The European Union and the United Kingdom have got "a great new deal" on Brexit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on 17 October. According to the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, the new Brexit deal is very likely to find support in the EU and be ratified by October 31.
The deal has yet to be approved by the UK parliament and two UK opposition parties, Labour and the Scottish National Party, have already indicated they would not back the agreement at the vote expected on Saturday.
This comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier on Thursday that his negotiating team and that of the EU agreed on a new Brexit deal.
The European Commission has today recommended the European Council and Parliament endorse the deal brokered by UK and EU negotiators, essentially opening the door to the UK leaving the bloc by 31st October.
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The UK and the EU reached an agreement on Thursday morning, outlining the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the bloc, while solving the controversial Irish backstop which had seen the deal negotiated by former Prime Minister Theresa May rejected three times by UK lawmakers.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that his country and Brussels have reached a “great new” Brexit deal, the text of which still needs the approval of the UK and the EU parliaments, against the backdrop of the crunch EU summit and the fast approaching 31 October withdrawal deadline.
Earlier in the day, UK PM Boris Johnson said a new Brexit deal was agreed between his country's negotiating team and that of the EU.
The text of a new deal still needs the approval of the UK and the EU parliaments.