On Thursday 17 October, the United Kingdom and the European Union signed a new agreement on Brexit. But before October 31, the institutional path is still very long.
After five days of negotiations, London and Brussels have reached agreement on a new agreement, one year after a first "deal" between former Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union (EU) . This agreement had been rejected three times by the British deputies.
Two weeks before the planned exit date of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 31 October, the two sides reached a compromise on customs, VAT, the future trade relationship and the Irish border.
It remains to be validated on Saturday, October 19, the agreement by the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament, where Mr. Johnson has no more majority since September. In case this text was not validated by the deputies – what happened for the agreement of Mme May, rejected three times -, a law passed on September 4 forced the Prime Minister to demand a postponement of the date of Brexit.