What happens next?

In November 2018 the UK Government and EU leaders endorsed a Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. Members of Parliament have however now voted against the Withdrawal Agreement three times, most recently on Friday 29 March.

With the recent change in Government, the focus has turned to the new Government’s commitment to leave the EU on the 31 October 2019. The Government has stated that they want to secure a deal for the UK but are preparing for a possible No Deal Brexit. The House of Commons returns on the 3 September with the prospects of MPs trying to prevent a No Deal Brexit.

Brexit Timeline

  • 29 March 2019

    The vote on the Withdrawal Agreement is voted down by parliamentarians.

  • 1 April 2019

    The House of Commons held further indicative votes, however failed to reach a majority consensus on the UK’s departure from the EU.

  • 10 April 2019

    European Commission held an emergency summit. A decision was made to extend Article 50 until the 31 October 2019.

  • 24-26 August 2019

    G7 Summit.

  • 3 September 2019

    House of Commons returns from Summer recess.

  • 17-18 October 2019

    European Council summit

  • 31 October 2019

    UK leaves the EU.

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