If Brexit talks collapse the focus

shifts towards whether Johnson

will comply with the Benn act

14 October

New parliamentary session begins with Queen's speech

17-18 October

Scheduled European council meeting where Johnson hoped his deal would be ratified. Will he even attend now?

19 October

If no deal passed by this date then the Benn act says Johnson must ask the EU for an article 50 extension until 31 January

 

No 10 suggests it would blame parliament for any extension and could still try to dodge Benn altogether

Extension

requested

No extension

requested

EU accepts. Johnson redoubles efforts to force a general election where Tories will back a no-deal Brexit

The UK could crash out without a deal on 31 October but a confidence vote could bring down the Johnson government first, possibly leaving a caretaker PM to then request an extension

14 October

New parliamentary session begins with Queen's speech

If Brexit talks collapse

the focus shifts

towards whether

Johnson will comply

with the Benn act

17-18 October

Scheduled European council meeting where Johnson hoped his deal would be ratified. Will he even attend now?

19 October

If no deal passed by this date then the Benn act says Johnson must ask the EU for an article 50 extension until 31 January

 

No 10 suggests it would blame parliament for any extension and could still try to dodge Benn altogether

Extension requested

No extension requested

The UK could crash out without a deal on 31 October but a confidence vote could bring down the Johnson government first, possibly leaving a caretaker PM to then request an extension

EU accepts. Johnson redoubles efforts to force a general election where Tories will back a no-deal Brexit