However, now in talks between the two parties, the issue of a customs union is thought to be creating a sticking point.
"What the prime minister has to do now is aim everything towards departure before the euros (European elections) which would then allow her to step away having done what she said she would do - get the United Kingdom out of the European Union one way or the other", he told Sky News.
David Lidington, who is leading the talks with Labour on subjects such as environmental standards, workers rights and the security relationship with the European Union, said the discussions were going to continue next week but that they wouldn't last months.
"I don't think this question can be allowed to drag out for much longer, I think the public rightly wants politicians to get on and deal with it".
Mrs May managed to get an extension until October 31 although, if a deal is reached that date can be discarded.
"It would be an utter disaster for us and a disaster for the country", said Duncan Smith.
Mr Lidington said the British government is still against a second referendum. "The time to change this is now", he said.
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One option that was narrowly defeated in the customs union was Ken Clarke's motion for a permanent customs union failed by just three votes earlier this month.
Writing in a Daily Telegraph column, the Conservative MP said: "It is going to happen, and at that wonderful moment it will be as though the lights have come on at some raucous party; or as if a turbulent sea has withdrawn to expose the creatures of the shore".
File photo of Jeremy Corbyn, 07-02-2019.
He said there needs to be a compromise and the majority of parliamentary Labour party will not accept a deal if there is not a confirmatory referendum.
Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party is attracting support from disgruntled Conservative voters unhappy at the party's failure to deliver Britain's departure from the European Union, according to new polling.
"If, on the other hand, we do offer clarity and a confirmatory ballot, we could do very well".
The deal includes a break clause that will allow to the United Kingdom to leave earlier if the House of Commons can pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement.
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