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PM’s Brexit breakthrough angers backbench hardliners as ministers review draft agreement

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After months of negotiations we finally have a Brexit breakthrough. It’s not the final deal, but we have a draft agreement.

Cabinet ministers are being called into Downing Street where a reading room has been set up.

Some 500 pages of text can then be poured over.

At an emergency cabinet meeting, Theresa May hopes to persuade her cabinet to fall behind her so she can get the text signed off.

But as with all things Brexit, there are many obstacles to overcome.

Many MPs have serious reservations about any backstop over the Irish border.

Within minutes of the draft being announced, hardline backbench Brexiteers assembled to reject the plan.

They’re appealing to cabinet members and MPs to block the plan saying it threatens the union.

We might have a draft text, but sealing a deal remains a significant challenge.

(c) Sky News 2018: PM’s Brexit breakthrough angers backbench hardliners as ministers review draft agreement