‘Brexit deal delivers’ says Theresa May in warning to MPs threatening to reject it

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‘Brexit deal delivers’ says Theresa May in warning to MPs threatening to reject it

Theresa May says she is adamant that her Brexit deal is the ‘best possible’ one for Britain as she warned MPs that if they reject it they ‘open the door to yet more division and uncertainty’.

In a press conference following the European Union’s approval of her Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, the Prime Minister said the British people had made their choice and ‘now we must deliver’.

As MPs in her own party lined up to criticise the deal, she added: ‘In any negotiation you do not get everything you want.’









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May said MPs have a duty to honour the result of the referendum and said that backing the Brexit deal will mean moving ‘forward together into a brighter future’.

It is expected Parliament will vote on the deal before Christmas, she said.

‘It will be one of the most significant votes that Parliament has held for many years,’ she said.

‘On it will depend whether we move forward together into a brighter future or open the door to yet more division and uncertainty.’

The European Union approved Theresa May’s Brexit deal after less than an hour of talks at the EU summit in Brussels this morning.









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The remaining 27 EU leaders endorsed her plan after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the UK ‘cannot expect to get a better Brexit deal’.

May agreed, telling the press conference: ‘The British people don’t want to spend any more time arguing about Brexit.

‘They want a good deal done that fulfills the vote and allows us to come together again as a country.

‘I will take this deal back to the House of Commons, confident we have achieved the best deal available and full of optimism about the future of our country.









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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, embraces European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. European Union leaders are gathering to seal an agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc next year, the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, embraces European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, after giving May’s plan the seal of approval (Picture: AP)

‘In Parliament and beyond it, I will make the case for this deal with all my heart and I look forward to that campaign.’

Earlier, pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Iain Duncan Smith said May should demand new conditions from the EU.

He said the deal as it stands ‘has ceded too much control’ to Brussels.

Responding to criticism from her own MPs, she said: ‘If people think somehow there is another negotiation to be done, that is not the case.

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a media conference in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. European Union gathered on Sunday to seal an agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc next year, the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

May said MPs must now deliver on the result of the referendum (Picture: AP)

‘This is the deal that is on the table. This is the best possible deal. It is the only possible deal.’

As he entered the summit on Sunday morning, Juncker told reporters that the UK leaving the EU was ‘a moment of sadness’.

May said she did not share the sadness but added she recognises why some people, in the EU and in the UK, do feel like that.

‘We are leaving the EU but not leaving Europe,’ she said.

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