Brexit crunch looms for PM May as European Union talks stall

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The spokesperson did confirm, however, that the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mrs May had spoken by phone on Monday.

The main disagreement over the border issue has been over an EU-suggested backstop - keeping Northern Ireland in the EU single market and the Customs Union after Brexit until a solution is found - because it would create a sort of a border within the the Irish Sea. The newspaper also said cabinet ministers had spoken about whether to insist she goes as early as this week.

At the weekend, May tried to persuade her rebellious lawmakers to back her deal when it returns to the Commons on Tuesday evening, entertaining them at her grand country house retreat of Chequers, but there were no signs that she has won them round.

While May has said she wants to stay on in power to deliver a domestic legacy, the votes in Parliament this week might determine the length of her remaining time in Downing Street.

But Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney then suggested May could visit Strasbourg, where the European Parliament is holding its plenary session this week, to "finalise an agreement, if that's possible".

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"Tomorrow there will be a fundamental choice - to vote for the improved deal or to plunge this country into a political crisis", he said.

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May's spokesman, James Slack, said "talks are ongoing" among lower-level negotiators and there was "a shared determination by both sides to find a solution".

That was because MPs were unhappy with the Northern Ireland backstop and were anxious the United Kingdom could be held in this insurance policy indefinitely, if the United Kingdom is unable to agree on a future relationship with the European Union by the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020.

Talks in Brussels have been deadlocked and over the weekend, it became clear that May was unable to convince European Union leaders to agree to changes she was seeking to the withdrawal agreement, particularly on the so-called "backstop", the protocol to ensure an open border is maintained in the island of Ireland.

Hunt also suggested Brexit would have to be delayed if the deal is passed and the Labor party's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said delaying the withdrawal for three months is "probably doable".

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"The deal honours the referendum result and is good for both the United Kingdom and the EU".

"To stand here today and say this is a significant change when she's repeating what she said on January 14 is not going to take anyone here far".

By contrast, they argue that a second referendum, preferred by many Labour MPs, would take much longer to arrange.

That motion for extension is likely to be laid by the government on Thursday, a vote May has promised should her deal fail to pass on Tuesday and if parliament then votes against no deal on Wednesday.

There has been speculation that the beleaguered prime minister may be forced to resign. She has already survived votes of no confidence by her own party and Parliament as a whole.

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