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Al Jazeera 10 Sep 2019

UK's Johnson talks to Northern Ireland, says 'deal is possible'


The United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson promise to leave the European Union with or without a deal has faced several parliamentary defeats this week.
But as he visited Northern Ireland and held talks with the Democratic Unionist Party, he says there is a way of getting a new Brexit deal with the European Union, and he was prepared to talk to European leaders about it.
The Irish border has proved a key sticking point in attempts to reach a deal.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.

Kevin Meagher is writer and commentator on Irish politics and a former special advisor the Labour party in Northern Ireland. He thinks Boris Johnson might try to negotiate a separate deal keeping Northern Ireland in the single market to avoid a hard border. …
Brexit is raising fears of a hard Irish border, which could reignite conflict between largely Catholic Irish nationalists and mainly Protestant Unionists in Northern Ireland. Its police union warns it doesn't have enough officers to deal with Brexit.
Golf and the year's final major - the Open Championship - gets underway in Northern Ireland on Thursday.
The Royal Portrush has not hosted the event since 1951, but for one of the favourites, the course does hold some more recent happy memories.

Al Jazeera's Rahul Pathak reports.
Theresa May has said that she will stand down as prime minister once Brexit has been delivered, according to a Conservative Party lawmaker.

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