Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris has secured a Brexit deal with the EU, but still needs parliamentary approval in Britain.

15-10-2019Stefan Rousseau

Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union today, but still faced a challenge in getting it approved by parliament.

?Where there is a will there is a deal - we have one. It?s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is a testament to our commitment to find solutions,? European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a tweet a few hours before an EU summit in Brussels.

He said he would recommend that leaders of the other 27 member states approve the deal.

?I believe it is high time to complete the divorce process and move on, as swiftly as possible, to the negotiation on the European Union?s future partnership with the United Kingdom,? Juncker said in an attached letter.

Separately, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said ?we have a great new Brexit deal?.

Johnson is hoping to get approval for the agreement in a vote at an extraordinary session of the British parliament on Saturday, to pave the way for an orderly departure on Oct. 31.

However, the Northern Irish party that Johnson needs to help ratify any agreement has refused to support the deal that was hammered out over weeks of negotiations.

The head of the main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in Brussels he was ?unhappy? with the deal and would vote against it. Lawmakers in his party said they had been told to vote for another referendum on Saturday.


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Fred. / Hace over 2 years

It would appear to be another attempt to reach a deal . But already the Irish DUP have said no. Labour will continue to say no. So it will be another no on the vote on Saturday. I truly feel it will never be resolved by any leader or Party. Another Referendum , a change to a Labour Government would see a continuing of the stalemate. Because the Conservative Opposition etc. would reject any Labour deal. HOW STUPID AND FOOLISH BRITAIN LOOKS TO THE WORLD .