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DUP deputy leader says 'definitely a way through' Brexit talks

FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks to the media, after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that props up the British government believes there is “definitely” a way to secure agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union so long as Irish and EU officials are willing to compromise.

“There is definitely a way through this. Whether there are people in Brussels and Dublin who are prepared to make changes remains to be seen,” Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds said in an interview published in the Irish Times on Thursday.

“If history were to repeat itself, I think Europe might be much more favourably disposed to a David Cameron-like ask,” Dodds added, referring to the former British prime minister’s attempts to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the European Union before he called the 2016 referendum on leaving the bloc.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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