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Parliament's vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will go ahead on December 11, her office said on Thursday, despite a newspaper report that ministers had sought a delay to prevent a defeat so big it might bring down the government.

Mr Graham, who sits on the Exiting the EU Committee, said it had been clear for some time the backstop "was and remains the thing that gives colleagues the most concern".

The six-page document admits that the United Kingdom could be trapped indefinitely by the arrangement after having argued that it would be able to end the arrangement unilaterally.

On Monday, the government's chief legal adviser, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, had published a summary of his legal advice, but that did not satisfy MPs who said the advice should have been published in full.

The Conservative prime minister commands a slim working majority in parliament thanks to a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP, which is fiercely opposed to her plan.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 but MPs are widely expected to vote down Theresa May's agreement on the withdrawal terms and future relations with the European Union.

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If Parliament approves the deal in a "meaningful vote" set for December 11, then Britain will move into the transition period to Brexit in March. For now, however, MPs and legal experts will be pouring over the 33 paragraphs of the advice to work out what it all means for the Brexit deal.

Ms Cummins (Bradford South) said: "I plan to vote against the deal on Tuesday".

"She believes the important thing is to do Brexit, even if we still remain tied to Europe's rules", Blair said, adding that the compromise nature of her deal makes it unpalatable to either side of the debate.

Deal, no deal, delayed Brexit, no Brexit vote - the permutations increase daily.

Last month the Prime Minister delivered a stark ultimatum to MPs - her deal, no deal or no Brexit.

Leadsom warned that in the future: "Law officers advising Cabinet will be very reluctant to give any advice to government that they might then see published on the front pages of newspapers".

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"The alternative is uncertainty and risk - the risk Brexit could be stopped, the risk we could crash out with no deal".

Brexit supporters and May's nominal allies in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party say it could leave Britain forced to accept European Union regulations indefinitely, or Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the United Kingdom.

The Lib Dems, which support staying in the European Union, hope to force a vote on another referendum next Tuesday when MPs will consider various amendments before deciding whether to accept or reject the PM's agreement.

Many lawmakers were also angry over being shown what they described as a summary, not the full legal advice on May's Brexit deal which her government had seen.

Nomura thinks a no-deal Brexit would "push sterling lower, lead to higher inflation, a sharp recession and (contrary to the BoE's mechanical projection) looser monetary policy".

An independent country should clearly have the right to negotiate trade deals with other countries across the world, so if there is any ambiguity on this point, Parliament is unlikely to approve the deal.

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"And as the gallows are being built next Tuesday for this Withdrawal Agreement, can the Secretary of State confirm if there are any discussions taking place about putting this motion off or about altering it in any way, or is the Government fixed on walking towards those gallows?"

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