UK’s attorney general says Brexit negotiations will continue as EU officials call for acceptable ideas

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The UK’s attorney general says Brexit negotiations will continue as EU officials call for “acceptable” ideas by Friday to break the impasse.

Geoffrey Cox said plans to solve the deadlock over the Irish backstop were “as clear as day”, with just days until MPs vote on the Brexit deal.

Mr Cox, who was in Brussels on Tuesday to push for further changes to the Brexit deal, said talks will “almost certainly” continue through the weekend.

He said there had been “careful discussions” with the EU and stressed it was government policy to seek the legal changes to the backstop.

Earlier, when speaking to Newsmen, Mr Hammond refused to be drawn on how he would vote if Mrs May’s deal is defeated.

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