United Kingdom leader pushes Brexit deal with frustrated EU, Parliament

Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Despite Appeal to EU for Last-Minute Concession

Despite the Prime Minister supposedly securing "legally binding" changes, the DUP has not openly confirmed its support for Mrs May's deal as of yet.

Finally, it would put assurances from European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk over the temporary nature of the backstop "onto a legally binding footing", Lidington said.

Robert Halfon, one of the Conservative MPs behind the common market 2.0 plan, said he was "very excited by it" but added that there was more work to be done around getting agreement on a type of customs arrangement, which many Conservatives would not want to be a permanent customs union. As a result, she can not be forced from office for a year.

Ms May said the House of Commons will debate the improved deal on Wednesday.

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday that there was momentum behind a move to stop Brexit, warning that unless lawmakers backed the government's exit deal on Tuesday then Brexit could be reversed.

And Tory Brexiteer Peter Bone urged the government to delay the vote until MPs had had enough time to scrutinise any changes to the deal.

The margin of defeat could be even worse this time, because her strategy of brinksmanship, which the Prime Minister has tried to hold for more than two years, has all but fallen apart.

Pro-Brexit lawmakers said they would read the fine print before deciding how to vote on Tuesday.

The United Kingdom's tortuous crisis over European Union membership is approaching its finale with an extraordinary array of options including a delay, a last-minute deal, a no-deal Brexit, a snap election or even another referendum.

"I think that an important offer has again been made to Britain, and now it is, of course, for Britain to respond to these offers", she said in Berlin.

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But May's spokesman, James Slack, said "talks are ongoing" at a technical level, and there is "a shared determination by both sides to find a solution".

If the European Union did breach its commitments to try to find an alternative to the backstop, Lidington said Britain could use this legal document "as the basis for a formal dispute through independent arbitration", and ultimately get the backstop suspended.

But the details of it were a sticking point for many MPs when they voted her deal down in January.

The prime minister has warned that a defeat risks scuttling her blueprint for Brexit and replacing it with a scaled-down plan, potentially keeping the United Kingdom inside the EU's single market and customs union.

The amended Brexit deal gave a further boost to investors' appetite for riskier assets, after global equity indexes climbed overnight on gains in technology stocks and expectations of more stimulus from China.

In a statement, the European Commission said it had put forward proposals to try and reassure MPs the backstop "if used will apply temporarily".

Britain's main opposition Labour Party also came out against the agreement.

If May's deal is voted down this week, Parliament will then get a vote on whether to delay Brexit to avoid a chaotic no-deal exit.

May has already survived a leadership challenge from within the Conservative Party, which means there can not be another one before December.

Delaying the meaningful vote would be another humiliation for the prime minister after senior ministers spent the weekend insisting it would go ahead as planned.

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