As the United Kingdom continues its journey towards leaving the European Union, one of the most asked questions by Britons and the rest of the world is “did Boris Johnson sign the withdrawal agreement?”.
The answer to that question is, yes, he did. On January 24th, 2020, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, signed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which had been approved by Parliament earlier that month. This agreement marked the final stage in the Brexit process, and paved the way for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31st, 2020.
However, it`s worth noting that the Withdrawal Agreement was not the final agreement between the UK and the EU. It was simply an agreement that set out the terms of the UK`s departure from the EU, including the divorce bill, citizens’ rights, and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The agreement also set out a transition period, during which the UK remained bound by EU rules and regulations until December 31st, 2020. This period was designed to give the UK and the EU time to negotiate a trade deal, and to allow businesses to adapt to the new trading relationship between the UK and the EU.
Despite the signing of the agreement, Brexit remains a divisive issue, with many people still arguing that the UK would have been better off staying in the EU. However, Boris Johnson, who campaigned heavily for Brexit, has remained firm in his belief that leaving the EU is the best course of action for the UK.
In conclusion, Boris Johnson did indeed sign the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which marked a significant step towards the UK leaving the European Union. While the agreement has not been without controversy, it has provided a framework for the UK and the EU to move forward and negotiate a new trading relationship that works for both parties.