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Ireland Leo Varadkar says he will try get new Brexit deal when meeting Boris Johnson next week

07:05  20 september  2019
07:05  20 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A No10 spokesman said Mr Johnson would produce his proposals “ when we are ready, not according to Dubbing his lunch with Boris in Luxembourg on Monday as “a rather positive meeting ”, Mr Mr Varadkar and Boris will meet in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to meet British prime minister Boris Johnson to discuss Brexit at a meeting in the United States next week . Speaking today at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow, Mr Varadkar said the two men would " try and get a deal " when they meet in the US.

Leo Varadkar says he will try to get a deal on Brexit when he meets Boris Johnson in New York next week.

"We were in touch today. I'm going to meet him next week in New York and try to get a deal," the Taoiseach said.

The leaders will both be attending the UN Climate Action Summit.

Leo Varadkar, Boris Johnson are posing for a picture: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings © Colin Keegan, Collins Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings

Last week in Dublin, the pair had their first meeting since Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in July.

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IRELAND’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted his Government is in danger of collapse as he gears up for four crunch by-elections, warning colleagues his Speaking today, Mr Varadkar says he will try to get a deal on Brexit when he meets UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York next week .

Their discussions were described as positive but the British government has yet to provide what the EU considers credible, alternative proposals to the backstop.

Mr Varadkar held a 45-minute meeting with the DUP leader Arlene Foster in Dublin on Wednesday where they discussed Brexit and ongoing efforts to restore the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Mrs Foster indicated for the first time on Tuesday that she may be open to a Brexit solution that would involve special arrangements for Northern Ireland.

Mr Varadkar said that while he was optimistic following the meeting, gaps remained.

Asked about the meeting during a visit on Thursday to the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow, he said: "If I were to assess the situation, I would say there is a real willingness to find a deal. Nobody wants no-deal to happen and very few people want no-deal to happen. I am certainly not one of them. No-one wants to be to blame or to be responsible for no-deal.

a person in a suit standing in front of a building: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings © Colin Keegan, Collins Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings

"The rhetoric has tempered and the mood music is good. There is a lot of energy and a lot of positivity. The difficulty is that when it comes to the substance of the issue that needs to be resolved, the gaps are still very wide and we have no time to lose."

He cautioned that some British food products may not be available on Irish shelves if there was a no-deal Brexit.

"Some brands, particularly British brands, may not be available but there will be food on the shelves. People don't need to be concerned about that," he said.

"The two countries that will be worst affected in the event of no-deal are going to be Britain and Ireland.

"Most countries on the continent are barely affected at all so it is in the interests of the United Kingdom to put forward proposals that allow them to leave the EU in an orderly fashion that minimises damage to their country, economy and ours."

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is "not particularly optimistic" that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will present realistic proposals for achieving a Brexit deal next week. It comes as the EU heaped pressure on Mr Johnson to put forward ideas to break the deadlock over his wish to scrap the backstop to avoid a hard Border. It comes as the EU heaped pressure on Mr Johnson to put forward ideas to break the deadlock over his wish to scrap the backstop to avoid a hard Border.

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