Brexit deal: Leavers revel in ‘victory’ as France says UK will be subject to world’s most export rules

Nigel Farage joined other prominent Brexiteers revelling in Britain’s exit from the EU, following an historic deal reached between London and Brussels on Thursday. 

The former Brexit Party leader, who proved instrumental in Britain’s momentous 2016 vote to leave the bloc, claimed the deal meant “victory” for “ordinary men and women”. 

Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 nations convened on Christmas Day to start assessing the free trade deal, which takes effect in just a week.

At Friday’s exceptional meeting, the EU delegations asked for more time to study the texts before sending them to lawmakers at the European Parliament, according to an EU diplomat. The ambassadors are expected to meet again on Monday.

Full story at The Independent

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