UK PM May cautions: Alternative to my Brexit deal is no deal

Theresa May said the alternative to rebel counter-proposals is no deal

Mrs May has repeatedly said that the only alternative to her Chequers plan is a no deal scenario, an outcome with International Monetary Fund said could be disastrous for the UK's economy.

May, the centre-right Conservative Party's leader, said she was focused on securing a Brexit deal rather than her own future, in a BBC television interview out Sunday.

The leaders will then meet for a working lunch without United Kingdom represenatation on Thursday for a discussion over their Brexit strategy with Barnier.

Barnier said that an Irish "backstop" must be legally operationally and respect the UK's constitutional integrity. During this time, it would be able to negotiate new free trade agreements with non-EU states.

Negotiations are a critical stage, with both sides hoping for an agreement on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and future trade relations by the start of November at the latest. Some observers do not think that a deal will be agreed until December.

"He remained in Government for a full seven months after the joint report was agreed".

May has proposed that Britain follow European Union rules in trade in goods after Brexit, to protect manufacturing supply lines and avoid a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Alternative plans set out by Mrs May would "effectively" keep Britain in the bloc, he added.

May's former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, attacked May's Brexit plans.

"I think words have helped, they've changed the atmosphere, but we need to see actions now", he said.

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"If we are to get out of this mess, and get the great British motor back on track, then we need to understand the Irish backstop, and how it is being used to coerce the United Kingdom into becoming a vassal state of Brussels", he added. The proposal for the backstop on Ireland and Northern Ireland has been on the table since February.

Both sides have proposed fallback plans, known as backstops, that would kick into place if trade talks fail to settle the question.

But many business chiefs and investors fear politics could scupper a deal, thrusting both the European Union and the United Kingdom into a "no-deal" Brexit that they say would weaken the West, panic financial markets and block the arteries of trade.

Johnson said on Monday an European Union technical fix could allow a proper Brexit deal to be clinched.

But failure to get a deal would lead to a contraction, she said.

Mr Barnier speech comes ahead of Wednesday's informal gathering in Salzburg where Theresa May will attempt to make a direct pitch to fellow leaders to back her Chequers deal.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on September 12, 2018.

"The pressures this causes means that we have to turn away qualified doctors, teachers, and entrepreneurs from non-EU countries who would make a positive contribution to this country".

And Number 10 posted a video lasting nearly seven minutes on social media in which the Prime Minister set out her plan.

The Times newspaper reported that the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is working on a new protocol text outlining how to use technology to minimize checks on the border. "There are, however, significant problems yet to be resolved".

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