LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar reiterated their desire for a Brexit deal in a phone conversation on Tuesday, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
“Both sides strongly reiterated their desire to reach a Brexit deal. They hope to meet in person later this week,” the spokesperson added.
Earlier on Tuesday, European Council head Donald Tusk accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by James Davey; editing by Stephen Addison