Brexit on the brain? UK PM May repeats 'deal' seven times in 41 words

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UK PM May speaking at a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Abe
UK PM May speaking at a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Abe
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Need evidence that British Prime Minister Theresa May is spending all her waking hours thinking about getting Brexit through parliament?

Then look no further than a press conference she held on Thursday.

May, responding to a question, mentioned the word ‘deal’ seven times in just two sentences.

She uttered it once every six words during a 25-second response.

"The only way to avoid no deal is to have a deal and to agree a deal," she said. "And the deal that is on the table, the deal that is the deal that the EU has made clear is the only deal.

"There's an issue that's been raised about the backstop and we're continuing to work with the EU on that particular issue.

"But there is a good deal on the table, and for those who want to avoid no deal then backing the deal is the thing to do."

It comes ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament next week on the Brexit divorce agreement she has struck with Brussels.

Her repetition of the word deal is a reminder of criticism she received for being robotic during the last general election campaign.