Business Insider reports:
An angry-looking Theresa May confronted European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday after EU leaders rejected her latest Brexit proposals and he publicly chastised her approach to negotiations.
Arriving at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels this morning, May was filmed approaching Juncker and having what looked like a frosty exchange with the EU chief.
She appeared to say: “You called me nebulous.” Juncker responded by putting his hand on May’s arm, as if to calm her down.
The Associated Press reports:
British Prime Minister Theresa May has brushed off a question about quitting over the Brexit impasse.
She said Friday “there is a job to be done here” when asked if she would prefer to step down and retire to a desert island.
May said she had never expected the negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union to be easy and that it’s the duty of her Conservative government and Parliament to find a way forward.
NEW – Two expert lipreaders tell 5 News that Theresa May accuses Jean-Claude Juncker of describing her as nebulous.
This is how the conversation went, according to the lipreaders: pic.twitter.com/IuP99fJiXG
— Channel 5 News (@5_News) December 14, 2018
Short lull as we wait for the EU27 to wrap up their afternoon session, which was held without Theresa May. Expecting another press conference with Tusk and Juncker in 30 mins. Will the European Commission President be forced to “clarify” his remarks about nebulous-gate?
— Aubrey Allegretti (@breeallegretti) December 14, 2018