After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the “backstop” agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. If the British Parliament voted against the agreement, the government would have to present an alternative, a “Plan B”.  As a result, Grieve has tabled an amendment to the business request that deals with the procedure if Parliament votes against the agreement.  The agreement also provides for a transitional period that extends until 31 December 2020, renewable once 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.   “There is a very clear and determined objective to honour these votes, to honour the outcome of the general elections and to ensure that we leave Europe on the evening of 31 January at 2300 hours, and I look forward to voting tonight for third reading.” The foreign minister has questioned the UK`s continued involvement in the Iran nuclear deal, following Donald Trump`s request to withdraw the government from the deal. It is the first time a Brexit deal has been successfully reached in the House of Commons after Theresa May lost three attempts to pass her deal, initially with more than 100 votes.