May fails to strike Brexit border deal with Ireland

Ireland, with the backing of the other 26 member states, wants the United Kingdom to provide guarantees on how to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland - part of the United Kingdom - and the Republic of Ireland. "It was reported as if it was true, and now it turns out it was propaganda from the Irish Government", he said.

All parties initially appeared to be confident that there was an agreement to be had on citizens rights, the financial settlement and the increasingly thorny issue of the Irish border, but the bullish talk came to nothing.

The British government says that when it leaves the EU in March 2019, it will also leave the single market and the customs union.

But a failure to agree on the other issues and move onto the next phase of talks raises the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 2019 without arrangements on the terms of divorce or future relationship.

Arrangements which would effectively allow Northern Ireland to remain part of the European single union would prevent the return of a "hard border" between the North and the Republic of Ireland.

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Mr Rees-Mogg, a prominent Brexiteer who has been talked about as a future Conservative leader, said the prime minister could not agree to different regulatory systems in Northern Ireland and the rest of the EU.

London has broadly agreed to numerous EU's divorce terms, including paying out something like 50 billion euros.

One solution is to allow Northern Ireland to stay in the customs union when the rest of the United Kingdom leaves. But the border issue has proved more intractable.

Ahead of the meeting, a source close to the discussions on the Irish border told Sky News: "There's been some progress on the wording from both sides, but a bit of a distance to go".

"We will not accept any form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the United Kingdom", she said.

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The Prime Minister is reliant on any support from the party as the DUP is propping up her government with its 10 MPs. "The economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom must not be compromised in any way".

European Council President Donald Tusk cautioned that time was running short.

"And the problem between the Republic and Northern Ireland is a effect of the British decision not only to leave the EU but also the single market and the customs union".

"It is now getting very tight but agreement at December (summit) is still possible", he tweeted.

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