EU Lead­ers Seal Brexit Deal, Urge Bri­tons to Back May

The Day After - - GLOBAL TIT-BIT -

Euro­pean Union lead­ers for­mally agreed to a Brexit deal at a Brus­sels sum­mit on Novem­ber 25th, urg­ing Bri­tons to back Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s pack­age, which faces fu­ri­ous op­po­si­tion in the Bri­tish par­lia­ment. The 27 lead­ers took barely half an hour to rub­ber-stamp a 600-page treaty set­ting terms for Bri­tain’s with­drawal from the Euro­pean Union on March 29 and a 26-page dec­la­ra­tion out­lin­ing a fu­ture free trad­ing re­la­tion­ship. May joined them shortly af­ter­wards for what will be a brief meet­ing to seal the ac­cord. “This is the deal,” Euro­pean Union chief ex­ec­u­tive Jean-Claude Juncker told re­porters on his way to the meet­ing, say­ing he be­lieved May would get it through par­lia­ment and rul­ing out big new con­ces­sions. “Now it is time for ev­ery­body to take re­spon­si­bil­ity — ev­ery­body,” said Michel Barnier, the French­man who has ground out the with­drawal treaty over the past 18 months.

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