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EU script to help Theresa May settle Brexit bill

In essence, the 27 need to trust May that Britain will pay much more than is on the table

Reuters  |  Brussels 

Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax British Prime Minister Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal. May gave away nothing hardliners in her Conservative cabinet can beat her with. She stuck to earlier vague concessions about honouring commitments and insisting a "Brexit bill", which the EU reckons at around 60 billion euros ($70 billion), must be part of a package deal on what Britain's relationship with the EU will be once ...

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First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 15:42 IST