Dutch: Chances slim EU would OK new Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union would study any new Brexit offer that British Prime Minister Theresa May makes but that chances are slim it would be accepted.

Minister Stef Block spoke in Brussels before May was due to address the British parliament on Monday afternoon about the divorce deal between Britain and the EU and was unaware of exactly what she might announce.

He says “of course we will look carefully at any proposal she might make.”

Blok added: “But we know how difficult it has been to reach agreement. So if there will be talks, it won’t be easy.”

The House of Commons in London is due to vote Tuesday on whether to accept or reject the Brexit deal, and signs point to a big defeat for May’s Brexit deal.