"Both sides have exchanged robust strong views and we're now facing the real discussions".
The EU-British talks are aimed at helping May's government get the November divorce deal through parliament and avoiding Britain crashing out of the bloc on March 29 without a deal. It is in the European interest for the United Kingdom to leave with a deal.
"The political establishment comprised of the Conservative party and the Labour party are now working all out to overturn the referendum, either to keep us in the European Union or make sure we can join again after a short period of Mrs May's "not really leaving" agreement ..."
"It was important to set out the impact that a no deal Brexit would have for both the United Kingdom and the European Union". Warwick Business School professor Nigel Driffield said the plans looked rushed, with no detailed cost-benefit analysis.
"There is clear support for finding alternative arrangements to ensure there is no hard border on the island of Ireland", a spokesman for the Brexit department said.
European Union officials are reported to have given the United Kingdom until Friday to come back with fresh proposals after "difficult" talks earlier this week failed to make a breakthrough.
The European Commission has confirmed "technical talks" were continuing and said president Jean-Claude Juncker was "available 24/7" to meet Mrs May if a deal was close.
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"These discussions are running, they're going to be resuming very shortly, they're going to be continuing nearly certainly throughout the weekend", Geoffrey Cox, who is leading the talks, told British MPs.
If May loses Tuesday's vote, MPs will then vote on whether to proceed without a deal.
"Markets are getting conflicting signals from lawmakers in Britain and the negative news flow from Brussels on the negotiation process and that is keeping the pound in a tight range", said Nikolay Markov, a senior economist at Pictet Asset Management.
The backstop is an insurance mechanism to ensure there is no hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but many lawmakers fear that it could lock the United Kingdom into a permanent customs union with the EU.
The government said the proposals were a no-deal contingency measure and would only come into force if it failed to reach a negotiated withdrawal from the EU.
Those comments were played down by Cox, who told MPs that he was "surprised to hear the comments that have emerged over the last 48 hours that the proposals are not clear".
"We value the contribution they make to the social, economic and cultural fabric of the United Kingdom and we want them to stay". Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said a meeting Tuesday with European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier had been "robust".