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Theresa May: Trump told me to sue EU

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue EU

He said he had told Mrs May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me".

Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday revealed the advice President Donald Trump had given her on how to negotiate Britain's withdrawal from the European Union: Go straight to court.

May has been forced on the defensive following attacks on her strategy from all sides - including US President Donald Trump, who said during a visit to Britain last week it could kill a potential US-UK trade deal.

They and other eurosceptic Conservatives say the plan to keep close trade ties with the EU-which is only a starting point for a second phase of talks with Brussels-betrays her promise of a clean break with the 27-nation bloc after Brexit.

However, Mrs May continued to insist a deal was possible during a press conference with the President the next day - when he suggested she could take a different approach to negotiations with the EU.

"Don't walk away from negotiations, because then you'll be stuck".

President Trump also criticized the prime minister's Brexit decisions, saying it could end chances of a bilateral trade deal with the U.S.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, May said she had "yet to see a workable alternative future trading arrangement" to compete with her proposals.

Britain is due to leave the European Union in March 2019.

However, the proposed Chequers deal fails to address the issues of Brexit completely as it takes a stance somewhere midway between a "hard" and a "soft" Brexit allowing for the free movement of goods while limiting the movement of services, thus causing United Kingdom to ultimately be a part of the single market as opposed to a complete free trade area.

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"I was sitting down as a female leader with the President of the United States talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of the USA, the people of the UK, but also actually of great importance around the world".

Pro-Brexit lawmakers are expected to use a debate on Monday on customs legislation to try to force her to harden up her Brexit plan, while a debate on trade on Tuesday will see pro-EU lawmakers push for even closer ties with the bloc.

"So let's just keep our eyes on the prize here".

Aside from the latest Brexit developments, Martin, a veteran Socialist MEP, said the time is ripe for a second referendum; "The general election proves there is no appetite for a hard Brexit - and now is the flawless time to change our minds".

Greening's call comes after another Conservative resigned on Monday as a parliamentary private secretary over May's Brexit plan.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, (there is) no reason for me to go to London", he told the Sun newspaper. "If we don't, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all", she wrote in an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

May has previously said that she does not believe her Brexit plans should rule out a trade deal with the United States.

Her revelation about how Trump advised her ended several days of speculation about what advice the US leader had offered the prime minister.

Discussing the prime minister's Chequers plan for Brexit, Ms Greening said: "I don't think it can work - I think it was a genuine clever attempt at a compromise that could work".