Theresa May confirms Brexit talks will not be delayed


French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the door is still open for the remain in the European Union.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who chairs the home affairs select committee, said the proposed legislation could force social media companies to change their "irresponsible approach" to extremist content. "Crucially, our campaign will include exploring creating a legal liability for tech companies if they fail to take the necessary action to remove unacceptable content".

Speaking in the gardens of the Élysée Palace in Paris in a joint press conference with Theresa May, the newly elected French leader said the decision to leave the European Union could still be reversed if the United Kingdom wished to do so.

Making her first foreign visit since last Thursday's election when May saw her Conservatives' slim majority disappear after what several sources called "an bad campaign", May was more upbeat after winning a stay of execution from her party.

It is Mrs May's first foreign trip since losing her majority in a snap general election.

Mrs May said Britain was going ahead with Brexit and talks would start some time "next week".

After their press conference the two leaders headed to the Stade de France to watch a friendly match between the French and English football teams.

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"We are already working with social media companies to halt the spread of extremist material and poisonous propaganda that is warping young minds, but we know they need to do more", May said Tuesday.

Facebook has also insisted it works "aggressively to remove terrorist content from our platform as soon as we become aware of it".

"[The EU takes] the decision as a matter of respect, but if they wanted to change their decision, of course, they would find open doors", Schauble said in an interview Tuesday.

May has said that she and Macron are determined to ensure the internet can not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.

After winning support from the Conservatives to stay on as prime minister after Thursday's election, May heads to France, wanting to fix her authority and possibly to bask in the popularity of Emmanuel Macron, who last month swept to victory in a presidential contest.

Four days after the November 13th, 2015, attacks in Paris, Wembley Stadium paid a similar tribute to the 130 dead.

The procedure for the separation, laid out in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, has not yet started, but May vowed once again in Paris to start the withdrawal talks with Brussels as scheduled next week.