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Europe struggles to cope with an indecisive Britain

No end in sight to crisis as Britain faces stark options

European leaders have reacted with barely disguised frustration at the decision of the British Parliament to reject a negotiated deal on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

"On the EU side, we have done all that is possible to reach an agreement," said an exasperated spokesman for EU President Donald Tusk. "It is difficult to see what more we can do."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Europe struggles to cope with an indecisive Britain'. Subscribe