Withdrawal Agreement Vote December 2019

Fri 20 Dec 2019 18.48 GMT First published on Fri 20 Dec 2019 10.56 GMT In addition to ruling out an extension, The Independent reports that the amended Withdrawal Agreement could omit “previous provisions to ensure that workers` rights are not weakened after Brexit”. General elections 2019: What is the result in my region? Once the debate on the Queen`s Speech is over, MPs will vote on whether to approve it. Since 1924, the Queen`s Speech of a government has not been defeated. In October 2019, the government introduced the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) law (the October Law). The October bill would have ratified and implemented the UK`s withdrawal agreement with the EU. Although the October bill received second reading, its proposed program was rejected. This is partly due to concerns about the speed with which the government proposed to pass the October bill in the House of Commons. The October bill fell when Parliament was dissolved for the parliamentary elections on 12 December 2019. The backstop has essentially been replaced by a full shutdown, during which Northern Ireland will remain aligned with the EU for at least four years from the end of the transition period. An amendment can only take place if it is adopted by the Stormont Assembly. See below a brief explanation of today`s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement: pic.twitter.com/vkyG4wpTBw This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which sets out the procedure for a Member State`s withdrawal from the Union and introduces a two-year countdown to withdrawal.

MEPs voted on the government`s withdrawal agreement at second reading. With Boris Johnson`s majority of 80, the bill passed by a comfortable margin, with 358 votes in favour and 234 against. At the request of the United Kingdom, the European Council (Article 50) has twice agreed on an extension of the period provided for in Article 50(3) TEU (initially from 21 March 2019 to 22 May 2019 if the House of Commons approves the Withdrawal Agreement no later than 29 March 2019 and then from 10 April 2019 to 31 October 2019). Corbyn admitted during Friday`s debate that voters had signalled they wanted to end the Brexit impasse, saying Labour would “respect this decision and move on”. The post-Brexit transition period, due to end in December 2020, can currently be extended for up to two years by mutual agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. .