>> The resignation of Britain's Brexit minister, Dominic Raab, on Thursday, proof if anyone needed of the massive battle ahead of Theresa May. She secured ministerial cabinet backing for her Brexit deal on Wednesday night despite being mauled by both allies and opponents. And now she has to face parliament.
The UK prime minister's draft deal with the European Union, secured after more than two years of arduous negotiations, could be sunk at any turn and possibly with it her premiership.>> Mr Speaker, what we agreed yesterday was not the final deal, it is a draft treaty, it's not, it is a draft treaty that means that we will leave the EU in a smooth and orderly way on the 29th of March 2019
And which sets the framework for a future relationship that delivers in our national interest. It takes back control of our borders, laws, and money, it protects jobs, security, and the integrity of the United Kingdom, and it delivers in ways that many said could simply not be done.
>> More division though is still definitely on the cards. Under the draft deal, Britain will keep close ties with the European Union after it leaves on March 29th, and that's exactly what Brexit supporters don't want. Knives are sharpening already, and Northern Ireland's DUP, which props up May's government, opposes any deal that treats the province differently to the rest of the UK.
May got support at least from across the channel.>> Finally, let me say this to our British friends. As much as I am sad to see you leave, I will do everything to make this farewell the least painful possible for both for you and for us.>> EU leaders are due to meet on November 25th to endorse and formalize the deal, ample time for the Brexit train to be derailed before it even leaves London.