Brexit: More votes promised as Labour says May running down the clock

Tony Blair has argued for a second EU referendum

Meanwhile, in a joint statement with Theresa May, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he had "underlined that the EU27 will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement" but added that the political declaration on the future relationship could be "more ambitious in terms of content and speed".

British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Swiss Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin, who heads the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, finalized the deal between their countries in Bern on Monday.

The UK has signed similar deals to continue its current trading terms with Chile, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Zimbabwe, and the tiny Faroe Islands.

Switzerland is the UK's 7th largest export market, 3rd largest non-EU market, 8th largest foreign direct investor and 10th top destination for United Kingdom outward direct investment.

She will also promise that if she has not put a renegotiated deal to Parliament by February 27 there will be another opportunity for it to vote on what should happen next.

It comes after Theresa May was warned that up to 40 ministers could resign if they were not given a vote against a no-deal Brexit.

She acknowledged the process "is not going to be easy" but insisted, "I am going to deliver Brexit".

She also questioned whether the call for completely "frictionless" trade would mean reneging on Labour's commitment to end free movement by requiring single market membership.

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The backstop is the main obstacle to securing agreement on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU. Anti-Brexit protestor outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London.

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The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Following an opening from a pianist , Cardi emerged in a sparkly black jumpsuit while strutting her stuff like a showgirl.

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The deal reflects Switzerland's "mind the gap" strategy of ensuring seamless trade ties with Britain, regardless of whether London is able to strike and approve a formal exit agreement with Brussels by March 29, the date it is scheduled to leave.

The Swiss government is pursuing a strategy dubbed "Mind the Gap", which is meant to stabilise British ties after Brexit.

May has indicated, to the fury of Brexiters, that she is prepared to negotiate with Corbyn, raising their suspicions she might opt to ask the EU for Britain to remain permanently in the customs union, a deal she could get the Commons to endorse by seeking cross-party support.

Justice Minister Rory Stewart told the BBC on Monday that differences between the two aren't as great as some suggest, but the government can't accept a customs union that would prevent Britain from negotiating trade deals with other countries.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants says the European Union should divert the money to the Irish Revenue Commissioners which could then be distributed to the industries worst affected by Brexit.

A "hard" departure without a deal would see tariffs imposed at the border, "tangling up global supply chains", study co-author Oliver Holtemoeller said in a statement.

He says what she actually intends to do is return to Parliament after the 21/22 March European Council summit the week before Brexit and offer MPs a "binary choice" - her deal or no deal.

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