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United Kingdom says it has reached draft Brexit deal with EU

14 November, 2018, 06:34 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Boris Johnson the former foreign secretary

The EU Commission said that if no deal was reached, this arrangement would start from 30 March, and if a deal was agreed, it would begin from the end of any transition period, which is now scheduled to be at the end of 2020.

The work will focus on Gibraltar's exit from the bloc and will include meetings with the Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen.

Sources told the Irish press that a deal was agreed at around 9pm on Monday night in Brussels, and then sent back to Mrs May for review.

If May gets her Cabinet to swing behind her, the next stage is getting approval from Parliament by staging a vote in the House of Commons before Christmas.

Boris Johnson, who resigned over the summer because of the direction of United Kingdom negotiations, warned ahead of the official announcement that a deal was set to be struck but that it would "mean surrender by the U.K.", which would be "doomed" to "colony status" to the EU.

With a number of Brexit's leading lights in her Cabinet - along with some converts - she now has to convince those Brexiteers that the text - which is expected to agree to an arrangement keeping the whole of the United Kingdom in close alignment with the European Union - fulfills the result of the 2016 referendum.

"Recent interventions from government ministers have suggested that you and your government may seek to limit or constrain the process on the final vote, in an attempt to muzzle Parliament", the leaders said in the letter.

The leaders of the four main opposition parties, including Corbyn and The Liberal Democrats' Vince Cable, have jointly written to May demanding a "truly meaningful vote" on the deal.

Owen Smith, a champion of the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain, said the deal would leave "the British people worse off, and our country weaker as a whole" and urged May to put it to another referendum.

"We are going to look very carefully at the draft agreement".

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Cable said May will fail to get the deal approved by parliament.

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said that the deal as reported would leave Northern Ireland "subject to the rules and laws set in Brussels with no democratic input or any say".

"The devil will be in the detail of the Irish border issue".

The main outstanding issue is how to ensure there are no customs posts or other checks along the border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland after Brexit.

But the two sides have so far disagreed on how to resolve the issue.

Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith said May's days are numbered as prime minister if she goes ahead with it.

The idea of a one-year extension to the transition period had been proposed by EU Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.

The speculation of a deal has sparked fierce criticism from Brexit-supporting MPs.

Leadsom said on Sunday that MPs would not accept a backstop which the United Kingdom can not leave without the EU's permission.

Downing Street sources insist that the Cabinet will meet again before any deal can be brokered with the EU.

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