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EU Boss Juncker ‘Not Very Optimistic’ About Avoiding No-Deal Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker complained of “Brexit fatigue” Thursday, as he said he was no longer optimistic about avoiding a so-called no-deal Brexit, remarks which will cheer many Brexiteers who see a full no-deal Brexit as the only way to truly leave the European Union.

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EU Boss Juncker Opens Door to Brexit Delay: ‘It is in God’s Hands’

Top Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to shrug off responsibility for Brexit in the latest of a series of comments forcing the point that Brexit negotiations are now beyond being reopened, saying Britain leaving the European Union is now in “God’s hands”.

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Mrs May Leaves Brussels Brexit Talks Empty Handed

Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had “robust” talks Thursday morning, which as promised by European leaders beforehand did nothing to advance the two parties towards a Brexit agreement.

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May: ‘Robust Discussions’ With EU Leaders in Brexit Negotiations

Speaking after a morning of apparently terse negotiations in Brussels over the future of May’s “worst deal in history” Brexit agreement, the British Prime Minister admitted she’d had “robust discussions” with EU president Jean-Claude Juncker and that “further discussions” were possible.

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Video: Tense Moment as May Confronts Juncker at Brexit Summit

Already one of the last to enter the summit room ahead of Friday’s session, May at one point made a beeline for Juncker and confronted him. Juncker got out of his chair to listen to her comments as May seemed rigid and angry in the tete-a-tete.

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May’s Humiliation Tour: EU Leaders Grant PM ‘Ten Minutes’ for Brexit Talks

Theresa May’s position in Europe does not appear to have been strengthened after she survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership by Tory MPs, with European Union leaders granting her just ten minutes of their time to discuss changes to the “worst deal in history” which she has negotiated with the bloc.

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