UK PM says 95 per cent of Brexit deal is complete

The UK says 95 percent of the Brexit deal is now completed. This comes after the UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in London on Monday (Nov 5th).

A Downing Street spokesman said, “The Prime Minister updated the Chancellor on the progress of Brexit negotiations saying that 95% of the Withdrawal Agreement was now complete, and that she was confident that a solution could be found on the Northern Ireland backstop.

 “The Prime Minister added that the UK wanted to see quick progress and that both the UK and the EU were working hard to achieve an agreement.

 “Chancellor Kurz said that the Austrian Presidency stood ready to help facilitate an agreement as soon as possible.”

May also  spoke to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later on Monday, this time about other issues.

The Downing Street spokesperson "The Prime Minister said she was delighted that Canada had selected the UK's cutting-edge Type 26 warship for its future frigate programme, noting it demonstrated the strength of our defence relationship.  

"They discussed Saudi Arabia and the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi, agreeing that there remained an urgent need to establish what had happened and for those responsible to be held to account. 

"They agreed that the international community should continue to encourage a thorough, credible, and transparent investigation by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"On Yemen, they agreed on the pressing need to alleviate the humanitarian situation and reach a political solution. The Prime Minister said we supported the US call for de-escalation in Yemen, noting that it must be underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties. 

"They looked forward to seeing each other at the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month.

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