MEP Philippe Lamberts accuses UK Prime Minister Theresa May of lacking “the basic human skills to be a political leader” after the Prime Minister failed to secure support from other European leaders during a crunch European Union Summit last week.
The Belgian MEP launched a scathing attack on Theresa May, accusing her of lacking the ability to forge a “bond of trust” not only within her Cabinet but also with European partners while the British Government negotiated to secure a Brexit deal.
The Prime Minister last week snatched a two-week delay to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union after she failed to rally MPs behind her proposed divorce deal.
Addressing the international media today at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Mr Lamberts admitted it was “scary” and said: “If there’s one lesson we have learned from Theresa May’s attitude is her inability to factor in what others think, her inability to form bonds of trust within her Cabinet.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clashed with Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions after she asked the European Union for a three-month Brexit delay.
The request comes exactly 1000 days after the referendum (on the 23rd June 2016), which delivered a 52 percent to 48 percent majority for leaving the European Union.
The two leaders are squaring-off in the House of Commons just hours before Mrs May travels to the latest European Council meeting in Brussels for yet more crunch Brexit talks. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk earlier today, the Prime Minister is believed to have asked for a three-month extension to June 30 in the hope of securing approval from MPs for her withdrawal agreement. A Downing Street source said: “PM won’t be asking for a long extension.
“There is a case for giving Parliament a bit more time to agree a way forward, but the people of this country have been waiting nearly three years now.
“They are fed up with Parliament’s failure to take a decision and the PM shares their frustration.
Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to find a way to make changes to the Brexit deal with the EU that her parliament can accept. But Brussels insists it won’t reopen talks on the terms of their divorce that took more than a year to finalise. For small businesses, the uncertainty has been unsettling, as Paolo Montecillo reports. To give us a better view of the board and how this stalemate can be broken, Rajneesh Narula joined us from London. He’s a professor on international business regulations at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.
Parliament in the United Kingdom is set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal Tuesday. But if it fails, Parliament will then have to decide if the U.K. will leave the EU without a deal or if Brexit will be postponed altogether. BBC News’ Laura Kuenssberg gives an update on where May’s deal stands. Quartz reporter Natasha Frost then joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano with more analysis.
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