Britons would back 'remain' in new Brexit vote: Channel 4 poll

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British Prime Minister Theresa may will today inform his office as advancing talks on "broksita": do not waste your time to negotiate with the European Union and his own colleagues in the party?

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael said that the results were "no surprise" and that the door is still open for another referendum owing to the political mess in Westminster.

He went on to reiterate his pledge that there would be no return to a hard border in Ireland whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, now on a knife-edge. The prime minister has been clear that we are making good progress on the future relationship and 95 percent of the withdrawal agreement is now settled.

But Mr Barnier told Belgian broadcaster RTBF: "For now, we are still negotiating and I am not, as I am speaking to you this morning, able to tell you that we are close to reaching an agreement, since there is still a real point of divergence on the way of guaranteeing peace in Ireland, that there are no borders in Ireland, while protecting the integrity of the single market".

Figures showed that 45% of people thought Brexit would be good for immigration levels, while 24% said it would be bad, and 31% said it would make no difference.

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The EU has suggested that a backstop post-Brexit customs arrangement covering all of the United Kingdom could give mainland Britain some scope to set trade rules while keeping the province of Northern Ireland aligned with the EU, European diplomats and officials said.

May apparently hopes to bring the deal to her cabinet on Tuesday, with enough progress made on the deal with the European Union by Friday to announce a special summit to announce it officially, before Parliament finally voting on it in December.

The talks could extend into December, but Theresa May would rather avoid this scenario as it would ensure that there would be no chance of securing the parliamentary vote over or before Christmas.

"On the back benches, there will be no escaping the need to read and understand any proposal in microscopic detail".

Last weekend, the London-based The Daily Telegraph reported that British chief negotiator for the Brexit, Dominic Raab, privately asked Coveney for the UK's right to unilaterally deactivate the emergency plan.

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Mrs May has reportedly dispatched three Cabinet ministers to Dublin and Belfast in an attempt to quell resistance to her latest Brexit plan.

Fox said he thought problems to getting a deal were surmountable, including getting it through parliament.

Still, it's not only ministers Mrs May has to worry about.

But some of Britain's biggest corporate names have had enough of the government's handling of the negotiations.

"Goodness, we have been here on a number of occasions and I think we are close to a deal that will work for Northern Ireland, that is what we want", said Foster, whose party threatened to pull the plug on the government less than a month ago if the Brexit deal involved a border in the Irish sea.

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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said however that it was wrong to argue that just because people in particular areas like Shetland were not getting what they wanted there was a case for another referendum.