'This is NOT open for re-negotiation': Tusk and Macron immediately shoot down May's plan to head back to Brussels with a mandate to reopen talks (but they would say that wouldn't they?) | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


'This is NOT open for re-negotiation': Tusk and Macron immediately shoot down May's plan to head back to Brussels with a mandate to reopen talks (but they would say that wouldn't they?)

The EU shot down Theresa May's hopes of renegotiating Brexit tonight insisting the deal on the table is already the 'best available'.

European Council chief Donald Tusk, French president Emmanuel Macron and the Irish government moved to kill off the PM's hopes despite her emerging victorious in a series of Commons votes.

The PM won approval from MPs for her plan of returning to Brussels to demand more concessions on the Irish border backstop.

But Mr Macron warned the deal was 'not renegotiable', and Mr Tusk also underlined the challenge the premier now faces by immediately rejecting the idea.

'The backstop is part of the Withdrawal Agreement, and the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for renegotiation,' he said.

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