Brexit deal in sight as compromise over Irish border starts to emerge

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Barnier's team has always been in "technical talks" with British officials, but without making enough progress towards a treaty text that could forestall a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit on Oct 31.

Barnier emerged from a two-and-a-half hour long meeting with the UK's Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay in Brussels on Friday, telling reporters that they need to be patient as "Brexit is like climbing a mountain".

Groups from either side will work over the weekend to discover whether or not they can arrive on the foundation of an accord forward of a summit of EU leaders that begins Thursday.The pound posted its largest two-day achieve in a decade, whereas U.Okay. financial institution shares soared - however either side cautioned that a lot work stays to be accomplished if Britain is to depart the EU by Johnson's October 31 deadline.At concern are Johnson's plans to take Northern Eire out of Europe's customs union and provides Stormont, its power-sharing meeting, a veto over the association. "That kind of deal can never be one Labour supports", he said.

Yet, as speculation began to mount that Mr Johnson might be giving way on customs arrangements to avoid a hard Irish border, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) that is in coalition with the ruling Conservatives issued a statement saying that, "the United Kingdom must leave the European Union as one nation and in so doing that no barriers to trade are erected within the UK". With suggestions that Johnson had proposed keeping the North in a customs union-i.e., separate from the rest of the United Kingdom, with a border down the Irish Sea-and replacing the double veto with a simple majority vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the DUP reiterated its opposition to any backstop arrangement being implemented.

"Of course there is no guarantee of success and the time is practically up but even the slightest chance must be used". "Whatever it takes, we will prevent a no-deal Brexit".

Johnson is expected to try to force the Commons to choose between another Brexit delay and any deal that he is able to agree with Brussels, but MPs are likely to try to amend the motion to say that any exit deal must first be approved by the public.


And Morgan told BBC Radio 4's Today: "After the meetings between the Irish prime minister and our prime minister on Thursday, there's no doubt that things do look promising".

The talks - which include British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish leader Leo Varadkar - are taking place in the European Union capital of Brussels, the Associated Press reported.

None of this has to date been acceptable to the Blairites, Liberal Democrats and pro-Remain Tories, who have repeatedly stated that they will not accept Corbyn as a caretaker prime minister and want a referendum before any general election. The people must have the final say.

Corbyn has capitulated to the Blairites to such an extent that Times political editor Francis Elliott commented in an op-ed column Thursday that "Mr Corbyn's preference is, in some ways, beside the point".

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