London — Britain needed more time to figure out a solution on the post-Brexit Irish border and would not accept a deal at any cost from Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May told members of her cabinet on Tuesday. Up against a ticking clock to get a detailed plan in place before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, May is battling to find a way to meet the often contradictory demands from Brussels and rival factions within her Conservative Party. The prospect of failure has financial markets on edge, with sterling traders watching for any signs of progress at May's regular meeting with ministers on Tuesday. She told her cabinet that more time was needed to clear the final hurdle standing between her and a deal on the terms of Britain's withdrawal: the plan to ensure no hard border emerges between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Brexit. May's spokesperson told reporters she had said that "while 95% of the withdrawal agreement had been concluded, on the Northern Ireland ba...

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