Brexit Deal Between UK And EU Has Been Agreed, Prime Minister Confirms
Johnson tweeted to say a 'great new deal' had been reached, which he promised 'takes back control'.
He also said it would clear a path to 'move on to other prioities', including the NHS and tackling violent crime.
We've got a great new deal that takes back control - now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl
- Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019
Earlier this morning, he also tweeted: "We are going to get Brexit done."
The deal will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments, with the DUP saying the party still cannot support it.
A statement from Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds said: "We have been involved in ongoing discussions with the Government.
"As things stand, we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT.
"We will continue to work with the Government to try and get a sensible deal that works for Northern Ireland and protects the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom."
However, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed it was a 'fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK', adding that he recommended the European Council endorses it.
:flag_gb: Where there is a will, there is a #deal - we have one! It's a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that #EUCO endorses this deal. pic.twitter.com/7AfKyCZ6k9- Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) October 17, 2019
In a letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Juncker wrote: "I recommend that the European Council endorses the revised Withdrawl Agreement and Political Declaration at its forthcoming meeting.
"As I have indicated to you in the past, I believe it is high time to complete the withdrawal process and move on, as swiftly as possible, to the negotiation on the European Union's future partnership with the United Kingdom."
More to follow.