European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier says decisive progress has been made in reaching a final agreement on the United Kingdom’s (UK) departure from the bloc.

Speaking at a press briefing in Brussels, Barnier said a 585 page draft withdrawal agreement published, represented a crucial step in concluding these negotiations.

His comments came after UK Prime Minister Theresa May said her cabinet had backed the draft agreement.

Meanwhile, May faces a battle to get the completed deal through the UK parliament, and also a grilling from members of the parliament later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU.

However, leader Jeremy Corbyn said he did not believe the agreement  set out in a 585 page document was in the national interest.

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