October 10, 2019 / 4:30 PM / 6 days ago

Irish PM says Brexit deal is possible by October 31

Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet in Thornton Manor, Cheshire, Britain October 10, 2019. Noel Mullen/Handout via REUTERS

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday that a Brexit deal was possible by Oct. 31 after what he said was a very positive meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“I had a very good meeting with the prime minister... very positive and very promising,” Varadkar said. “I do see a pathway to an agreement in coming weeks.”

“I think it is possible for us to come to an agreement, to have a treaty agreed, to allow the UK to leave the EU in an orderly fashion and to have that done by the end of October but there’s many a slip between cup and lip and lots of things that are not in my control,” he said.

Reporting by Peter Powell and Elizabeth Piper; writing by Guy Faulconbridge

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