British Prime Minister May’s Begging Mission Comes Up against Irritation
British Prime Minister May’s Begging Mission Comes Up against Irritation. The Brexit charm tour of British Prime Minister May ended yesterday in Brussels without applause.
After meetings with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte, German Chancellor Merkel and EU President Tusk, she joined President Juncker of the European Commission. But an adjusted Brexit agreement did not work out.
The compromise does not come Thursday evening at the EU summit, emphasise Juncker, Tusk and the government leaders. The stubborn idea on the British side, that renegotiation with the EU is always possible, meets with a tired shake of the head.
Did the British parliamentarians not hear last month that all European heads of government – including May – concluded that this Brexit agreement is “the best possible” to ensure an orderly departure from the EU from the EU?
EU diplomats see May’s begging mission as a desperate offensive to the national public: “Look, dragged away from hell at the gates.”