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Theresa May puts ball back in EU's court amid Brexit impasse

Theresa May puts ball back in EU's court amid Brexit impasse

"The U.K. expects the same", she said.

Declaring that "we are at an impasse", May said the European Union must lay out "what the real issues are and what their alternative is".

Following the Salzburg summit, May hinted that she would unveil a new proposal on the Northern Ireland border in the coming days.

The official noted warm words in Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's annual policy address last week for May's so-called Chequers proposals for a post-Brexit relationship - even if she could not have been surprised to hear Barnier, summit chair Donald Tusk and others repeat what they have been saying in public for weeks - that the trade ideas in it will not fly. Some critics said that the controversial Chequers plan will leave Britain "half in, half out" of the EU.

"While understanding the logic of the negotiations, I remain convinced that a compromise, good for all, is still possible", he said in a statement.

The pound's fall against the dollar and the euro deepened following Mrs May's Friday statement.

Lead backbench Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday that May was "likely to recognise the reality that Chequers doesn't have much support" and that "with her wisdom and insight she'll think carefully about adopting it".

Mrs May remains wedded to the Chequers blueprint, noting it is the only proposal on the table as the deadline approaches, although she indicated the United Kingdom will unveil new measures on the future status of the Northern Irish border in a bid to break the deadlock.

"No-one wants a good deal more than me, but the European Union should be clear - I will not overturn the result of the referendum, nor will I break up my country", she said.

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Macron bluntly said May's Brexit proposals, named after the Chequers country house where they were agreed by the British cabinet in July, were unacceptable. The EU should be mindful that May has already made significant concessions and that driving a harder bargain could well upend her government.

"'We'll have the opportunity to take the freedoms that people voted for and use them to deliver that better future for everybody.' A Number 10 staffer urged the EU to 'evolve" its Brexit position following news Mrs May would have just ten minutes to appeal to European leaders.

One option would be for the border between the two countries to become a "hard border", needing the same customs and immigration checks as ones between any other two separate countries.

The tone of some of their comments, particularly the irony of European Council President Donald Tusk, left May exposed at home as she heads into what is expected to be a tumultuous annual conference of her Conservative Party from 30 September.

"We need serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations" - trade and the Irish border, she declared.

However, he did not rule out the prospect that the Government could now seek a simple, Canada-style free trade agreement - favoured by many Tory MPs - rather than continuing with the more ambitious Chequers proposals.

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.

May's Downing St. office said the prime minister would make a televised statement on the Brexit talks on Friday afternoon.

She stated: "Of course it is concerning that we are still in a place where it is not clear to everybody what is going to happen and when and how it is going to happen".


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