LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister concedes Parliament won’t approve her Brexit plan without changes. The European Union says no changes are possible.
So what’s a politician to do? Play with words.
A day after Prime Minister Theresa May canceled a Brexit vote she was sure to lose, leaders on both sides of the Channel sought Tuesday to salvage their deal.
European leaders made clear they would not accept changes to the plan: “There is no room whatsoever for renegotiation,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
May’s spokesman, James Slack, said Britain is also loath to alter the 585-page agreement: “If you reopen the withdrawal agreement, that brings with it difficulties, such as issues that were off the table being put back on the table.”