Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal mostly ‘cut and pasted’ from May’s
Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to press on with his Brexit plans despite the Supreme Court ruling against him POOL/AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a knife-edge vote on his last-minute Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Saturday. But except for replacing the contentious “backstop” with new arrangements to ensure an open border in Ireland, the agreement Johnson struck with the EU is similar to that of his predecessor – which was rejected by parliament three times.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a knife-edge vote on his last-minute Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Saturday. But except for replacing the contentious “backstop” with new arrangements to ensure an open border in Ireland, the agreement Johnson struck with the EU is similar to that of his predecessor – which was rejected by parliament three times.