Brexit deal within our grasp- Theresa May

Written by on November 23, 2018

British Prime minister, Theresa May has hailed the draft agreement on post-Brexit relations as “right for the whole of the UK” and insisted a deal “is within our grasp”.

the European Council says the political declaration outlining how UK-EU trade, security and other issues will work has been “agreed in principle”.

London and Brussels have already agreed the draft terms of the UK’s exit from the EU on March 29, 2019.

Theresa May
Annika Haas [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

May told MPs it would deliver the Brexit people voted for.

The Prime minister said: The negotiations (on the political declaration) are now at a critical moment and all our efforts must be focused on working with our European partners to bring this process to a final conclusion in the interests of all our people,”

“The British people want Brexit to be settled, they want a good deal that sets us on a course for a brighter future, and they want us to come together as a country and to move on to focus on the big issues at home, like our NHS.

“The deal that will enable us to do this is now within our grasp. In these crucial 72 hours ahead, I will do everything possible to deliver it for the British people.”

But Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn described the agreement as “26 pages of waffle” which “could have been written two years ago”.

“This is the blindfold Brexit we all feared – a leap in the dark. It falls short of Labour’s six tests,” he added. “What on earth have the government been doing for the past two years?”

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, who is campaigning for another referendum, described it as an “agreement to have an agreement” that was “full of worryingly vague aspirations”.

Paul Ayorinde


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