Mon Sep 17th, 2018 at 06:31:24 PM EST
[Update-1] My follow-up diary: Perfect Storm - May's Humiliation @SalzburgEU.
Impersonating the Iron Lady ...
Inside No 10: Deal or No Deal? | BBC Panorama |
The Brexit deadline is looming - just weeks left to get a deal, just months until the country is due to leave the European Union. The stakes are high for Britain, and at the centre of it all is the prime minister. Theresa May has to strike a deal with the EU and convince the public and MPs that her plan is the best plan. The only alternative, the government say, is no deal at all. But many disagree - and her own party, the opposition and the country are divided. So what does the prime minister's plan really mean, and what else could we do?
At a crucial time for the country, Panorama has been inside Downing Street with Theresa May as she seeks to navigate Britain's negotiations with the EU.
Below is how foreign media covered PM May's interview ...
Coverage by foreign media ...
○ 'Support my Brexit deal or face no deal', says UK's May | France24 |
○ British PM Theresa May @BBC: "My Chequers deal or no deal"
○ IMF warns about Brexit with no deal - May continues to fight for her plan | Handelsblatt |
No-deal Brexit threatens to set UK back 10 years, warns Philip Hammond | The Independent |
Philip Hammond has warned that a no-deal Brexit threatens to set Britain back 10 years, in his starkest warning yet about the damage to the economy.
Embarrassingly for Theresa May, the comments came after she claimed "our best days are ahead of us" - even while insisting that crashing out of the EU without an agreement remains an option.
But the Chancellor said that striking a deal was essential to "lock in the economic progress that we have made" repairing the economy since the great crash a decade ago.