Prime Minster Boris Johnson has declared we have a new deal done.
He has declared we have a new deal that takes back control and says Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities.
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
Here are extracts from the letter from Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, to Donald Tusk, president of the European council
“As regards the withdrawal agreement itself, negotiations focused on the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland [ie, the backstop] and sought to identify a mutually satisfactory solution to address the specific circumstances on the island of Ireland.
“The negotiators also discussed the political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
“Their aim was to adjust the political declaration in a way that reflects the different level of ambition now sought by the government of the United Kingdom for the country’s future relationship with the European Union
“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.”
Prime Minster Boris Johnson has now left 10 Downing Street as he travels to Brussels for the EU summit.
It is expected that Saturday within the Houses of Commons will not be an easy run as it will be put to MP’s to vote for the deal or not before we can proceed to a Brexit.