Britain's May to launch new push on her Brexit deal next month

Government Brexit talks with Labour face deadline

The vote is timed to take place before lawmakers take off for summer recess.

The conversations with Labour had been "difficult", the spokesman said, but ministers were "determined to find a way through" the Brexit impasse.

May was seeking a "stable majority in Parliament that will ensure the safe passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the UK's swift exit from the EU", the spokesman said.

Theresa May will put her Brexit deal to the Commons next month in a vote that will determine her remaining time as prime minister.

"No deal planning has never stopped", the spokesman said.

Ministers had a "very clear understanding that the British public want the Government to get on with delivering this".

The Prime Minister has been engaged in cross-party talks with Jeremy Corbyn since she asked for the latest deadline delay until October 31.

"More fundamentally, you would have lost the loyal middle of the Conservative Party, split our party and with likely nothing positive to show for it".

Number 10 sources insisted the Government would not sign up to a "permanent" customs union and any compromise position may only be an "interim" measure.

She will confirm the timetable when she meets leaders of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, who have demanded that she set a date for her departure.

Boris Johnson, David Davis, Dominic Raab and the recently sacked Gavin Williamson all signed the letter, as well as Sir Michael Fallon, Iain Duncan Smith, John Whittingdale and Sir Graham Brady.

The letter, organised by Greg Hands, said Mrs May could not bind her successor to a deal so any agreement with Labour was likely to be "at best temporary, at worst illusory".

But Mr Bone said unless there were substantial changes to the Irish backstop within the Withdrawal Agreement, it would not be backed by MPs. It would be followed by negotiations on a new trade deal with the EU.

He said: "We have been at this five weeks, we haven't seen the significant shift yet that we require to be able to support a deal".

He said the Tories "may well have to concede that there is a public vote of some sort" on the deal.

Ministers are split on whether asking parliament to choose its preferred Brexit, probably based on ranking different options, is a Trojan Horse to deliver what some see as an appalling Brexit in Name Only, a disgraceful abdication of responsibility by government, an impractical and total waste of time or a longshot that is worth exploring given that all other initiatives to secure a departure from the European Union have failed.

The Prime Minister is understood to have requested the meeting, and also dispatched her chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins to Brussels for two days of talks about the possibility of making changes to the Political Declaration to strengthen protections for workers rights and request a say in future European Union trade deals for the UK.

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