After further negotiations between the UK and the EU, a revised withdrawal agreement was reached on 17 October.  Two days later, a special session of Parliament (called “Super Saturday” by the media) was held to discuss the new agreement.    MEPs adopted the Second Amendment Letwin 322 to 306, which had refused Parliament`s approval until the adoption of legislation to implement the agreement, and forced the government to ask the EU to delay Brexit until 31 January 2020.  The amended amendment was then adopted by MPs without a vote, as the government had accepted the de facto defeat.  On 21 October, House of Commons spokesman John Bercow rejected a government request to hold a vote on the Brexit deal, citing his earlier decision to withdraw it.  “request to withdraw from the European Union,” a request made on behalf of a Minister of the Crown under Section 13, 1)) (b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; and “assigned day,” a day when the first government activity is the request to withdraw from the European Union. The most important elements of the draft agreement are:  MEPs rejected Theresa May`s EU withdrawal deal on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement. During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK.   The 599-page withdrawal agreement covers the following main areas: The withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which time the United Kingdom will remain in the internal market to ensure smooth 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. Each time, the duP`s ten MPs also voted against it.