Rumours of Brexit walkout
BRITISH business leaders have been told to brace for the possibility that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government might walk out of Brexit talks this year, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The move would be designed for “domestic consumption” to show the government was negotiating hard with the EU, the newspaper reported. The newspaper did not reveal how it obtained the information. The Sunday Telegraph said the briefing of business leaders by a senior May aide took place after last month’s general election and the person had since left in the recent overhaul at the top of government. May’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Sunday Telegraph quoted a source in May’s office saying a retreat from talks was not part of its plans.