British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sent some 30 ministers across the country to visit schools, hospitals and businesses in a final push to sell her Brexit deal ahead of next Tuesday's crucial parliament vote.
Parliament is mid-way through a five-day debate on the Brexit deal, ahead of the crunch vote which will define Britain's departure from the European Union and could determine Mrs May's future as leader.
Prime Minister Theresa May's government has agreed on a Brexit deal with Brussels, but there is a strong chance it will be rejected by lawmakers when it is put to a vote next week.
With three days of the five-day Commons debate complete, analysis by the Press Association shows of 163 MPs who have spoken, just 27 have indicated they will back Mrs May's deal compared to 122 - including 29 Tories - who will vote against it. The EU has heavily implied that the transition period could be expanded if the British government decides to bring the issue again to the voters.
If the United Kingdom were to encounter any delays, Hancock outlined they would likely take place across the short straits of Folkestone and Dover where "the frequent and closed loop nature of these mean that both imports and exports would be affected".
They hit the road after MPs tabled an amendment to the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement that would give MPs some control over the controversial Northern Ireland border backstop, which has been the main sticking point after two years of negotiations.
In one small potential change, Mrs May said she was speaking to lawmakers about giving Parliament a bigger role in deciding whether to trigger a so-called Northern Irish backstop.
The Democratic Unionists said the legal viewpoint was "devastating" for May's prospects of getting the backing of MPs for her deal in the vote on December 11.
The Government, he explained, was also "buying a large collection of refrigeration units so that those drugs that can be stockpiled, we will have a stockpile of".
"The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration", said outside her Downing Street office after a five-hour-long meeting she described as "impassioned".
"We need to be honest with ourselves, the alternatives to this deal are no deal or no Brexit".
Supporters of a clean break with the European Union said the backstop, meant to ensure no hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the EU-member Irish Republic, could leave Britain forced to accept European Union regulations indefinitely. But lawmakers who attended the meeting said he did not offer a solution to persuade them to back it.
Next week, could prove an important one for Brexit. The problem for May lies in the fact that among the ministers that left the government one can find both ardent Brexiteers and passionate Remainers, indicating that the deal satisfies nobody but the most loyal supporters of the Prime Minister in her party. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.