Brexiteers and Remainers in 'Plan C' talks: Warring Tories to be brought together to break deadlock 

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Tory Eurosceptics and Remainers are to be brought together for talks aimed at finding a way through on Brexit.

ERG deputy leader Steve Baker, former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will be part of the Alternative Arrangements Working Group, which will meet for the first time on Monday, a No 10 spokeswoman said.

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They will be joined by former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green in the group, which will meet 'regularly' with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, a No 10 spokeswoman said.

Steve Barclay, the Brexit Secretary, will hold three days of meetings with MPs.

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The group will consider if proposals for a Brexit 'Plan C' can be made to work.

The plan was thrashed out in secret talks involving Brexiteers Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker and Remainers Nicky Morgan and Robert Buckland.

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Mr Baker, a former Brexit minister who quit last year in protest at the Chequers agreement, and Ms Morgan were involved talks last week between MPs from the Remain and Brexiteer wings of the Conservative Party.

They were in talks over the so-called Malthouse compromise, named after housing minister Kit Malthouse, who brokered the talks. It would involve the UK paying £10 billion on top of the £39 billion divorce bill in return for a three-year transition period to allow a trade deal to be negotiated.

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A Downing Street spokeswoman said: 'As the Home Secretary set out on Marr, the Attorney General (AG) is looking at the legal changes we are aiming to secure to the backstop.

'As the PM has previously said, there are a number of ideas on this, including a unilateral exit mechanism or a time limit and the AG is considering their wording and legal effect.

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'He will be closely engaged throughout the process.'

The Malthouse compromise is seen as one...
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