Brexit Agreement In Brief

This briefing deals in detail with the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK and concluded on 14 November 2018. It was endorsed by the heads of state and government of the EU member states at an extraordinary European Council on 25 November and the British Prime Minister promoted it in the British Parliament and throughout the country. The agreement has been the subject of several in-depth debates in Parliament and has been voted on three times. But the House of Commons did not approve it. A second extension of Article 50 lasted the withdrawal date until 31 October 2019, but once again the UK faces the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal if a particular agreement is not ratified by the UK and the EU. This is the third time that the British Parliament has rejected the agreement. Britain has until 12 April 2019 time to decide on the follow-up: the transitional period will not be extended.