British Junior Brexit Minister Walker says is optimistic that Britain and the EU will reach breakthrough in Brexit talks soon; according to Funke Media Group

Adds that he hopes this happens within the next three weeks, and that Brexit negotiations on details are constructive It would be desirable for both the EU and Britain to reach a deal at an EU summit in November; there is agreement on over 95% of the Brexit deal Says that Britain and the EU are currently discussing how to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland Walker says that one of the scenarios being discussed is Britain remaining in a customs union agreement with the EU after the end of the transition period, this would avoid new border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland We have reached compromises with the EU on issues including citizens rights, financial issues and the implementation period; adding that Britain will not consider customs border between Northern Ireland and Britain in the Irish Sea (Funke Media Group)