In the early hours this morning, it was published that Theresa May has come a “last minute” decision with the EU, concluding three important factors.
It was agreed that there was going to be “no hard border in Northern Ireland and the Republic maintaining ‘constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom”.
Secondly, European citizens living in the United Kingdom and UK citizens living in the European Union will have their rights protected under British law, and to be “enforced by British courts”.
And finally, there will be financial settlement ‘fair to the British taxpayer’.
Ashford Conservative MP, Damien Green described the developments as ‘successful’ and a ‘breakthrough’, following the words of the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker; he described the event as, “the breakthrough we needed”.
Breakthrough in Brussels. Big successful moment for @theresa_may and UK
— Damian Green (@DamianGreen) December 8, 2017
Rosie Duffield, Canterbury’s Labour MP, retweeted ITV News:
— ITV News (@itvnews) December 8, 2017
However, Duffield has not responded to the recent developments.
If you would like to view the full press conference: click the link in Sky News’ tweet (below):
#Brexit: You can watch the full press conference with Prime Minister @theresa_may and European Commission President @JunckerEU revealing details of the #Brexit draft agreement on the Sky News YouTube channel https://t.co/mBNVMMJBA2
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 8, 2017
Some however, do not see this development as neccessarily positive, ex-representative of UKIP and current MEP, Nigel Farage stated that, “A deal in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to the next stage of humiliation”.