"It makes no sense to negotiate a future deal (with) a British prime minister who throws out the window of the agreement he himself signed," said Manfred Weber of the centre-right European People`s Party. After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the "backstop" agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. REMEMBERing the commitments made by the EU and the United Kingdom in the joint report of EU negotiators and the UK Government on the progress made during the first phase of the EU Article 50 negotiations on the UK`s orderly withdrawal from UK customs territory on 8 December 2017 are the negotiators of the European Union and the Uk Government. Therefore, this protocol does not prevent the United Kingdom from including Northern Ireland in the territorial scope of agreements it can enter into with third countries, provided that these agreements do not affect the application of this protocol. The UK has launched the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally announcing the European Council`s intention to leave the EU. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary.