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"Brexit": the agreement has arrived

Criticism from the opposition: it will be difficult for Parliament to accept it

After a night of discussions, the "Brexit" agreement arrived today.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted on "Twitter": "Parliament must now let it be done".

Westminster will have an extraordinary session scheduled for October 18.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that much of this agreement is similar to that already presented in 2018 with more elements regarding Ireland and the political declaration. He added: "We have achieved a just and reasonable result together, so I think there may be scope for it to be supported and ratified" in the time that separates it from October 31st.

The unionist leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (Dup, North-Irish nationalists), Arlene Foster and her deputy Nigel Dodds were of a different opinion and said they could not give their support. Without the support by Dup it will be difficult to ratify the agreement but have communicated that they will continue to negotiate with the Government to reach a "reasonable" agreement.

Criticism also from the Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn: "The agreement negotiated by the Prime Minister seems even worse than that of Theresa May, already rejected by Parliament. These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections, they are a sell-off which does not reunite the country and which must be rejected. The best way to resolve 'Brexit' is now to give the people back the word for a final vote".

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