BRUSSELS (AP) Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal today, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces the Herculean task of selling the accord to his recalcitrant parliament including his allies in Northern Ireland.
Only hours before Brussels hosted a summit of the blocs 28 national leaders, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: We have one! Its a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions.
Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a great new deal and urged U.K. lawmakers to ratify it in a special session being held Saturday only the first time since 1982 that British lawmakers have been at work on that day.
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