UK ready to move to new talks on EU future ties

Theresa May's spokeswoman suggested that negotiators are ready to discuss elements of the UK's ties other than the Northern Ireland border, the rights of EU citizens and the UK's Brexit bill.
The spokeswoman said: "We are ready to intensify negotiations. Nothing has been formally agreed, but that is something that we can discuss.
"Typically in negotiations as time goes on you see the pace pick up."
Currently, the negotiating only takes place for one week each month in Brussels. There reports the UK wants to move to continuous talks.
On Friday, The EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, said at the end of the third round of talks in Brussels that there had been "no decisive progress" on key issues.
The EU does not want to discuss issues like future trade-relations until issues over the Ireland-Northern Ireland border, the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and how much the UK should pay the EU have been resolved.
The spokeswoman said the Government will on Wednesday publish a position paper on post-Brexit science and innovation relations with the bloc.
On Sunday, Brexit Secretary David Davis accused the EU of playing "time against money" by trying to exert pressure on the UK to agree a divorce bill.
It was also reported over the weekend that European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he wanted to get as much money out of the UK as possible.
Speaking at a conference in Italy, Mr Barnier claimed he needed to educate the UK about the price it would pay for leaving the EU.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage called on the Government not to waste 18 months negotiating with the EU only to end up with no deal.
He told Sky News that the Government should go directly to leaders of the other 27 EU countries and large firms and bypass Mr Barnier and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Mr Farage's comments came ahead of a major summit of EU leaders next month, at which Brexit is likely to be high on the agenda.
Mr Farage said: "We are entering this very crucial phase - a big European summit coming up towards the end of October - and we do come to a point here where we could, if Mr Barnier and Juncker go on being as obstructive as they are, we could waste the next 18 months of our lives negotiating something that in the end is going to get vetoed by the European Parliament anyway.
"We've got to appeal above the heads of the negotiators. We've got to go straight to national governments and indeed European companies to say a trade deal is in everyone's interest."
Preparations for the next round of Brexit talks come as Downing Street called for unity among its MPs ahead of a debate on the Government's flagship Brexit legislation.
The EU Withdrawal Bill will repeal the law that allowed the UK to join the European Economic Community in the 1970s and switch 40 years worth of EU law into domestic law.
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