British PM May says Brexit deal is 95% settled

British PM May says Brexit deal is 95% settled

It is hoped the movement from the European Union side will prove enough to help Mrs May get an Irish protocol across the line with her own party and the DUP, on whom she relies for a majority.

The EU also volunteered to extend the post-Brexit status quo transition period by a year until the end of 2021.

Taking the unusual step of briefing planned remarks to the Commons in advance, May will conclude that "taking all of this together, 95 per cent of the withdrawal agreement and its protocols are now settled" in talks that she has until now largely insisted on keeping secret.

"The lack of clarity about the immediate impact of a disorderly United Kingdom withdrawal is particularly problematic in relation to the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland", said the report, suggesting that a no-deal Brexit will make a customs and regulatory border "necessary".

No amendment made by parliament would be able to affect the withdrawal agreement made at an global level, he said.

Scottish Tory MPs have spoken out against any move that keeps the United Kingdom in the EU Common Fisheries Policy beyond the end of 2020.

After last week's crunch meeting between European Union leaders and Theresa May, there were positive noises about progress towards a deal - although the border on the island of Ireland remains an issue of contension.

In a long and hard conference call on Sunday, Work & Pensions secretary Ester McVey reportedly told the prime minister she was "devastated" by the transition extension proposal, while Home Secretary Sajid Javid challenged May to use the threat of a no-deal scenario as leverage in talks.

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She said if Karen Bradley is suggesting that a Brexit outcome opposed by one community is unacceptable, "then the same logic should apply for those of all political persuasions and none who voted to remain".

"I do not want to extend the implementation period and I do not believe that extending it will be necessary".

The updates will be provided by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, who told ministers at Tuesday's meeting that "good progress" was being made, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.

To make the prime minister's week even more hard, she is facing the threat of rebellion from over 40 Conservative MPs if she does not bow to new demands over the backstop within the next 48 hours, the Times reports.

"I would say this is the biggest threat I have seen to science in the United Kingdom in all my life which is now almost 50 years of research", he said.

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union began marching through London on Saturday (20 October) as part of what organisers say will be the largest ever demonstration to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.

Downing Street told CNN it would not be commenting on Mercer's interview.

However a planned show of strength among the Brexiteers, who meant to rebel at a vote on Northern Ireland legislation in parliament later this week, was called off by the leader of the rebellion, former minister Steve Baker.

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