British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers today that rejecting her Brexit deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division. Her statement has come before a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to help finalize the Brexit agreement.
The UK and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure. However they are still working to nail down an agreement on future relations. EU leaders are scheduled to meet in Brussels on Sunday to rubber-stamp the package.
Pro-Brexit and pro-EU British lawmakers on both sides of the debate are opposing the deal. Brexiteers think it will leave the UK tied too closely to EU rules, while pro-Europeans say it will erect new barriers between Britain and the EU, its neighbour and biggest trading partner.
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