Britain and the European Union have struck a Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday.
The agreement is “great new deal that takes back control,” Johnson tweeted, adding: “Now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment.”
The deal came after days of intense negotiations. It must now be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and United Kingdom Parliaments.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, said in a response to the news that Johnson appears to have “negotiated an even worse deal than Theresa May’s, which was overwhelmingly rejected.”
“These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: putting food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and workers’ rights, and opening up on our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations,” Corbyn continued. “This sell-out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.”
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