The Island of Ireland is considering an internal electricity market so that households in Northern Ireland can source from a supplier in Northern Ireland or the Republic. There were fears that this would be disrupted by Brexit. After Johnson`s agreement, the provisions of trade union law will remain in place, so that nothing will change. 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    An abbreviated version of the withdrawal agreement, in which the annex political statement had been withdrawn, consisted of the test of “substantial amendments,” so that a third vote was held on 29 March 2019, but was rejected by 58 votes.  The DUP, SDLP and Alliance have jointly proposed amendments to ensure that businesses in Northern Ireland have “unlimited access” to the rest of the UK. Boris Johnson wants to change the withdrawal deal between Theresa May`s government and the European Union. If Boris Johnson is unable to make changes to the withdrawal agreement allowing him to go through the House of Commons before 31 October, what next steps should he take? Following the discussions, the EU said the withdrawal agreement was a legal obligation, adding that “neither the EU nor the UK can change, clarify, modify, interpret, disobey or implement it unilaterally.” The protocol also contains a unilateral exit mechanism for Northern Ireland: the Northern Ireland Assembly will vote every four years on whether these rules, which require a simple majority, should be maintained.
These votes take place two months before the end of each four-year period, with the first period beginning at the end of December 2020 (when the transition period is scheduled).  If the Assembly is suspended on that date, the GG vote shall be held. If the Assembly expresses inter-community support in one of these periodic votes, the protocol will apply for the next eight years instead of the usual four years.  However, if the Assembly votes against the continuation of these rules, the UK and the EU will be given two years to adopt new rules.   A Conservative amendment that imposes Big Ben on Big Ben on 31 January at 23:00 GMT – when the UK will leave the EU – has not been accepted and is therefore not being debated by MEPs.