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Theresa May refuses to say when Irish ‘backstop’ would expire

The backstop plan is a safety net which sets out proposals for customs arrangements with the EU if a permanent deal is not secured by March 2019, when the UK leaves the bloc

Energy minister admits she drives diesel car during questioning on own clean energy record

Claire Perry said a smart meter was fitted in her home over the summer, but admitted she drives a diesel car

What may happen in critical week for Brexit – and Theresa May

Downing Street is still cautiously confident that a deal will be struck which is acceptable to both Brussels and Mrs May's cabinet

Theresa May to give Brexit update after talks break down

The prime minister is looking to reassure her minority government partners the DUP that a proposed "backstop" keeping Northern Ireland aligned with the EU to avoid a hard border would be time-limited

Boris Johnson urges Theresa May to ‘stand up to EU bullies’

At the start of a make-or-break week for the prime minister which could determine how long she survives, he said a crisis was looming and urgent action was needed

Who is Olly Robbins, the civil servant on whose shoulders Brexit deal rests?

But one man has been a constant, a survivor; a civil servant on whose shoulders the Brexit deal rests

‘Key issues’ remain on Brexit despite Dominic Raab’s dash to Brussels

News of the talks fuelled reports that a divorce agreement may be close ahead of Wednesday's crunch summit of European leaders

Universal credit: Theresa May ‘should back £2bn extra funding for welfare’, says Iain Duncan...

Mr Duncan Smith, who was the architect of the system, told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday that topping up funding was the best way of reaching the "just about managing" Mrs May promised she would help

David Davis urges cabinet mutiny to kill Theresa May’s Brexit plan

In what will be seen as an insurrection against the prime minister, he says her "flawed" plan to keep the UK in a customs union is "completely unacceptable"

‘Dodgy’ Brexit deal will annex Northern Ireland from UK, Arlene Foster warns PM

The DUP leader said proposals for a "backstop" arrangement - effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the single market and custom union to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland - would lead to its "permanent annexation" from the UK

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