Frustrated EU leaders have privately ‘given up’ on Theresa May and are ‘negotiating Brexit with MPs directly’

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FRUSTRATED EU leaders have privately given up on Theresa May and are “negotiating with the MPs directly,” sources say.

A diplomatic source told The Sun that national capitals and Brussels bosses have established direct lines of negotiation with MPs after the Cooper/Letwin plot put the Commons in charge of deciding the length of the Brexit delay.

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EU leaders are increasingly fatigued with talks over Theresa May’s ideas how to leave the EU, sources claim[/caption]

But EU leaders are “worried” the Commons doesn’t have a grasp on reality and will vote to add an unrealistic end date to the Cooper-Letwin amendment tomorrow.

Sources said Donald Tusk’s shock intervention last week, when he proposed a year-long extension, was designed to focus Parliament’s mind.

It is understood more and more high-profile MPs have now established direct lines of negotiation with national capitals and the EU institutions.

A diplomatic source told The Sun: “What’s annoying us is they’re not a real government so we don’t have any partners to properly talk to.

“We don’t want to be demanding but we’ve got to manage the process and we don’t have another side to manage it with.

“We have no trust in May anymore. We say we’re not negotiating with the House but we are. But how can we negotiate with all these different factions?”

Sources have said leaders, even those most sympathetic to Britain, are increasingly fatigued with talks over our departure.


Emmanuel Macron is known to have privately voiced irritation at being repeatedly dragged back to Brussels to deal with Brexit.

And this time Dutch PM Mark Rutte has been forced to cancel a sightseeing tour of Vietnam with the country’s premier to rush back for the summit.

One EU diplomat said: “We don’t want this mess anymore. Macron will not come back to Brussels every week because May has found another way to survive.”

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French President Emmanuel Macron repeatedly visits Brussels to deal with Brexit[/caption]

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cancelled his Vietnam tour to rush back for the European Council Summit in Brussels[/caption]

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