The UK has agreed, in principle, the terms of its exit from the EU, as well as the broad terms of its future relationship with the EU. This has been set out in the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the draft Political Declaration.
The Government has confirmed that negotiations with the EU will now continue to finalise the full Political Declaration. This will focus on defining further what balance of rights and obligations should apply in the context of trade in goods and identifying which additional operational capabilities should be prioritised for consideration in the context of internal security.
Once agreed at the EU Council, the Government will put the final deal to Parliament and MPs will have the opportunity to vote on the final deal. If the Government wins the meaningful vote, the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will commence its passage through Parliament. This EU Exit legislation will contain the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, time-limited Implementation Period and other separation issues and will need to be passed by Parliament before 29th March 2019.
The draft Withdrawal Agreement and the draft Political Declaration are available to view here.
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