Failure for the Prime Minister at the December summit – coming after a similar hiccup in October – would mean the next opportunity to move to trade talks would come at a Council meeting at the end of March next year, nearly a four month delay.
With Article 50 pulling Britain out of the bloc automatically in March 2019 and the EU insisting any deal be finalsied six months in advance, rejection again in Brussels would dramatically heighten the prospect of a ‘no deal’.
This man has little experience with women, other than his late wife.
Dating may be the last thing he ever expected to be doing again.
Mr Weber has taken a tough line during Brexit talks, having warned in September that Britain's current approach to Brexit – which he characterised as "cherry picking" – "will not fly".