November 8, 2018 / 11:21 AM / 13 days ago

Cabinet meeting on Brexit unlikely ahead of next week - UK government source

LONDON (Reuters) - It is unlikely that a cabinet meeting of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s top ministers to discuss Brexit will take place ahead of next week, a government source said on Thursday.

Local media have reported that May will convene an emergency session of her cabinet in the coming days to secure consensus on the so-called Northern Ireland backstop, the main obstacle to securing a deal to leave the European Union.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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