- A Brexit deal has finally been agreed upon between the teams of the UK and the European Union
- The new deal is, however, not supported by the Democratic Unionist Party going by the things in the deal proposals
- The Irish border will be treated differently by the EU when the UK finally leaves the union
A Brexit deal has finally been agreed on between the UK and the EU teams at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted to confirm the development, saying “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”
BBC News reports that both sides have been in at arduous work on the legal text surrounding the deal. However, the new deal would still need to be approved by both European and UK parliaments.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a very powerful party in the UK, said they would not be supporting the deal.
DUP earlier showed their doubts on the proposals in the deal, saying they could not back it up as “things stand”.
On the other hand, the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, saw it as a very “fair and balanced agreement".
In the proposals, the prime minister will be removing the solution that was put forward between Theresa May and the EU concerning the issues surrounding the Irish border when UK makes an exit.
The new deal would mean Northern Ireland is treated differently from the UK, a fact that the unionist party has great concern about.
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