May in 'listening' mode in effort to sweeten deal

LONDON (Dec 6): Prime Minister Theresa May has five days to avoid a devastating defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal.

Key developments

May is listening to colleagues and considering ideas to make the most controversial part of the deal — the Irish backstop — more palatable
Bernard Jenkin, a Tory Brexiteer, says May will lose the vote "possibly very heavily"
U.K. says EU citizens can stay, even if there’s no deal EU court will decide whether U.K. can unilaterally cancel Brexit on the eve of the key vote