Britain's Labour Party says PM May has no authority before Brexit talks

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The talks take place in the context of the ongoing negotiations between Prime Minister Theresa May and the DUP to strike a parliamentary deal to support her minority Government.

The remarks came after warnings by the nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance Party that a deal with the DUP would undermine the Government's attempts to restore the powersharing executive at Stormont.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stand-up for the entire island of Ireland in his first meeting with British Prime Minister in London today.

"I think it is important that whatever deal is done here involves all of the parties, not just the big two", said Mr Coveney.

Senior Cabinet figures have refused to say how long they expect the Prime Minister to remain in No 10 amid claims that successors are being lined up in readiness for a swift leadership campaign.

She said: "We want to see an administration set up again that will last and one that will last for all of the people of Northern Ireland".

The Conservatives have been in negotiations with the DUP since Mrs May lost her Commons majority in the General Election earlier this month.

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"If there is the expected positive outcome, it will be at least the start of next week before anything is signed off", a DUP source said.

The participants have until June 29 to reach a deal that would see devolution returned or they face the prospect of direct rule being reimposed from Westminster.

The border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, an European Union member, will become the only land border between the UK and the European Union after Britain exits the bloc in March 2019.

Mr Varadkar added: "We want to make sure that there is minimal or no disruption to trade between our two countries. You don't need border posts, you don't need to stop people; of course you would back that up with the occasional physical checks if you felt that that was needed", says the DUP Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson.

"They should work to ensure that they are implemented in full with respect and dignity for all".

Yeah, us neither, but that's because we're not the Australian news reporter who unwittingly revealed that they may need to brush up on their knowledge on political relations between the United Kingdom and Ireland. "We are hopeful of getting resolution to them as quickly as we possibly can".

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