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UK's Barclay says still a long way to go in Brexit talks

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - There is still a long way to go before Britain and the European Union agree a Brexit deal but with good will on both sides it can be struck, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Friday.

"I think there is still a long way to go. I think we are coming to the moment of truth in these negotiations," Barclay said in a television interview after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.

Barclay added that the backstop, designed to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, had to go but that a deal could be struck with good will on both sides. (Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison)