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EU endorses Theresa May’s Brexit deal

“Everything is agreed in principle, but nothing is agreed until it is ratified by the British Parliament and the EU.”






by our London Correspondent

(November 25, 2018, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Leaders of all 28 European nations gathered in Brussels this morning 25 November 2018 for a historic summit to decide the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future of EU –UK relations and seal the first ever exit of an EU member state.

After 18 months of relentless negotiations, two UK Brexit Secretaries resigning, and within 38 minutes of the commencement of the Summit, Donald Tusk. EU President announced all 27 remaining members had agreed to endorse the Brexit deal agreed between the EU and UK.

It was hailed as “the best possible agreement both sides could get” with some accuse Britain on caving in to Spain on Gibraltar at the last minute, as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was refusing to attend the summit.

Prime Minister Theresa May will have to get her bill through Parliament, a tough call both for her and for her adversaries, with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland stating this morning they would withdraw from their “confidence and support” arrangement with the “no majority Conservative Government” at Westminster.

Theresa May has appealed in a letter addressed direct the people of Britain ahead of the summit and promised the country her Brexit deal was in the “national interest” as she launched a desperate fight “with all my heart” to get the divorce bill through Parliament.

At a press conference in Brussels Prime Minister May said: “Before Christmas, MP’s will vote on this deal” to make UK an “independent coastal state again”.

There is a secret Plan B for Brexit – some say by the Cabinet and EU an 11th hour alternative, as Michel Barnier, the Chief Negotiator said “EU and UK will remain allies, partners and friends after Brexit.”

“Everything is agreed in principle, but nothing is agreed until it is ratified by the British Parliament and the EU.”

It is going to take years to come out of this 45 year UK association with Europe.

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