Brexit 'dinner party from hell' article wrong on all counts, says John Redwood

Theresa May speech: 'Senior figures say Britain doesn't understand reality as EU defines it,' says John Redwood

The Prime Minister gave a speech where she accused senior EU figures of attempting to frustrate Brexit

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Last weekend's article in the German press about Theresa May's 'dinner party from hell' with Jean-Claude Juncker is wrong on all counts.

That's according to Tory grandee and leading Brexiteer John Redwood, who spoke to James Whale in the wake of Theresa May's Downing Street speech yesterday (May 3).

Following a highly critical article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about last week's dinner, which was allegedly based on leaks by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, May accused senior EU figures of attempting to sabotage the upcoming Brexit negotiations and meddle in next month's general election. 

The allegations of meddling have been resoundingly rejected by the head of the European Parliament.

However Redwood, who is standing for re-election next month, defended Theresa May's speech, and said the German report is "wrong on all counts".

He insisted the government knows exactly what the EU's Brexit negotiation position will be and isn't deluded - as insinuated by the FAZ article.

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