Cabinet ministers called to Downing Street to study draft Brexit agreement

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THERESA MAY: Brexit Britain discussions. Photo credit: Shutterstock

CABINET MINISTERS have been called to Downing Street by Prime Minister Theresa May to scrutinise the draft 500-page agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels and decide on the next step.

Ministers have been summoned to read details of what has been agreed ahead of a Cabinet meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm where they will be asked to approve it.

Brexiteers have reacted angrily to reported contents of the agreement and Boris Johnson has reportedly called for cabinet resignations over the draft agreement.

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Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has said that if reports of the deal’s contents are true, the government is “breaking their own agreed position and will be bringing back something that is untenable”.

He added that: “If the cabinet agrees it, the party certainly won’t”.

When asked if the government’s days were numbered he said: “If this is the case almost certainly, yes.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We will look at the details of what has been agreed when they are available.

“But from what we know of the shambolic handling of these negotiations, this is unlikely to be a good deal for the country.

“Labour has been clear from the beginning that we need a deal to support jobs and the economy – and that guarantees standards and protections. 

“If this deal doesn’t meet our six tests and work for the whole country, then we will vote against it.”

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