Signs now point­ing to­wards a Brexit

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

BORIS John­son could give in to Euro­pean Union de­mands, amid re­newed hope a Brexit deal might fi­nally be re­alised.

Speak­ing af­ter promis­ing talks with Irish Prime Min­is­ter Leo Varad­kar, the Bri­tish PM has in­di­cated he could make a sig­nif­i­cant con­ces­sion in de­clin­ing to rule out a North­ern Ire­land exit from the EU.

Mr John­son re­fused to dis­cussed what com­pro­mises he had agreed to make but said “noth­ing will dam­age the abil­ity of the whole of the UK to take full ad­van­tage of Brexit”.

The Euro­pean Union said talks with the UK to find an am­i­ca­ble di­vorce deal were back on track, de­spite huge chal­lenges and a loom­ing end-of-month dead­line for Bri­tain to leave.

EU Coun­cil pres­i­dent Don­ald Tusk said he had “re­ceived promis­ing sig­nals” a Brexit deal was still pos­si­ble, so he had ex­tended a dead­line to con­tinue Brexit talks.

Mr Tusk said that “even the slight­est chance must be used” to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

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