Brexit deal may be a rare win-win for Boris Johnson

PM will hope to pass his deal on Saturday but knows rejection will set him up for a general election Boris Johnson’s team were pasty-faced with exhaustion as they briefed journalists about the details of the Brexit deal in Brussels on Thursday...

Brexit deal may be a rare win-win for Boris Johnson

PM will hope to pass his deal on Saturday but knows rejection will set him up for a general election

Boris Johnson’s team were pasty-faced with exhaustion as they briefed journalists about the details of the Brexit deal in Brussels on Thursday afternoon – but the PM himself was unable to suppress a beam of triumph, as he glad-handed his fellow leaders.

Just a week after Johnson’s meeting with the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, at a wedding venue on the Wirral, Downing Street hopes it has now engineered that rare thing in politics – a win-win situation.

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