Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe in London
UK prime minister Boris Johnson hailed the agreement with the EU as a “comprehensive Canada-style free trade deal” that would provide certainty for businesses.
The new deal will preserve tariff and quota free EU-UK trade for goods and is the biggest bilateral trade deal signed by either country, covering trade worth around £660bn.
“We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny”, he said at a Downing Street press briefing. “From January 1 we are outside the customs union and outside the single market. British laws will be made solely by the British parliament, interpreted by UK judges sitting in UK courts and the jurisdiction of the EU court of justice will come to an end.”
However, Mr Johnson stressed that the UK would continue to work in harmony with the EU, adding: “This is a good deal for the whole of Europe, and for our friends and partners as well.”
Speaking directly to European…