A spokesman for the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, responded to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s outline of her next steps on Brexit by saying there was “nothing new” in what May proposed and evoking the girl band’s hit song “Wannabe”:
“The withdrawal agreement was agreed with the U.K. government, with the EU27. It is now on the table, it is not open for negotiation and we expect the United Kingdom to tell us what they want, what they really, really want,” Schinas said.
'We expect the UK to tell us what they want... 🎶 What they really, really want'.— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 22, 2019
This is the moment the EU channelled the Spice Girls to demand more clarity on #Brexit.
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As it stands, one of the dilemmas with Brexit is that May’s Plan B was to “reopen talks on the Irish backstop,” which led Schinas to say the EU has “nothing new to say from Brussels ― because there’s nothing new from London,” according to The Mirror.
This inability to come to an agreement on the parameters of the U.K.’s border with Ireland and what that would mean for both the EU and the U.K. is one of “the main sticking” points for the deal not yet going through Parliament.
While Brexit dealings may be a source of frustration among the European Union, Schinas’ comments sparked much joy on social media:
Other @spicegirls songs that can be used as the soundtrack to #Brexit:— Nathan Peter Grassi 💎 (@NathanPGrassi) January 22, 2019
Never give up on the Good Times
Let Love Lead the Way
Bumper to Bumper (re: Dover)
Do It (pro-leave)
Goodbye (by the EU27)
Wasting my Time
and ... Stop https://t.co/bU75zQx5uH
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.