Published on 11 Dec 2017 Sections

May says lasts week’s Brexit deal was ‘good news’

Political Editor

Last week’s deal on the first phase of Brexit was good news for worried people on both sides of the argument, Theresa May has told MPs. And she has written a letter to “all the EU citizens living in the UK” reassuring them that they will have their rights written into UK law after Brexit. But just how binding is the agreement? In Brussels, the European Commission spokesman said it was “not legally binding” but a “deal between gentlemen” .