Embattled PM gets stuck in her car as she arrives for Merkel talks

Mail Online | 12/11/2018 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor, For Mailonline
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Theresa May suffered a fresh humiliation today as she got stuck in her car as she arrived for crisis Brexit talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin.

The Prime Minister found herself locked in with officials struggling to get the door open, as the German Chancellor waited patiently on the red carpet.

Face - Mrs - Merkel - Lunch

She put on a brave face and smiled as she finally emerged to greet Mrs Merkel before they disappeared for lunch.

But the embarrassing episode summed up Mrs May's torrid spell as she teeters on the brink of disaster.

Premier - Tour - Europe - Vote - Brexit

The premier has embarked on a frantic tour of Europe after being forced to delay a vote on her Brexit deal to avoid humiliating defeat.

She is hoping to wring more concessions on the Irish border backstop that could help her sell the package to mutinous MPs.

EU - Jean-Claude - Juncker - Hammer - Blow

But EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has already delivered a hammer blow by warning 'there is no room for renegotiation'.

Mrs May met Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte for breakfast in the Hague this morning, and after her talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin she will head for Brussels for discussions with Donald Tusk and Mr Juncker.

Tories - Sh** - Whirlwind - Tour - EU

However, senior Tories fear she will get 'jack sh**' out of the whirlwind tour, after the EU dismissed the idea of unpicking the legal text of the package or the controversial Irish border backstop.

Critics accuse her of running down the clock, although Downing Street insisted today that the government will stage a vote on the Brexit deal before January 21.

Mrs - May - Country - Time - Threats

Mrs May has left the country at a time when the threats to her position are at the highest level yet - with more Conservative MPs sending no-confidence letters, and Remainers plotting to force a second referendum.

Former minister Steve Baker urged his colleagues this morning to recognise that they face the 'certainty...
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