Brexit: Draft agreement on future relationship right for UK

 outlining how UK-EU trade, security and other issues will work – has been “agreed in principle”, the European Council says.

London and Brussels have already agreed the draft terms of the UK’s exit from the EU on 29 March 2019.

The prime minister told MPs it would deliver the Brexit people voted for.

The political declaration is a separate document to the 585-page withdrawal agreement, published last week, which covers the UK’s £39bn “divorce bill”, citizens’ rights after Brexit and the thorny issue of the Northern Ireland “backstop” – how to avoid the need for a manned border on the island of Ireland.

The withdrawal agreement is legally-binding – the political declaration is not.

It sets out broad aspirations for the kind of relationship the UK and the EU will have after Brexit. Some of the wording of it is non-committal and allows both sides to keep their options open.

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