The Saddest Thing You'll See: Theresa May Being Ignored By EU Leaders

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Sameera Ehteram
Nothing describes “cringe-worthy” more than this video of the British Prime Minister Theresa May being cruelly snubbed at an EU summit in Brussels.

In the video, while attendees at the EU Summit at Brussels, including the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, warmly greet one another around her, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May tries valiantly to catch someone's eye or even a chance to greet someone herself.

But she fails miserably.  It's like she is invisible.

Things turn sadder as she busies herself by nervously straightening her cuffs and then goes off to arrange items on her table.

She looks around morosely, again, without any luck before the footage mercifully ends.

But that’s not where the snub ends. May has reportedly not been invited to a dinner where leaders of the other 27 EU member states will discuss their approach to Brexit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In all fairness, it's not like she was shunned at the summit; but the fact that she was given the cold-shouldercannot be ignored.

Theresa May

Caption: Theresa May with Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the summit ( We can ignore the general mood in the picture for the sake of diplomacy)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny shared a friendly moment with her.

Angela Merkel

Caption: She did share some lighter moments with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Parliament President Martin Schulz

European Union leaders gathered in Brussels to talk about their plan for Brexit negotiations, pledging to move swiftly and stick together to ensure Britain does not cherry pick a sweet deal that might inspire others to unstitch the bloc.

Prime Minister Theresa May left before the other 27 leaders met briefly to formalize their plan for how to run Brexit talks.

Before heading home, diplomats said May had assured her European partners that she would launch the two-year process by the end of March despite how London judges rule in a constitutional court case that some say might jeopardize her timetable.

"It's right that the other leaders prepare for those negotiations as we have been preparing," May told reporters.

Since the June 23 referendum, May has been clear that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union and that she will formally trigger exit talks by the end of March 2017.

She has so far kept the details of her plans to herself.

"It is absolutely right that we do not set out at this stage every single detail of our proposed negotiating strategy, because that would be the best way to get the worst possible deal for Britain," she told parliament when asked whether she had a coherent plan.

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