Eu Withdrawal Agreement Bill Summary

The bill was reintroduced immediately after the general election and was the first bill introduced in the House of Commons in the first session of the 58th Parliament,[5] with amendments from the previous bill by the re-elected government, and on December 19, immediately after the first reading of the Outlawries Bill and before the start of the debate on the Queen`s Speech, was read for the first time. The second reading took place on 20 December and the third on 9 January 2020. 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 Brexit Withdrawal Agreement officially entitled «Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community»[3][4] is a treaty signed on 24 January 2020 between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK)[5], which sets out the conditions for the United Kingdom`s exit from the EU and Euratom. The text of the treaty was published on 17 October 2019[6] and is a renegotiated version of an agreement published six months earlier. The previous version of the Withdrawal Agreement was rejected three times by the House of Commons, leading Queen Elizabeth II to accept Theresa May`s resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and appoint Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. The main elements of the draft agreement are:[21] Northern Ireland: The Bill confers the necessary powers to bring into force the provisions of the revised Protocol on Northern Ireland, which is the most significant change from Mrs May`s original agreement with the EU. . . .