Irish border: May set for crucial Brexit deal meeting

Irish border: May set for crucial Brexit deal meeting

Mrs Foster said that "substantial changes" to the text rejected on Monday would mean there was "no red line down the Irish Sea" in the form of a customs barrier between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Commission European President Jean-Claude Juncker gave a speech at just before 7am saying sufficient progress has been made to move onto the second stage of the terms of the divorce. "So far, no white smoke", said EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas. "Early morning meeting possible". But Ireland's demands that Brexit should not lead to the return of checkpoints on the border with Northern Ireland, which it said could jeopardise the peace process in the north, proved the biggest stumbling block at the end.

"It is moving quite quickly at the moment", the Irish official told a British Irish Chamber of Commerce event in Brussels. "Companies all across the United Kingdom want absolute clarity on the long-term deal being sought, and want government to work closely with business experts to ensure that the details are right". "We've seen a rally in the pound over the last couple of weeks on the expectation of a deal being agreed so what we may be seeing is simply a case of buying the rumour and selling the fact", he said.

If so, the European Union would then open long-anticipated talks on a future trade deal and a transition period with Britain.

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Britain and the European Union have only days to clinch a deal on borders, Britain's financial settlement with its European Union partners and the rights of citizens hit by Brexit before a December 14-15 European Union summit that will decide whether Brexit talks can move on to future relations and trade.

European Council President Donald Tusk was also set to make a statement giving a "situational update" on Brexit at 06.50 GMT, adding to the fevered speculation about a deal.

Mrs May has said she wants a deep and special partnership and a better deal than the free-trade agreement that Canada secured from the EU.

A spokesperson for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: "We achieved all our goals in phase 1 of the negotiations, including preserving the CTA (Common Trade Area), protecting the GFA (Good Friday Agreement) and, crucially, obtaining a guarantee that there will be no hard border".

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