British PM May briefs interior Cabinet that Brexit deal is shut – FT

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May briefed her interior Cabinet on Thursday night historic Brexit deal was shut, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable assembly with business leaders in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Cabinet ministers briefed on the Brexit talks stated the difficulty of the Irish backstop was near being settled, the FT stated.

The paper quoted an official near the Brexit talks as saying May by no means brings the Cabinet collectively to inform them latest developments and so “it feels to me like the deal is practically done.”

The FT stated two Eurosceptic Cabinet ministers, Andrea Leadsom, chief of the Commons, and Esther McVey, work and pensions secretary, are against the plan and will probably give up.

“They are going to talk a lot over the weekend and consider what they will live with and what they will walk over,” the FT quoted one official near Eurosceptic Cabinet ministers as saying of Leadsom and McVey.

On the opposite hand, May is anticipating assist from her interior Cabinet, together with two distinguished Brexiters : setting secretary Michael Gove and Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, the FT stated.

Reporting by Gaurika Juneja in Bengaluru; modifying by Toby Chopra and Sandra Maler

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