EU and UK reach an agreement on Brexit deal

Negotiators from the European Union and the UK have reached an agreement on a Brexit deal before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called it a fair outcome. He urged MPs to come together to get Brexit done and get this excellent deal over the line. He added, now is the moment for us to get Brexit done and then together to work on building our future partnership.

The EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, there was no need to extend the Brexit deadline.

On other hand, British lawmakers today voted narrowly in favour of holding the first Parliamentary Session on a Saturday in 37 years, to debate the government’s new Brexit deal. Members of the lower chamber House of Commons voted 287 to 275 in favour. It would only be Parliament’s fifth Saturday session since the eve of World War II.

The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European Parliaments. Britain is due to leave the European Union by 31st of October, with Johnson racing against time to strike a deal to meet that deadline.

The Hindu

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