British Prime Minister Theresa May has won support among British ministers for her Brexit deal with the European Union.
Speaking outside Number 10 on Wednesday, May confirmed that the cabinet has approved the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
The deal would pave the way for extension of the transition to an unspecified. Date.
The British premier stated that the cabinet’s decision was “not taken lightly,” and was made after a “long, detailed and impassioned debate,” further describing the agreement as “the best that could be negotiated.”
“These documents were the result of thousands of hours of hard negotiation by UK officials and many, many meetings which I and other ministers held with our EU counterparts,” she said.” I know that there will be difficult days ahead. This is a decision which will come under intense scrutiny, and that is entirely as it should be, and entirely understandable.”
Some have already started expressing opposition to May’s plan, namely the chair of the European Research Group, which represents Tory MPs favoring a harder Brexit.
The transition extension clause. A one off extension. But no fixed date is set, apart from it being within this century.... pic.twitter.com/SaQSajFRon— Alex Barker (@alexebarker) November 14, 2018
Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote to all Conservative MPs, urging them to reject the plan because the UK will get “little or nothing “but will have to pay the EU £39 billion.
Britain has been stuck in a disagreement with the EU on how the two should finalize Brexit.