In the new update of Brexit deal, Theresa May and the EU’s 27 heads of state and government has finally come into terms of an agreement to be presented in the UK and European parliaments, rectify and needs to be approved by them before the withdrawal of Britain on March 29,2019.
It was all been settled by both parties after their 20 months of negotiation which started in March 2017. The settlement discussed is the only possible deal according to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The discussion took an hour before giving EU leaders their blessings.
The withdrawal agreement contains a 585-page, which consists forms of a basis of a legally binding treaty, and also a 26-page political declaration on their future relationship. In the second document though, it does not have a legal force. But it politically secures both parties to some future talks. This news was first declared by the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk via Twitter.
Once the agreement is delivered and read to the UK Parliament, they are expected to vote on the deal by early December, but they are looking forward that the result of the vote is favorable. On the other hand, some are to vote against about it like the Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, the DUP and many Conservatives MPs.
Prime Minister Theresa May who is expected to travel the next fortnight requested the public to look beyond the agreement. Although it enclosed compromises, it was a good deal that unlocks a bright future for the UK.
Here are some of the highlights of the agreement in Brussels.
The withdrawal agreement – this deal tackles the three main issues like the UK’s £39bn divorce bill, citizens rights, and the problem of avoiding a border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.
- End freedom of movement
- Protect the constitutional integrity of the UK
- Trade and the city – this policy is to have a security commitment and to have a smooth trade in goods through a common rulebook, the centerpiece of the Chequers plan.
- Ensure a return to “laws being made in our country by democratically elected politicians interpreted and enforced by British courts.”
These are just a few of the agreements made by EU to the UK. If MPs are going to reject the offer made, it is either they are going to leave with no deal, an attempt to negotiate or a general election will happen.