‘It’s Theresa’s Brexit!’ EU chief dismisses UK General Election as ‘internal Tory problem’

29 Apr

He replied: “No. No, why? She decided to organise, the party decided to organise the referendum. We didn’t ask it. There is a result. She wants to have a new election, it’s her decision. 

“I think it’s an internal problem she wants to resolve in the Conservative party to have hard Brexit or soft Brexit but Theresa’s Brexit and so she needs support from the population.” 

It is the first ever EU Council meeting without a British prime minister present, and will be used exclusively to discuss Brexit with no other items on the agenda. 

Under the draft guidelines, produced by the EU Commission’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, the UK has to agree to settle the terms of the divorce before talks can begin on a trade deal. 

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