PRESENTATION OF THE NEW IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL AND THE POLITICAL DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP 18 October 2019 Summary 1. The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a political agreement on a new Withdrawal Agreement and a new Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship. This publication details the changes made to these documents compared to those that […] The UK`s formal withdrawal from the EU entered into force on 31 January 2020 (withdrawal date) at 11pm. It was on that date that the withdrawal period referred to in Article 50 TEU expired and that the ratified Withdrawal Agreement, which lays down the legal conditions for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, entered into force. The ratified Withdrawal Agreement was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the day of its withdrawal, together with the Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union: the new Political Declaration sets out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom and reflects the aspirations of the Government, an ambitious, broad, deep and flexible partnership in the field of trade and economic cooperation with the EU, with a free trade agreement with the EU mainly as security agreements and other areas of cooperation. And for all these concessions, what will we get in return? Will we be free to make our own laws? No.Will we be able to rely entirely on our own dishes? Will we be free to set our own tariffs and negotiate our own trade agreements? No.Are we going to be free to use our own money as we see fit? Will we be free to build the best Britain we all aspire to? Even without the backstop, the Withdrawal Agreement is not Brexit.It is a treaty of capitulation that we could never leave without breaking international law. On 19 October, Parliament also declared that a political agreement had been reached. “The EU has seriously breached the agreement, even in its current form, as it has not been structurally able to enter into meaningful negotiations (for most of the negotiation period scheduled for today) for a sovereign outcome for the UK. The United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement at the European Council on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union. The revised Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were discussed and approved at the European Council on 17 October 2019.

Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, OJ L 347, 27.7.2006, p. 1. (2) OJ L 29 31.01.19, p. 7-187 The report, written by Conservative MP Bill Cash, DUP MP Sammy Wilson, Martin Howe QC and Barnabas Reynolds, a partner at the city law firm Shearman & Sterling, among others, says the EU slipped by not trusting Article 184 of the agreement, which requires both sides to make their “best efforts” to negotiate a deal. If the explicit requirements of the VA prove insufficient to justify this priority, Articles 168 and 174 allow a backdoor for further control by the ECJ. . . .