UK Prime Minister meets European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker a day after European Council President Donald Tusk said there is a “special place in Hell” for Brexiteers “without a plan”.
In their joint statement following talks in Brussels, Mrs May and Mr Juncker said: “The prime minister described the context in the UK Parliament, and the motivation behind last week’s vote in the House of Commons seeking a legally-binding change to the terms of the backstop.
“She raised various options for dealing with these concerns in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement in line with her commitments to the Parliament.”
Media captionDonald Tusk: “Special place in hell” for those without Brexit plan
Mr Juncker “underlined that the EU27 will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement” but “expressed his openness” to amending the future relationship to be “more ambitious in terms of content and speed”.
Mrs May is now meeting European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.
Yesterday: A Special Place In Hell
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