France sees Brexit deal as possible, but must prepare for 'no deal'

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Meanwhile a report in The Sunday Times newspaper claimed that senior members of May's Downing Street political operation had begun planning for an Autumn poll. One person in her inner circle told cabinet members she'll probably stand down next summer in a move created to stop them from resigning now in protest at her leadership.

The UK and European Union are trying to reach a deal by mid-November and want to avoid a hard border - physical infrastructure like cameras or guard posts - between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic but can not agree on how.

After EU leaders meeting in Austria on Thursday warned a key element of the Chequers plan would not work, Mr Hunt called them to engage with Britain in a "spirit of politeness and decency" to find an agreed solution. Both parties must resolve the issues that are holding up progress by the October EU Council summit - the deadline to reach an agreement to allow time for the deal to be ratified by the British and European Parliaments.

But on Friday he put another spin on things saying the Chequers plan was "a step in the right direction" and added: "I remain convinced that a compromise, good for all, is still possible".

The pound's fall against the dollar and the euro deepened following Mrs May's Friday statement. The currency was trading down a sharp 1.5 percent on the day at $1.3066.

May's former Brexit minister David Davis has said up to 40 lawmakers from the Conservative Party will vote against her Brexit plans.

"And the message to the Brexiteers is: if you want to sort out Brexit later you might get that opportunity once she's gone".

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May had shown herself "incapable of delivering a good Brexit deal", and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer accused her of being "in denial".

"From the very beginning of the negotiations we have been focused on finding a deal that will minimise the damage resulting from Brexit". One can probably assume that's the last thing the European Union wants to do.

Mr Tusk, who came under pressure from Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel to adopt a tough stance, said the two sides now faced a "moment of truth" next month, which would decide whether a Brexit deal was possible or not. This makes the Prime Minister's task harder and she is right to remind them that no deal is better than a bad deal.

"It is not acceptable to reject the other side's proposals without an explanation". "The United Kingdom will not be treated in such a manner".

Davis told Huffington Post there was a "rock-solid" core of party lawmakers who belonged to the European Research Group (ERG), a grouping which wants a sharper break with the EU and were willing to vote down her plans.

The negative headlines indicate the extent of the divergence in perceptions between London and the capitals of the EU's other 27 members on the future of Brexit. The UK expects the same.

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