Boris Johnson finally managed to make a Brexit deal with the European Union as they now need to move out on 31 October.
But first Johnson must push the deal through the British Parliament on Saturday, as the deal has several opponents including the DUP.
Nigel Dodds, the deputy leader of the DUP, said that Johnson was being too eager by far to get a deal at any cost.
Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council said that there could be an extension to the deadline if the MPs reject it. On the other hand, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “We have a deal so why should we have a prolongation.’’
However it is, Tusk said that he would consult the leaders of EU member states about a possible extension if one was requested by the United Kingdom, adding that Boris Johnson’s acceptance of customs checks at the point of entry into Northern Ireland, which the DUP objects to, had made a deal possible.
On this Johnson said: “Now is the moment for us to get Brexit done and then together work on building our future partnership, which I think can be incredibly positive both for the UK and for the EU.”
The Democratic Unionist Party issued a statement in which it said:
“These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the Union.’’
The DUP is one of the key parties that Boris Johnson needs to get votes in the Parliament. It’s deputy leader Dodds also criticized Johnson by saying:
“If he’d held his nerve – and held out – he would, of course, have got better concessions which kept the integrity both economic and constitutional of the UK.’’
According to BBC News, Dods also said that he expected a massive vote against the new deal on Saturday.