Most of these instruments are expected to come into effect on the day of release (11 p.m. on January 31, 2020). However, the withdrawal agreement postpones the entry into force of these instruments at the end of the transitional period, also known as the “spiritual completion day” (defined at 11 p.m. on December 31, 2020). 6.General implementation of the EEA-EFTA and related Swiss agreements On 24 July 2018, the government presented a white paper on the draft law and the functioning of the legislation.  The bill was first introduced by the government at the second session stagnated on 21 October 2019 by the government, entitled “A Bill to Implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Art 50, paragraph 2 of the Treaty on European Union which sets the arrangements for the rekingdom from the EU”.  This bill was not discussed further after second reading in the House of Commons on October 22, 2019, and passed on November 6, when Parliament was dissolved in preparation for the 2019 general election. The Act received royal approval on 23 January 2020, nine days before the UK leaves the European Union. The UK is preparing to leave the EU on 31 January 2020 at midnight European time. The EU and the UK will then have until 31 December 2020, the end of the transition period under the withdrawal agreement, to negotiate an agreement on their future relations. If there were no such agreement, it would lead to another scenario of non-agreement of the cliff.
7.According to Section 78 insert – protection arising from the EU withdrawal agreement… 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.”  The European Union Withdrawal Agreement Act (Withdrawal Agreement) 2020 (c.