If the next steps at Westminster go ahead as planned, the European Parliament is expected to ratify the withdrawal agreement on 29 January, paving the way for the UK to leave the bloc two days later. Britain has taken a decisive step towards leaving the European Union, with Boris Johnson being rewarded with a 124-vote majority for his Brexit deal in the House of Commons. The withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which time the UK will remain in the internal market, to ensure the smooth flow of trade until a long-term relationship is concluded. If no agreement is reached by then, the UK will leave the single market without a trade deal on 1 January 2021. The withdrawal agreement is closely linked to a non-binding political declaration on future relations between the EU and the UK. The agreement defines the goods, services and processes associated with them. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41). After years of political disagreement and drama, the British Parliament has adopted a comprehensive agreement to withdraw from the EU. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to sever all ties with the bloc, writes Barbara Wesel of the DW. (20.12.2019) They voted by 358 votes to 234 – a majority of 124 – in favour of the EU bill (withdrawal agreement), which is currently under consideration in Parliament.
On 15 November 2018, the day after the agreement and the support of the British government were presented, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for leaving the European Union.  On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.  That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. November 2018: EU heads of state or government and Theresa May will conclude a treaty to withdraw the Parliament`s Coordination Group in the UK, under the leadership of Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman David McAllister, will work with the EU Task Force on Relations with the UK and consult with the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on International Trade and all other relevant committees. The Pe will closely monitor the work of EU negotiator Michel Barnier and will continue to influence the negotiations through resolutions.