06.12.2017 | DUP says 'no deal' will be done this week - Has May riskedBrexit for UK
Source - The Daily Express
Theresa May may travel to Brussels to meet Jean-Claude Juncker - or she may not, with confusion surrounding Mrs May’s gameplay.
Leaders in Belfast, Brussels and Dublin are all refusing to back down from their demands, which leaves Mrs May in a near-impossible position.
With the DUP threatening to pull their support for the Tories in Westminster, Mrs May knows she must keep leader Arlene Foster onside.
Yesterday, however, the unionist leader refused to visit London for talks and expressed surprise Mrs May had arranged a phone call.
And Irish PM Leo Varadkar has also said Ireland will not stray from the terms already agreed earlier this week with Mrs May and approved with the EU before Ms Foster’s intervention.
Dublin possess a veto which could block talks progressing to trade unless the country is happy with Mrs May’s assurances on the Irish border.
Brussels says it is happy to talk to Mrs May whenever she is ready - although Mr Juncker has warned Mrs May he is “out of town” at the end of the week, a not-so-subtle hint to speed up the Brexit process.