Asa Bennett, of the Telegraph, tweeted some pictures of the Prime Minister signing copies of the withdrawal agreement for MPs: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked his MPs to vote against the bill and said there was “a better and fairer way” to leave the EU – but six of them backed the government. MPs voted at second reading on the government`s withdrawal agreement. With Boris Johnson`s 80-person majority, the bill was passed with a comfortable lead, with 358 votes and 234 against. The first vote on Boris Johnson`s bill passed 329 to 299, but it failed to get approval for the quick timetable that would have allowed it to pass through the House of Commons by Thursday. 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 referendum of 23 June 2016 gave a majority of 51.9% to 48.1% in favour of leaving the European Union.  “You voted in favour of a bill that diminishes our guaranteed environmental protection as we face a climate emergency.” On the issue of the Irish border, there is a protocol on Northern Ireland (the “backstop”) which is attached to the agreement and establishes a position of withdrawal which will only come into force in the absence of effective alternative provisions before the expiry of the transition period. In this case, the UK will eclipse the EU`s common external tariff and Northern Ireland will stick to aspects of the internal market until such an event is carried out. Neither party can unilaterally withdraw from this customs union. The aim of this backstop agreement is to avoid a “hard” border in Ireland, where customs controls are needed.  The Declaration on Future Relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, also known as the Political Declaration, is a non-binding declaration that was negotiated and signed at the same time as the binding and broader withdrawal agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, and at the end of the transition period. The protocol also contains a unilateral exit mechanism for Northern Ireland: the Northern Ireland Assembly will vote every four years on whether these rules, which require a simple majority, should be maintained.
These votes take place two months before the end of each four-year period, with the first period beginning at the end of December 2020 (when the transition period is scheduled).  If the Assembly is suspended on that date, the GG vote shall be held. If the Assembly expresses inter-community support in one of these periodic votes, the protocol will apply for the next eight years instead of the usual four years.  However, if the Assembly votes against the continuation of these rules, the UK and the EU will be given two years to adopt new rules.   March 2017: The Government triggers Article 50 to begin the withdrawal process The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the UK to leave the convention setting the status of European schools, the UK before the Convention and the accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period , namely: