May and Juncker agree ‘legally-binding’ assurances on Irish backstop MPs to vote on May’s ‘improved deal’ tomorrow William Hague: Brexit is there on the table. Take it and run, while there’s still a chance What can Theresa May do now to deliver Brexit? Sign up: Brexit Whatsapp updates and all-new Brexit Bulletin Theresa May last night pleaded with MPs to “come together” and back a revised version of her Brexit deal after claiming to have solved the problem of the Northern Irish backstop. Following last-gasp talks in Strasbourg with Jean-Claude Juncker last night, Mrs May said she had secured “legally binding” changes to the EU Withdrawal Agreement that will prevent the backstop becoming permanent. Mr Juncker made clear it was a take it or leave it offer, saying: “In politics sometimes you get a second chance…there will be no third chance. It is this deal or Brexit might not happen at all.” Mrs May must win the backing of Tory Eurosceptics and the DUP if she is to stand any chance of winning an all-important “meaningful vote” on the deal tonight. But Brexiteers were deeply divided last night over whether the new compromise was enough to tempt them to switch their votes and… Read full this story
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