Isn`t this where the Withdrawal Agreement seems to be getting smaller and smaller? It is worse than the deal reached by former Prime Minister May. There are things that have disappeared from what we had before the election. It is not only workers` rights that have been downgraded. These are the rights of parliamentarians because the legislator has been deprived of the opportunity to scrutinize the executive. This is bad for democracy. The other 27 EU member states are signalling their willingness to allow the UK to postpone its withdrawal (the UK is expected to leave the EU on 29 March 2019). If the UK Parliament approves the withdrawal agreement by 29 March, Brexit will be postponed until 22 May to allow time for the necessary legislation to be passed. If the British Parliament has not approved the agreement by then, Brexit will be postponed to 12 April. Read the Withdrawal Agreement of 12 November 2019 on the EUR-lex website (the web portal of European Union legislation). I voted to remain in the EU, but I am a democrat and that is why I will be supporting the government`s withdrawal agreement today. Since the referendum three years ago, I have supported every opportunity to move forward with our exit from the EU. Politics is not about building ivory towers. It is not about trying to put our ideology on the table at every opportunity.
It is about finding solutions to very difficult problems. That is why we are being sent here to Parliament. The Withdrawal Agreement marks the beginning of the solution to one of the most difficult problems facing our Parliament in a generation. I urge members across the House to think carefully before voting today, regardless of what their party leaders are saying, because I think the voice of the nation spoke last Thursday and we need to listen. The Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. With respect to civil rights, refugee children`s rights, environmental protection and food standards, the government and the Conservative backbenchers are telling us, “It`s not in the bill, but trust the Prime Minister.” Last week, Scotland sent a very clear message to the Prime Minister: “We do not believe you, we do not trust you and we will not allow you to take our nation out of this Union of Nations against the express will of our people. This desire was expressed in 2016 and 2017 and twice in 2019. The government is reaching out everywhere in the House, but when will it listen? The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adapt about 5% of the text.
 The government first introduced the Withdrawal Agreement in October 2019. This led to a second reading at which the programme proposal was rejected. The bill fell when parliament was dissolved for the 2019 parliamentary elections. “Section 37 amends section 17(1) of the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 to nullify the obligation to negotiate such an agreement and replace it with the requirement to make a statement to Parliament. I am pleased that this Withdrawal Agreement, because of the solidarity of the EU-27 – and also of Members throughout the House – means that there will be no border on the island of Ireland, but I deeply regret that it creates an economic border in the Irish Sea. The Declaration on the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, also known as the Political Declaration, is a non-binding declaration negotiated and signed in conjunction with the binding and broader Withdrawal Agreement in the context of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), colloquially known as Brexit, and the planned end of the transition period. The European Union and the United Kingdom have approved the Withdrawal Agreement. The British Parliament and the European Parliament have yet to approve the Withdrawal Agreement. Apart from the very serious impact of this agreement on Northern Ireland and the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom, the agreement reached in October was the result of a deliberate political decision by this government to break with the approach of its predecessor and abandon the possibility – and this has always been only a possibility, not a guarantee – of a trade relationship based on a close rapprochement with the EU. in favor of a more distant one.
Ministers tend to describe their goal of future economic relations as a “first-class” free trade agreement. This sentence is completely meaningless. The agreement that the legislation before us seeks to bring into force will get us off the ground, which I fear is at best the most basic form of free trade agreement – an agreement that will probably focus solely on tariffs and quotas in trade in goods, and will therefore necessarily include only minimal coverage of services and significant non-tariff barriers to trade. Before I comment on the bill, I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Lady Hermon, who was a diligent member of Parliament for over 18 years and who behaved with great integrity. Especially in recent years, she has been very persistent in her support for Northern Ireland and has notably defended the Good Friday Agreement in the context of Brexit. At the heart of this bill is a game of chance – a gamble with our country`s economy. The Prime Minister has so much confidence in the government`s ability to establish a new relationship with the European Union by next year that this bill will prevent by law an extension of the transition period beyond December 2020. If he succeeds, his game will have paid off – although I wonder how detailed a deal he will reach in this period of time is – but if it fails, the cliff of a no-deal Brexit is just 12 months away. The British Parliament approved the draft agreement at the time by passing the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 on 23 January 2020. Following the signing of the Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom published and deposited the British Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement on 29 January 2020.   The agreement was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30 October.
January 2020 after consent by the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union entered into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 .m GMT, and on that date the Withdrawal Agreement under Article 185 entered into force. The Government announced its intention to introduce the Bill in the Queen`s Speech on December 19, 2019. The bill is necessary for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 with a deal. But that`s not the only reason. Throughout my political career, I have always spoken out against the European Union – until I was a child, about 40 years ago. I know it sounds surprising and unlikely, but I`ve not been a boy for 40 years. I first spoke out in favour of leaving the European Union when I studied at the University of Nottingham in the late 1970s. At some level, the agreement states that Northern Ireland should continue to have unfettered access to the rest of the UK for trade.
But there are also customs agreements that hinder our ability to have this unhindered access. That is our main concern, a concern that we hope the government can address. The EU and the UK reach a provisional agreement on citizens` rights and the financial terms of Brexit. You can read our story about the passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Act at second reading here. Heather Stewart, political editor of the Guardian, writes: The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially an agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, is a treaty between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom) signed on 24 January 2020.  Define the conditions for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom. .