- A Brexit deal has finally been agreed on between the teams of the UK and European Union
- The new deal is, however, not supported by the Democratic Unionist Party going by the things in the deal proposals
- With the new deal, the Irish border will be treated differently from the EU when the UK finally leaves the union
A Brexit deal has finally been agreed on between the UK and the EU team at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels on Thursday, October 17.
The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, tweeted to confirm the development saying “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”
BBC News reports that both sides have been in an arduous work on the legal text surrounding the deal. However, the new deal would still need to be approved by both European and UK parliaments.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a very powerful party in the UK, said they would not be supporting the deal.
DUP earlier showed their doubts on the proposals in the deal, saying they could not back it up as “things stands”.
On the other hand, the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, saw it as a very “fair and balanced agreement.”
In the proposals, the prime minister will be removing the solution that was put forward between the Theresa May and the EU concerning the issues surrounding the Irish border when UK makes an exit.
The new deal would make Northern Ireland treated in a different way from the UK, a fact that the unionist party has great concern.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that British Members of Parliament (MPs) overwhelmingly voted to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
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The Brexit deal was rejected by 230 votes, the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. The deal which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) on March 29, was rejected by the MPs with a margin of 432 votes to 202.
Subsequently, a vote of no confidence in the government, which could lead to a general election, was tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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