The series goes far beyond Europe. The United States was an important mediator in the 1998 peace agreement and Democrats warn of the consequences of a separate trade agreement between the US and the United Kingdom if London meets its EU commitments. The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention setting the status of European schools, with the United Kingdom bound by 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 2020-2021.  The Scottish First Minister was one of the politicians most clearly opposed to the government`s plans announced by the government this morning regarding the withdrawal agreement. „As part of the withdrawal agreement, the UK must inform Brussels of all decisions on state aid affecting the Northern Ireland goods market and require the province`s businesses to deposit customs papers when sending goods to the rest of the UK,“ the Financial Times reported on Monday. Part of the UK`s internal market law, due to be published on Wednesday, „will remove the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement,“ the Financial Times (FT) reports, citing three people familiar with the plans. A source told the FT that the measure could „clearly and deliberately“ undermine the Northern Ireland agreement signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last October to avoid a return to a hard border in the region. On 22 October 2019, the House of Commons agreed, by 329 votes to 299, to give a second reading to the revised withdrawal agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month), but when the accelerated timetable it had proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the law would be overturned.
  This measure, first reported by the Financial Times, would mean rolling back parts of the British agreement with the EU on state aid and customs regimes for Northern Ireland. It goes without saying that the British government believes that the original protocol is ambiguous enough to allow for a change of interpretation – a view that should be hotly contested by Brussels. Senior government officials in Westminster, Scotland and Northern Ireland have criticised the Prime Minister`s alleged plans to repeal part of the EU withdrawal agreement. Former Justice Minister David Gauke said that because the UK plans to legislate to repeal parts of the withdrawal treaty, each MP will have to decide whether to vote „on a strategy that means that an international agreement reached last year is no longer reached.“ In Sun`s interview, Johnson said he asked during the withdrawal treaty negotiations, „You`re not going to block our dinner, are you?“ The document said that Johnson then mocked the accent of the EU`s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, and said, „And they say, „Oh, no, no, we have to see what your regulatory framework will be.“ This is totally absurd, because our legal framework will be the same as that of the EU. Mr Barnier made no comment after being asked about a Financial Times report that Britain is preparing laws that could repeal the Brexit withdrawal deal. On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement.  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 pa