But the bill will be criticized. The clauses on workers` rights have passed – Downing Street says separate legal provisions are being dealt with. A discount system allows importers to be reimbursed. Amendments were made to the previous bill, which was backed by the House of Commons in October but withdrawn by the government after MPs refused a three-day deadline to pass it through Parliament. To enter into force, the withdrawal agreement is now voted by qualified majority by the Council. If the next steps at Westminster go ahead as planned, the European Parliament is expected to ratify the withdrawal agreement on 29 January, paving the way for the UK to leave the bloc two days later. Mr Johnson had previously rejected the idea and insisted that he wanted to maintain high standards of protection for workers` and consumers` rights, but through national law and not through alignment with the EU. Brexit: Parliamentary auditSeport of the European Union Committee, 20 October 2016Parlament should be involved in the review of the Brexit negotiations, how they take place, not after the decision on Section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018Lords Library Research Briefing, 24 January 2019Information on the rejection of the withdrawal agreement, the Prime Minister`s statements and the amendments presented without agreement on the future relationship , the UK will then be legally regarded by the EU as a `third country`, creating significant barriers to trade and other aspects of life. But since the creation of a minority Conservative government in the June elections, calls for greater parliamentary participation in the Brexit process have intensified. In its April report, the House of Commons stressed that “Parliament must have a voice if there is no agreement.” Prior to the election, the Lords adopted a proposal to appoint a Joint Lords and Commons Committee which presented reports on voting options to Parliament until 31 October 2017. Other important issues, such as cooperation in the areas of security and terrorism, education and science, are likely to remain in the air unless detailed agreement is reached on future EU-UK relations.
Amid the parliamentary stalemate, pressure from Conservative Europhiles forced the Prime Minister to open the door to a Brexit delay – and to hold bipartisan talks that had collapsed after a few weeks. Alongside the Brexit saga, the UK has become the UK`s largest third-country partner with which it intends to conclude a future trade deal. President-elect Joe Biden warned that it would not be possible if the Irish peace deal was undermined – a reference to British internal market law.