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ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of brexit border deal

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ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of brexit border deal

image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption disagreements remain over how the irish border should be treated after brexit the government says it is "optimistic" for an irish border agreement as pressure mounts to find a brexit deal.cabinet minister chris grayling said there would always be "to-ing and fro-ing" when a deadline was approaching.northern ireland's democratic unionist party has so far refused to agree to proposals aimed at avoiding border checks after brexit.the government needs to get everyone on side in the coming days for brexit negotiations to move forwards.the uk, which is due to leave the eu in march 2019, wants to open talks on a new free trade deal as soon as possible.but the eu will only agree to this when enough progress has been made on the "separation issues" that have been the subject of negotiations so far.so the uk is trying to settle the northern ireland border issue before eu leaders meet next week.on monday, the dup - whose support prime minister theresa may needs to win key votes at westminster - objected to draft plans drawn up by the uk and the eu.the dup said the proposals, which aimed to avoid border checks by aligning regulations on both sides of the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, were not acceptable.the party has said it will not accept any agreement in which northern ireland is treated differently from the rest of the uk.ireland - which is an eu member - says it wants a guarantee that a hard border w...