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Brexit: Cross-party talks 'testing ideas' says Lidington

The government and Labour are "testing out" each other's ideas as they try to resolve the Brexit deadlock, cabinet minister David Lidington has said.He told the BBC they had a "fair bit in common" over future customs objectives but further compromise was needed.While there was no deadline, he said the sides would "take stock" in 10 days and the process could not drag out.But former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said the process was a "recipe for disaster" for his party. He called for Prime Minister Theresa May to make way for a new Conservative leader next month - but Mr Lidington insisted changing PM would "not change the arithmetic in Parliament".Talks between the government and Labour are set to continue over the Easter ...