Theresa May’s latest attempt to secure support for a Brexit deal has come under fire from all sides with the Prime Minister’s latest speech being scorned by her colleagues and the Opposition.

But how was the speech and the new “last chance” compromise from Theresa May received by the European media?

France 24 described the proposals by Theresa May as a sweetener for her political opponents in a desperate attempt to get her Brexit deal over the line. They stated: “The embattled British leader dangled a series of sweeteners that she hopes can resolve the Brexit crisis three years after the country first voted to leave the European Union.

“These included a parliamentary vote on whether to put whatever Brexit deal is passed up for a second confirmatory ballot, plus a temporary customs union with the EU.”

And another French media outlet, Le Monde, stated that the Prime Minister’s deal was “the new packing of the same old bad agreement” and that Theresa May was playing her last card to get her Brexit deal over the line with their analysis piece writing: “She said: “Vote my law, and you can then amend it by providing for a second referendum," to win over the MPs who have already rejected the text of the agreement she signed with the European Union in November three times.

"The Prime Minister is playing her last card since pushed to the exit by her own party, she accepted the principle of her departure this summer. “

The Irish Times wrote that nothing had changed for Theresa May reporting that: “Within minutes of her speech, she came under fire from all sides, with some Conservative Brexiteers who voted for the withdrawal agreement last March saying they will vote against her withdrawal agreement Bill next month.” 

An opinion column in, also in The Irish Times, lambasted the Prime Minister's Brexit strategy with Fintan O’Toole writing: “The British prime minister doesn’t cut it as a tragic figure. Instead, stuck in Brexit chaos partly of her own making, she has had the overweening ambition of a mini-Macbeth”  

German publication Der Tagesspiegel outlined that May’s authority was already being undermined by the Conservative leadership debate stating: “May had recently agreed to a timetable for her resignation following the vote in June. Whether she has increased the chances of success, which is doubtful, the race for her successor is already in progress.”

Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that Theresa May had opened the door to a second referendum and that she knew she was on her way out of power with their news commentary stating:  “The prime minister is playing everything to win the votes of Labour and Conservative Eurosceptics that she already considers lost. She knows that her days in Downing Street are numbered.”

Italian publication Il Messaggero surmised the Brexit announcement stating it could lead to a second referendum but that ultimately “May’s attempt to reopen the vote (though perhaps too late), effectively shuns a large portion of its Conservative Party as well as opposition.”