Leaders of the European Union member states are preparing to hold an emergency summit in November to discuss Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc without a deal, despite previous reports suggesting that the two sides could reach a comprehensive agreement by that time.
The Guardian newspaper revealed on Sunday that EU leaders were mulling the extraordinary meeting should British Prime Minister Theresa May fail to come forward with proposals that could remove the key stumbling block in Brexit talks, namely the future situation of the border between EU member Ireland and UK province of Northern Ireland.
Earlier reports had suggested that Britain and the EU would hold the November meeting to finalize a Brexit agreement.
EU leaders had warned the UK premier last month that she should provide the bloc with a lasting solution to the issue of Irish border by the time of the EU summit this week in Brussels.
However, pressures have grown on May,…