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Britain and E.U. reach draft Brexit deal: the details and the thorny approval process




Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate in Westminster on November 14, 2018 in London, England.
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate in Westminster on November 14, 2018 in London, England.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union.

Downing Street says negotiators from the U.K. and EU have reached a proposed agreement on Britain's withdrawal terms, which now needs political approval from Britain and the bloc.

May's office says Cabinet ministers are being invited to read the text ahead of their meeting. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, and Britain is keen to seal a deal this fall. If the U.K. Cabinet backs a deal, it will then need approval from all 28 EU nations and from the British and European parliaments.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Rob Watson, political correspondent for the BBC based in London, who has been covering Brexit; he tweets @robwatsonbbc