Theresa May’s Brexit deal unlikely to pass, says Liam Fox

Minister urges MPs to back deal because blocking Brexit would be ‘political disaster’

Theresa May is unlikely to have her deal passed on Tuesday, a senior member of her cabinet has admitted, as EU officials warned that a letter of assurances on the Irish backstop due to be unveiled on Monday contains nothing new.

In a statement to the Commons on Monday afternoon, the prime minister will try to win round MPs to her deal by publishing correspondence with the EU’s most senior officials.

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