UK Brexit Minister David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier began talks in Brussels on 19 June. The first round ended with Britain reluctantly agreeing to stick to the EU timetable for the rest of the negotiations. The timeline divided the conversations into two phases. The first would settle the terms of the UK`s exit, the second would settle the terms of eu-Uk relations with Britain after Brexit. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments fit about 5% of the text.  In the BBC Newsnight, Grieve said that May had to respect the „assurances“ given to her that Parliament would have more say in every final Brexit deal.   There was a disagreement between the Conservatives on what had been agreed, and Anna Soubry, MP, said: „The Prime Minister said yesterday that clause c of Dominic Grieve`s amendment would be discussed as part of the new amendment to be tabled in the Lords“ and Stephen Hammond. and we have said that very strongly today in government.
The government has recognized this point, and I am waiting for a new amendment to cover this situation.  This protocol also includes a unilateral exit mechanism for Northern Ireland: the Northern Ireland Assembly will vote every four years on the continuation of these arrangements, which require a simple majority. These votes take place two months before the end of each four-year period, with the first period beginning at the end of December 2020 (when the transition period is scheduled).  If the Assembly is suspended on that date, the GG vote shall be held. If the Assembly expresses inter-community support in one of these periodic votes, the protocol will apply for the next eight years instead of the usual four years.  However, if the Assembly votes against the continuation of these rules, the UK and the EU will be given two years to adopt new rules.   Labour MP Keir Starmer has asked Conservative MPs who want the UK to remain in the EU to vote with Labour on the Lords amendment when the bill returned to the House of Commons  and former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown suggested that May be replaced by a new Conservative Prime Minister if she lost the vote.  Prominent Tory-Restin amber Rudd urged her party`s MPs to support the government in the vote.  In his statement of 12 February, the Prime Minister reaffirmed his objective of having a second „useful vote“ on a withdrawal agreement.