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Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker attend the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg Austria

But London has yet to present in writing a new proposal for the biggest hurdle in talks now - how to avoid extensive, post-Brexit checks along the 500 km (320 miles) of border between EU member state Ireland and Britain's Northern Ireland province that will become the only EU-UK land frontier.

With the negotiations coming to a head, the central focus of the discussions is thought to have been the issue of the Northern Ireland "backstop" meant to ensure there is not return of a "hard border" with the Republic.

The DUP is prepared to vote against Theresa May's Conservative Government on the budget should their red line on Brexit be breached, Sky News has reported. He said Mrs May was committed "heart and soul, not just cerebrally" to the Union and would only put her name to a deal that "treats Northern Ireland on a par as a full part of the United Kingdom".

"If she is not prepared to do that then you do have - and Ken Clarke talked about acting in the national interest - then in the national interest she has to say to them "you are not getting a withdrawal agreement because I cannot accept the break up of the United Kingdom".

At his latest appearance in parliament, where divisions over how to leave the European Union were on display, Raab moved to downplay one of the thorniest parts of the talks - a so-called backstop arrangement to prevent the return of a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

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The DUP has 10 MPs, although Ian Paisley will not be able to vote in the Commons until November 20 after being suspended for failing to declare two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

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Avramopoulos also said the bloc's no-deal contingency plans on security were driven by "goodwill", stressing the bloc would want to continue cooperating with Britain closely, including on sharing intelligence.

But he also set out key objections to her proposed new trading relationship which involves a UK-EU customs partnership and a "common rulebook" for goods travelling across the border.

The former chancellor said that would reveal that the "hardline Eurosceptic views" of the "Bennites" in the Labour leadership and the "right-wing nationalists" on the Tory benches were in the minority in the Commons.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote address on the final day of at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 3, 2018.

She added that they should also remember that Parliament gave the British people the decision over Brexit and following the 2016 referendum result "it is our duty to ensure that we leave".

The negotiations are reaching a critical stage ahead of next week's European Council summit.

Meanwhile, Mrs May told her Cabinet that Britain will not accept an European Union withdrawal deal without a "precise" political declaration setting out how its requirements on trade and security will be delivered.

But one European Union diplomat was upbeat, saying the divorce deal, or withdrawal agreement, could be concluded by Monday and that officials were working on a proposal to avoid Britain having to come up with a separate backstop plan as a possible solution.

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