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    LIVE UPDATES: UK PM May Holding Special Cabinet Meeting to Discuss Brexit Deal

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    Members of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom are attending a special meeting, hosted by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London to discuss the draft deal was agreed upon between the United Kingdom and the European Union negotiators.

    May still needs to convince her ministers and the parliament to go along with her vision of the deal for Brexit, due next March, despite the outstanding issues in talks with Brussels, notably over the Irish border.

    In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum and is expected to do so by late March 2019, while there are still certain stumbling blocks that impede talks, namely, the Irish border and post-Brexit UK-EU economic relations, which make a no-deal Brexit scenario a possibility.

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      "We are writing to you as a matter of urgency to demand that you make a statement to the House of Commons on the withdrawal agreement and future framework between the EU and the UK.

      Your ministerial code is clear that important statements of policy should be made to the House of Commons first and not to the press.

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    • 19:55

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      "She has ... said that she will not break up the United Kingdom, there will be no difference between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom," Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, told journalists.

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    • 18:58

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      "We will take the time to examine the draft deal in detail and there will be an agreement when heads of states and governments have had the possibility to go through the draft text in detail," he added, reporting Macron's comments to cabinet.

       

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      "The cabinet will decide on the next steps in the national interest. I'm confident that this takes us significantly closer to delivering what the British people voted for in the referendum," May told parliament.

      "I will come back to the House (parliament) to update it on the outcome."

       

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