Talks between Britain and the EU broke down last week, with each side calling on the other side to compromise to reach an agreement. The EU said it was happy to keep talking, but Johnson said the negotiations were over unless there was a “fundamental” transition from the bloc. He urged British businesses to prepare for an economic break with the EU at the end of the year. Trade negotiations between EU and UK officials continue in London as they try to reach an agreement on a future economic partnership. He said there was no point in legislating until the UK reached an agreement with the EU on the figures to come. This was one of five amendments to the EU withdrawal agreement that were adopted by their peers and overturned. The bill introduces the government`s Brexit deal. Peers have endorsed Boris Johnson`s Brexit law, but not before making changes to the legislation. Although originally included in the bill, it was withdrawn after Boris Johnson`s election victory in December, with the government insisting it would respect the obligation but did not see the need to include it in a Brexit law. This means that the bill will be passed between the two houses until the two parties agree on the text.
Ministers say the bill would provide a “safety net” in case the EU has an “extreme and inappropriate” view of the agreement, particularly the Northern Ireland section. The section – known as protocol – aims to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. It would have forced the government to commit to negotiating an agreement with the EU on refugee children – thereby hardening the promise of the existing law to make a declaration on the matter within two months. Boris Johnson`s Brexit Law is just one step away from the law after it has completed its passage through Parliament. A number of leading Conservatives have notably voted in favour of abolishing the controversial clauses of the Internal Market Act – which has been the subject of strong criticism from the EU. Barclay replied: “The aim of this legislation is to transpose into domestic law the international agreement we have reached.” Nevertheless, the peers decided not to continue the fight with the Commons and agreed to let the law pass. The Brexit law will probably have the approval of the king in a day or two. On January 21, 2020, the House of Lords passed the law after passing five amendments. However, these amendments were overturned by the House of Commons the next day.  Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told BBC Newsnight that it was “not surprising” that the bill was “essentially rejected” by the House of Lords and added: “This is as controversial in the UK as it is outside the UK.” On November 13, 2017, Brexit Minister David Davis announced a new bill to enshrine the withdrawal agreement in national law through primary legislation. In further talks in the House of Commons, Davis said that if the UK decided not to pass the law on 29 March 2019, the UK would remain on track to leave the EU without a deal, having invoked Article 50 in March 2017, following the adoption of the Notification of Withdrawal Act 2017.  Peers voted overwhelmingly in favour of abolishing a section of the law that would allow ministers to violate international law by 433 votes to 165.