The 585-page draft withdrawal agreement between the UK Government and the EU sets out the proposed terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc while avoiding a sudden “cliff edge” break.
Representatives from Northern Ireland parties have said that the draft agreement for Brexit is an opportunity to look at the glass “half-full”.
Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Theresa May’s “leap in the dark” draft Brexit deal and warned it cannot be put to Parliament.
Theresa May secured Cabinet approval to proceed with her deal on UK withdrawal from the EU after an “impassioned” five-hour meeting featuring dissent from a number of ministers.
Irish leader Leo Varadkar has said the draft Brexit agreement could present economic benefits for Northern Irish business.
Theresa May’s Cabinet has given its blessing to a draft agreement on the terms for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, as well as an outline political declaration on the future relationship.
Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.
Brexit jitters were hanging over the markets on Wednesday as traders awaited the result of Theresa May’s attempts to get a draft Brexit deal past her Cabinet.
As Theresa May chaired an emergency Brexit Cabinet in Downing Street, fresh signs emerged of unease among her own MPs about the draft agreement reached by UK and EU negotiators in Brussels.
An emergency summit of European leaders will likely convene on November 25 to consider the draft Brexit deal if the UK government backs the proposed text, the Taoiseach has said.