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Brexit: Boris Johnson says he has secured deal with EU

  • Brexit: Boris Johnson says he has secured deal with EU
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "We've got a great new deal that takes back control." Brexit: Boris Johnson says he has secured deal with EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "We've got a great new deal that takes back control."

Jean-Claude Juncker also confirms that deal has been agreed: follow the day’s Brexit events as they happen.

A 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 DUP has cast doubt on its success, saying they still cannot support it.

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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