Theresa May: 'We can prove Brexit doomsayers wrong'

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It also said the new customs rules should avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and establish an independent global trade policy.

United Kingdom business has been calling for this for months, even as recently as the Party Conference season when a number of business groups have said their members fear for the future of the economy while no clear plan for our exit is being discussed.

However, though optimism exists within the European Union camp that compromise may be reached between the European Union court and British Judges over the "Rights of Citizens", progress on a possible estimation of UK's financial obligations to the bloc, appears much unlikely.

She said it was "highly unlikely" any new European Union laws would come into operation during the transition, but did not rule out the possibility that any which did so would have effect in Britain. The Europeans want "significant progress" on their three priorities before talking about the future.

This uncertainty matters now, even while talks are still ongoing, because the lack of clarity means that businesses do not know what the future holds in the UK.

But pressed on whether it would be worth carrying on paying indefinitely for full access to the single market, she told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics: "We would leave the single market ... on the table, and it may be that there's an arrangement that's in the UK's best interests that involves some sort of payment for access". This year Jensen was the subject of a public rebuke by the British ambassador to Denmark, Dominic Schroeder, after he said of Brexit: "There are small nations and there are countries that have not yet realised they are small nations".

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"Brexit is not really at the top of the priority list at the moment in Berlin".

"And as we look forward to the next stage, the ball is in their court, but I'm optimistic it will receive a positive response, because what we are seeking is not just the best possible deal for us, but I believe that will also be the best possible deal for our friends, too".

The documents on post-Brexit trade and customs arrangements were published as the Prime Minister told MPs that "real and tangible progress" had been made in the negotiations since her high-profile Florence speech. Just underlining that it is important that both sides are ready and able to move on.

The PM's official spokesman said: "The Prime Minister said after her speech in Florence that the intention was to create momentum".

"There's a general feeling that there's support for her there, but I do think she needs to do a major reshuffle, and if she doesn't act to sack Boris and to bring some new people on board, she has a problem", one unnamed Conservative lawmaker told the paper.

As a member of the bloc we are bound by the common fisheries policy (CFP), which divides up how much of each stock could be caught within all European waters and set across the national fleets.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of making a mess of the Brexit negotiations. "The hard part will be the length of the transition period, what are the issues of cooperation afterwards, and that's why it is important we keep momentum in the negotiations, and both sides are ready and able to negotiate fast".