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IrelandLeo Varadkar to meet Boris Johnson next week as British PM loses working majority in Commons

19:15  03 september  2019
19:15  03 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Boris Johnson will meet Leo Varadkar for talks on Monday

Boris Johnson will meet Leo Varadkar for talks on Monday The British Prime Minister confirmed the meeting in the House of Commons today. © Getty Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for the third straight day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on July 2, 2019, for talks aimed at defusing fresh power struggles in a bid to fill the bloc's top jobs.

Varadkar also said he would need to meet Johnson to understand his “real red lines” on Brexit, and that Ireland had shown in the past that it could be flexible. Johnson has already spoken to other leaders in the UK including Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the DUP leader, Arlene Foster

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin next Monday, Independent.ie understands.

Sources in Dublin said they are “very happy” that Mr Johnson has finally taken up an invitation issued by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

The Prime Minister confirmed his intention to discuss Brexit with face-to-face with the Taoiseach during a rowdy debate in the House of Commons.

The news comes as Mr Johnson faces a revolt from Tory members ahead of a Commons battle over his Brexit plans.

In a moment of high-drama in the Commons this afternoon, former Conservative MP Phillip Lee quit the party to join the Liberal Democrats, crossing the floor while Prime Minister Boris Johnson was delivering a statement on the recent G7 summit.

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It means the British government has now lost its working majority in the Commons.

Former UK chancellor Philip Hammond has also confirmed that he will vote for legislation designed to block a no-deal Brexit.

Yesterday the British PM signalled he will seek a snap election if rebel Tories and opposition MPs back measures to delay Brexit.

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