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Britain and EU are miles apart on Brexit talks

UK PM May said to have called for working on trade deal simultaneously with talks on Britain's exit

Steven Erlanger | NYT 

No one expects negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union to go smoothly over the next two years, but a German newspaper’s account of a dinner last Wednesday between the British prime minister, Theresa May, and senior European Union officials suggests that round one, at least, was particularly discordant. On Sunday, the German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, ran an article, clearly leaked by officials in the European Commission, that described a considerable gulf between May, who called for a snap election on June 8, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the ...

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First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 00:31 IST