Thursday 6 October 2022 11:07 AM UK and EU hopeful of deal to end Northern Ireland row as PM allies say Brussels ... trends now

Thursday 6 October 2022 11:07 AM UK and EU hopeful of deal to end Northern Ireland row as PM allies say Brussels ... trends now
Thursday 6 October 2022 11:07 AM UK and EU hopeful of deal to end Northern Ireland row as PM allies say Brussels ... trends now

Thursday 6 October 2022 11:07 AM UK and EU hopeful of deal to end Northern Ireland row as PM allies say Brussels ... trends now

Britain and EU both hopeful of deal to end Brexit row over Northern Ireland as Liz Truss allies say Brussels is ‘waking up’ to the threat of meltdown with Stormont election deadline this month There are increasing hopes of a deal to end the Brexit row over Northern Ireland Britain confident EU has now been convinced of 'how serious' the crisis could be Elections are due in Northern Ireland if power-sharing isn't restored by 28 Oct

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There are increasing hopes of a deal to end the Brexit row over Northern Ireland with Britain and the EU set to resume negotiations.

The Government is confident Brussels has now been convinced of 'how serious' the crisis in Northern Ireland could become without a breakthrough this month.

One source said EU chief Ursula von der Leyen had begun to 'get it'.  

Liz Truss has been pushing ahead with legislation at Westminster to unilaterally scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

But the Prime Minister has also recently restated her preference for a negotiated solution to the dispute over post-Brexit trading arrangements.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic are expected to meet in the next fortnight for Protocol talks.

The focus on reaching a deal has been increased by a looming deadline at the end of this month.

Fresh elections are due in Northern Ireland unless a new power-sharing government can be formed at Stormont before 28th October.

Allies of the PM are confident Brussels has now been convinced of 'how serious' the crisis in Northern Ireland could become without a breakthrough this month

Allies of the PM are confident Brussels has now been convinced of 'how serious' the crisis in Northern Ireland could become without a breakthrough this month

A senior UK Government source told MailOnline that Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, was now 'getting it' over the seriousness of the crisis

A senior UK Government source told MailOnline that Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, was now 'getting it' over the seriousness of the crisis

Fresh elections are due in Northern Ireland unless a new power-sharing government can be formed at Stormont before 28th October

Fresh elections are due in Northern Ireland unless a new power-sharing government can be formed at Stormont before 28th October

The DUP is currently

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