Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May should not expect a better Brexit deal than that already negotiated with the European Union.
“The deal negotiated on Brexit is the best possible agreement for the UK to leave the EU,” Dr Muscat said during a cabinet meeting open to the press. “There is no room for further negotiation, though perhaps there may be space to clarify certain points.”
On Monday, Mrs May announced that a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal, scheduled for Tuesday, would not be held as she wanted to go back to European leaders and seek reassurances over the so-called Irish "backstop".
Malta had watched Monday’s events with interest and would continue to keep an eye on how events unfolded, Dr Muscat said.
“Meanwhile, we will discuss how to strengthen our preparations for whether the deal is accepted or not. We want to be prepared for all scenarios including a Brexit without a deal.”
On Monday, European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed that the remaining 27 EU countries would not ‘renegotiate’ the deal with Britain.