UK and EU negotiators have finally agreed a Brexit deal and will now be put to the 27 leaders of the European Union to sign off, but only after 320 UK lawmakers back the deal to see it pass through the House of Commons.
Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) say they still oppose the agreement. Johnson’s key allies who support his minority Tory government have also responded by insisting that their opposition to the deal, as it stands, “hasn’t changed.”
In a statement published on social media earlier on Wednesday morning DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds said: “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.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also criticized the new UK-EU Brexit deal, claiming that it was a “sell out” agreement that “won’t bring the country together and should be rejected.” The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.
Johnson needs 320 UK lawmakers to back the deal to see it pass through the House of Commons, and so with the DUP and Labour looking like they’ll reject such a proposition, it appears he could struggle to get the required numbers.
It’s gearing up to be a highly momentous day in the UK parliament on Saturday, if as expected, MP’s convene to debate and vote on the deal.
It would be the first Saturday sitting since 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands, and only the third since World War II.
UK PM Boris Johnson took to social media to reveal that a “great new deal that takes back control” had been brokered and urged the UK parliament to sign it off on Saturday when MP’s convene to debate the agreement.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point EU News 2019.