-member bloc and concentrate on maximising the mutual benefits of close co-operation in areas such as defence, education, science, technology and culture. "i know the repeated complaint from brussels has been that the uk "hasn't made up its mind what type of relationship it wants," he will ...