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IF any of our readers are body language or lip-reading experts, now is your time to shine.

That said, you don't need to have any special training to see how incredibly cold the atmosphere was at the summit in Brussels as the Prime Minister met EU leaders.

In particular, one exchange between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May has caught the eye.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg posted the full clip, and tweeted: "Have watched these kinds of pictures looking for body language [between] leaders dozens of time – have NEVER seen anything as tense and angry as this."

Since then, Channel 5 News have released a version with subtitles from lipreaders.

She seems to be referring to his description of her request for concessions as being "nebulous and imprecise".

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, can be seen walking over towards the end of the clip.

You can almost read Theresa May's mind, as she realises her Christmas won't be coming early. Santa can deliver many presents, but votes in the Commons ain't one of them.

In fact, it's clear May's latest antics have only knocked her further down the EU's naughty list.

She went to Brussels promising to win concessions and re-assurances on the backstop. Instead, EU leaders openly criticised her negotiating strategy.

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And while we can't quite know what Juncker was saying in his exchange with May, we do know what else has been saying.

"Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want," explained Juncker.

"So we would like, within a few weeks, our UK friends to set out their expectations for us because this debate is sometimes nebulous and imprecise and I would like clarifications.

"We don't want the UK to think there can be any form of renegotiation, that is crystal clear. We can add clarifications but no real changes.

"There will be no legally binding obligations imposed on the withdrawal treaty."

What has May been saying?

She's been warning EU leaders that refusing to offer concessions could risk a no-deal Brexit, and apparently ended with a highly personal appeal to EU leaders, asking for them to put their trust in her to deliver on her promises.

Trusting May to deliver on promises? May has apparently failed to realise she is dealing with serious political leaders, not David Mundell.

It gets worse for the UK Government. The Times is now reporting that EU leaders "reneged" on an agreement to help her sell the Brexit deal in parliament.

At a dinner last night – which May wasn't invited to – they agreed a message needed to be sent to MPs that there would be no further concessions.

The Times reports a senior EU source as saying: "To use a Christmas theme, we want all parties and factions in the British parliament to feel the bleak midwinter."

May will find Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on the steps of Downing Street before she secures a Brexit deal that isn't disastrous for the UK and will get through the Commons.