May's de facto deputy, David Lidington, is on the wires

  • Reopening withdrawal agreement will be very difficult
  • Says that May has a determination to get a Brexit deal done

As it stands, for Theresa May, it is still all about buying time before the next EU Summit in March to secure a last-minute deal with European leaders. That's the game plan and the tricky part now is trying to convince UK lawmakers to get on her side over the coming weeks.