Theresa May Announces Cabinet Agrees Draft Deal on Brexit
Theresa May has announced that the Cabinet has passed a draft agreement for Brexit.
In a short statement outside No. 10 Downing Street she said after a 'long, detailed and impassioned debate' the Cabinet agreed to the terms of the deal.
The Prime Minister told press: "The draft withdrawal agreement was the best that could have been negotiated."
"The collective decision of the cabinet was that the government should support the draft withdrawal agreement.
"This is a decision that will come under intense scrutiny.
"This is firmly in the national interest and is a deal that delivers on the promise of the referendum," says the PM.
"The decision protects jobs and the union.
"This is a decision that will come under intense scrutiny, but the decision was to build a future for our country or to go back to square one and fail on the promise of the referendum."
She concluded: "I firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision that is in the best interests of the entire United Kingdom."