Theresa May gets LOCKED in her own car ahead of crunch Brexit meeting as PM fights on
Mrs May has had a rough week as she called off a key vote on Brexit much to the fury of her MPs and had to go back to Brussels with her deal.
She is facing open revolt from the Tory party and condemnation from all sides of the House of Commons.
And it appears her job is on the line, with her future as Prime Minister now tied to the success or failure of her deal on Brexit.
The PM has now faced another stumbling block as she ended up getting stuck in her own car as she arrived for talks with Merkel in Berlin.
Her aide went to open the door, and there was then an excruciating ten seconds as they struggled to release Mrs May.
“May did actually get stuck in her car before she could get out to say hello to Merkel in Berlin”
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg
Video shows the Prime Minister's car pulling up as Merkel stands waiting to begin the key talks – with Mrs May in the midst of a whistle-stop tour of Europe.
Her aide then climbs out of the car and goes to open the door as Mrs May sits in the backseat.
She then pauses, before trying the door again, as it appears the Black Mercedes rear door is jammed.
The car's driver then begins to climb out, before after the painfully long wait the Prime Minister finally emerges and greets Merkel.
LOCKED IN: Theresa May's staff tries to release her from the car (Pic: GETTY)
CRISIS: Theresa May was trapped in her car for ten seconds (Pic: GETTY)
Merkel and May laughed off the brief mishap, shook hands, and headed to begin their crunch talks before the PM heads to Brussels.
Social media users were quick to jump on Mrs May's unfortunate stumble, describing the situation as a "metaphor for Brexit".
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg wrote: "I didn't believe this until I saw it.
"May did actually get stuck in her car before she could get out to say hello to Merkel in Berlin."
BEMUSED: Angela Merkel watches on as Theresa May struggles with her car (Pic: GETTY)
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FREEDOM: Theresa May manages to get out her car to meet Merkel (Pic: GETTY)
LAUGHING IT OFF: Theresa May walks to greet Angela Merkel (Pic: GETTY)
Twitter users wrote "can't exit her car let alone the EU" and "she could not get the unilateral exit mechanism to work properly".
Others said "cannot negotiate her way out of a car" and "that is Brexit in a nutshell".
Meanwhile, there were those who had sympathy for the PM – saying: "When it hasnt been your day, your week, your month or even your year".
"Please don't blame this on Mrs May, she didn't choose the car," one added and another said "she really shouldn't have taken a German car".
TALKS: Theresa May and Angela Merkel will discuss Brexit (Pic: GETTY)
WHISTLE-STOP: Theresa May is visit the Netherlands, Germany and Brussels today (Pic: GETTY)
Mrs May's tour of Europe has been marred by circling sharks back at home, with top Tory MP Steve Baker calling for his colleagues to pass a vote of no-confidence in the PM.
Downing Street have pledged there will be a "meaningful vote" in the Commons on Mrs May's Brexit deal before January 21.
Campaigners from both sides have criticised the PM's deal – the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – and some are now calling for a second referendum, or a People's Vote.
EU chiefs today real Mrs May's Brexit deal is the only one possible – but there was "further clarifications and further interpretations without opening the withdrawal agreement".