James Forsyth James Forsyth

The EU’s latest effort won’t help May pass her Brexit deal

The letter from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk ahead of tomorrow’s vote is not the cavalry arriving. It is more a restatement of what has gone before than anything else. If the EU is to make a big play to help Theresa May’s deal pass it will come before a second vote; as one Secretary of State lamented to me last week the EU has already written off this vote.

But the letter is a reminder that May hasn’t sold this deal as well as she could.

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