THE United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a Brexit deal.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and present of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called it a “fair” outcome.
Juncker said there was no need to extend the Brexit deadline.
He said: “We have a deal so why should we have a prolongation.”
This will be a boost for the Johnson, but he still faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament on Saturday, with the DUP opposing it, the BBC is reporting.
Johnson urged MPs to “come together” and “get this excellent deal over the line.”
He added: “Now is the moment for us to get Brexit done and then together work on building our future partnership, which I think can be incredibly positive both for the UK and for the EU.”
Brexit should happen “without any more delay,” he added, so that the government could turn its attentions to domestic priorities.
According to the BBC, the prime minister has repeatedly insisted the UK will leave the EU on October 31 – he could yet be forced to ask for an extension but it will be up to the leaders of the 27 member states – not Jean-Claude Juncker – whether to grant one.