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Tory former leader Iain Duncan Smith

Tory former leader Iain Duncan Smith

Theresa May has faced another challenge to her Chequers Brexit plan after a cabinet minister refused to specifically back the proposal.

She said: "I remain very concerned about the somewhat gung-ho approach to no deal given that the security matters are not yet in place to ensure that our country remains safe from terrorists, safe from organised crime, and that the European Union has the same benefits".

Dominic Raab "categorically" ruled out an indefinite customs union to resolve Irish border difficulties in the Brexit talks, amid Tory warnings over the Government's "gung-ho" approach to no deal.

But Downing Street would say only that the United Kingdom was working for a deal "this autumn", fuelling speculation that a special summit in November will be needed to hammer out an agreement on issues including the status of the Irish border.

"This will not be a technicality, it will be very obvious to the electorate".

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has warned of "dire" electoral consequences for the party if she persists with her model for trade with the EU.

Davis added that it was "in the party's interest and the national interest" to "reset" the UK's negotiating strategy "immediately".

Foster laid down her challenge to the prime minister just nine days before an agreement on the issue needs to be reached on the issue at the European Council summit.

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"I believe that is a very unlikely scenario". That's certainly not where I want to be.

Reports had suggested that deadlock over the so-called "backstop" arrangements for Ireland could be broken by permitting checks on exports from the mainland to the north, but not in the opposite direction.

There are usually checks on goods coming into the EU's customs territory from outside countries, but the bloc has agreed not to carry out such checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit in order to safeguard the peace process.

He did not explicitly rule out a regulatory border being created in the Irish Sea, only saying that would be subject to the approval of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, which are both not functioning.

"When will the Government take this key that has been handed to them, keeping us in the prison of this negotiation, and admit that we can leave into an FTA basis which will make this a proper independent country able to control its domestic regulations as fellas its tariffs so that we can lead the world into a new era of free trade".

However, May has not yet shown the new proposal to Foster, whose party the prime minister depends upon for her Commons majority.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who campaigned for Leave in the referendum, said Mrs May "has my support and I am not in any way expecting that situation to change".

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