1 May 2017

General Election: Michael Crick in Lancashire

Number 10 insists that talks on Brexit with European president Jean Claude Juncker were useful and constructive. They dismissed reports that a dinner with Theresa May last week descended into disaster. A detailed account leaked to a German newspaper claims Mr Juncker emerged declaring he was “ten times more sceptical” than he was before. Our political correspondent Michael Crick is in the Lancashire village where Theresa May spoke a couple of hours ago: