Around 30 Labour MPs willing to vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work

Following a meeting in Brussels with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, DUP leader Arlene Foster dismissed suggestions that she was ready to soften her position, and said her party would not accept any new regulatory checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea.

"If she doesn't take our concerns on board, we will take the view that Theresa May is not the leader to take us through to a safe Brexit".

If 40 Tories rebelled against the PM it could mean her Brexit deal would fail to get Parliamentary approval and she would need Labour votes to get it through.

Speaking earlier on Sky News DUP MP Sammy Wilson said he believed there was no way forward in the Brexit negotiations "unless the Prime Minister is prepared to kick back at this late stage on the belligerent demands we have had from the European Union on Northern Ireland". If you're the Prime Minister, you do have to listen to colleagues, ' he said.

The prime minister will hold an extended discussion on Brexit at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the eve of her trip to Brussels, where she hopes to outline a compromise deal on the Irish border.

Foster has said that is part of her "blood red lines" over Brexit.

- The International Monetary Fund said "growing anxiety" about a breakdown in Brexit negotiations could result in "contractual and operational uncertainties in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe".

An announcement on what a possible deal could look like on the Irish border issue could be made as soon as Monday.

Selmayr, secretary general of the European Commission, has been tasked with coordinating preparedness to protect the EU from economic and political damage if Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 next year without a divorce deal in place. Progress report on #SecurityUnion. "There is a strong shared self-interest in finding a way of maintaining co-operation on security, if that proves to be possible".

Davis wrote: "If we stay on our current trajectory we will go into the next election with the government having delivered none of the benefits of Brexit, with the country reduced to being a rule-taker from Brussels, and having failed to deliver on a number of promises in the manifesto and in the Lancaster House speech".

"But as far as security is concerned, it is very important in order to ensure the security of our citizens and safety for our countries to keep working together in the future".

The UK Government is also due to publish its own revised proposals for the Irish border, but Downing Street has said only that these will appear "in due course".

Reports had suggested Mr Barnier would present a paper setting out new European Union proposals at Wednesday's meeting, but it is thought this has been delayed until closer to the summit date.

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