Theresa May’s Brexit proposal hopes are given a boost by the Austrian Chancellor

THERESA May won a Brexit boost yesterday after Austria agreed it will be up for discussion at a meeting of EU leaders.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz agreed to put it on the agenda for the European Council hosted by his country on September 20.


Theresa May now has another shot at convincing the leaders of the member states to accept her proposal[/caption]

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The PM seems to have found something of an ally in the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz[/caption]

It means the PM has an extra gathering of leaders of the 27 member states in which to convince them to support her proposal.

It comes shortly before an October meeting in Brussels, by which time it has been hoped a Brexit deal will have been hammered out.

The good news follows Mrs May being dealt a blow on Thursday, when EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected the customs proposals that form a key plank of her White Paper.

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The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has rubbished Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan[/caption]


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