Labour leader Keir Starmer pressed Boris Johnson on securing a Brexit deal with the EU at Prime Minister’s Question’s today.
When asked himself if he would back any such deal, the Labour leader said his party would “vote in the national interest”.
It has been reported that there have been splits in the shadow cabinet on how to vote on any Brexit deal. With the alternative being no deal, it is understood that Starmer is in favour of whipping his party to vote for any deal. However, some shadow cabinet figures believe the party should keep its hands clean by abstaining.
The prime minister will meet EU commission president Ursula von de Leyen this evening in Brussels to try to bridge the remaining gaps in agreeing a deal.
The UK’s transition period with the EU, since leaving the bloc in January, will end on 31 December.