• UK calls on former EU chief to help break Brexit deadlock


    The former president of the European Council has been called upon by Theresa May as a potential 'influencer' to break the Brexit deadlock, sources have told Sky News. 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. Mr Van Rompuy, who was European Council president between 2009 and 2014, was spotted arriving at the British ambassador's residence just after 7pm. A source told Sky News that Mr Van Rompuy was invited to attend the dinner because he is seen as an 'influencer' with the potential capability to seek ... (full story)