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"THEN- power to revoke A.50 action on or before 31 Dec 2020 ."

The withdrawal agreement, if ratified, can take effect  BEFORE 29 March, or, at the latest 29th. March - unless the EU Council, in an entirely separate vote - unanimously agree to extend the A.50 notification period.

The Withdrawal agreement ONLY COMES INTO FORCE AFTER the UK has left the EU and no longer has representation or agency within it. It does not extend the UK's membership of the EU, but merely provides the UK with some of the benefits and obligations of membership. The UK can no longer revoke an A.50 notification once the WA has come into force because at that stage it has already left the EU.

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