Angela Merkel still doesn't know what the UK's Brexit plan is

Angela Merkel still doesn't know what the UK's Brexit plan is

In a speech in Munich, the Prime Minister will warn that "rigid institutional restrictions" and "deep-seated ideology" must not be allowed to jeopardise the safety of citizens.

Appearing alongside her German host, the Prime Minister spoke of her wish for a "bold and ambitious partnership", but stressed it was bit a "one-way street" as such an outcome would also benefit the bloc.

"We would like to initiate those negotiations because we are under a certain amount of time pressure but we also want be very diligent and very careful in working on this which means we will have frequent exchanges of views".

"We must do whatever is most practical and pragmatic in ensuring our collective security".

Separately, the chief of MI6 Alex Younger has met his French and German counterparts on the fringes of the conference.

In a rare joint statement after meeting at the Munich Security Conference, Alex Younger, BND boss Bruno Kahl and French DGSE chief Bernard Emie said cooperation between European Union agencies was "indispensable".

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she is "curious" about the UK's approach to Brexit as she held talks with Theresa May.

She said: "The point of negotiations is two parties sit down and talk about these issues and come to an agreement about those issues. Both sides are in a process of learning, finding out where there is common ground". She said Germany had not fundamentally changed its position on Brexit.

In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, she will acknowledge that no deal now exists between the European Union and a third country "that captures the full depth and breadth of our existing relationship".

Equivalence is legally distinct from mutual recognition and much less comprehensive, covering only around a third of the volume of financial service trade between the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Union, and can be unilaterally annulled with 30 days notice. And there is no legal or operational reason why such an agreement could not be reached in the area of internal security.

"Europe's security is our security", she will tell the conference.

The Prime Minister, speaking alongside the German leader following talks in Berlin, said she wanted a "bold and ambitious partnership", but it was not a "one-way street" as European Union firms also stood to benefit.

Mrs May will add: 'Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured. "There will need to be many more of them, but frustration is not an accurate description". So let our message ring out loud and clear: we will not let that happen.

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