European Commission quotes ABBA after May's dances moves
Brussels : The European Commission on Thursday quoted ABBA lyrics to refer to the UK leaving the EU after the country's Prime Minister danced to one of the Swedish pop group's famous numbers during the annual Conservative Party conference.
Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas made reference to Theresa May's dance moves to "Dancing Queen" at a press conference after being asked a series of questions by a British journalist: "Voulez-vous a deal? Will you take a chance on May, or is she about to face her Waterloo? And will the winner take it all?"
"We appreciate the little dancing, it always takes two to tango," Schinas said, adding that "we prefer that the tune was 'Dancing Queen' rather than 'The Winner Takes it All'".
"What can I say, breaking up is never easy," he was cited as saying by Efe news, in reference to the 1977 ABBA's hit "Knowing Me, Knowing You".
Brexit negotiations are in a key phase, the final six months ahead of the UK's withdrawal on March 29, 2019, with agreements yet to be made on factors such as the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland or the future economic cooperation after that date.
The leaders of 27 EU members, not including the UK, would be reviewing the state of the negotiations at a working dinner at an upcoming summit on October 17.