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10/11, 5:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson fails to reveal stance on N. Ireland status

Following unconfirmed news reports that the United Kingdom has agreed the Northern Ireland's backstop wouldn't be replaced with a customs border solution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to answer whether he is against it staying in the customs union. Asked about the province's status on Friday during his visit to Buckinghamshire, he refused to comment on ongoing talks and added the public can look at "everything" he has said earlier.

"I can certainly tell you that under no circumstances will we see anything that damages the ability of the whole of the United Kingdom to take full advantage of Brexit, and I think that’s what people would expect, and that’s what I think we can achieve. Where Leo Varadkar and I got to yesterday was a joint feeling that there is a way forward, and we can see a pathway to a deal. That doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. So there’s work to be done," Johnson stated.

He referred to the bilateral meeting yesterday with Ireland's taoiseach or prime minister, after which both leaders expressed optimism about an arrangement for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Meanwhile, rumors emerged that only a partial deal could be in the cards.

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