Brexit: EU leaders dismiss talk of renegotiating draft agreement
EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK's political situation could make a "no-deal" more likely.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was "no question" of reopening talks as a document was "on the table".
Meanwhile French PM Edouard Philippe said there was a need to prepare for a no-deal because of UK "uncertainty".
The EU has set out a series of meetings leading up to 25 November when it plans to approve the Brexit agreement.
However leaders admit that there is still much ground to cover after the UK Prime Minister Theresa May won backing on Wednesday from her cabinet for the 585-page draft agreement.
"We still have a long road ahead of us on both sides," the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said.
On Thursday, Mrs Merkel said she was pleased that progress had been made.
But following news of , she said it was possible that Britain may still leave without a deal.
She also said that there was no appetite for further talks on possible amendments to the current agreement.
"We have a document on the table that Britain and the EU 27 have agreed to, so for me there is no question at the moment whether we negotiate further," she said.