DUP predicts 'developments' in Government's Brexit position over weekend

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Many Cabinet ministers last night warned May that the plan simply would not pass through the Commons if it did not contain a time-limited provision because it would look like the United Kingdom had agreed to an endless customs union with Europe, the BBC reported.

As part of the EU, Britain benefits from seamless trade with the bloc, its biggest trading partner.

The deal believed to be on the table involves keeping the whole United Kingdom in an "arrangement" that effectively preserves the existing EU customs union, ensuring the goods continue to move freely over the Irish land border regardless of the future trade relationship between London and Brussels.

"I hope for progress and there is progress, but the devil is in the details, as they say", said Merkel, who was in The Hague for talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte . The deadline of 18 October, when the future EU-UK trade deal must be submitted to all remaining 27 EU members, is nearing.

But it is opposed by some within her own party who argue it would compromise the UK's sovereignty - former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has led criticism and Brexiteers have backed a "Canada plus plus" deal instead, modelled on Canada's free trade deal with the EU.

"We are simply reminding her, you are being torn at the moment between what we believe are your gut instincts and your sound principles on the Union and at the same time the bullying, threatening behaviour of the EU", said Mr Wilson at a meeting of DUP MPs and Assembly members in Portadown.

A recent statement from European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier says an agreement could be reached by next Wednesday: this pushed the British pound higher.

The DUP has threatened to withdraw its support for the government if it is not happy with the final Brexit deal.

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The 27 states remaining in the bloc hope to announce "decisive progress" in divorce talks at an European Union summit next week and then finalise their offer of close future ties with Britain next month.

With the negotiations coming to a head, the central focus of the discussions on Thursday is thought to have been the issue of the Northern Ireland "backstop" meant to ensure there is no return of a "hard border" with the Republic.

The document stated that the government "expects" this arrangement to remain in place no later than the end of December 2021.

"But that shouldn't hide the fact that we still have some big differences left to resolve", Hammond said.

The head of the Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, said May "could not in good conscience" back an European Union proposal for checks on goods being imported to Northern Ireland from Britain after Brexit.

And Commons leader Andrea Leadsom is reportedly "thinking carefully about whether she could put up with such a compromise" amid speculation she could resign, the BBC claims.

As May prepared to update key Cabinet ministers on progress toward a deal, Ivan Rogers said that, more than two years after voting to leave the EU, Britain is "on fantasy island" about what kind of divorce agreement is possible.

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