He called on the government to withdraw the law „by the end of the month,“ adding that the withdrawal agreement contained „a number of mechanisms and remedies to remedy violations of the legal obligations contained in the text – which the European Union will not hesitate to use.“ If passed, the bill would be an „extremely serious violation“ of the withdrawal agreement and international law. The UK has launched the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally announcing the European Council`s intention to leave the EU. After both chambers approved the legislation, he obtained royal approval on January 23. Royal Assent is the approval of the monarch to include the bill in an Act of Parliament (Law). This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, which defines the procedure for the withdrawal of an EU member state, thus opening a two-year countdown to withdrawal. Meanwhile, the final round of negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU is expected to be concluded on Thursday. Following the discussions, the EU said the withdrawal agreement was a legal obligation, adding that „neither the EU nor the UK can change, clarify, modify, interpret, disobey or implement it unilaterally.“ On our live blog you will find the latest Brexit updates The EU`s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said after the latest round of trade talks between the UK and the EU in London on Thursday: „Confidence and confidence are and always will be. The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the withdrawal agreement with a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (abolition of the „backstop“) and a revised political declaration. On the same day, the European Council (Article 50) approved these texts.
In the withdrawal agreement with the EU, Northern Ireland is still in the UK, but it must comply with elements of the EU customs code. Former Prime Minister Sir John Major said: „For generations, Britain`s word – solemnly given – has been accepted by friend and foe.