British PM May battles to save her Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking to the press after a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels on Thursday. Visiting Brussels in a last-ditch bid to extract EU concessions, Mrs May returned empty-handed after admitti
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking to the press after a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels on Thursday. Visiting Brussels in a last-ditch bid to extract EU concessions, Mrs May returned empty-handed after admitting that the European negotiations were "robust", a polite diplomatic term for seriously bad-tempered exchanges.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

She will be more open to cutting deals in London than in Brussels to get draft ratified

British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed in her attempts to renegotiate the draft treaty on her country's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), or Brexit.

Mrs May, who visited Brussels in a last-ditch bid to extract EU concessions, returned empty-handed after admitting that the European negotiations were "robust", a polite diplomatic term for seriously bad-tempered exchanges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 09, 2019, with the headline 'British PM May battles to save her Brexit deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe