Let`s be clear: there will never be a perfect agreement, as long as there is a perfect job or a perfect wedding. I said three years ago that we needed an agreement that few people would like, but most of them could live with it, and there is enough in the political statement to reassure those who are open to reassurance about environmental and workers` rights, enough to respect the Good Friday agreement and enough to ensure that all elected officials respect the result of the referendum that we hold to the promise that people have decided to implement. That is why we should all vote in favour of the bill and leave the EU in a reasonable way. Many of us are still concerned that, at the end of the day, we could have an exit without a deal for Britain. Can my right-wing friend and scholar assure me that, on the face of it, we will ensure that Parliament has the opportunity to vote before 1 July on whether the implementation period should be extended – for a year or two – if it does not appear that we are putting in place a free trade agreement by the end of the year? Will it also assure me that the government will stick to this vote? It`s a pleasure to follow Mr. Baron. I will not vote for the bill tonight because it is nothing more than a charter for a Brexit without a deal. The guarantees in the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the previous Prime Minister, which would have ensured that we did not resolve ourselves without agreement at the end of the implementation period in 2020, have now been lifted. It is clear that the backstop for England, Wales and Scotland has disappeared. The reason why so many Conservative MPs, who opposed the previous Prime Minister`s agreement on all three occasions, now want to vote so much in favour of this bill is that it will bring the hard Brexit they believe in and, in some cases, for decades. On 15 November 2018, the day after the agreement and the support of the British government were presented, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for leaving the European Union.  “provided these agreements do not affect the application of this protocol.” For those who share my faith in the transformative power of free trade, perhaps the greatest engine of global prosperity, a new agreement, made possible by this law, will allow us to sign free trade agreements around the world. In fact, the peace process in Northern Ireland – the Good Friday Agreement – is one of the most important things this House has ever done.
We should understand the threat to this bill. The withdrawal agreement, reached on 17 October 2019 by negotiators, sets out the terms of the UK`s exit from the European Union and provides legal certainty as soon as EU treaties and law no longer apply to the UK. Compared to the text originally adopted by negotiators in 2018, the new text contains only amendments to the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. On 23 March 2018, EU and UK negotiators reached an agreement on the draft withdrawal agreement allowing the European Council (Article 50) to adopt guidelines for the framework for future eu-UK relations. I am also very concerned about the money in this series of proposals. We never talk about money and so many Members seem to think that it is normal to give billions to the European Union. The readmission of control of our money has been at the center of the campaign. In fact, it was very controversial because people were arguing about what exactly it was.