European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told EU lawmakers that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson`s plans to denounce part of britain`s EU withdrawal agreement have further dampened those hopes. 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). 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. Below is a non-exhaustive list of documents on the UK`s planned withdrawal from the EU, documents relating to the UK and its position in the EU, and a list of useful links on the subject. Former Prime Minister Sir John Major said: “For generations, Britain`s word – solemnly given – has been accepted by friend and foe. Our signature on every contract or agreement was untouchable. The European Parliament would have to approve any trade deal and the chairman of the largest legislative group said that any deal with EU lawmakers would have no chance if the UK only complied with the smallest paragraph of the Brexit deal. If passed, the bill would be an “extremely serious violation” of the withdrawal agreement and international law. Ministers say legislation is needed to prevent “damaging” tariffs on goods travelling from the rest of the UK to Northern Ireland if negotiations with the EU for a free trade agreement fail. The Prime Minister said his bill gave the British government the power to repeal parts of the withdrawal agreement because the EU could take “extreme and inappropriate lengths” in the treatment of the former British member.
“It makes no sense to negotiate a future deal (with) a British prime minister who throws out the window of the agreement he himself signed,” said Manfred Weber of the centre-right European People`s Party.