September 20, 2018 / 11:20 AM / 7 months ago

UK PM May says October too soon for Brexit deal: BBC political editor

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte attend the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that she believes October is too soon to reach agreement on a deal with the European Union on the Irish backstop issue, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.

Kuenssberg was retweeting and commenting on a tweet from RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly, which quoted sources saying that May had told Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that a deal would not be reached in time for a European Council meeting in October.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison

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