Brexit deal PUBLISHED: Read text of EU trade deal in full – what is in the deal?

Boris Johnson: Brexit deal is ‘glad tidings of great joy’

The EU and Mr Johnson’s Government managed to, with the help of their negotiators, pass through a deal on Christmas Eve the Prime Minister has called his “present” to the UK. Until now, people have only had summative looks at what politicians and analysts have released, but the documents today will allow them to look over the 2,000 page tome which will define EU-UK relations for the foreseeable future.

What is in the Brexit deal?

Both the EU and UK have now published the document agreed on Christmas Eve.

The full text is 500 pages long – extended to nearly 2,000 with appendices – and maps out issues ranging from the big-picture down to the microscopic.

The document has already attracted significant attention, both hailed and trashed by political and legal experts who have started to wade through the minutiae.

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The Brexit deal provides a replacement for the agreement the UK once held with the EU.

The Government has published it on the Gov.uk portal with a summary of what it means for the country and its former partners over the channel. You can read it in full here. 

The UK has had some “victories”, as a Government document declared, compromises and losses in negotiating ground.

Every decision ad agreement is included in five chapters of new legislation.

The chapters include:

  • Summary Explainer
  • Trade and Cooperation Agreement (including Annexes and Protocols)
  • Declarations
  • Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
  • Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting

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