Tony Blair steps up warnings on 'irresponsible' no-deal Brexit

May urges UK lawmakers Give me more time to get Brexit deal

The former prime minister said no deal will inevitably lead to a "really hard border" on the island of Ireland and cause a huge split within the UK.

Despite a series of setbacks for those campaigning for another Brexit referendum, Mr Blair said still hoped one might happen when people saw the "true alternatives" the country faces.

As the clock ticks down to Britain's scheduled exit on March 29, May is trying to persuade the European Union to change a deal that was agreed between London and Brussels late a year ago but overwhelmingly rejected by parliament in January.

Mrs May described discussions with European Union leaders in Brussels as "robust but constructive" and insisted she was determined to "negotiate hard" over the coming days to secure legally-binding changes to the Agreement which will render it acceptable to Parliament.

The PM is facing another round of crunch Brexit votes in the Commons on Valentine's Day - with Remainer and Eurosceptic opponents again seeking to bind her hands.

We are abundantly clear: Labour has to stop abdicating its responsibility, admit that Brexit will wreck the economy and jobs across the country, and respect Scotland's interest.

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"You would have a hard border, very hard border".

Labour's Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer told the Sunday Times newspaper that his party would seek to use the debate in parliament this week to prevent May from waiting until the last minute to come back with a deal, and compel her to present a fresh accord for lawmakers to consider before February 26. And the truth is there are two.

"You can have the soft Brexit, which is really what Jeremy Corbyn is suggesting, or you could have the hard Brexit that Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and other people want".

He said: 'The argument just goes on, and by then you'll have left, you'll have paid your money up front, you'll have given up your negotiating leverage.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street on January 21, 2019.

"Any ship that leave a United Kingdom port next has to know what kind of customs paper they will take along", Kneissl said on the BBC.

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