Theresa May hints Boris Johnson’s ‘do or die’ approach to Brexit deadline is not the right way to go

Theresa May has hinted that Boris Johnson‘s ‘do or die’ approach to the Halloween Brexit deadline is not the right way to go. 

Arriving at a special European Council summit in Brussels, the prime minister also insisted that she had negotiated a good deal.

She said: ‘I’ve always been very clear that I think the best approach for the UK is to first of all ensure we’re delivering on the vote that took place in 2016, leaving the EU, but that we do that with a good deal so we can do it in an orderly way.

‘I still think we negotiated a good deal, I wasn’t able to get a majority in Parliament for that deal.

‘It will be up to my successor to get that majority, deliver on the vote and take us forward.’

Theresa May getting out of her official car at today's European Council summit in Brussels today

Theresa May getting out of her official car at today's European Council summit in Brussels today

She then met Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

She then met Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Theresa May getting out of her official car at today’s European Council summit in Brussels today (left) before meeting Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Mrs May hinted that Boris Johnson's 'do or die' approach to the Halloween Brexit deadline is not the right way to go

Mrs May hinted that Boris Johnson's 'do or die' approach to the Halloween Brexit deadline is not the right way to go

Mrs May hinted that Boris Johnson’s ‘do or die’ approach to the Halloween Brexit deadline is not the right way to go

Earlier this week, the Tory frontrunner categorically ruled out staying in the EU past October 31 if he wins the leadership battle against Jeremy Hunt

Earlier this week, the Tory frontrunner categorically ruled out staying in the EU past October 31 if he wins the leadership battle against Jeremy Hunt

Earlier this week, the Tory frontrunner categorically ruled out staying in the EU past October 31 if he wins the leadership battle against Jeremy Hunt 

Earlier this week, the Tory frontrunner categorically ruled out staying in the EU past October 31 if he wins the leadership battle against Jeremy Hunt.

Mr Johnson said Halloween was a ‘do or die’ date for the UK quitting the block and said the country should ‘get ready to come out without an agreement if we must’.

Mrs May made her comments in Brussels, where 28 European leaders hope to agree candidates for president of the European Commission, president of their own Council and a foreign policy chief.

The European Parliament will then vote for its own speaker this week, and a new director for the European Central Bank will be chosen later.

German chancellor Angela Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel

Emmanuel Macron of France

Emmanuel Macron of France

German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Emmanuel Macron of France arrive at today’s summit 

European Council President Donald Tusk welcomes Renew Europe party member Guy Verhofstadt prior to a meeting on the sidelines of today's EU summit in Brussels

European Council President Donald Tusk welcomes Renew Europe party member Guy Verhofstadt prior to a meeting on the sidelines of today's EU summit in Brussels

European Council President Donald Tusk welcomes Renew Europe party member Guy Verhofstadt prior to a meeting on the sidelines of today’s EU summit in Brussels

Mr Tusk speaking in conversation at today's EU council summit with President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani

Mr Tusk speaking in conversation at today's EU council summit with President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani

Mr Tusk speaking in conversation at today’s EU council summit with President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani

EU Commision chief Jean-Claude Junker gestures as he speaks to the press at today's summit

EU Commision chief Jean-Claude Junker gestures as he speaks to the press at today's summit

EU Commision chief Jean-Claude Junker gestures as he speaks to the press at today’s summit 

Appearing on the BBC‘s Andrew Marr show today, Mr Hunt also vowed to leave the EU by October 31 unless a deal was close to completion.

The Foreign Secretary played-up his deal making abilities saying he was best placed to go to Brussels and get a deal that would be approved by Parliament.

Reiterating his backing for a No Deal Brexit on Halloween he warned ‘if we don’t do what the people tell us to do we are not a democracy’.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enters The Europa Building in Brussels, with the flags of EU nations in the background

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enters The Europa Building in Brussels, with the flags of EU nations in the background

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enters The Europa Building in Brussels, with the flags of EU nations in the background 

Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban meets with President Tusk on the summit's sidelines

Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban meets with President Tusk on the summit's sidelines

Hungary’s Prime Minister Victor Orban meets with President Tusk on the summit’s sidelines 

Mrs May also insisted at the EU summit today that she had negotiated a good deal

Mrs May also insisted at the EU summit today that she had negotiated a good deal

Mrs May also insisted at the EU summit today that she had negotiated a good deal

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