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Brexit live: 'We have a deal': EU and the UK reach agreement

Boris Johnson hails Brexit deal 'that takes back control', while President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, says 'where there is a will, there is a deal'

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address media representatives at a press conference. AFP
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address media representatives at a press conference. AFP

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed a Brexit deal "that takes back control", after reaching an agreement with the European Union to leave the bloc.

The President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said: "Where there is a will, there is a deal."

The leaders of the remaining 27 EU member states have united behind the deal. It will now have to be ratified by the UK parliament on Saturday.

The Brexit breakthrough comes ahead of a key EU summit in Brussels today. Follow the latest developments in our live blog below:

Updated: October 17, 2019 08:57 PM

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