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Britain searches for ways out of Brexit deadlock

Northern Ireland border issue continues to pose problems for PM May in talks with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels tonight for last-ditch talks with other European leaders over the deal governing Britain's separation from the European Union with her Cabinet split into various opposing camps and Parliament in disarray.

For at stake are no longer questions such as how much Britain will pay into the EU's coffers after it leaves but, rather, the very survival of the United Kingdom as a country after Brexit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2018, with the headline 'Britain searches for ways out of Brexit deadlock'. Print Edition | Subscribe