October 10, 2019 / 7:33 PM / 5 days ago

UK proposes 'pared-down' free trade agreement to end Brexit stalemate: Sky news

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen ahead of the meeting with European Parliament President David Sassoli, at Downing Street, in London, Britain October 8, 2019. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) - The UK is proposing a “pared-down” free trade agreement to make a deal done by the end of October, Sky news reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pitched the offer, which focuses on a more limited free trade (FTA), to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during talks on Thursday, the report said.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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