British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit on Friday following criticism of her Chequers plan from EU leaders after its frosty reception during a summit in Austria.

She took a defiant stance with the EU over Brexit, issuing a stark warning that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.

The prime minister also called out European Council President Donald Tusk, saying he had rejected proposals without offering a sufficient explanation or counterproposal.

May took a hard line concerning the Ireland border question. “Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom,” she said. “It (a border down the Irish Sea) is something I will never agree to.”

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