8th December 2017
Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has welcomed news of an agreement between the UK and EU.
He said: "Today's agreement is both welcome and overdue.
"It follows hard work and compromise from both sides and I look forward to it being ratified by Member States at next week's summit.
"The really important work starts here. At last we can begin crafting the new relationship between the UK and the EU, a task that will shape the economies of all 28 countries and impact on the well-being of every citizen. It is crucially important and we must get it right.
"I don't underestimate the size and complexity of the negotiations ahead but am confident that with patience, flexibility and creativity we can achieve an outcome that enables both the UK and EU to prosper."