BORIS Johnson has agreed a ‘great new deal’ with the European Union, defying doubters who claimed he couldn’t pull it off.
The Prime Minister tweeted: “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.”
Mr Johnson took to Twitter: “We will leave the EU’s Customs Union as one United Kingdom and be able to strike trade deals all around the world.”
“This new deal ensures that we #TakeBackControl of our laws, borders, money and trade without disruption & establishes a new relationship with the EU based on free trade and friendly cooperation.”
“This is a deal which allows us to get Brexit done and leave the EU in two weeks’ time, so we can then focus on the people’s priorities and bring the country back together again.”
Britain and the EU found a “legally operative solution” to avoid a hard border in Ireland, EU negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters.
Doubters claimed that Mr Johnson couldn’t get a deal done, but he has pulled it off – but now must win over the DUP.
Northern Ireland will stay in the United Kingdom’s Custom Union, a big move by the EU.
Labour has rejected the deal with Jeremy Corbyn claiming its “worse than Theresa May’s deal.” and has called for a Second Referendum.
The DUP still has reservations, however, in a statement, the Northern Irish party said: “We have been involved in ongoing discussions with the Government.
“As things stand, we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT.”
The deal also will now be voted on in the House of Commons in the first sitting since the Falklands War in 1982.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to endorse Boris’ deal.
The deal also will now be voted on in the House of Commons in the first Saturday sitting since the Falklands War in 1982.
POUND RISES AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT
THE POUND surged more than 1% to a FIVE MONTH high, and British share prices rallied on Thursday after Boris and European Union officials said a Brexit deal was done.
The pound reached a five-month high, and The euro also gained against the dollar rising 0.5% versus the dollar, reported CNBC.
Stocks across Europe rose 0.75% immediately after the reports, with banks leading the gains.
Additional Reporting by PA, CNBC and Reuters