A draft agreement on Britain’s future trade and security relationship with the European Union after Brexit was finally agreed by negotiators today.
A 26-page text of the political declaration, which is due to be formally signed at a summit on Sunday, was leaked from the EU showing agreement in a series of areas.
In a tweet confirming that a deal was ready to be signed off, European Council president Donald Tusk said: “I have just sent to EU27 a draft Political Declaration on the Future Relationship between the EU and UK.”
“The Commission President has informed me that it has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, subject to the endorsement of the Leaders.”
The Prime Minister later stood outside No 10’s front door and hailed it as “the right deal for Britain”.
“It delivers on the vote of the referendum,” said Mrs May. “It brings back control of our money, our borders and our laws.” She said she was “confident” that it would be agreed — even by Spain.
The pound surged after Mr Tusk said the draft agreement had been reached.
Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address the Commons on Brexit on Today at 2.30pm.
The text has been shared with the 27 other governments of the EU.
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