Brexit: Ministers Push For Changes To Deal As Deadline Nears
British Prime Minister Theresa May. AFP

U attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, on Thursday said Brexit negotiations will continue as European Union officials call for “acceptable” ideas by Friday.

According to a report by BBC, 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.

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It was learned, according to Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, that the vote will be held on 12 March.

As for Chancellor Philip Hammond, he warned Brexiteers to vote for the deal or face delay to the UK’s exit from the EU.

It is understood that the backstop is an insurance policy designed to prevent physical checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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

“We are discussing text with the European Union,” he said.

“I am surprised to hear the comments that have emerged over the last 48 hours that the proposals are not clear; they are as clear as day, and we are continuing to discuss them.”