British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reached a new withdrawal agreement with the EU. But he now needs the support of MPs in a vote due to take place in Parliament on Saturday 19 October. The threat of tearing up a deal with the European Union is playing well with his party`s hard Brexiteers. And there is still three and a half months to go before 31 December, a trade deal with Brussels, meaning Mr Johnson could still compromise afterwards. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to withdraw from trade negotiations with the European Union if no deal is reached by mid-October. He also hinted that he might withdraw from the Northern Ireland Protocol. Mr Cox said he would vote against the law because it would damage Britain`s “unacceptable” image. His departure was particularly noteworthy because Mr Cox was in favour of Brexit and was the government`s chief legal adviser when Mr Johnson negotiated the withdrawal deal. They said: “The bill will explicitly say that the government reserves the right to define its own regime by directly imposing British law on the obligations arising from the withdrawal agreement and knowing in full knowledge that this is contrary to international law.” The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement.
During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK.   Mr Barnier made no comment after being questioned following a Financial Times report that Britain is preparing laws to end the Brexit withdrawal agreement. “I think that may have been the case, to some extent, that it was “repenting of the agreement in a hurry, and then in free time.” And what we`re seeing now is conversion. The spokesman for Number 10 said the government was fully committed to implementing the withdrawal agreement. “There was a political imperative for the government to reach an agreement and then go to the voters and say they would have to do Brexit to mark a sentence,” said Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London.