But if it`s tactical maneuvers, it seems unlikely to work. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has already said that there can be no future agreement between the EU and Britain if the existing agreements are not fully respected. As a smaller partner, facing a much larger market, Britain has more to lose in the absence of a trade deal, which would mean not only new non-tariff barriers, but also tariffs. Experience shows that the EU, the world`s largest market, does not respond well to the threats to those with whom it negotiates. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202.  The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government approved the first phase in Parliament, but Johnson halted the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to receive the necessary support and announced his intention to declare a general election.  On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the withdrawal agreement; On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the withdrawal agreement.
It was then concluded by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. Details are not yet known, but government sources have confirmed the Financial Times report, which calls it a “timely case” in case the ongoing Brexit trade negotiations fail and Britain exits the single market and customs union without a deal when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December. He made it clear to LONG that trade negotiations between Britain and the European Union are not progressing. With regard to the main stumbling blocks, access to British fisheries and the EU`s desire to limit public subsidies in order to ensure fair competition, neither side seems willing to compromise. But the British government has now dropped a new bombshell by apparently planning to publish a new bill on 9 September which, if no trade deal is reached by the end of the year, will end parts of the withdrawal agreement, a treaty signed in early 2020 on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland. 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).