“If we can`t agree by then, I don`t see there going to be a free trade agreement between us, and we should both accept it and continue.” Only two articles of the Main Withdrawal Agreement have been amended compared to the November 2018 text and the changes are minor. If the UK is to leave the EU by an agreement on 31 October, the withdrawal agreement will have to be ratified by both the UK and the EU. Ratification by the United Kingdom requires the approval of the VA and the House of Commons and the adoption of laws transposing VA into Uk law. Ratification by the EU requires the approval of the VA in a request for approval from the European Parliament and the final approval of the Council of the EU by a highly qualified majority. .