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>> We want to be helpful.>> We want to help.>> We are ready to help.>> Supportive words from EU leaders as a weakened Theresa May arrived in Brussels to try and rescue her Brexit deal again.>> The best arrangement for everybody, for both the UK and for the EU, is for us to agree a deal and get this deal over the line.
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>> Just hours after surviving a bruising vote of no confidence->> Does have confidence.>> May was pressing the flesh as she seeks to make the terms she agreed here more palatable to lawmakers here. She wants further reassurances from EU leaders. After postponing a Parliamentary vote on her deal-
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>> Will defer the vote.>> Amid certainty she would lose. Reuters Breakingviews columnist, Peter Thal Larsen, believes it could all be in vain.>> But they're not going to reopen the fundamental treaty, the withdrawal agreement that she's agreed. So really, all she can hope for are some reassurances and some clarifications around the edges of that deal.
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And the question remains whether any of that will be sufficient for the people who oppose this deal in her own party. I personally think she won't be able to win over enough of her own party to get her a majority in Parliament for this deal.>> A sticking point for some lawmakers remains the so called Northern Ireland Backstop.
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It's designed to prevent extensive controls on the border with the Irish Republic that could disrupt a hard-won peace. Some fear it could remain in place indefinitely. But EU leaders say they won't change the deal. So her trip could all end in stalemate. One way out might be a second referendum, something backed by these nautical campaigners.
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>> Theresa May has always said she's opposed to the idea of a second referendum. But actually, when you look at the restraints on her, really one of the few options she has for getting this deal through Parliament is to call a second referendum and say to people here's my deal, I want you to vote on it.
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And if she could then get a majority in the country for that, that would then allow her to get it through.>> There are few other options, save for a no deal exit that could leave Britain politically and economically adrift.>> What do we want?>> People's rights.