Britain’s Cabinet has backed Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement, the prime minister has confirmed. She said that the best that could be negotiated and is in the interest of the country.
It comes after a five-hour meeting inside 10 Downing Street, where top ministers debated May’s Brexit plan.
The official text on May’s plan is said to be around 600 pages and is expected to be revealed later in the day. Ministers were invited to the prime minister’s office to read it on Tuesday.
May said the plan is the “best that could be negotiated,” adding that the “collective decision of [the] Cabinet” was to push ahead with the deal.
“And I firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision that is in the best interest of our entire United Kingdom,” she said.
She added that the plan is the result of “thousands of hours of meetings.”
May noted that the deal will come under “intense scrutiny,” while saying she is aware that “there will be difficult days ahead.”
May walked away following her statement, declining to take questions. She said she will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday.
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