Theresa May gives statement to MPs over state of Brexit talks — Politics live
News | 15.10.2018
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Sir Desmond Swayne, a Conservative, asks for an assurance that the UK would be able to end any backstop agreement.
May says the backstop would have to be temporary.
Asked again about a second referendum, May says if MPs were to vote down her deal, the government would have to see what the Commons wanted to do next.
This is slightly different from what she was saying about a second referendum earlier, and so it is not clear who much we should read into it.