Brexit rebels tell Theresa May - Your EU divorce deal is dead

Government Brexit talks with Labour face deadline

Cabinet agrees to continue Brexit talks with Labour despite Tory concerns

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be introduced in parliament in the week beginning 3 June - the same week as Donald Trump's state visit and a crucial by-election in Peterborough - leaving just three weeks to find a Commons majority on Brexit.

With Theresa May's future linked to the passage of a Brexit deal, getting legislation through the Commons and Lords by the summer break could also pave the way for her departure from Number 10.

A Labour party spokesperson said Corbyn had raised "concerns about the prime minister's ability to deliver on any compromise agreement".

Mrs May was said to have made clear to the Labour leader that she wanted to bring cross-party discussions to a conclusion and "deliver on the referendum result".

But her ministers discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday "the compromises the government was prepared to consider" and agreed to keep talking, May's spokesman said.

Despite the hope for clawing back support by making it explicit that the Conservative party supports the democratic will of the British people - something apparently unclear under the leadership of Theresa May - Blunt seemed to also accept that much of the damage was already done.

The British government has agreed it is "imperative" to ratify Britain's exit from the European Union before the summer break, setting out the clearest deadline so far for the embattled plan and the prime minister's possible departure.

"Not unless she comes to a deal with us and frankly, the signs are not good".

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"We haven't seen the significant shift yet that we require to be able to support a deal", Labour's second most powerful man, finance chief John McDonnell, said on Tuesday.

Progress has been painfully slow, and there are growing calls in May's Conservative party to abandon the process.

Thirteen former Cabinet ministers and Brady have written to May warning that "any customs union" with Labour would forfeit the "loyal middle of the Conservative party".

The statement came after talks between May and Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on a possible compromise that would end a deadlock on Brexit in Parliament.

But Mr Bone said unless there were substantial changes to the Irish backstop within the Withdrawal Agreement, it would not be backed by MPs.

While European Union elections have always been seen as a safe place for mid-term protest votes to take place by the political establishment in the United Kingdom, polling showing that the month-old Brexit Party is now beating the Conservatives in even general election polling has sent shockwaves through Westminster.

Referring to the prospect of a new Tory leader tearing up any agreement, he added: "Our big problem now is, if we are going to march our troops in Parliament to the top of the hill to vote for a deal and then that's overturned within weeks, I think that would be a cataclysmic act of bad faith".

In Brussels, officials said there were no negotiations under way and the European Union was still on a "Brexit break".

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