Donald Tusk to PM Theresa May: “More Work to Be Done” on Brexit Deal


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Today, Donald Tusk, the president of the EU Council, warned Prime Minister Theresa May that “there is more work to be done” in order to break the deadlock on Brexit talks.

The Prime Minister met leaders on the sidelines of a European Union summit in Gothenburg, suggesting that an increase could be made to the €20bn (£17.9bn) divorce offer that was previously tabled.

However, Donald Tusk said that unless further detail on the financial commitment of Britain can be clarified, further steps were required.

A spokesperson from Downing Street stated: “Prime Minister May and President Tusk agreed that there is more work to be done and discussed how to take further steps forward together in advance of the European Council in December.”

Talking as she arrived at the Gothenburg Social Summit, the Prime Minister said that she was looking forward to meeting with European leaders next month.

Theresa May said: “I was clear in my speech in Florence that we will honour our commitments.

“But of course, we want to move forward together, talking about the trade issues and trade partnerships for the future.”

The Prime Minister added: “I have set out a vision for that economic partnership; I look forward to the European Union responding positively to that, so we can move forward together and ensure that we can get the best possible arrangements for the future that will be good for people in the UK and across the remaining EU 27.”