Withdrawal Agreement Bill Brexit

The EU rejected the UK`s arguments that the bill should protect peace in Northern Ireland, arguing that « it is the opposite. » The 599-page withdrawal agreement covers the following key areas:[16] But Mr Gove said: « I look forward to the second reading of the bill next week. This is an opportunity for the government to explain in detail why we have this legislation. On 19 December 2019, the British government tabled the amended EU Bill (Withdrawal Agreement) in the House of Commons. The aim of the bill is to « implement the agreement between the UK and the EU, in accordance with Article 50, paragraph 2, of the Treaty on the European Union, which sets out the terms of the UK`s exit from the EU, and to adopt other provisions relating to the EU. » The bill and its accompanying explanations are accessible via the following link: after an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the British Government was not respecting Parliament by refusing to grant Parliament the full legal advice it had been given on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms. [29] The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the « backstop » agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Exiting the European Union, opened the debate on the bill and reacted on behalf of the government. Mr Johnson defended the bill and said it would « guarantee the integrity of the UK internal market » and transfer power to Scotland and Wales, while protecting the peace process in Northern Ireland. But cabinet minister Michael Gove said Britain had said it was « perfectly clear » that it would not withdraw the bill. On the issue of the Irish border, there is a protocol on Northern Ireland (the « backstop ») which is attached to the agreement and establishes a position of withdrawal which will only come into force in the absence of effective alternative provisions before the expiry of the transition period.

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