• Reuters


The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of Parliament support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government believe a deal can be done in the coming weeks to maintain an open border in Ireland, a senior member said Sunday.

The so-called backstop mechanism to uphold the seamless Irish border after Brexit has proven a key obstacle to agreeing an EU-U.K. divorce deal, which is needed to avoid a disorderly British exit from the European Union on Oct. 31.

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