Boris Johnson has defied the odds to reach a Brexit deal with the EU, both parties have confirmed.
But after an agonising 11 months of extensions, Tory leadership races, civil unease and parliamentary chaos since the EU first approved Theresa May’s deal – is the new agreement achieved by Mr Johnson any better than that of his predecessor, and will it pass through the Commons?
It seems that few are convinced ... here's what the politicians, the pundits and the public have to say.
Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn quickly said Labour would vote against the deal, writing on Twitter:
From what we know, Johnson's negotiated a worse deal than Theresa May. This sell-out deal risks our rights, protections and NHS. It won’t bring the country together and should be rejected.
And appeared to make a strong move towards a second referendum...
Normally Jeremy Corbyn cafefully caveats with "our preference is for an election..." etc. The above statement isn't… https://t.co/kxtbxAoeN6
It's definitely worth remembering that the best deal on offer is the one we currently have, with a whole range of opt-outs that mean we pay less into the EU budget, retain tighter border controls (if that’s your thing), and increased legal independence … plus, you know, access to the world’s largest trading bloc and the freedom to live, work and build a life in 26 other countries.
While we're on the subject of things worth remembering…
Boris Johnson told an audience of Northern Irish Conservative party members in July this year that “under no circum… https://t.co/ZlmYGyvCld