UK Prime Minister Bo-Jo Reaches Deal with EU on Brexit

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: British Prime Mininster, Boris Johnson departs from the rear of 10 Downing Street on October 17, 2019 in London, England. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to Brussels to attend his first EU Council Meeting today as he hopes to finalise the Brexit Deal.(Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson says he has reached an agreement to free Great Britain from the iron bars of the European Union.
The Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”

The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, a key government ally, says it can’t support the deal, keeping its future in doubt.

The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and – after the PM’s announcement – said their statement “still stands.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the deal sounded “even worse” than what was negotiated by the PM’s predecessor, Theresa May, and “should be rejected” by MPs.

But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was a “fair and balanced agreement”.
In a letter recommending the deal to European Council President Donald Tusk, he wrote: “It is high time to complete the withdrawal process and move on, as swiftly as possible, to the negotiation on the European Union’s future partnership with the United Kingdom.”

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