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Brexit: UK urged to table 'acceptable' backstop remedies

The UK has been urged to table fresh proposals within the next 48 hours to break the Brexit impasse.EU officials said they would work non-stop over the weekend if "acceptable" ideas were received by Friday to break the deadlock over the Irish backstop. The UK has said "reasonable" proposals to satisfy MPs' concerns about being tied to EU rules had already been made.It comes as Jeremy Corbyn has met with Tory MPs to discuss possible alternatives to the PM's deal.The Labour leader held talks with ex-Tory minister Nick Boles and Sir Oliver Letwin, who favour a closer, Norway-style relationship with the EU.He said he had discussed the so-called "Common Market 2.0 option" - which would see the UK remain in the EU's single market by stay ...