Labour's Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer told the Sunday Times newspaper that his party would seek to use the debate in parliament this week to prevent May from waiting until the last minute to come back with a deal, and compel her to present a fresh accord for lawmakers to consider before February 26.
Fox was in Switzerland to sign a continuity trade deal with Swiss Economy Minister Guy Parmelin, to ensure trading relations can continue with as little disruption as possible if Britain leaves the European Union on March 29 without a deal.
He told the Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme that it would lead to a "very hard border" on the island of Ireland and is contrary to the Good Friday Agreement, the peace deal he helped negotiate which brought an end to The Troubles.More news: Kamala Harris: I’ve Smoked Weed and ‘I Did Inhale’
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is meeting European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Paris and Warsaw for talks this week.
Past year the government said it wanted to replicate the EU's trade agreements "as far as possible".
It said it had reached a range of agreements with London aimed at ensuring "that the existing mutual rights and obligations in its relationship with the United Kingdom will continue to apply as far as possible after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, and to expand them in certain areas". But a member of May's cabinet pledged Sunday to give parliament a further ballot two weeks later - a measure meant to give the premier more time for talks with the EU.More news: TV Ratings For The AAF’s First Games Are Out
But Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, says he believes the prime minister is "pretending to make progress" on this issue.
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson told the Andrew Marr Show that if those conditions were not met then his party could move to supporting a second referendum. He says May's agreement can achieve "a great deal of what Jeremy Corbyn is interested in without taking away that option of having other trade deals".
"Or the only way to break the impasse is to have a public vote, and that remains our policy".More news: Missouri State knocks down unbelievable buzzer beater
May will ask lawmakers on Thursday to reaffirm that they support her bid to renegotiate the backstop, a government source said.