Juncker hints at helping out Theresa May over Brexit deal

But EC president remains sceptical over PM’s chances of success in next week’s vote

Jean-Claude Juncker has signalled that he will offer a last-minute helping hand to Theresa May in her bid to get her Brexit deal passed by MPs – but hinted at deep scepticism in Brussels at her chances of success.

A letter from the European commission president is expected on Monday offering further reassurances to MPs that, should it be triggered, the Irish backstop would keep the UK in a customs union only temporarily.

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