BORIS Johnson will hail the chance to “open a new chapter” in history as he implores MPs to make his Brexit deal law.
And on the eve of tomorrow’s landmark vote, the PM won the backing of an influential Brexiteer group of Tories.
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Mr Johnson will attempt to unite both Remain and Leave factions in Parliament by saying the deal will make Britain both “European and sovereign” and enable us to be “the best friend and ally the EU could have”.
The European Research Group declared that the deal “preserves the UK’s sovereignty”.
And it had reserved its verdict on Mr Johnson’s until its experts had examined the 1,246-page document.
Yet the ERG said the controversial level-playing-field clauses “go further than in comparable trade agreements”.
But he is braced for a rebellion and he could face resignations from his front bench.
The crucial vote will take place at 2.30pm, before the bill moves to the House of Lords for approval.
EC President Charles Michel will sign it for the 27 bloc members this morning before an RAF plane flies the document from Brussels to No10.
Mr Johnson will claim the deal gives Britain “the best chance of beating Covid and bouncing back”.
He is expected to add: “We will now open a new chapter in our national story, striking free trade deals around the world.”
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