Where next for Brexit?

3 September

Parliament returns from recess

Jeremy Corbyn either does/doesn’t call a vote of no confidence

If Johnson loses vote

Corbyn and opposition have 14 days to try to assemble an alternative majority. Corbyn has said he would run a caretaker administration, which would simple ask EU for extension to article 50 and then call a general election.

MPs may also try to pass legislation mandating Johnson to extend article 50 if he doesn’t get a new Brexit deal. If they succeed, he could simply ignore them - or call a ‘people v parliament’ general election

If Johnson wins vote or if no

vote is called

Week of 9 September

Parliament suspended

Party conferences begin, and negotiations with the EU27 continue

14 October

MPs return, to a new Queen’s speech setting out Johnson’s domestic priorities

17 October

Johnson goes to European council meeting – at which he hopes they ratify a renegotiated dealt

If EU does not ratify renegotiated deal

31 October

Britain leaves the EU without a deal

If EU ratifies renegotiated deal

21-22 October

MPs debate and vote on new Brexit deal

If Johnson wins new Brexit vote

31 October

Britain leaves EU with a deal. Johnson calls election soon after

If Johnson loses new Brexit vote

The government will say legal default is no deal

31 October

Britain leaves the EU without a deal or

Jeremy Corbyn could call a vote of no confidence with just days to spare before exit day

Where next

for Brexit?

3 September

Parliament returns from recess

Jeremy Corbyn calls a vote of no confidence

Jeremy Corbyn does not call a vote of no confidence

Johnson loses

Johnson wins

Week of 9 September

parliament suspended

MPs may also try to pass legislation mandating Johnson to extend article 50 if he doesn’t get a new Brexit deal

Corbyn and opposition have 14 days to try to assemble an alternative majority

Corbyn has said he would run a caretaker administration

Party conferences begin and negotiations with the EU27 continue

If they succeed,

he could ...

Ask EU for extension to article 50

14 October

MPs return, to a new Queen’s speech setting out Johnson’s domestic priorities

Ignore them

Call a ‘people v parliament’ general election

17 October

Johnson goes to European council meeting – at which he hopes they ratify a renegotiated deal

Call a general election

EU does

not ratify

EU

ratifies

Johnson

wins

Jeremy Corbyn could call a vote of no confidence with just days to spare before exit day

31 October

Britain leaves the EU without

a deal

31 October

Britain leaves EU with a deal. Johnson calls election soon after

 

21-22 October

MPs debate and vote on new Brexit deal

Johnson

loses

The government will say legal default is no deal