The government says it will put the law into force in time for 31 January, the deadline for Brexit. The bill has passed through the vote since first reading before Christmas – a stark contrast to the Brexit fight in the House of Commons that we have become accustomed to. MPs voted at second reading on the government`s withdrawal agreement. With Boris Johnson`s 80-person majority, the bill was passed with a comfortable lead, with 358 votes and 234 against. After both chambers approved the legislation, he obtained royal approval on January 23. Royal Assent is the approval of the monarch to include the bill in an Act of Parliament (Law). After passing its second reading by a sovereign vote of 358 to 234, the withdrawal agreement is on track to complete its adoption by both houses of parliament in time to allow Britain to leave the European Union at the end of January. The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement. During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK.  On 15 November 2018, the day after the agreement was presented and the support of the British government cabinet, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for leaving the European Union.
 A previous withdrawal agreement – reached between former Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU – has been rejected three times by MPs. Here is the timeline of the January 31 countdown. The referendum on 23 June 2016 gave a majority of 51.9% against 48.1% in favour of leaving the European Union.  The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention setting the status of European schools, the United Kingdom before the Convention and the accompanying regulations concerning accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, namely: