October 10, 2019 / 7:40 PM / 6 days ago

UK proposes 'pared-down' free trade agreement to end Brexit stalemate - Sky news

Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet in Thornton Manor, Cheshire, Britain October 10, 2019. Noel Mullen/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - The UK is proposing a “pared-down” free trade agreement to make a deal done by the end of October, Sky news reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pitched the offer, which focuses on a more limited free trade (FTA), to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during talks on Thursday, the report said.

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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