May plans EU deal by Wed­nes­day

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NIGEL Farage looks very pleased as he bags him­self a seat on the Brexit bat­tle bus ahead of a Leave Means Leave rally yes­ter­day.

The MEP and for­mer UKIP leader spoke at the event in Torquay, Devon, along­side fel­low Brex­i­teer, Tory MP Ja­cob Rees-Mogg.

But with Bri­tain and Brus­sels dead­locked over Brexit and the dead­line loom­ing large, it’s fair to say their plan is a lit­tle Fawlty... and the DUP, which is prop­ping up her govern­ment. DUP leader Ar­lene Foster said: “The UK is one na­tion. There should not be in­ter­na­tional-style bor­ders within it.” A No10 in­sider said: “There must be a UK-wide so­lu­tion. The PM will not ac­cept carv­ing off part of the UK for po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­di­ency.” The EU’s chief Brexit ne­goti- ator Michel Barnier will tell Mrs May he is pre­pared to ex­tend tran­si­tion to De­cem­ber 31, 2021.

She will push for an ear­lier date – but their both ac­cept­ing the same cut-off is the most pos­i­tive sign yet. A source said: “The PM would never trap the UK in a back­stop per­ma­nently.”

If Wed­nes­day’s talks fail then Bri­tain will face a dis­as­trous no-deal Brexit.

TIED IN PM faces Brex­i­teer fury

RALLY Farage and Rees-Mogg

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