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Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker have jointly announced agreement on a new Brexit deal despite the refusal of the Democratic Unionist party to give its backing.

After weeks of negotiations that went deep into the early hours of Thursday morning and with mounting pressure to have a legal text ready for EU leaders to read before a summit, the two leaders said an agreement was ready.

The prime minister tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control – now parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment.”

Leaders are now expected to give their political approval to the revised withdrawal agreement and political declaration on Thursday afternoon.

In a letter to the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, Juncker said it was time for the British House of Commons to do its part to bring the first phase of the negotiations to an end.

He wrote: “I believe 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.”

With the DUP refusing to give its backing, there remains little hope that the deal will pass through the British parliament unless Johnson is able to convince both a significant number of Labour MPs and a chunk of the 21 MPs whose whip as Conservatives was removed last month.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the deal, saying: “From what we know, it seems the prime minister has negotiated an even worse deal than Theresa May’s, which was overwhelmingly rejected.

“These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: putting food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and workers’ rights, and opening up our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations.

“This sell-out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.”

Source: The Guardian

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Gimme More
1 minute ago, Lord Temptation said:

Make it all make sense :oprah: :saladga: :sure:

Basically, Boris Johnson and Jean Claude agreed on a deal and now Boris has to get this passed by British Parliament - which will be a struggle. Labour are saying the deal is a bad deal and a worse deal than what was put forward by previous Prime Minister, Theresa May. DUP (Northern Ireland party) also do not like this deal and do not support it at all.

this whole thing is a mess :saladga:

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xoxo Craig

They still need to vote for it in parliament, and will unlikely to pass... so then what happens :rip:

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Katharine Hepburn
16 minutes ago, xoxo Craig said:

They still need to vote for it in parliament, and will unlikely to pass... so then what happens :rip:

Extension and general election :sis:

xoxo Joanne

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Zander

Unlikely to get passed through parliament tbh. 

And lol at Corbyn the fence sitter saying it’s worse. He’ll always say it’s worse no matter what. :ladyhaha:

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JustinTrudeau
32 minutes ago, Gimme More said:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the deal, saying: “From what we know, it seems the prime minister has negotiated an even worse deal than Theresa May’s, which was overwhelmingly rejected.

“These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: putting food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and workers’ rights, and opening up our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations.

“This sell-out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.”

I'm not sure I agree with the public vote idea. It's what got us into this mess cause some people got scared about immigrants and such.

Also, there will be lots of consequences if this isn't done right. One way: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47470864

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SEANGT

so...do they not support it because it doesn't solve the northern ireland border issue? 

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