UK closer to delivering Brexit, says May

The UK is “significantly closer” to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, after settling a draft withdrawal agreement.

She faces a crunch cabinet meeting at 14:00 GMT as she tries to win colleagues’ support for the agreement.

She told MPs that it would give the UK control of its borders, laws and money while protecting business and jobs.

But Jeremy Corbyn said the UK would be stuck in an ” indefinite half-way house without any real say” over the rules.

Dismissing what he said was a “bad deal” at Prime Minister’s Questions, the Labour leader said Mrs May was putting a “false choice” before Parliament between her “botched deal and no deal”.

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