British PM May briefed inner cabinet 'Brexit deal close'

  12 October 2018    Read: 1258
British PM May briefed inner cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May briefed her inner cabinet on Thursday evening that a historic Brexit deal was close, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Cabinet ministers briefed on the Brexit talks said the issue of the Irish backstop was close to being settled, the FT said.

One official close to Brexit talks said May never brings the cabinet together to tell them recent developments and so "it feels to me like the deal is practically done," the FT quoted the official as saying.

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