The plenary of the European Parliament approved the withdrawal agreement. Following the decision of EU heads of state or government on 10 April to extend Article 50, the Council (Article 50) adopted a decision amending its decision of 11 January 2019 on the signing of the withdrawal agreement. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments correspond to about 5% of the text.  The United Kingdom has notified the EU of the conclusion of the internal procedures necessary for the withdrawal agreement to enter into force. The agreement defines related goods, services and processes. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or EU Member States (Articles 40-41). A controversial issue, fishing rights, must be dealt with another day. The agreement stipulates that the EU and the UK should do their best to reach a separate agreement on EU fishing vessels` access to British waters. The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the Uk to leave the convention setting out the status of European schools, the UK sticks to the convention and accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year, namely: immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on 17 October 2019, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP said they could not support the new agreement.  The Brexit withdrawal agreement, officially titled the Uk`s withdrawal agreement from great 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) 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 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 withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which time the UK will remain in the internal market, to ensure the smooth flow of trade until a long-term relationship is concluded. If no agreement is reached by then, the UK will leave the single market without a trade deal on 1 January 2021. The withdrawal agreement is closely linked to a non-binding political declaration on future relations between the EU and the UK. However, the right of British citizens to move freely within the bloc after Brexit – as they currently can – remains in the air and is the subject of a possible future agreement. This applies to those who wish to retain as many of the UK`s EU benefits as possible. The reception of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile, and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May has received a motion of no confidence within her own party, but the EU has refused to accept further changes. The controversial Irish backstop – the mechanism to ensure the opening of borders on the island of Ireland – was one of the main reasons why MEPs rejected the agreement. Many „outgoings“ also claim that the deal entangles the UK too closely with the EU, and some say they would prefer no deal at all.