But no less absurd than this appalling notion is the idea that the whole United Kingdom should, in effect, remain in the Single Market and Customs Union indefinitely to "solve" the alleged border problem.
The second part of the plan would see Northern Ireland stay in both the customs union and the EU single market.
Labour demands that Britain retain "the exact same" perks it now has within the EU's customs union and single market - something May's so-called Chequers plan does not meet and which the EU rules out since London chose to leave both.
Her intervention came as Mrs May met key Cabinet ministers in Downing Street to brief them on the progress in the Brexit negotiations.
Earlier, asked several times if she backed Mrs May's approach, set out in a White Paper in July, Ms McVey told the BBC: "I am completely supportive of the prime minister as she well knows, what I won't do even for you right now is speculate".
But the European Union is mounting resistance to any specific time limit being included in the text of the UK's Withdrawal Agreement, while Leave-backing ministers are understood to be insistent that the end of the arrangement should be more precisely defined than the vague term "temporary".
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is the other big issue for the prime minister, who relies on the Northern Irish party's votes to give her a notional majority in parliament.
Mr Coveney also suggested the entire debate over Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers proposals for the future EU-UK economic relationship, which are hugely unpopular with Brexiteers, was misplaced.
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Reports of a growing government revolt emerged ahead of a high-stakes summit in Brussels next week aimed at nailing down the details of the two sides' divorce terms.
The document stated that the government "expects" this arrangement to remain in place no later than the end of December 2021.
This, however, would raise the prospect of increased regulation checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
On Wednesday, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said there would have to be checks on goods travelling to Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom, because they would effectively be arriving in the EU's single market if there was no hard border with the Republic of Ireland.
Finance minister Philip Hammond said there had been a "measurable change in pace" in talks in the last 10 days, but there were "some big differences left to resolve".
Penny Mordaunt, the worldwide development secretary, and Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, and Andrea Leadsom have the most significant concerns over the plans, although they did not attend last night's meeting.
The Times newspaper said May was warned the issue was so serious that she could face further cabinet resignations unless she found a way to ensure the backstop was not permanent.
As per the sources, Ryan will start scripting the film in late 2019 or early 2020 and will start the shooting after that. No need to worry anymore, as THR confirmed that Coogler will return as writer-director for the Black Panther follow-up.
Multiplayer for the Switch is now in QA and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are also coming along nicely. The mobile version will offer players the full game, which is nearly identical to the PC version .
Actor Saloni Chopra recounted that he would only talk of his genitalia when she worked as an assistant director with him. He asked her to send him bikini photos as he wanted to check how she looked if she ever wanted to become an actor.
Sanchez, who endured a hard start to the new season, has scored three goals for United in all competitions so far. We're striving now to get back to it, but as a manager you can't hide from the fact about what he's done.
In the last two games, including Sunday's game against the Vikings, Wentz has been sacked 12 times and fumbled three times. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Joseph reached a max speed of 18.2 miles per hour on his fumble return touchdown.
A terrifying video shows the moment that two crew members fear for their lives as they are jolted up and down in the cockpit. Larson said this event can have an impact on efforts here in Colorado to send Americans back into space on American rockets.
But the 6-6, 334-pounder never developed the proper technique to consistently protect Eli Manning , hampering the Giant offense. In Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, he played just five snaps, all on special teams, in a 33-31 defeat.
Dewji was elected to parliament on the CCM ticket but did not seek re-election to his seat in the 2015 election. News of the incident spread fast as social media users shared the development, sending shockwaves the country.
Rizvan Magomedov is seen taunting Conor McGregor's training partner, Dillon Danis , in the seconds immediately after the fight. Nurmagomedov published a post on his Instagram; he posted that White did the right thing giving him the belt of the champion.
The comments followed his strongest criticism of the Fed late Wednesday when he said the central bank had "gone insane ". White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said Trump's opinions had no weight on the Fed's actions.
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Pope Francis Accepts D.C. Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation
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Bolt scored first goals in professional football
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