Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, October 20th, 2017

Ball in Your Court: Britain, EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

Ball in Your Court: Britain,  EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday over which side should make the next move to unblock Brexit talks, despite concerns they will miss a deadline for a divorce deal and that London is heading for a chaotic departure. Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in speech she was to deliver to parliament that she hoped her EU partners would make proposals at a new round of talks opening the way to the next stage of negotiations, saying “the ball is in their court”.
But even before she had delivered the speech, an EU spokesman hit back in Brussels, saying “the ball is entirely in the UK court for the rest to happen”.
May is desperate to try to regain some of her authority and refocus on talks to unravel more than 40 years of union after a speech at her party conference last week, marred by a repetitive cough, a prankster and a stage malfunction, left her weaker than ever.
She has so far fought off attempts to unseat her by critics already angry over an ill-judged election when she lost her governing Conservatives’ majority, but her weakness has opened the door for many in her party to challenge her Brexit strategy with just 18 months to go before Britain leaves the EU. (Reuters)