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May: Brexit deal '95% done'

May: Brexit deal '95% done'

Meanwhile, Ms Bradley attended the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) plenary session in London, where she said the United Kingdom is committed to upholding the Good Friday Agreement and to avoiding a hard Border.

The DUP has also repeatedly emphasised that such a move is a red line for the party, and has threatened to withdraw its support for the prime minister if she caves in to the EU's demands.

Her attempts to unlock the Brexit negotiations by considering an extension to the transition period beyond an end date of December 2020 has angered pro- and anti-EU factions in her Conservative Party.

Updating the House, the Prime Minister told MPs that "95 per cent of the Withdrawal Agreement and its protocols are now settled", but added the "considerable sticking point" of the backstop had yet to be agreed.

Mrs May will repeat her opposition to the EU proposal - for Northern Ireland to remain in the bloc's customs union, potentially creating barriers to trade with the rest of Britain - as she tries to ease growing frustration among her parliamentary partners, a Northern Irish party.

May will say that the shape of the deal across "the vast majority" of its text is now clear.

The decision to end the bringing forward of the clocks in spring and their subsequent going back in autumn came after research suggested that it was unpopular with the public in European Union member states (presumably including the UK), and could mean that European Union countries will have to choose to adopt a permanent summer or winter time.

Mrs May started the week with her political survival in the balance after she raised the prospect of delaying the UK's full departure from the European Union during last week's council summit in Brussels.

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Purdue was really just manhandling the Ohio State offensive line and not letting them establish a run game at all. Kyle Murray threw four touchdown passes as the No. 9-ranked Sooners erupted to a win over the host Horned Frogs.

Trudy Harrison, the MP for Copeland, was the latest to sign up to the Stand Up 4 Brexit campaign that opposes any future trade deal based on Chequers, which would sign up the United Kingdom to a common rule book for food and goods after Brexit to ensure a free flow of trade across the border in Ireland.

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, disgusting terms".

Asked about the violent imagery used by the Tories anonymously attacking her, May's official spokesman said on Monday morning: "I don't intend to dignify those specific anonymous comments with a response".

However a planned show of strength among the Brexiteers, who meant to rebel at a vote on Northern Ireland legislation in parliament later this week, was called off by the leader of the rebellion, former minister Steve Baker.

(AAP) Protesters demanded a final say on the Brexit deal.

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the exit agreement must be finalised by the end of next month to allow new laws to be put in place in time for exit day.

A Nobel Prize Winner said that Brexit is the "biggest threat" to the UK's science industry in his almost 50 years of research.

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