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Brexit deal agreed between Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker

A Brexit deal has been agreed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that after days of negotiations an agreement has been made.

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

Mr Johnson and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker both took to Twitter to announce the news.

Mr Juncker said: "Where there is a will, there is a #deal - we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that #EUCO endorses this deal."

Parliament is now being urged to back the agreement on Saturday, however the DUP has already said they will not support it.

MP for Ashford Damian Green supported the Prime Minister and said: "Couldn't agree more. Everyone who has campaigned against No Deal, from any Party, now can put their vote where their mouth is."

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale said: "I give a cautious welcome to reports of a new deal on Brexit. We shall need to study the fine print carefully and of course, any revised Withdrawal Agreement will have to secure the elusive majority in the House.

"But if an agreement has been reached that can prevent us from crashing out of the EU with damaging consequences then that is good news."

However, Liberal Democrat MEP for the south east, Anthony Hook, said: “This is a Trojan Horse Brexit deal.

"It is a thinly disguised attack on our economy, rights at work, our Union and our environmental standards. MPs should not be pressured into voting on it without being given sufficient time to examine its contents properly and we must have a People's Vote to let the public decide.

“The Conservatives' latest proposed deal would damage our economy, meaning families face lower wages, higher prices and less job security. It will damage our public services and the environment.

“We are at a crucial time for our children's future in Britain. I am clear that we need to stop Brexit.

"Liberal Democrats in Westminister and the European Parliament are pushing for a confirmatory referendum because the public deserve to be given the final say on whether they want this deal. What we have as EU members is far better. Brexit has not worked out anything like Johnson promised three and a half years ago.

"Our work to stop Brexit is more clearly needed than ever."

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