Brexit: EU president Juncker ‘not optimistic’ about prospect about avoiding no-deal outcome



Jon Stone | The Independent

Juncker says it appears there is no majority in UK parliament for anything

The president of the EU Commission has said he is “not very optimistic” that a no-deal Brexit can be avoided, following a meeting with Theresa May in Brussels.

Jean-Claude Juncker said recent events had suggested there was “no majority in favour” of a deal the British parliament.

The meeting with the prime minister appears to have failed to reassure Brussels that the prime minister has control of the political situation – a perception made worse by the loss of a trio of MPs from her parliamentary group on Wednesday.

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