Theresa May’s FINEST HOUR: Furious PM goes to war with EU for ‘making a mockery’ of UK
Theresa May went to war with the EU today for “making a mockery” of the UK during Brexit negotiations after Brussels bosses rejected her Chequers plan and refused to budge on their demands for the Irish border.
The Prime Minister said there had been some progress but warned there are two major issues – the Irish border and the integrity of the EU’s single market – on which “we remain a long way apart”.
In a furious speech just weeks before the deadline for a possible agreement, Mrs May told her EU counterparts they are making a “fundamental mistake” if they believe she will let the UK be broken up over the Northern Ireland border issue.
She said she was committed to attempting to secure a withdrawal agreement but hit out at Brussels for its refusal to compromise.
And she warned Britain would leave without a deal rather than agree to the bloc’s current demands.
Speaking inside 10 Downing Street, she said: “I have always said that these negotiations would be tough, and they were always bound to be toughest in the final straight.
“While both sides want a deal, we have to face up to the fact that despite the progress we have made there are two big issues where we remain a long way apart.”
Ton van Grinsven
Business Development Director
Customs support Group