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European Union approves Brexit plan European Union approves Brexit plan
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EU leaders approve near 600 page proposed plan for The United Kingdom leaving the European Union  
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After 20 months of negotiations, all 27 European Union heads of state and government have agreed to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit plan.  
The negotiated deal went through unanimously after Spain withdrew its recently raised concerns over the status of Gibraltar.  
The proposal will now be put forward to MP's in early December, where it is expected to face significant opposition both from members of opposing political parties, as well as from some of May's own conservative MP's. Debate remains over the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, expatriate citizens' rights, and the £39 billion "divorce bill" that the UK would pay the EU.  
If the proposal does not make it through Britain's Parliament, it is unclear whether Britain faces re-negotiation, a "no-deal" situation, or a second referendum on the issue. However, May stated that she was against the prospect of another referendum. "There should not be that second referendum. The public would expect parliament to vote on the deal. For most people in the UK they want a deal done and want us to get on with focusing more clearly on the issues that matter to them day to day," she told the gathered media.  
  After 20 months of negotiations, all <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/25/may-brexit-deal-explained-eu-withdrawal-agreement-trade-backstop-citizens-rights">27 European Union heads of state and government have agreed</a> to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit plan.
  The negotiated deal went through unanimously after Spain <a href="https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/24/uk/may-brussels-brexit-gbr-intl/index.html">withdrew its recently raised concerns</a> over the status of Gibraltar.
  The proposal will now be put forward to MP's in early December, where it is expected to face significant opposition both from members of <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-46329073">opposing political parties, as well as from some of May's own conservative MP's</a>. Debate remains over the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, expatriate citizens' rights, and the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/25/may-brexit-deal-explained-eu-withdrawal-agreement-trade-backstop-citizens-rights">£39 billion "divorce bill"</a> that the UK would pay the EU.
  If the proposal does not make it through Britain's Parliament, it is unclear whether Britain faces re-negotiation, a "no-deal" situation, or a second referendum on the issue. However, May stated that she has made it <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-resign-brexit-second-referendum-final-say-g20-latest-eu-a8660236.html">"very clear"</a> that she doesn't think there should be another referendum.
The proposal will also need to return to the European Council, where it will need the approval of at least 20 out of the 27 nations.  The proposal will also need to return to the European Council, where it will need the approval of at least <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46334649">20 out of the 27 nations.</a>
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29th of March, 2019, with a transition or implementation period until 31 December 2020 during which Union law shall be applicable to and in the UK if not otherwise provided in the agreement. The transition period may be extended for up to one or two years (<a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37099/draft_withdrawal_agreement_incl_art132.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Draft Brexit withdrawal agreement</a>).  The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46334649">March 29, 2019</a>, with a transition or implementation period until 31 December 2020 during which Union law shall be applicable to and in the UK if not otherwise provided in the agreement. <a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37099/draft_withdrawal_agreement_incl_art132.pdf">The transition period may be extended for up to one or two years</a>.
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Sources Sources
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-46329073" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reaction as EU signs off UK’s withdrawal</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-46329073" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reaction as EU signs off UK’s withdrawal  —  BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46334649" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EU leaders agree UK’s Brexit deal at Brussels summit</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46334649" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EU leaders agree UK’s Brexit deal at Brussels summit  —  BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/25/may-brexit-deal-explained-eu-withdrawal-agreement-trade-backstop-citizens-rights" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brexit deal explained: backstops, trade and citizens’ rights</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/25/may-brexit-deal-explained-eu-withdrawal-agreement-trade-backstop-citizens-rights" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brexit deal explained: backstops, trade and citizens’ rights  —  The Guardian</a></p>
<p><a href="https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/24/uk/may-brussels-brexit-gbr-intl/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UK and Spain reach agreement over Gibraltar, paving way for Brexit deal</a></p>  <p><a href="https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/24/uk/may-brussels-brexit-gbr-intl/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UK and Spain reach agreement over Gibraltar, paving way for Brexit deal  —  CNN</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37099/draft_withdrawal_agreement_incl_art132.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and Euratom</a>. The text is subject to final legal revision</p> <p><a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/37099/draft_withdrawal_agreement_incl_art132.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and Euratom</a>. The text is subject to final legal revision</p>
  <p><a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-resign-brexit-second-referendum-final-say-g20-latest-eu-a8660236.html">Brexit: Theresa May won’t rule out resigning if MPs vote for second referendum</a>  — The Independent</p>

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