Theresa May has today revealed what Donald Trump’s elusive nugget of advice was over the EU.
The US president told reporters at a press conference on Friday that he had told May how to deal with Union.
He said his suggestion was found to be “too brutal” by the Prime Minister, and it’s clear to see why.
Trump had apparently told May that Britain should sue the EU rather than negotiate.
Talking on the BBC’s Andrew Mar show May said: “He told me I should sue the EU – not go into negotiations.”
A White Paper published on Thursday fleshed out details of the agreement reached by the cabinet on how post-Brexit trade will work.
Before the paper was published, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned, saying it would not deliver the Brexit people had voted for in the 2016 EU referendum.
Talking about the president’s advice on how to handle the EU, Mrs May said: “Interestingly what the president also said at that press conference was ‘don’t walk away’.
“Don’t walk away from those negotiations because then you’ll be stuck. So I want us to be able to sit down to negotiate the best deal for Britain.”
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