UK’s May seeks compromise with Labour in European Union divorce deal

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In an admission that some countries have sought to extract a high price for their continuing to trade with Britain after leaving the EU, Liam Fox, the global trade secretary, said some nations had made the requests as part of talks.

According to The Sun, Labour MP Yvette Cooper and former Tory minister Sir Oliver Letwin unveiled a new bill to force the government to apply for an extension to the Article 50 talks and delay Brexit if the March deadline isn't met.

Several will try to get parliament to back their alternative proposals on Thursday, with options including calling a second referendum, a delay to Brexit, votes on a range of options and even a push to reverse the decision to leave the EU.

But members of the backbench European Research Group say that it effectively endorses another amendment approved by MPs the same day, which rules out no-deal but is not binding on the Government.

The group say they would then put down an amendment creating parliamentary time for a bill requiring the Prime Minister and Parliament to decide by mid-March whether the United Kingdom is leaving with a deal, without a deal or whether it will seek an extension to Article 50.

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The Scottish government has stepped up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit as it again called on Theresa May to rule out the possibility.

He added: "No-deal is an eventuality we wish to avoid, but one we continue to plan for".

The comments by Mr Robbins - a key figure in the negotiations with the European Union - will fuel the suspicion among MPs that Mrs May is trying to "run down the clock" to Brexit day on March 29 in an attempt to force them to back her agreement.

"By getting the changes we need to the backstop; by protecting and enhancing workers' rights and environmental protections; and by enhancing the role of Parliament in the next phase of negotiations I believe we can reach a deal that this House can support".

Labour has tabled an amendment for debate in the Commons on Thursday which would require the Government to either put her deal to a vote by February 27 or allow Parliament to take control of the process.

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"Countries like Japan and South Korea and others are going to expect better terms from the United Kingdom, at the expense of the United Kingdom, than they've had to give to the European Union", he said. "But, the solution to this has to be to get Jeremy Corbyn, or the Labour Party, or indeed Parliament as a whole, to come behind a deal".

The EU insists it won't renegotiate the legally binding withdrawal agreement, though it is still holding talks with Britain about potential tweaks to a non-binding political declaration that accompanies it.

He was overheard by ITV News correspondent Angus Walker in a hotel bar apparently suggesting if Mrs May's deal didn't pass through the Commons, Brexit could be delayed for 21 months.

With 45 days to go however, Mr Grieve warned time was running perilously short under the terms of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act which requires 21 sitting days before the ratification of any worldwide treaty.

Speaking after a meeting of the Scottish cabinet in Glasgow, Ms Sturgeon told BBC Scotland that Mrs May was attempting to "run down the clock" in an attempt to "blackmail" MPs into backing her deal "at the very, very last minute".

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MEPs, meanwhile, are to vote today on laws to prevent disruption for airlines and hauliers in the case of a no-deal Brexit.