Theresa May's draft Brexit deal: what is it and what happens next?

Theresa May's draft Brexit deal: what is it and what happens next?

The Prime Minister said that the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union still face "significant" issues despite the talks that went until the early hours of Monday morning, as both sides are still struggling to bridge the gap over the Northern Irish border, The Guardian reported.

"Cabinet will meet at 2:00pm tomorrow to consider the draft agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels, and to decide on next steps", a spokesman at Ms May's Downing Street office said.

With less than five months until Britain leaves the European Union, the so-called Northern Irish backstop was the main outstanding issue that held up the deal.

Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary and the most prominent campaigner to leave the European Union, claimed that the deal reduced the United Kingdom to the level of a "vassal state".

Sources said agreement was "undoubtedly closer than yesterday", and ministers are increasingly confident they will be summoned for another meeting. British Prime Minister Theresa May now has to persuade her Cabinet members to give her their blessing.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told EU ministers from the 27 other member states that "intense negotiating efforts continue", adding that the Irish border issue remained unresolved.

Several prominent pro-Brexit figures lined up to condemn the plan, which if the leaks are representative of what has been agreed, would see most promises and red-lines promised by the Prime Minister broken or ignored.

Mr Raab has apparently being trying to harden the resolve of colleagues by assuring them that a no-deal Brexit can be "managed".

Downing Street then looked over it on Tuesday morning.

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Details of the agreement have not yet been released, but Nigel Dodds, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party told Reuters, "The trick will be for Theresa May, can she satisfy everyone?"

United Kingdom and European Union negotiators agreed that there would be a UK-wide "backstop" if they fail to negotiate a trade deal that negates the need for border checks on the island of Ireland before the end of the two-year Brexit transition period.

The EU and Britain need an agreement to keep trade flowing between the world's biggest trading bloc and the United Kingdom, home to the biggest worldwide financial centre.

Boris Johnson claimed Mrs May is on the brink of "total surrender" to the European Union over Brexit as he urged the Cabinet to mutiny against the Prime Minister's withdrawal agenda.

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.

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"Ultimately, the backstop is only an insurance approach to Brexit", he said. The British government supplied no immediate details on the Brexit deal which runs to hundreds of pages.

It reported that the deal included a UK-wide customs arrangement as well as special arrangements for Northern Ireland. Johnson urged lawmakers to seek a better deal.

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