Does the future look brighter?
Theresa May has written a letter to the British public pleading for their support for her Brexit deal, as the EU prepares to sign it off.
The prime minister said her agreement promises a “brighter future” for the UK and leaving the EU next year will be “a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country”.
EU leaders are in Brussels for a summit to decide whether to endorse the deal.
European Council chief Donald Tusk has recommended all countries approve it.
The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said saying goodbye to the UK was “not a moment of jubilation” but a “tragedy” for the EU.
He added that, although this was the “best possible deal” for both sides, there were “no smooth divorces”.
Spain – which had threatened to boycott the summit – will attend after a last-minute disagreement over Gibraltar was resolved on Saturday.
However, even if the EU agrees to the deal, it needs to be passed by the UK Parliament. Many MPs – including in Mrs May’s own Conservative Party – have stated they will vote against it.
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