Theresa May battling to keep Brexit plans on course

Theresa May has been fighting to keep her Brexit plans on track despite a Cabinet row over proposals for the Irish border and a potential revolt in the Commons.

The UK's proposals for a "backstop" arrangement for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are to be published "shortly", although Brexit Secretary David Davis undersood to have concerns about some of the details.

Meanwhile Tory Brexit rebels were seen in Downing Street as the Prime Minister sought to avert defeat when the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons on Tuesday.

(left to right) Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke leave 10 Downing Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
(left to right) Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke leave 10 Downing Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The backstop document is expected to set out a time-limited arrangement under which the UK would remain within elements of the EU's customs union, in the event that it is unable to agree a preferred solution for Northern Ireland.