Backstop alternative found in Brexit talks - report

Tuesday, 15. October 2019 01:41

"Last minute compromises" were made on Monday's negotiations about the terms of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the Telegraph reported without revealing sources. An arrangement seems to be beginning to be shaped, its reporters heard from both sides, which apparently cited "a positive" move and a possible solution for the land border with Ireland and the trade regime after Brexit.

There was said to be "cautious optimism" that participants in the talks are forming an alternative to the disputed so-called backstop for Northern Ireland. The paper indicated there was "a marked shift in tone" since the previous day's gloomy signals from the EU's main negotiator Michel Barnier.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently postponed the forthcoming cabinet meeting to October 16 to prevent insiders from spreading information at the delicate moment.

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