May on EU tour seeking Brexit boost at home

EU leaders have insisted there could be no changes to the text of the agreement reached last month between the bloc and British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, after nearly two years of negotiation.
EU leaders have insisted there could be no changes to the text of the agreement reached last month between the bloc and British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, after nearly two years of negotiation.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

British Prime Minister Theresa May was touring European capitals yesterday after an embarrassing setback in Parliament, meeting leaders and looking for some way to shore up support back home for her agreement on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Mrs May had breakfast yesterday morning in The Hague with her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, who is seen as her closest ally within the EU, and then flew to Berlin to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. Later in the day, she planned to travel to Brussels to meet EU leaders.

However, EU leaders have insisted there could be no changes to the text of the agreement reached last month between the bloc and Mrs May's government, after nearly two years of negotiation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2018, with the headline 'May on EU tour seeking Brexit boost at home'. Print Edition | Subscribe