Members discussed the status of the bill at the end of the Lords phases. The publication of the law led to emergency talks between cabinet minister Michael Gove and European Commission Vice-President Maros Efsovic. services.parliament.uk/Bills/2019-20/europeanunionwithdrawalagreement/documents.html On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws that would circumvent the protocol of the withdrawal agreement in Northern Ireland.  The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable).  The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only “clarified” the volumity in the protocol.  Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a “precondition for any future partnership”.  On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would “violate international law”.”  During this transitional period, the UK Government and the EU will ideally negotiate a data protection agreement that meets the needs of both parties, whether it is a adequacy decision, a data protection shield agreement or another agreement allowing the free flow of data between the UK and the EU. The UK and EU said they are “committed to ensuring a high level of protection of personal data to facilitate such flows between them” and hope to have agreements reached by the end of the transition period. On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted with 230 votes against the Brexit withdrawal agreement the largest vote against the British government in history.  The government may survived a vote of confidence the next day.  On March 12, 2019, the House of Commons voted 149 votes against the agreement, the fourth-biggest defeat of the government in the history of the House of Commons.
 A third vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, widely expected on 19 March 2019, was rejected by the House of Commons spokesman on 18 March 2019, on the basis of a parliamentary convention of 2 April 1604, which prevented British governments from forcing the House of Commons to vote several times on a subject already voted on by the House of Commons.    An abbreviated version of the withdrawal agreement, in which the annex political statement had been withdrawn, consisted of the test of “substantial amendments,” so that a third vote was held on 29 March 2019, but was rejected by 58 votes.  After this transition period, if no trade agreement, agreement or agreement is reached between the UK and the EU, the UK will withdraw in the context of a “non-deal” and become a “third country”.