On 15 November 2018, one day after the british government cabinet presented and supported the agreement, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union.  Limited time available. Officials would have to analyse the agreement in detail, work out exactly what changes to UK legislation need to be made to implement it, and then draft appropriate legal instruments – and would not be able to present them to parliament until the enabling legislation is enacted. If the deal between the UK and the EU is reached in the second half of November and the bill takes a few weeks to get the royal note – which in itself would be an accelerated timetable – then its drafting and adoption in time for 1 January will be a very difficult task. This overview provides an overview of the steps needed to ensure ratification by January 31. The agreement defines the goods, services and associated processes. It argues that any goods or services lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Articles 40 and 41). After obtaining the consent of the European Parliament, the Council must then adopt a decision confirming the agreement. Once it has been published in the Official Journal, the ratification process is complete, at least for non-mixed agreements.
This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which sets out the procedure for the withdrawal of a Member State from the Union and introduces a two-year countdown to withdrawal. The UK has launched formal exit negotiations by formally notifying the European Council of its intention to leave the EU. .