Sunday 11 December 2016

May wants a deal to suit whole of UK . . . not just the North

Published 26/07/2016 | 02:30

Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Stormont Castle. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Stormont Castle. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Charlie Haughey famously gave Maggie Thatcher a silver Georgian teapot on his first official meeting with her in London back in May 1980. As relations between the two leaders hardened over the years, diplomats liked to joke that the rest of the tea set would take time to materialise.

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The anecdote comes to mind today as Taoiseach Enda Kenny travels to London for his first meeting with Britain's second ever female prime minister, Theresa May.

First and last, their talks will focus on how to handle the fallout from the Brexit vote on June 23.

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