Withdrawal Agreement Passed

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On 21 January 2020, the House of Lords passed the bill after approving five amendments. However, these amendments were repealed by the House of Commons the next day. [12] [13] Lawmakers have rejected repeated efforts by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his predecessor Theresa May over the past year to gain support for their Brexit deals. However, Johnson`s comfortable 80-seat majority in December`s general election meant there was no doubt that the law would be passed this time. The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration, replacing the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” in relation to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a trade researcher at the Centre for European Reform, the change excludes labour standards from dispute resolution mechanisms. [27] In addition, the level playing field mechanism has been moved from the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement to the Political Declaration[24] and the line in the Political Declaration that “the UK will consider aligning itself with EU legislation in relevant areas” has been deleted. [26] This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which defines the procedure for the withdrawal of a Member State from the Union and provides for a two-year countdown to withdrawal. The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the Withdrawal Agreement, with a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (removal of the “backstop”) and a revised political declaration. On the same day, the European Council (Article 50) approved these texts. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019.

The amendments adapt about 5% of the text. [22] The Withdrawal Agreement also contains provisions allowing the UK to leave the Agreement establishing the Statute for the European Schools before the end of the last academic year of the transition period, i.e. the end of the 2020-2021 spring semester, through the Convention and the accompanying rules on accredited European Schools. [20] The UK launched formal exit negotiations by formally notifying the European Council of its intention to leave the EU. .