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Theresa May faces a race against time to prevent Brexit talks from being delayed until 2018.
EU tells Britain it must come up with a solution to the Irish border in 48 hours.
May to hold talks with Irish government and DUP in an attempt to achieve “sufficient progress.”

LONDON — Michel Barnier has informed EU member states that Britain has just 48 hours to agree on a potential deal on the first phase of Brexit talks for talks to move onto trade and transition before 2018.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has told European ambassadors that the UK government is trying to come up with a proposal on the Irish border that will satisfy both the DUP and the Irish government, the Guardian reports.

A last-minute meeting between representatives of the EU27 has been scheduled for Friday in case Theresa May is able to get both the DUP and Irish government on side with her plans.

Both parties have said that the prime minister must make key changes to what she is proposing on the Irish border before they can give their approval to a deal on the first phase of negotiations.

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that he expects …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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