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Brexit deal clinched in Brussels, Johnson still needs backing at home

“Separately, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we have a great new Brexit deal”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain clinched a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, just a few hours before the start of a summit of the bloc’s leaders in Brussels.However, the Northern Irish party Johnson needs to help ratify any agreement has refused to support the deal that was hammered out over weeks of negotiations. Sterling surged more than 1% and British share prices rallied after the announcement that an agreement had been reached.Johnson is hoping to get approval for the agreement in a vote at an extraordinary session of the British parliament on Saturday, to pave the way for an orderly departure on Oct. 31.

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