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Brexit risks breaking up the United Kingdom, a new poll shows

Pressure mounts on UK PM Theresa May as critics tear into her Brexit plan UK ex-minister Boris Johnson blasts PM May's Brexit plan
Andrew Cummings | 06 September, 2018, 21:13

But Conservative divisions have deepened, with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Mrs May's Downing Street engaged in a bitter war of words over the approach to Brexit.

The PM's spokesman insisted that the Chequers plan had received "a positive response" from a number of European Union leaders and said that Number 10 believes it "can carry the support of the House of Commons". Mr Raab said Mr Jones was "perhaps over-reading" some of the Prime Minister's language.

"The government is walking a narrow path with people chucking rocks from both sides", he told the BBC.

This comes as Mr Johnson used his regular Daily Telegraph column to attack the Prime Minister's Brexit plan calling it a "fix" that could only lead to victory for the EU.

Johnson said that Britain has "gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank" and had agreed to pay a 40-billion pound (US$51 billion) divorce bill in return "for two-thirds of diddly squat".

The EU meanwhile aims to grant Britain a transition period until the end of 2020 allowing businesses and others time to adjust to a post-Brexit future.

Lord King, who was in charge of the UK's central bank from 2003 until 2013, said that credible plans should have been put in place to leave without a deal because Britain can not impose a deal on the EU.

BORIS Johnson has claimed the British government never wanted to solve the vexed issue of the Irish border because it saw it as a way of avoiding a hard Brexit.

Lord King said he feared biggest risk to the United Kingdom was that the referendum had failed to resolve the issue of Brexit and it "isn't going to go away".

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The spokesman added that there were a "number of things" that were not negotiable, including "taking back control of our laws, our borders and our money".

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Asked during an interview on BBC Radio what the chances of getting her proposals through parliament, he said: "Very, very small, as close to zero as anything in politics".

We speak to employers who have been told virtually nothing about plans for next March - and are seriously anxious about the future for their staff and their businesses.

He added: "We explain our arguments so they're completely understood, we try and resolve any concerns they've got and we try to pursue those negotiations in a spirit of pragmatism". May insists that won't happen, but the idea is gaining momentum. But opponents on both sides of the Brexit debate have criticised it for offering either too sharp a rupture with the European Union, or a break that is not clean enough.

The Government undertook a ministerial charm offensive over the summer to persuade the remaining 27 European Union member states of the merits of Theresa May's Chequers plan for future relations.

"Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, "made clear" to MPs on the Brexit select committee that the Chequers plan is "not acceptable" during a meeting in Brussels". You can not play with it by picking pieces.

Raab also updated MPs on steps the government has taken over the summer months to prepare for the unlikely event that a deal with the European Union is not reached.

Think-tank U.K.in a Changing Europe said Monday that the short-term consequences of failing to get a deal would be "severe and overwhelmingly negative".

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