Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations

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Prime minister gives combative speech after EU leaders’ rejection of Chequers plan

Theresa May accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect in a hastily arranged Downing Street statement a day after she was humiliated at the Salzburg summit when EU leaders declared her Chequers plan would not work.

A combative prime minister said that she stood by Chequers and added that throughout the Brexit negotiations she had treated her counterparts with “nothing but respect” and added “that the UK expects the same”.

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