United Kingdom says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

United Kingdom says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

The thorniest issue that's been dogging talks for months is how to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit.

Downing Street sources insist that the Cabinet will meet again before any deal can be brokered with the EU.

A meeting of the Irish Cabinet has been called for 9.30am "to consider developments". May's government may yet see more cabinet resignations this week.

The UK parliament is likely to vote on the issue in December.

"Cabinet ministers have been invited to read documentation ahead of that meeting", the spokesman said, after British media were leaked details of the breakthrough.

Boris Johnson, the former Foreign Secretary, said the deal "made a nonsense of Brexit" and urged the Cabinet to "chuck it out".

The backstop is an insurance policy to avoid a return to controls on the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member state Ireland if a future trading relationship is not agreed in time.

The EU wants to get agreement on a draft deal by the end of Wednesday at the latest if there is to be a summit this month to approve it.

"If the agreement involves a backstop that protects Ireland from a hard border then we would hope it will gain support in Westminster".

Theresa May faces the most perilous 24 hours of her premiership as she attempts to sell her Brexit deal with Brussels to sceptical ministers and MPs.

Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary and the most prominent campaigner to leave the European Union, claimed that the deal reduced the United Kingdom to the level of a "vassal state".

Boris Johnson claimed Mrs May is on the brink of "total surrender" to the European Union over Brexit as he urged the Cabinet to mutiny against the Prime Minister's withdrawal agenda.

A United Kingdom government spokesperson said: "We welcome the proposal by the European Commission, which reflects the future relationship that the United Kingdom wants with the rest of the EU". But we need to prepare for all options'.

The pound rallied on news of a deal, rising 1.5 per cent against the dollar to $1.3038. He suggested the DUP might withdraw its support for May's government if that was the case. "It means having to accept rules and regulations over which we have no say ourselves". She told the BBC: "I don't think something that trapped the United Kingdom in any arrangement against our will would be sellable to members of Parliament".

British Prime Minister Theresa May. A Tory MP who attended told Business Insider the group was "absolutely shell-shocked" because none of May's "promises" to it had been kept.

The biggest challenge facing May will come in the House of Commons' vote on the deal.

The pro-Brexit faction of her Conservative Party has already attacked the agreement, accusing May of surrendering to the EU.

"I believe a referendum will happen as people come to the conclusion that since 2016 the situation has changed and at some point they will want to have the final say", said Brown in a speech this week.

Even with such measures in place, the British government says leaving the European Union without a deal could cause major economic disruption, with gridlock at ports and disruption to supplies of foods, goods and medicines.

Is the Cabinet certain to give the plan its backing?

"The country has tried to argue for a middle course and it is humiliating for the country".

The leaders of the four main opposition parties, including Corbyn and The Liberal Democrats' Vince Cable, have jointly written to May demanding a "truly meaningful vote" on the deal.

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