Theresa May under new pressure to secure Brexit concessions from EU

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At cabinet on Tuesday, Theresa May told ministers that she would have to "come back with a changed backstop".

Tory rebel Dominic Grieve backs calls to give MPs a free vote on Brexit issues, adding that the United Kingdom certainly needs more time to resolve the deadlock.

In what is shaping-up to be Brexit's "Super Tuesday" showdown in the Commons, various factions of MPs are competing to stamp their mark on the European Union withdrawal agenda.

As the Prime Minister faced another Commons showdown over her European Union withdrawal agenda on Tuesday, Downing Street was battling to keep control of the Brexit timetable.

More than a dozen amendments have been tabled, with Tory loyalists hoping the deal will be approved on condition the Northern Ireland backstop is dropped.

The fact that Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke have both backed the idea of MPs being given a free vote on some aspects of Brexit adds to the air of unpredictability as the Commons clash approaches.

Attention is focusing on an amendment by Tory grandee Sir Graham Brady which calls for the removal of the backstop and "alternative arrangements" to be put in its place.

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Mr Coveney said the backstop was crucial in preventing a hard border.

MPs on the Brexit committee will today demand ministers rule out a no-deal that risks "serious delays" to foods, medicines and manufacturing goods.

May is trying to use a series of votes in parliament on Tuesday to find a consensus that lawmakers in her own party could support, just two weeks since her deal suffered the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern British history.

Morgan Stanley strategists said in a daily note the pound could rally to as high as $1.45 if May's deal wins parliamentary approval next week, or to as high as $1.37 if there is an extension in the timeline of Britain's exit from the EU. They want him to take a more pro-EU stance in keeping with the views of members of the party which welcomed an influx of younger supporters after the left-leaning Corbyn took over as leader in 2015.

Speaking to Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Rayner said that "Labour will do whatever it takes to avoid a no-deal Brexit".

Its success depends on Labour whipping its MPs to back the move and a number of Tory Remainers giving it their support.

Amendments have been tacked on to the Labour push, with the Liberal Democrats calling for Remain to be on the ballot paper in any referendum, and Labour backbenchers urging parliament to legislate for a public vote.

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