Dec01

How Long Does The Withdrawal Agreement Last

As Theresa May has discovered at her cost, the deal with the EU is the (relatively) simple part – trying to sell it in the House of Commons, while she holds a very small majority, is much more difficult – especially if this very small majority depends on a trust and delivery agreement signed with the DUP. The fact that Boris Johnson no longer even has a parliamentary majority – after removing the whip from 21 Tory MPs opposed to a Brexit without a deal – makes his task even more difficult. Nevertheless, he is currently focusing on the DUP, as if he could get his support, which will probably unlock the votes of the so-called “Spartans” on the right of his party. And if he can secure a Brexit deal with the EU, it will likely set aside the 21 MPs he expelled last month, as well as a small number of Labour MPs in constituencies on holiday, who may be ready to defy the party whip. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially titled the UK`s withdrawal agreement from Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. is a treaty signed on 24 January 2020 between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK) [5] which sets the conditions for the UK`s withdrawal 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 future situation of EU citizens travelling to the UK and British citizens to the EU after the end of the transition period is much more unclear. Although the political declaration is not legally binding, it makes it clear that the UK has decided to end the free movement of people. In this regard, beyond the visa exemption for short-term visits, it leaves open the question of what is brought to it. However, it provides that the new system will be based on the principle of `non-discrimination between EU Member States and reciprocity` and that specific provisions for research, education, training and exchange of young people, as well as temporary entry for commercial purposes, should be considered.

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