The proposed Brexit agreement has been a hotly debated topic for years. With the United Kingdom`s decision to leave the European Union, negotiations have been ongoing to determine the terms of their departure. After months of negotiations, a proposed agreement has been reached, but many details are still up in the air.
The agreement, officially known as the “Draft Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community,” outlines the terms of the UK`s departure from the EU. It covers a wide range of issues, including trade, immigration, and the Irish border.
One of the most contentious issues has been the Northern Ireland border. The proposed agreement includes a “backstop” provision that would keep Northern Ireland in a customs union with the EU if no other solution can be found to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This has been a sticking point for many Brexit supporters, who see it as a threat to the UK`s sovereignty.
The agreement also lays out the terms of the UK`s future relationship with the EU. It proposes a transition period until the end of 2020, during which time the UK will continue to follow EU rules and regulations. After that, a new trade agreement will need to be negotiated.
One area that is still unclear is the future of UK citizens living and working in the EU, as well as EU citizens living and working in the UK. The proposed agreement provides some guidance but leaves many details to be worked out.
Despite the proposed agreement, there is still a lot of uncertainty around Brexit. The agreement still needs to be approved by the UK Parliament and the EU, and there are many vocal critics on both sides. It remains to be seen what the final outcome will be, but one thing is certain: Brexit will continue to be a major issue for years to come.