Theresa May faces fresh threat of Brexit rebellion

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He said: "It is worth thinking about (the various scenarios) because everyone in Parliament who is enjoying making categoric statements about being against Chequers or against "no deal" is now loading the revolver for a game of Russian roulette, with a lot more than Brexit at stake". An informal summit in Salzburg this month between the EU's 27 remaining leaders is emerging as one of the most significant Brexit discussions since the bloc first set its strategy for talks. "I judge it's a ways doable", he added.Brussels and London are working laborious to wrap up discussions on the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union in 200 days' time, on March 29, 2019.The two sides had advise a mid-October closing date to finalise the Brexit deal, nonetheless Barnier has acknowledged for weeks that this date could bound.

However, investors have shied away from big bets, given the lack of concrete progress and events such as the ruling Conservative's party conference at the end of September, at which Prime Minister Theresa May could face a leadership challenge. The UK will leave the European Union, with or without a deal, on 29 March next year.

"I think anyone who was involved in that referendum campaign - I think it was a bad campaign on both sides - they're bound by all sorts of promises that shouldn't have been made, they carry the baggage of a awful process".

Speaking at a conference in Slovenia on Monday afternoon, Barnier said that a Brexit deal could be between six and eight weeks, calling such an outcome both "realistic" and "possible".

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He also said Hungary would seek legal ways to challenge the ruling as abstaining votes were not counted, and this, he said, changed the outcome of the vote.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has sounded more hopeful of resolving the issue, offering to be flexible in his approach to agreeing the so-called backstop plan to avoid a hard border. There is, so far, no full exit deal and it is uncertain whether May can push an agreement through the British parliament.

Once a deal is reached, it has to go to the United Kingdom parliament and the European Parliament for approval.

Barnier refused to comment on the divisions in the governing British Conservative Party over Brexit. According to two people familiar with the meeting, nobody spoke against the idea that she must be removed.

May's government says its critics have failed to present a viable alternative to her Chequers proposal. On Wednesday, the ERG will put forward its own plan for resolving the Irish border question.

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Number 10 said Mrs May would be chairing a special meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday to discuss the ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit if Britain fails to secure an agreement with Brussels.

London and Brussels say they want to get a divorce deal at the October 18 EU Council or at the latest by the end of the year.

"Theresa May has enormous virtues, she is a fantastically dutiful prime minister and she has my support - I just want her to change one item of policy".

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