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The tired EU press says they are horrified by the Brexit deadlock



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European newspapers say that British Prime Minister Theresa May refuses her promise if Members support her Brexit agreement ̵

1; and Parliament's failure to stand up one of the eight alternatives proposed – have plunged Britain into paralysis.

In Germany Die Welt says: "Mrs. May plays her last card – her own job". She points to growing support for her proposed deal among her Conservative MPs, but says it is doubtful that she will eventually be approved, adding, "The Brexit mess in the UK Parliament continues."

Similarly, Germany's picture speaks of the "chaos that gets even more confusing" after MEPs rejected all eight of Brexit's alternative proposals. The mirror describes the process as "another day of chaos in Westminster."

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The French Figaro notes that Ms. May has made a "Faust Pact" with Conservative MPs, but adds "On the other side of the channel, Europeans are watching these developments with a feeling tiredness ".

Meanwhile, Le Monde's headline says, "The prospect of a no-deal is going up another step."

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It recalls that French President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel at a meeting of the European Council earlier this month called "open as an option".

For the Polish broadsheet Rzeczpospolita, last night's Brexit struggle was "the last humiliation of Theresa May".

"For a moment, it seemed like the never-ending Brexit saga was over, but this illusion lasted for two hours," said the ongoing refusal of the Northern Irish DUP Party, on which the Conservatives are based, to support Ms. May's deal.

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Similarly, La Libre Belgique says: "Far from bringing the expected clarity, the United Kingdom became even more confused".

Looking to the future, the Belgian Le Soir points out that the United Kingdom may be exposed to a "cordon sanitaire" that sets it apart from the rest of the EU in the event of a protracted exit process.

"The hypothesis of a long delay in the UK's exit, for example by a year, will give the British an influence in the EU that the EU27 will do its best to limit it."

For Stephen Collins in the Irish Times, it would be "catastrophic" for the UK to hold European elections again, as the European Parliament is already facing an uprising of populist forces.

"There is a serious risk that the Brexiteers, who have paralyzed the House of Commons and undermined the reputation of British policy, may bring their debris tactics to the European Parliament if the UK is allowed to stay longer in the European Union" he says.

"It is theoretically possible that the European elections in the UK represent a rallying point for those who want to stay in the EU or at least want a softer Brexit … The problem is that no party except the Liberal Democrats have committed to The chances are therefore likely that the elections, as last time, will be a means that can mobilize the EU forces. "

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