Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 13, 2018, 07:36 PM(IST)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'I don't expect an immediate breakthrough but what I do hope is that we can start to work as quickly as possible on the assurances that are necessary,' she said on arrival for talks with the 27 other EU leaders to try to find a way to make the controversial deal palatable to the British parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned she expects no "immediate breakthrough" on her Brexit deal at Thursday's EU summit and confirmed she would step down before the 2022 general election.

"I don't expect an immediate breakthrough but what I do hope is that we can start to work as quickly as possible on the assurances that are necessary," she said on arrival for talks with the 27 other EU leaders to try to find a way to make the controversial deal palatable to the British parliament.

May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one-third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

Though she won the backing of 200 Conservative lawmakers, 117 voted to oust her.

Theresa May earlier faced series of resignations from her cabinet ministers over the Brexit deal.

(With inputs from agencies)

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