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Theresa May’s ‘blackmail’ security threat to the EU had to be ‘toned down’





LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May’s Article 50 letter to the EU, which was seen as an attempt to “blackmail” EU leaders over security co-operation, had to be “toned down” before being sent, a former senior UK diplomat has claimed.

“People complained about what the prime minister’s letter said on security,” Sir Stephen Wall, the UK’s former permanent representative to the EU, told Business Insider on Wednesday.

“The draft was much tougher and had to be toned down.”

May was last month accused of trying to blackmail the European Union by suggesting in her Article 50 letter that failure to strike read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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