PM Johnson has no meeting scheduled with Ireland’s Varadkar – spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no meeting scheduled with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit, Johnsons spokesman said on Monday.

A report in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper said an offer to meet the Irish leader to talk about the so-called Irish backstop had been accepted and dates were being discussed.

The spokesman also said Johnson had been clear he still wanted to get a Brexit deal but hoped the European Union understood the British governments determination to leave the bloc on Oct. 31, “no ifs or buts”.

Reporting by David Milliken; writing by Michael Holden; editingRead More

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