British PM Theresa May briefed ministers about the outline deal on Tuesday ahead of a special cabinet meeting on Wednesday afternoon to sign off the text, her Downing Street office said. (AFP/Tolga Akmen) LONDON: Britain has agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday (Nov 13), although she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament. The breakthrough after months of acrimonious negotiations came with fears mounting of a potentially catastrophic scenario, in which Britain leaves the bloc in March with no deal at all. Yet numerous hurdles stand in the way of a final agreement, most of them in London, where members of May’s own cabinet and party are once again arguing over how to proceed. Ministers were individually briefed about the deal’s outline on Tuesday evening, ahead of a special cabinet meeting on Wednesday to sign off the text, Downing Street said. “Cabinet will meet at 2:00pm (1400 GMT) tomorrow to consider the draft agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels, and to decide on next steps,” it said. France’s European Minister Nathalie Loiseau confirmed that the sides had finally made “substantial progress”. “We are… Read full this story
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