Varadkar and Tusk say no UK proposals yet that can replace backstop

Ireland's prime minister met European Council President Donald Tusk in New York on Monday for 45 minutes to take stock of the latest Brexit developments.

A spokesman for Leo Varadkar said the prime minister and Tusk agreed that they want a deal but they have not yet seen proposals from Britain that achieve the objectives of the backstop.

"They also agreed that time is very short if there is to be a positive outcome at the Europe Council," the spokesman said.

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