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Brexit: Irish PM Leo Varadkar says deal 'very difficult' by deadline

It will be "very difficult" for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit agreement before the 31 October deadline, Irish leader Leo Varadkar has said.He told Irish broadcaster RTE "big gaps" remained between the two sides.Amid claims on Tuesday that talks were close to collapse, he also suggested the language around the discussions had turned toxic "in some quarters".Mr Varadkar and Boris Johnson are expected to meet for further Brexit talks later this week. The UK has said the EU needs to "move quickly" to stop it leaving without an agreement at the end of the month.The end for negotiations in Brussels? Brexit deal essentially impossible - No 10 source How could a no-deal Brexit happen? Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Mr Johnson ...