Denis Staunton: May’s dithering makes Brexit deal more difficult

UK prime minister could now come under pressure to walk away from talks

European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker confirms that the EU and United Kingdom have failed to reach an agreement on Brexit. Video: EC Audiovisual Services

Leo Varadkar refused last night to say who was to blame for holding up a deal on the Border that could open the way for Brexit talks to move on to the next stage. But in Westminster and in Dublin, nobody was in any doubt about the identity of the culprit – it was Arlene Foster, in Stormont, with the telephone.

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