Theresa May in DASH TO STRASBOURG as Brexit deal breakthrough WITHIN REACH

The Prime Minister is due to meet European parliament's Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, and Antonio Tajani at 10.30pm this evening to try and hash out a compromise to the agreement which is likely to stand a chance of being supported by MPs. Mrs May will dash to northern France tonight, Ireland's deputy prime minister has said. The Prime Minister is due to meet Jean-Claude Juncker to try and hash out a compromise to the agreement which is likely to stand a chance of being supported by MPs.

Senior Conservative Brexiteers have also been summoned to the whips office in a sign that a deal could be within reach.

The last-minute travel arrangement, of which Downing Street has insisted has not been confirmed, comes after she made a late night phone call to Mr Juncker yesterday.

The tense conversation with them ended with a Brexit deadlock.

Simon Coveney announced the Prime Minister’s trip this afternoon, and told reporters she would go to "try and finalise an agreement if that's possible”.

Government sources are now playing down the prospect of a deal, arguing that "there is a basis for further face to face discussion as part of the talks".

The news comes as she faces her second meaningful vote in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Should she fail to get further concessions on her current offering from Michel Barnier, which would see the UK split down the Irish Sea, it will be put to the House tomorrow.

Should she not get enough backing for the deal, MPs could the vote to delay Article 50 by two months to give her time to come up with other plan.

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