Three cities – everywhere the same answer: Theresa May unsuccessfully recruited for Brexit renegotiations. At home in London, there are signs of a motion of no confidence.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is back in London after her European tour. What has she achieved? Especially warm words. However, May was unable to bring concrete concessions from The Hague, Berlin or Brussels.
The contract was the best and only deal for the UK, said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. „There is no room for renegotiation at all.“
„Long and open“ had been the conversation with May, said EU Council President Donald Tusk after his meeting with the British head of government. Of course, the EU wants to help May, Tusk said – „the question is just how“.
The main dispute in the UK is the guarantee demanded by the EU for an open border between the EU country Ireland and the British Northern Ireland, the so-called backstop. Brexit advocates fear that the solution provided for in the withdrawal agreement will permanently bind Britain to the EU. They want a time limit. But the EU has always rejected that.