This via Sky News on Theresa May wanting to enlist the help of former president of the European Council Herman van Rompuy
- It is understood that Herman Van Rompuy had a private dinner with Theresa May’s deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in Brussels on Monday night.
- dinner is understood to have taken place at the prime minister’s request in order to discuss changes to the key sticking block in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – the Irish backstop
May getting creative, keeping on trying.
Van Rompuy was European Council president between 2009 and 2014