What a mess


BRITAIN’S Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her Cabinet for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday at a meeting in which several ministers are understood to have spoken against it.
Labour has announced it will not back the deal, nor will the Conservative’s ally in government, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), they indicated.
Mrs May stated that the 585-page agreement was the best that could be negotiated.
She now faces the seemingly impossible task of pushing her deal through parliament, with political commentators saying she is unlikely to win enough support from MPs.
Tory Brexiteers are also moving to force a no-confidence vote which could bring down May’s government, as Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions secretary Esther McVey resigned yesterday (Thursday).
European Council president, Donald Tusk, said yesterday ‘if nothing extraordinary happens’ an emergency EU summit will take place on November 25 to formalise the Brexit agreement.
It includes a commitment to protect the rights of EU nationals in the UK and Britons in the EU to continue living, working and studying.

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