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UK to again hold talks with EU to break Northern Ireland Brexit impasse

Foreign secretary James Cleverly meeting EC’s Maroš Šefčovič on Monday for second time in week

The UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, and the European Commission’s vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, are to meet for the second time in a week as part of a renewed push to end the dispute over Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.

They will have a “stock-taking” meeting on Monday afternoon and while there is optimism a deal can be done, insiders have cautioned it is a low-key meeting and will not result in a fundamental breakthrough.

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