UK ‘needs darkest hour’ in Brexit talks before giving ground

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UK ‘needs darkest hour’ in Brexit talks before giving ground

EU diplomats say Britain will look into no-deal abyss, then shift position

The British government will have to experience its “darkest hour” and stare into the abyss of a no-deal Brexit before it will cave in to Brussels demands, senior EU diplomats have predicted.

Ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Salzburg, diplomats in Brussels privately warned that Theresa May still needed to make a significant shift on her red lines for a deal to be possible, with the Irish border issue remaining a major hurdle in the talks.

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