Wednesday, January 19

UK will remain at centre of EU decision making until Brexit


 

 

Theresa May has angered European leaders by telling her first EU summit that she expects Britain to be at the centre of European decision-making until Brexit takes place.

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.