EU officials already laying the groundwork

The Independent reports that EU demands regarding a transition period will be 'unacceptable' to key figures in Theresa May's cabinet, giving the Prime Minister a fresh headache.

"Leaked documents show chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier wants to make giving the UK a good transition deal conditional on Britain's 'automatic' acceptance of new Brussels regulations during the likely two-year period after March 2019," according to the report.

The hope in Britain at the moment is that by paying a larger exit bill, they can get a better deal but the documents say Britain would have "no institutional rights, no presence in the institutions" and "no voting rights" under the transition plan.

The UK does not want to accept any new regulations during the transition.