United Kingdom says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'


He made the plea as it emerged a Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels, which will be put before United Kingdom ministers at a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

"Even though this weekend negotiators worked tirelessley to reach an agreement as of this moment, this agreement is still not reached".

With the talks heading down to the wire TRT World charts the course the talks could take.

Reports suggested the campaign would compare the content of any deal secured by Mrs May with the prospect of a chaotic no-deal withdrawal, rather than comparing it to the UK's current situation as an European Union member. After which it would have to submit the agreed deal to the British parliament. A "meaningful vote" in this case means the prime minister has to abide by the results of the vote. "Cynics in her own party say this was the deliberate end game - to keep the United Kingdom within the EU".

British Prime Minister Theresa May has a slim majority of 13 in parliament and is now propped up by the hard-line Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland.

Brexit will pitch the world's fifth largest economy into the unknown and many fear it will help to divide the West as it grapples with both the unconventional presidency of Donald Trump and growing assertiveness from Russian Federation and China. The agreement would then move to the British Parliament in December, where it could face its biggest battle.

While all eyes on Wednesday will be on Number 10 Downing Street and the reaction of the United Kingdom cabinet, the governments of all 27 EU countries and the European parliament also want to get their eyes and their mitts on all 500 pages of the document ASAP.

With May's government commanding the slimmest of majorities, only a few rebels are needed to scupper the deal.

According to the Financial Times, the E.U.'s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has said a Brexit treaty "is nearly ready".

Britain has less than five months to go until it officially severs ties with the European Union.

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The news has been welcomed by the Gibraltar Government.

Nigel Farage has warned Britain would be signed up to the "worst deal in history" if the draft Brexit agreement is approved.

In a sign that Brexit talks could go down to the wire, European Union sources told Reuters they want clarity from London by the end of Wednesday at the latest if there is to be a summit this month to approve a Brexit deal.

Waiting until January for an agreement to be reached will likely increase market volatility.

However, time is running out to meet the deadline for a November EU summit.

Over half a million people marched through London calling for a second referendum.

Details that emerged last night appeared to open the way for further ministerial departures after months of bruising infighting within Mrs May's government.

His Conservative colleague Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, described the draft deal as "unacceptable", adding, "For the first time in a thousand years, this place, this Parliament will not have a say over the laws that govern this country".

Both Leave and Remain campaigners fear the deal - whose outlines are well known though it has not yet been made public - will be a limp compromise that fails to deliver either the letter or spirit of the Brexit the country asked for.