Still possible to get Brexit reassurances from EU, says UK PM May
NO REPORTER NARRATION British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (December 14) it was still possible to get further clarification from the European Union on the Brexit deal to help her win parliamentary approval for it.
May remonstrated with Jean-Claude Juncker at the Brussels summit and the EU chief executive seemed anxious to placate the British prime minister whose Brexit demands he had called "nebulous" the night before.
Under huge pressure at home as British media described her largely unsuccessful plea for favour from EU leaders as a humiliation, May appeared anxious to make a point to Juncker before a new session in the morning.
EU diplomats said May had on Thursday (December 13) evening appealed for some legally binding amendments to the Brexit deal which she had agreed last month but seems unable to get through parliament.
But the other 27 leaders had stood firm on a refusal to do anything that might water down the so-called "backstop" designed to avoid a disruptive "hard border" for Northern Ireland.