United Kingdom could seek extension to Brexit transition, says Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a working dinner of EU leaders

May will tell MPs this afternoon that the terms of the withdrawal agreement are 95% complete.

In Edinburgh Wednesday, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said a no-deal Brexit may be the most likely outcome of Britain's negotiations with Brussels.

"Ninety-five per cent of the Withdrawal Agreement and its protocols are now settled", she will tell parliamentarians, according to a partial transcript released by her office late Sunday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 per cent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to "hold our nerve" during the hard last push in negotiations.

European Union diplomats briefed on the negotiations said a vital part of a complex package was to "anchor" a reference in the legally-binding withdrawal treaty to May's proposal to keep the whole of the United Kingdom in a customs partnership with the European Union - thus avoiding special treatment for Northern Ireland.

Since then, May's proposal to extend the transition period has done little to calm anger among eurosceptics in the governing Conservative Party, who fear she is leading Britain into a deal that will make Britain a "vassal state" - unable ever to leave the EU.

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The thorny issue has been a major stumbling bloc in the Brexit talks, with negotiators at loggerheads over how best to avoid checks at the border after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

Mrs May added that protecting the UK's integrity was so important that she had a duty to explore "every possible solution" in keeping the Irish border open and ensuring that there are no new barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

That would mean it did not automatically have the right to reclaim its current terms of membership, such as the generous budget rebate negotiated by ex-UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984, should it want to rejoin.

His remarks are likely to infuriate Brussels and the Irish Republic, who have both insisted that a backstop - essentially an insurance policy created to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit - must be part of any withdrawal agreement.

He was responding to concerns at question time that leaving the European Union could disrupt food supplies from the continent.

But EU leaders, who see the backstop as essential should talks over the future relationship falter, are unlikely to welcome the stance.

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Irish broadcaster RTE reported that the European Union is ready to agree the UK-wide backstop proposed by Mrs May, but only as part of a separate treaty following a withdrawal agreement including a backstop applying to Northern Ireland only.

I very much hope that the prime minister will return from the negotiations with a deal that parliament can support in the national interest.

Several Sunday newspapers said mutinous MPs were preparing a fresh bid to topple her leadership this week.

Well Mark... she asked lawmakers on Monday for patience while the final stages of a Brexit deal are being worked out.

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If Mrs May believes she can turn to Labour for support to help pass her Brexit plan, she can "think again", Sir Keir Starmer has said.

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