Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Tories tell Theresa May to 'bring her own noose' to meeting

Tories tell Theresa May to 'bring her own noose' to meeting

And in Northern Ireland, agreements on the preservation of the particular rights for United Kingdom and Irish citizens.

The Prime Minister was on Mondya accused by Eurosceptic Tory MPs of "surrender" as they suggested in the Commons that she does not have a Brexit plan and "know where we're going".

"Taking all of this together, 95 per cent of the Withdrawal Agreement and its protocols are now settled", she will say, according to excerpts from her statement to parliament.

"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".

The EU is now considering May's "all-UK backstop" offer.

"But we won't sacrifice Northern Ireland, and we must have finality to any backstop - whether through a time-limit or a mechanism that enables the United Kingdom to leave, in case the European Union doesn't live up to its promise to get the future relationship in place swiftly".

According to the PM, who spoke to the press right after the talks in Brussels last week, she felt from European Union leaders that "there was a very real sense" they wanted a deal to be done.

May has been recently been facing a surge in criticism from European Union supporters as well as from euroskeptics within her own party about her role in Brexit negotiations.

Jack Blanchard for Politico writes that divisions over Brexit have turned the party into "a powder keg", with open talks of an imminent vote of no confidence against May, and "the feverish atmosphere led at least one MP to brief Sunday newspapers in, frankly, terrible terms".

Restating her opposition to a so-called people's vote on the ultimate Brexit deal Karen Bradley, who voted Remain in 2016, insisted it would undermine the democratic process.

Weekend newspapers reported Tory backbenchers saying Mrs May was entering the "killing zone" and that she should "bring her own noose" to a meeting with Conservative MPs to discuss her Brexit plans.

While the speech is likely to contain no new policy announcements, it will likely provoke suspicions among restless Brexiteers that May has made more secret concessions in Brussels to get a deal over the line.

The former Brexit secretary, David Davis, touted by some as a successor to May, wrote in The Mail on Sunday that "even the most charitable verdict on last week's Brexit talks in Brussels can hardly describe them as a success", because May appeared to endorse extending the transition period beyond December 2020.

European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday that the bloc was ready to extend the length of the transition period created to smooth the UK's exit from the 28-nation bloc next year, though he was more optimistic than previous about an imminent deal.

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

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