Selin ATAY-TDO-Britain and the EU have reached consensus on a rearranged deal for Brexit.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that the EU and Britain have reached an agreement on Brexit. Juncker, published his letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk on his social media account, “Where there is a will, there is a deal - we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that EUCO endorses this deal.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said on his Twitter account that “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment.”
"Under the new regulations, the physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland will be blocked, the island economy protected and the integrity of the EU single market protected," EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said in a statement.
The revised agreement, which paves the way for Britain to leave the EU after 3 years of negotiations, requires the approval of EU member states, the European Parliament (EP) and the British Parliament to enter into force.
Britain had voted to leave the EU by 52 per cent against 48 per cent in a referendum in 2016. However, the deal reached by former Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU was voted on 3 times but not accepted in Parliament and Brexit was postponed to 22 May and then to 31 October to prevent a possible no-deal break-up.
The British Parliament had passed legislation obliging Johnson to ask the EU for a new reprieve in order to avoid a no-deal break-up.But Johnson, who has so far not announced he will abide by the law and has not accepted his new offer to the EU, says he will carry out Brexit on October 31, albeit without a deal.