10.10.2019 | Breakthrough in talks as Boris and Varadkar agree on 'pathway' to EU deal
Source - The Daily Express
A Brexit deal remains possible, Britain and Ireland said this afternoon in a statement issued following talks between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Republic of Ireland. The joint statement read: “The Prime Minister (Johnson) and Taoiseach (Varadkar) have had a detailed and constructive discussion," the joint statement said. Both continue to believe that a deal is in everybody's interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal."
On Wednesday, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said there was still no basis for a fresh agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the the bloc.
He said they had yet to see any “operational, legally binding solution” to the issue of the backstop ahead of next week’s European Council meeting.
Mr Johnson’s “two borders” proposals, he said, were based on a system “that hasn’t been properly developed, that hasn’t been tested”.