Between a rock and a hard place for Theresa May

EU has refused to budge to have negotiations on a future trade relationship until three issues are settled. They are the future of EU citizens, the financial settlement and of course the Northern Ireland border.


by our London Correspondent

( December 5, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Prime Minister May headed to Brussels today 4 December 2017 for two meetings with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk to discuss “UK’s final offer in negotiations ahead of a crucial European Council Summit on 15 December.

Today is the deadline to submit the UK’s position on a financial settlement, Irish border among other issues for it to be put to the leaders of the EU 27 for them to decide if “sufficient” progress has been made.

“I have to say that she is a tough negotiator and not an easy one. She is defending the point of view of Britain with all the energy we know she has and I’m doing the same on the side of the European Union” added Juncker.

May said “a lot of progress has been made, but on a couple of issues some differences do remain which require further negotiation.”

EU has refused to budge to have negotiations on a future trade relationship until three issues are settled. They are the future of EU citizens, the financial settlement and of course the Northern Ireland border.

It had been expected an agreement could have been reached in principle but none has been reached by Monday afternoon.

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