Theresa May promises Brexit vote by February 27 to avert revolt

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In an admission that some countries have sought to extract a high price for their continuing to trade with Britain after leaving the EU, Liam Fox, the global trade secretary, said some nations had made the requests as part of talks.

The spokesman declined to discuss reports that senior negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying that Mrs May planned to wait until the end of March before confronting MPs with a choice between her deal or a lengthy delay to Brexit.

The ERG's anger centres on a reference in the motion to a separate vote in which MPs opposed a no-deal Brexit.

However, influential Brexiteers from the European Research Group of Tory backbenchers are angry at being asked to support the PM's motion.

The focus of numerous pro-Brexit lawmakers is the motion the government will put forward on Thursday, which some suggest takes a no deal scenario off the table.

Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, one of the leading campaigners against Brexit without a deal, unveiled a new plan to ensure parliament has a chance to vote on ruling out a no-deal scenario.

Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay will meet European Union negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday ahead of a crunch moment in parliament on Thursday, when lawmakers will try to force May to change course or give up control of the exit process.

Ever since, the premier has been trying to secure changes to the accord that would satisfy parliament's lower House of Commons.

If parliament does not ultimately approve a deal, under current legislation Britain will leave without an agreement, an outcome many businesses say would be catastrophic for the world's fifth largest economy by causing major delays at ports, fracturing worldwide supply chains and hindering investment.

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"I urge all members across this House to think about the damage the Prime Minister's strategy is doing - the threat to industry and skilled jobs in communities across Britain", he said.

Last week, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set out five conditions for his party's backing of the prime minister's withdrawal agreement.

They intend to put down an amendment creating parliamentary time for a bill requiring the Prime Minister and Parliament to decide by mid-March whether the United Kingdom is leaving with a deal, without a deal or whether it will seek an extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process.

Downing Street meanwhile said Mrs May will make a Commons statement on the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations on Tuesday - a day earlier than expected.

Thursday's vote is not binding on the government, but defeat would be a blow to her efforts to convince Brussels that she could secure a Commons majority for a revised agreement over the terms of Britain's departure.

During another fractious debate in the House of Commons, the prime minister made no new concessions on policy other than to stretch the deadline for agreeing a deal until the brink of the UK's formal exit from the bloc, due on 29 March.

The EU insists it won't renegotiate the legally binding withdrawal agreement, though it is still holding talks with Britain about potential tweaks to a non-binding political declaration that accompanies it.

"That is just the facts of the case", he told BBC Radio 4.

Six have been tabled so far, including a Labour call for Mrs May to hold a "meaningful vote" on Brexit by the end of this month.

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