The WAB turns Boris Johnson`s withdrawal agreement, which is a draft international treaty, into British law and gives the government permission to ratify it. Speculation about the fate of the law has been amplified by Joe Biden`s victory in the US election. The president-elect was quick to criticise the bill in its first publication, warning that the Good Friday peace deal in Northern Ireland “cannot become a victim of Brexit”. The Withdrawal Agreement (also known as the Brexit “divorce agreement”) contains a section – or protocol – on Northern Ireland and is now an international treaty. After the entry into force of the WAB, the Withdrawal Agreement must also be ratified by the European Parliament. Article 24 prevents the Government from accepting a recommendation in the Joint Committee that would modify the North-South cooperation arrangements provided for in the Belfast Agreement/Good Friday or create a new North-South implementation body or modify an existing body. On 15 November 2018, one day after the british government cabinet presented and supported the agreement, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union. [28] Thus, if one of the proposals in the Internal Market Act that contradicts the Withdrawal Agreement were to become law, it would be contrary to the government`s international obligations. Following the signing of the Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom issued and deposited the instrument of ratification of Great Britain on 29 January 2020. [7] [8] The Agreement was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30. January 2020 ratified after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. .

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