The second (Amendment 20) concerns the knowledge of the Sewel Convention, which guarantees that the British Parliament cannot legislate on decentralised issues without the agreement of the de decentralised legislator. MEPs voted by 239 votes in favour and 235 against, resulting in the amendment. Some Members who do not like the WAB may decide to abstain, in the hope that they will be able to amend it in committee and report on it, and then make their final decision at third reading. In October, there were numerous amendments on citizens` rights and Guy Verhofstadt`s European Parliament (with the threat of not ratifying the agreement) and the government may regret not thinking twice about how it intends to treat people who do not exercise their rights in time. He pointed to the obligations that the Prime Minister had withdrawn from the law since MPs voted on the agreement in the last Parliament in October. These include promises on workers` rights, Parliament`s role in the review of future trade negotiations and the protection of refugee children. The bill described by The Independent as a government „incision“ on Conservative rebels would have allowed MPs to review and amend each „line-by-line“ agreement.  Conservative MP Steve Baker wrote to The Times stating that the new bill „gives any agreement that we have a good reputation with the EU in British law“ and that it is compatible with the referendum result of „giving more control over how we are governed by the British Parliament.“  Members unanimously approved all amendments in the House of Commons (vote). The House of Commons supported an earlier bill at second reading in October; but rejected the Prime Minister`s plan to bring him down by Parliament within days, prompting him to push for parliamentary elections. Most of the content is determined by the test of the withdrawal agreement – but this will be the first time we will see how the government proposes to transpose it into law. We will also see if the government offers some of the concessions it made on Saturday – for example on parliament`s future role in trade negotiations, employment and environmental protection.
After the second defeat of May`s divorce agreement, the European Council met in Brussels on 21 March to decide what to do next. EU leaders have given May two options: postpone Brexit until 22 May if MPs vote in favour of the withdrawal deal, or postpone it until 12 April if they vote against the deal. If the deal fails again in Parliament, May could ask for a lengthy extension. After winning a Conservative majority in the elections, the law was revised and reintroduced on 19 December, after being passed at second reading the following day. The revision of the law in December repealed the provisions adopted in previous versions of parliamentary control of the Brexit negotiations.  On 16 January, the British Parliament voted by 432 votes to 202 against May`s Brexit deal. In response to the result, European Council President Donald Tusk suggested that the only solution be for the UK to remain in the EU. Meanwhile, the British Labour Party has called for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, his second leadership challenge in as many months. On 23 June, almost 52% of British voters decided to leave the EU following a strong referendum campaign.