Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss avoiding a hard British exit from the European Union. In a joint statement, the two prime ministers discussed the challenges of customs and consent and both agreed that they could see a "pathway" to a possible deal. They also discussed the potential to strengthen bilateral relations, including on Northern Ireland. A crunch EU summit next week is the last chance for the United Kingdom to reach a deal ahead of October 31st deadline.
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