The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments fit about 5% of the text.  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. Brexit talks have been put in jeopardy following revelations that the UK government would introduce laws that would depreciate part of Boris Johnson`s withdrawal deal with the EU in January. It`s one of the most astonishing twists in the four-year Brexit saga. Richmond said: “The withdrawal agreement is an international treaty with obligations under international law. It cannot simply be repealed by national legislation. There is no doubt that our negotiator Michel Barnier will do it calmly and patiently, as always, but we must ask ourselves: if the British government seriously intends to follow this path in order to face domestic policy difficulties, why would anyone sign a contract with them in the future? Asked hard by Labour MP Hilary Benn at a parliamentary committee hearing on Wednesday, Johnson was asked if the EU was “negotiating in good faith.” The protocol will come into full force on 31 December 2020 (at the end of the “transition period”), provided changes are made to an agreement on future relations between the EU and the UK. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially titled the UK`s withdrawal agreement from Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. is a treaty signed on 24 January 2020 between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK)  which sets the conditions for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU and Euratom.
The text of the treaty was published on 17 October 2019 and is a renegotiated version of an agreement published six months earlier. The previous version of the withdrawal agreement was rejected three times by the House of Commons, leading Queen Elizabeth II to accept Theresa May`s resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and appoint Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. 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.