Merkel v May: Nervous Prime Minister reveals speaking notes to waiting cameras


Photographers snapped the Prime Support clutching a handwritten script for her opening statement about bringing her Chiffonier together on Friday “to “discuss and decide a substantial way forward that approves the pace and intensity of negotiations to increase”.

She added that she looked forth to the UK and Germany maintaining a “very positive” future relationship.

Chancellor Mrs Merkel told Brexit talks were entering a “crucial phase” and a political framework for post-Brexit reports between Britain and the European Union must be clear by October.

At the end of their unshrouded exchanges, the pair shared an awkward moment.

Mrs Merkel harangued out her hand but had to wait for Mrs May to turn and put her drink down before shaking holds and smiling for the cameras.

The meeting left some UK government ministers grumbling that Mrs Merkel was briefed on Mrs May’s latest judgement before they were.

The German Chancellor has long been digged as the EU’s most powerful figure.

But, like Mrs May in Britain, she has found her authority mangled by domestic political challenges at home.

Downing Street said later that Mrs May’s talks with her German announcer were “productive and positive”.


Theresa May and Angela Merkel were in Berlin to converse about policy


Theresa May was snapped with handwritten notes

They stick a restrained a “constructive discussion” about Brexit, before going on to consider other area of studies including next week’s Nato summit in Brussels, where Donald Trump is required to join alliance leaders.

Mrs May also updated her host on latest advancements in Amesbury, where two Britons are thought to have been poisoned by the verbatim at the same time Novichok nerve agent Moscow is accused of attacking Russian old man and daughter Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury in March.

Mrs Merkel stressed in her opening statements that she wanted her country and the UK to work closely together – especially on foreign and security policy, where Mrs May has been pressing other EU numero unoes to acknowledge the value of continued cooperation.

Mrs Merkel declared that Germany was enchante England’s footballers were still in the World Cup, musing ruefully: “We are out, unfortunately.” The German cooperate crashed out in a first round shock.

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