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Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union

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Brexit: UK and EU 'agree text' of draft withdrawal agreement

UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations.

A cabinet source told the BBC that the document has been agreed at a technical level by officials from both sides after intensive discussions this week.

A special cabinet meeting will be held at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday as Theresa May seeks ministers' backing.

The PM has been meeting ministers in Downing Street for one-to-one talks on the draft agreement.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the agreement contained a UK-wide customs "backstop" aimed at preventing new border checks in Northern Ireland.

There is no additional Northern Ireland-only backstop - but sources wouldn't be drawn on any specific arrangements for Northern Ireland on rules and regulation within the UK-wide one, she added.

This "backstop" has proved to the most contentious part of the withdrawal negotiations, with concerns raised by Brexiteer Tories and the DUP over how it will work.

What's been agreed?
The details of the draft agreement have not been published, so we don't know the small print yet.

But it is made up of a withdrawal agreement - said to run to 500 pages - alongside a statement about what the UK and EU's future relationship will look like.

The withdrawal agreement includes how to guarantee there will not be physical border checks reintroduced in Northern Ireland - the major sticking point in recent weeks.

Some Brexiteers fear the likely arrangement will keep the UK locked into EU trade rules for years to come in order to maintain a frictionless border.

Brexit text agreed in talks breakthrough


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Barnier says "Backstop Temporary" picoms2
 

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Barnier says "Backstop Temporary" picoms2
do you still think you did a good job barnier? you french twatt. you just killed the euroborg! great job, well done it couldn't have been done without you.😁😁😁😁😁😭😭😭😭
 
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Did the EU just throw the “non-negotiable Backstop that was set in stone by Fine Gael under the bus??
 

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Posted a long time ago , That the EU would not support Ireland unless there was a self interest involved , Britain is much more important to them than Ireland.
 

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