Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on October 17, 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP said they could not support the new agreement.  The most important elements of the draft agreement are: The political statement on the future trade relationship between the UK and the EU simply states that the parties “will consider the possibility of cooperation between the UK authorities and EU agencies such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EU law (withdrawal agreement) (wAB) does not only deal with the ratification and implementation of the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union. It also makes arrangements for Parliament`s role in the next phase of the Brexit process: ensuring long-term political, trade and security relations with the EU. The MCD`s proposals on Parliament`s role in future relationship negotiations are very different from those of the 2018 Act. A key difference is that without the explicit agreement of the House of Commons, the British government cannot even enter into negotiations on a future relationship treaty. This seems to give Parliament (in this regard) a greater role than it did in triggering Article 50 under the EU Withdrawal Act 2017. At the beginning of the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement itself, there was no such agreement on the objectives. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary.
On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202.  The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government approved the first phase in Parliament, but Johnson halted the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to receive the necessary support and announced his intention to declare a general election.  On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the withdrawal agreement; On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the withdrawal agreement.