Monday 23 September 2019

Theresa May gets locked in her car on the way to meet Angela Merkel in Germany

The Prime Minister was briefly stuck inside her car as she went to meet with the German Chancellor in Berlin.

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Prime Minister Theresa May was briefly locked inside her car when she went to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

On her way to a meeting to discuss the current Brexit deal, the Prime Minister was trapped inside her vehicle while officials tried pulling the door handle to let her out.

Mrs Merkel watched from a red carpet as she waited for Mrs May to exit the car.

Social media users found the humour in the awkward moment, with some comparing the incident to Brexit proceedings.

The moment comes a day after the Prime Minister shelved a planned vote by MPs on the current Brexit deal, which will be brought back to the House of Commons before January 21.

Mrs May is now meeting European leaders and EU officials to seek reassurances to get her deal through Parliament.

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has made it clear that the EU would not “renegotiate” the deal, but that “further clarifications” were needed.

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