The agreement defines the goods, services and processes associated with them. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41). 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. In the weeks that followed, May sought legal changes in the so-called “Irish backstop” of the agreement. She was finally assured that the UK could suspend the backstop in certain circumstances. But on 12 March, Parliament voted against the revised Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242. EU heads of state or government have warned that the vote will lead to a Brexit without a conclusion. Two days later, MPs voted to delay Brexit. The British Parliament has passed Prime Minister Boris Johnson`s Brexit Act, which allows the UK to leave the EU. The vote ends years of battle for the initial conditions of the British exit. If the UK does not ask for an extension beyond 2020, trade relations will be governed by any agreement or World Trade Organisation rules from the beginning of 2021. On 29 March, the day the UK was due to leave the EU, British lawmakers voted 33rd against May`s deal – and this time they rejected it by 344 votes to 286. After the recent defeat, May approached the main leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to find a compromise, angering hardline supporters in their own Conservative party.
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. The second (Amendment 12) deprives ministers of the power to decide which courts may depart from the judgments of the European Court of Justice. MEPs voted against by 241 votes in favour and 205, which resulted in the amendment. The protocol also contains a unilateral exit mechanism for Northern Ireland: the Northern Ireland Assembly will vote every four years on whether these rules, which require a simple majority, should be maintained. These votes take place two months before the end of each four-year period, with the first period beginning at the end of December 2020 (when the transition period is scheduled).  If the Assembly is suspended on that date, the GG vote shall be held. If the Assembly expresses inter-community support in one of these periodic votes, the protocol will apply for the next eight years instead of the usual four years.  However, if the Assembly votes against the continuation of these rules, the UK and the EU will be given two years to adopt new rules.   The bill now moves on to the second phase of the parliamentary process – the so-called committee phase.