Theresa May dismisses threat of Brexit deal veto

London, Sep 20: Dismissing threats by European Union (EU) nations to veto Brexit negotiations, British Prime Minister Theresa May has declared that "the 27 will sign up to a deal with us", the media reported.

May said other nations would accept an agreement with Britain after the Slovakian Prime minister said four central European countries were willing to block talks unless their citizens retained their right to work in the UK, the Guardian reported.

Robert Fico last week said Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary would be "uncompromising" during talks and were ready to veto arrangements "unless we feel a guarantee that these people are equal".

However, May rejected such warnings when asked whether it would really be possible to secure the agreement of all other member states for Brexit and trade talks.

"The 27 will sign up to a deal with us," she asserted on Monday night, adding: "We will be negotiating with them. And … we will be ambitious in what we want to see for the UK. A good deal for the UK can also be a good deal for the other member states because I believe in good trading relations and I have said I want the UK to be a global leader in free trade."