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Brexit: Prime Minister heads to EU summit as deal talks continue
Boris Johnson will travel to Brussels later at the pinnacle of the EU summit as efforts continue to win support for his Brexit deal from MPs.
The prime minister needs the EU to approve his agreement at the meeting in order to avoid a delay in Brexit after the scheduled deadline of 31
But in Westminster, the Democratic Unionist Party has so far refused to sign the draft prime minister's agreement.
The support of the party is seen as decisive if Parliament is to approve its plans.
On the EU side, the legal text of the Brexit bill is seen as "almost ready", said BBC Editor for Europe Katya Adler.
But the United Kingdom Government has not yet approved the documents against the background of the reports, the DUP remains dissatisfied with the elements of the Prime Minister's revised plan for Northern Ireland.
The party helps maintain the Conservative government after the 2017 general election.
In the past, a number of Tory Brexiteers have stated that their own support for a Brexit deal depends on the DUP's support of any agreement.  Mr Johnson's proposals for a new Brexit deal hinge on getting rid of a controversial backbone – a border issue solution agreed by former Prime Minister Theresa May, which has proved inconvenient for many lawmakers.
However, his plans will show Northern Ireland to be treated differently. from the rest of the UK – something the DUP has great concerns about.