PM May, EU leaders need to look at room for movement on Brexit: UK lawmaker

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union at Number 10 Downing Street, London September 21, 2018 . Jack Taylor/Pool via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals seem to have no life left in them and the government and European leaders need to look at what room for movement there is in negotiations, a senior pro-EU lawmaker from her Conservatives said on Sunday.

At a summit in Austria on Thursday, EU leaders rejected May's "Chequers" plan, saying she needed to give ground on trade and customs arrangements for the UK border with Ireland.

"I am not sure there is life left in Chequers ...," Nicky Morgan, chair of parliament's Treasury Select Committee and a former government minister, told Sky News.

"We want to see a deal, the question I think that has to be answered now by the government, by the EU leaders is what room for movement is there, how do we move on from where we ended up last week?"

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by John Stonestreet)