Braintree MP reacts to draft Brexit deal

14 November 2018, 07:42 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 07:45

Braintree MP James Cleverly

Braintree MP James Cleverly says he's "very keen" to see the contents of a draft Brexit agreement that's been struck with the EU.

500 pages worth of plans are being sifted over by senior ministers, who were called into 10 Downing Street one-by-one last night.

They'll all discuss the proposals at a special cabinet meeting later.

The details have yet to be made public though.

The Prime Minister will need to get the Cabinet and then Parliament to approve the agreement.

"That's good," James Cleverly said when told by Heart's sister station LBC of the news of the draft agreement being reached.

"The contents of which {the agreement} I'll be keen to - as I'm sure everyone will be - will be very keen to see.

"But I think some of what people are getting very excited about at the moment is a bit speculative.

"So I think {it's} worth waiting until we actually see what's been put forward.

"I've always said, and I think the vast majority of my colleagues have said, that we're keen to get a deal.

"We want a deal that works for the UK - not a deal at any price, but if the EU have shown themselves to be as pragmatic and flexible as I think they are more than capable of being, then we could be looking at something.

"A deal would be good news. Number 10, me, everybody - no, well not everybody - but the vast majority of people have said that they want a deal.

"They want a deal that works for us, and that works for the EU - that's in our mutual benefit.

"And if that's what it looks like we've got, then that's good news."