MEPs` statements after the vote: Part 1 and Part 2 The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the UK to leave the convention setting the status of European schools, with the UK sticking to the convention and accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period , i.e. at the end of the spring semester of 2020-2021. , is bound.  The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political statement that replaced the word „appropriate“ with „appropriate“ with respect to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a trade fellow at the Centre for European Reform, the amendment excludes labour standards from dispute resolution mechanisms.  In addition, the Equal Competition Mechanism has been postponed from the legally binding withdrawal agreement to the political declaration, and the line of the political statement that „the United Kingdom will consider taking into account alignment with trade union rules in the relevant areas“ has been removed.  Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would continue to oppose the government`s Brexit deal, but six Labour MPs defied the party`s whip and voted with the government, and about 20 others voluntarily abstained, including Shadow Housing Minister John Healey. „In a Brexit referendum and a Brexit election, public opinion was now clear, and that is what Labour should do: our struggle must be for the nature of Brexit and the huge difference between Labour and Conservative visions of our economy. Any questions about the continuation of Brexit are over. „My party`s pro-Brexit policy has failed.
Today was and still is an opportunity to stop the hesitation and send a message to our lost voters – the voters to whom our party was created to give them a voice in Parliament – that we want to hear them, cherish them and really rebuild their trust,“ she said. MEPs begin debate on the second reading of the REPORT until 2:30 p.m., when they will vote on the agreement for the first time since the election. If passed, the bill goes to the commission phase. Friday`s vote focused on the second reading of the law, in which MPs will vote on whether they were in principle ready to pass a bill.