BREAKING: EU sets May Brexit deadline of MIDNIGHT SUNDAY to achieve sufficient progress

BRUSSELS today told Theresa May she has until midnight on Sunday to come up with a workable Brexit deal or EU leaders will not be able to open trade talks at next week’s summit.

The EU Commission insisted briefings by a senior official that Jean-Claude Juncker is prepared to extend the fraught negotiating process into next week are “not correct”. 

Addressing journalists at the bloc’s Berlaymont home a spokesman insisted that progress must be made “this week, in this building” or there will not be enough time to seal a deal. 

On Monday the PM jetted out to Brussels fully expecting to sign off on a draft agreement...
source: Express

2017-12-07 14:45
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