On 15 November 2018, a day after the agreement was presented and supported by the Cabinet of the British government, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.  So far, at least 16 Tory MPs have said they will not vote with the government tonight – and they are still coming, meaning there could be more before the vote around 10pm. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement officially entitled “Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of 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 out the conditions for the United Kingdom`s exit from the EU and Euratom. The text of the treaty was adopted on 17 Published on 1 October 2019, it 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 Prime Minister was rewarded for his convincing election victory by comfortably calling for a vote in the House of Commons. The UK`s exit from the EU now seems inevitable. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which the United Kingdom will remain in the internal market to ensure smooth trade until a long-term relationship is agreed. In the absence of an agreement by that date, the UK will continue the internal market on 1 January 2021 without a trade agreement.
The Withdrawal Agreement is closely linked to a non-binding political declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The Telegraph`s Asa Bennett tweeted some footage of the prime minister signing copies of MPs` withdrawal agreement: a previous withdrawal agreement – reached between former Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU – was rejected three times by MPs. The Foreign Secretary doubts the UK`s continued participation in the nuclear deal with Iran following Donald Trump`s request to withdraw the government from the deal. He asks Tory MPs not to wait any later to launch their rebellion, because “legally, morally, morally, it is right to cancel this bill tonight.” . . .