May: UK will not do Brexit deal at any cost
PRIME Minister Theresa May promised her fractious party on Tuesday she would not strike a deal with the EU “at any cost”. Negotiations have stepped up with Brussels as London seeks a divorce agreement within weeks, to allow time for it to be passed by parliament before Brexit day on March 29 next year. At a weekly cabinet meeting, May told ministers she expected an agreement and wanted it as soon as possible – but it would “not be done at any cost”, according to her spokesman. “We will need to be satisfied in the negotiations that we have achieved the best deal that we possibly can for the UK,” he said. Meanwhile the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told reporters in Slovakia that “we are not there yet”.