But Theresa May hopes to convince sceptical ministers, several of whom expressed concern about the idea at an informal meeting in No 10 on Thursday, that the backstop will never need to be invoked.
"But it is true that there needs to be a period, probably following the transition period that we have negotiated, before we enter into our long-term partnership, just because of the time it will take to implement the systems required".
The deal believed to be on the table involves keeping the whole United Kingdom in an "arrangement" that effectively preserves the existing EU customs union, ensuring the goods continue to move freely over the Irish land border regardless of the future trade relationship between London and Brussels.
The Guardian said House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom was also concerned about May's reported plan to accept keeping Britain in the EU customs union for an indefinite period after it withdraws.
The Downing Street spokeswoman repeated that Britain wanted a new trade deal by the end of December 2021 at the latest, although she declined to confirm the backstop would be "time-limited".
However, eurosceptics in May's Conservative party are wary of being tied to the bloc indefinitely.
"Despite all the so-called no deal planning, the Government has yet to admit that a no deal would require a raft of substantial legislation to be rushed through Parliament, crucial stop gap agreements with the European Union on matters relating to Northern Ireland and security, and the recruitment of thousands of custom officials".
DUP predicts 'developments' in Government's Brexit position over weekend - Virgin Media Television Xposé
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has threatened to bring down the government if the deal results in new trade barriers between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain.
The prime minister briefed ministers on negotiations yesterday amid speculation that the government is moving closer to a deal with Brussels.
Mrs May is scrambling to secure a deal that satisfies Brussels, her warring cabinet and the nation ahead of a crunch summit with 27 European Union leaders in Salzburg next week.
Both sides had set the October 18 summit as the deadline for a divorce deal, but the timetable is slipping, with another summit in November now looking likely.
Brexit was a "fundamental, existential issue" and "on that basis maybe some people will obviously consider their position", he said.
If a deal is done, he suggested Britain could enjoy a "deal dividend" which "should deliver us an upside in the form of higher economic growth and better outcomes".
Simon Coveney, who is also Ireland's foreign minister, directly contradicted UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab's stance on a key part of the UK's withdrawal agreement.
Hi, I'm Mr Amal Clooney! Other celebrities , including Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell, were in attendance at the ceremony. He serves as a British ambassador for Casamigos , the tequila brand founded by George, which was sold in 2017.
A Bulgarian Orthodox priest performed a liturgy with a procession passing the casket to pay last respects before the funeral. In a statement, the German prosecutor said Mr Krasimirov denied intending to kill her, raping her or robbing her.
On the left, as we walk, there's a mattress slumped at the roadside, on the right a Dean Noontz novel lies in the dirt. Zahralban said searchers were trying to determine if that person had been alone or was part of a family.
Inflation in the transport and communication segment came in at 6.42 percent, higher than the 5.97 percent in August 2018. However, the central bank's stance was changed from "neutral" to "calibrated tightening".
He posted jokingly that he had been "found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquila" bottles". Besides finding a a new chairman, Tesla will also have to add two additional independent directors to its board.
Qantas has asked Boeing and Airbus to design planes that can fly even farther, from Sydney , Australia, to London or NY . Singapore Air says data speed could be 4-8 Mbps, depending on active users, satellite coverage and weather conditions.
India had previously been elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council for the 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 term. His successor Antonio Guterres has also backed Zeid's recommendation, which Pakistan is campaigning for.
We might just see an official teaser from Blizzard on Diablo 4 , or atleast find out what " Diablo Reign of Terror " actually is. The reign of terror we're talking about was always about Diablo himself, and the chaos he created throughout the series of games.
Coming off a tense victory in Game 3, the Baby Braves grabbed the lead on pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki's two-run single in the fourth. Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the post-season.
And that's when she allegedly began to follow them in a Kia sedan. "They weren't crying, they weren't distressed", she said. A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Georgia.
World's longest non-stop flight set for take-off
Don't be! Singapore Airlines will offer business class passengers two meals, giving passengers the option as to when they eat. The A340-500 it was using at the time used a lot of fuel and eventually the route became too expensive to run.
De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai
Edmund will play fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the last eight, after he beat Australia's Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-4. His first, however, also came earlier this year at Hamburg. "I did everything that I needed to win", said Zverev.
All the Pixel 3 Features Coming to the Pixel 2
In terms of design, both phones employ a metal frame with glass fronts and backs - these are required to enable wireless charging. Well, Google doesn't bother with two cameras on its Pixel smartphones because the company doesn't think they are needed.
Kershaw, Gonzalez open NLCS for Dodgers, Brewers
The Brewers will need more stellar starts from the pitching staff if they want to make it to their second ever World Series. Who they play remains to be determined, as the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers are still battling it out.
Pik Botha has died at the age of 86
Former president FW de Klerk urges South Africa to remember Botha as a prominent and consistent advocate of reform. The death of Botha has attracted numerous comments in the social media, especially the twitter.
Clinton: Civility starts by electing Democrats
Clinton, meanwhile, has been striking a more partisan tone, blaming Republicans for the chaos that has engulfed American politics. Former Attorney General Eric Holder also said civility was off the table in our current political climate.