(Jill Lawless – Associated Press)
British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling May’s blueprint for leaving the bloc unworkable.
With British newspapers declaring that May had been “humiliated” by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg, Austria, the prime minister used a televised statement in 10 Downing St. to tell the bloc, essentially, to put up or shut up.
“At this stage in the negotiations, it is not acceptable to simply reject the other side’s proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals,” May said.
Declaring that “we are at an impasse,” May said the EU must lay out “what the real issues are and what their alternative is.”
“Until we do, we cannot make progress,” she said. Click here to read more.
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