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The Brussels negotiations in full secrecy as last stumble blocks need to be cleared. Boris Johnson met DUP leader Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds to finalize a deal that would be ratified in Parliament. Boris knows where the concessions have to come from. Today his cabinet members are kept in the dark, similarly the EU-27 foreign ministers have faith in the negotiating team of Michel Barnier.

UK set to table fresh proposals aimed at breaking Brexit deadlock

The UK will this morning table fresh proposals aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock, RTÉ News understands.

Two sources have confirmed to RTÉ News that British negotiators will bring forward an updated plan to Brussels to deal with the issue of customs and the Irish border.

The move follows a 90-minute meeting last night between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, DUP leader Arlene Foster and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds.

Following the meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mr Johnson last week, the UK proposed a plan that would see Northern Ireland remain in the UK's customs territory, but operating the EU's rules and procedures on tariffs.

However, RTÉ News understands that the European Commission has hardened its opposition to the proposals as being too complex and legally ambiguous.

It is unclear if British negotiators will table a revised version of the plan, or if they will propose something different.

by Oui on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 09:02:16 AM EST

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