The most important elements of the draft agreement are these: The reception of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May won a no-confidence motion against her own party, but the EU refused to accept further changes. But progress in the already fragile talks is threatened by plans announced on Sunday that the British government is due to publish a controversial section of the Single Market Act on Wednesday, which will deliberately try to repeal parts of the withdrawal agreement signed in January. It will include elements of the special regime for Northern Ireland that are legally binding. British officials are working to begin technical work on most of the trade agreement on goods and services, for example with regard to service plans. « If we can`t start talking about legislation this week, it will be difficult to do all the work in the time available, » a British official said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the old diplomatic cornerstone that « agreements must be respected » was « the basis for a successful future relationship. » France and Germany vowed to maintain a united front in talks with Britain, when the UK introduced its new Brexit law on Wednesday, a day after it admitted it could violate international law with its EU withdrawal treaty. The Withdrawal Agreement also provides for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention establishing the Statute for the European Schools, with the United Kingdom having until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, i.e.: at the end of the spring semester 2020-2021, is bound by the Convention and the accompanying rules relating to accredited European Schools.  Boris Johnson signed the Brexit withdrawal agreement in Downing Street. The British government is increasingly provocative in tone.
This weekend, David Frost, chief Brexit negotiator, said he was not afraid to walk away from trade negotiations with the European Union – and that was just to begin with. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set mid-October as a deadline for an agreement between Britain and the Bloc. If there were none, he said, the UK would prepare for a no-deal future. The increased courage on behalf of British officials comes ahead of the planned publication of a Single Market Act that would undermine the main principles of the recent Withdrawal Pact. This behaviour could be interpreted as a bluff if there were no protocol on Northern Ireland and britain might no longer be able to comply with certain aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement. « The bill will explicitly say that the government reserves the right to define its own regime by directly opposing UK law to the obligations arising from the Withdrawal Agreement and being fully aware that this is contrary to international law, » the insider said. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused on Wednesday of presiding over a « rogue state » when his government introduced laws deliberately violating the EU withdrawal treaty in the chaotic countdown to a full Brexit divorce. Parts of britain`s Internal Market Act, due to be published on Wednesday, « will eliminate the legal force of parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, » the Financial Times (FT) said, citing three people familiar with the plans. . . .