Johnson declines to say whether Northern Ireland will stay in EU customs union after Brexit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he did not want to give a running commentary on Brexit talks when asked whether Northern Ireland would be leaving the EU customs union amid hopes an agreement can be found before an Oct. 31 deadline.

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Kwarteng: PM and Taoiseach Brexit meeting 'significant move'
Kwasi Kwarteng says the private meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in North West England on Thursday is a "really significant move". The business minister said it showed that, "on both sides we want to get to a deal". Negotiations to avert a no-deal Brexit are hanging in the balance following the prime minister's conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in which she is reported to have said there will be no Brexit deal with the UK unless Northern Ireland is in the customs union "forever". Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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