In the last few moments, EU officials have reported that a withdrawal deal has been agreed with the UK government. DUP resistance appeared to have evaporated, but the party has said that it is still not on board, so it seems Boris Johnson is gambling that enough Tory-independent and Labour MPs will back the new Withdrawal Bill at the weekend – or is planning an increased ‘bung’ to Arlene Foster’s party.
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted:
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