The most important elements of the draft agreement are: The transitional period from 1 February expires at the end of December 2020. Any agreement on future relations between the EU and the UK must be concluded in full before that date, when it is due to come into force on 1 January 2021. Before the vote, Brexit minister Steve Barclay said the vote would allow Britain to move from a long period of uncertainty. UK Brexit Minister David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier began talks in Brussels on 19 June. The first round ended with Britain reluctantly agreeing to stick to the EU timetable for the rest of the negotiations. The timeline divided the conversations into two phases. The first would settle the terms of the UK`s exit, the second would settle the terms of eu-Uk relations with Britain after Brexit. Statements from MEPs after the vote: first and second part The agreement was revised as part of the renegotiation of the Johnson Ministry in 2019. The amendments amend about 5% of the text After the second defeat of May`s divorce agreement, the European Council met on 21 March in Brussels to decide what to do next. EU leaders have given May two options: postpone Brexit until 22 May if MPs vote in favour of the withdrawal deal, or postpone it until 12 April if they vote against the deal.
If the deal fails again in Parliament, May could ask for a lengthy extension. 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 at the same time as the mandatory and broader withdrawal agreement on the uk`s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, and the planned end of the transition period. After passing its second reading by a sovereign 358 votes to 234, the withdrawal agreement is on track to complete its adoption by both houses of Parliament in time for Brexit to take place at the end of January. On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement.  The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable).  The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only ”clarified” the volumity in the protocol.  Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a ”precondition for any future partnership”.  On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would ”violate international law”.”  The British Parliament approved the draft agreement by adopting 2020 implementing laws (The European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Withdrawal Agreement) 2020 Act.