THERESA May will travel to Brussels today to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to clinch her Brexit deal – and she’s been warned not to come home empty handed.
Mrs May will enter crunch talks with Mr Juncker this afternoon ahead of a specially arranged summit of EU member states on Sunday which will seal the fate of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.
As critics from both Leave and Remain threaten to derail Brexit and block her Withdrawal Agreement from passing through Parliament, chief whip Julian Smith told the Prime Minister that she must secure further concessions from Brussels.
A source said: “The chief whip’s view is that fear of no deal will not be enough to win this one.
“The numbers are terrible and he needs something sufficiently different from what people currently think they are voting for in order to get this through.”
And EU countries are also piling increasing pressure on the Prime Minister over trade, fishing and Gibraltar.
Speaking yesterday, a diplomat said: "Still some work is needed on three aspects: fish, goods and Gibraltar.