May set for another round of meetings

May set for another round of meetings

British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting ministers to discuss Brexit

This is hours after her parliamentary partner threatened to withdraw its support if she accepts what it calls a draconian solution on offer from the European Union.

Just six months before Britain is due to leave the EU, the two sides differ on their view of the talks - the bloc says a withdrawal deal is within reach, while British officials say “significant obstacles” still lie in the way of any agreement.

 

They do agree on one thing - that time is running out to seal a deal to pave the way for Britain’s divorce, the biggest trade and foreign policy shift for more than 40 years. As that departure date creeps closer, those wanting to influence May’s approach to Brexit are stepping up their efforts.

Neither side has indicated there has been a deal on the Irish backstop. But after meetings in Brussels, the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up the Conservative government in parliament, has issued a series of terse warnings to May.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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