PM announces Brexit deal has been SECURED
Boris Johnson has announced the United Kingdom and European Union have agreed on a Brexit deal.
Posting on Twitter the Prime Minister wrote: “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.
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 #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019
This was also echoed by the European Commission president Jean-Claude Junker who wrote: “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 finding solutions. I recommend that #EUCO endorses this deal.”
But the Prime Minister has failed to get the Democratic Unionist Party onside to support his proposed Brexit deal.
The DUP say they cannot support the deal “as things stand”.
The support from Northern Ireland’s staunch unionist party is seen as vital if Prime Minister Johnson is to win over Parliament’s approval for the deal in time for his 31 October deadline.
The DUP has said it would continue to work with the government to try to get a “sensible” deal.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has now ofically backed having a second Brexit referendum.