EU Commission President rules out Brexit extension
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told reporters at the EU Summit in Brussels that there's no need to grant the UK an extension to the Brexit deadline of 31 October now "there's a deal on the table".
Earlier today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a new Brexit deal had been agreed with EU negotiating teams.
He tweeted: 'We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment'.
Mr Juncker describes the new deal as a "fair and balanced agreement" but it has not yet been ratified by the European Parliament.
In an early show of support, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: "I think it is a good agreement".
However back in the UK, the DUP have cast doubt over the negotiations saying they will not vote for it.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn took to Twitter to say: 'From what we know, Johnson's negotiated a worse deal than Theresa May. This sell-out deal risks our rights, protections and NHS. It won’t bring the country together and should be rejected.'
What happens after the EU summit?
The deal still has to be passed by MPs back in Westminster. An emergency sitting dubbed 'Super Saturday' will immediately follow the summit in what is expected to be one of the most explosive political showdowns in Parliament's history.