The agreement covers issues such as money, civil rights, border regulation and dispute settlement. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the remaining 27 EU countries and the British government of Prime Minister Theresa May, but met with resistance in the British Parliament, whose approval was required for ratification. The consent of the European Parliament would also have been required. On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons rejected the Withdrawal Agreement by 432 votes to 202.  The House of Commons again rejected the agreement on March 12, 2019 by 391 votes to 242 and rejected it a third time on March 29, 2019 by 344 votes to 286. On the 22nd. In October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government was published as a first step in Parliament, but Johnson suspended the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to find the necessary support and announced his intention to call a general election.  On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the Withdrawal Agreement. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement. It was then finalised by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020.
The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which lasts until 31 December 2020 and can be extended once by mutual agreement. During the transition period, EU law will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the Single Market and the Customs Union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adjust to the new situation, and the UK and EU governments time to negotiate a new EU-UK trade deal.   On January 22, 2020, the Act was passed by the House of Lords without further amendment. The next day, she received the royal zusächse.   Parliament`s Coordination Group for the United Kingdom, chaired by the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, David McAllister (EPP, DE), will work with the EU Working Group on relations with the United Kingdom and coordinate with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on International Trade, as well as with all other relevant committees. The EP will closely follow the work of EU negotiator Michel Barnier and will continue to influence the negotiations through resolutions. The final agreement requires the approval of the entire Parliament. After years of political disagreement and drama, the British Parliament has adopted a comprehensive withdrawal agreement from the EU.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to sever all ties with the bloc, said DW`s Barbara Wesel. (20.12.2019) On the 15th. In November 2018, the day after the British government`s pre-agreement and the support of the British government`s cabinet, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.  The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020 during which the UK will remain in the Single Market to ensure a smooth flow of trade until a long-term relationship is agreed. .