Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet in Thornton Manor, Cheshire, Britain October 10, 2019. Noel Mullen/Handout via REUTERSNoel Mullen via Reuters

Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar concur they can see the ‘pathway to a deal’ after a lengthy session. The focus now shifts to Brexit secretary Steve Barclay in Brussels, who is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator MIchel Barnier for further talks. The session differentiated a dramatic, positive alter in atmosphere after talks seemed close to collapse. But both sides remain very far apart in their demands and it is unclear whether any deal Johnson strikes will have the support of parliament.

LONDON — The EU has welcomed “promising” signs that a new Brexit deal could be negotiated after Boris Johnson emerged from last-ditch Brexit talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar last night insisting they can see the “pathway to a deal”.

In a strikingly optimistic statement after three hours of talks between the two leaders, during which they talked mostly without aide-de-camps, Varadkar claimed it was now possible for Johnson to secure a Brexit deal before Britain’s Brexit deadline of October 31. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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