New measures negotiated with EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker, David Lidington tells MPs

Theresa May has secured “legally binding” changes to her Brexit deal that mean the EU cannot trap the UK in the Irish backstop and a permanent customs union, her deputy, David Lidington, has said.

In a dramatic late announcement to the House of Commons on Monday night, Lidington said May had struck the agreement after an 11th-hour dash to Strasbourg to meet EU leaders, raising her hopes of persuading Eurosceptic MPs to back her in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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