Boris Johnson hails ‘new chapter’ as MPs prepare to back Brexit deal

This vote – which will largely end four-year saga – will achieve what ‘we were told was impossible’, Prime Minister will say in his address to the House of Commons before the historical vote.

The vote on the deal in the Parliament today, which will largely end the four-year Brexit saga, will achieve what “we were told was impossible”, the Prime Minister will say, enabling Britain to trade freely with Europe while also striking deals with countries around the world.

He will tell Parliament that Britain will remain “the best friend and ally the EU could have” as he makes it clear that the purpose of Brexit was “not a rupture but a resolution” of the UK-Brussels relationship.

It comes as hardline Tory Brexiteers announced that they would vote in favour of the deal after a “Star Chamber” of Eurosceptic legal experts said it passed the test of restoring Britain’s sovereignty.

Boris Johnson’s trade deal has passed the “acid test” set by the most hardline Tory Eurosceptics as they confirmed they will vote for it in Parliament on Wednesday.

The European Research Group (ERG) said that while the deal was not “perfect”, it fulfilled the requirement of guaranteeing sovereignty for Britain as an independent nation.

Source: TheTelegraph