British PM May: Brexit backstop talks likely to continue until November

LONDON (Reuters) – Talks between Britain and the European Union on the crucial question of how to avoid a hard border in Ireland are likely to continue until November, British Prime Minister Theresa May told a group of Northern Ireland journalists on Thursday.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May talks to employees at WPP who have come through micro fellowships and apprenticeships, after a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter, at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Earlier on Thursday diplomats told Reuters that British and EU negotiators were making headway on the Irish border and hoped for a Brexit deal breakthrough on Monday.

Reporting by Amanda Ferguson; Conor Humphries

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