While some national capitals are in favour of a tougher negotiating position than Barnier`s, they seem content to leave the discussions in his hands, raising fears that there will be no agreement if there are no ways back to test new ideas with confidence. The agreement defines and provides the personal breadth of citizens, family members, border workers, host countries and nationals. Article 11 deals with continuity of stay and Article 12 deals with non-discrimination (i.e., it would be prohibited to discriminate on the basis of nationality). On 22 October 2019, the House of Commons agreed, by 329 votes to 299, to give a second reading to the revised withdrawal agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month), but when the accelerated timetable it had proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the law would be overturned. [38] [12] The EU announced that UK residents and businesses would not have been able to register or renew .eu domain names after the withdrawal date. [90] The British Parliament approved the draft agreement by adopting 2020 implementing laws (The European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Withdrawal Agreement) 2020 Act. Following the signing of the agreement, the UK Government adopted and tabled the UK`s ratification instrument on 29 January 2020. [7] The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after approval by the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The UK`s withdrawal from the EU came into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 .m GMT, when the withdrawal agreement came into force in accordance with Article 185. A Brexit without a deal would have had a direct impact on exports from many developing countries, with UNCTAD raising the possibility of major disruptions and economic damage to developing countries whose exports are heavily dependent on the UK market and/or subsequently benefited from EU preferences. However, House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (president of the Democratic majority in Congress) said the House of Representatives would refuse to ratify a free trade agreement between the United States and Britain if the stability of the Good Friday agreement was threatened.

[115] The United Kingdom left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.