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The European Parliament's chief negotiator revealed he wants rival party leaders to sign up to the PM's top team in Brussels.

And in an apparent push for a role for Mr Corbyn, he described last month's election result as an "own goal" for Mrs May.

He said British voters had "rejected" her Brexit plans and more "diverse" voices should be listened to.

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Brexit is about the whole of the UK, it's about people's lives

Guy Verhofstadt

Mr Verhofstadt said: "Brexit is about the whole of the UK. It will affect all UK citizens, and EU citizens in the UK. 

"This is much bigger than one political party’s internal divisions or short term electoral positioning.

"It's about people's lives."

Guy Verhofstadt and Jeremy CorbynGETTY•REUTERSGuy Verhofstadt wants rival party leaders to join May's Brexit negotiating team

Tue, April 4, 2017 According to a new index, the EU27 countries fall into three groups: hard-core, hard and soft. These are the countries with the highest scores which indicate a fairly strong opposition to Britain’s position

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France has the highest score in the index at 32.5

Guy Verhofstadt and Michel Barnier in BrusselsGETTYHe described last month’s

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