German car-makers would lean on Angela Merkel to give Britain a jammy deal

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The quotation comes from http://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2017/04/looking-back-looking-forward-0

Quotation: You can tell Britain’s starting position is grim because the Brexiteers keep availing themselves of different reasons for why it is not. First they said German car-makers would lean on Angela Merkel to give Britain a jammy deal. German car-makers demurred.
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Hi everyone! Does the bold sentence mean as below?

First they said German car-makers would pressure Merkel to give Britain a generous deal.
 
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