Prime minister angers European leaders at first EU summit by saying Britain wants to maintain central role until it leaves.
In a brief speech at the end of an EU dinner in Brussels, the prime minister said Britain wanted to continue to play a central role in meetings and decisions until it leaves the EU.
The speech angered fellow leaders, according to Manfred Weber, leader of the Christian Democrats in the European parliament. He said: “When somebody wants to leave a club, it is not normal that such a member wants to decide about the future of this club.
That is really creating a lot of anger about the behaviour of the British government.