The final stages of Brexit are fast approaching. Today Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a special cabinet meeting at 2pm to discuss a 500-page draft divorce deal text, which needs to be agreed by not only cabinet and UK PMs, but every member state of the EU. In the draft, proposals for the customs agreement for the Northern Ireland backstop can be found, as well as citizens rights in the UK and EU and a proposed 21-month transition period after the UK’s departure. But before they meet, they must read the 500-pages long document.
When will parliament vote on Brexit deal? When is Brexit?
If the draft withdrawal treaty text is agreed on by cabinet today, the Prime Minister has said she is hoping the deal can be voted on by parliament before christmas.
The emergency cabinet meeting will take place at 2pm Wednesday, November 14.
The UK is expected to leave EU on March 29, 2019 with a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK and EU’s future relationship.
Brexit: The Prime Minister will meet with members of the cabinet to discuss the Brexit draft text
March 29, 2019: The UK is expected to leave the European Union at 11pm.
November 14, 2018: Key meeting of Theresa May’s cabinet to discuss whether to approve the Brexit draft agreement.
November 13, 2018: Brexit withdrawal text agreed with Brussel.
October 29, 2018: The last Budget before the UK leaves the EU is presented.
September 19 and 20, 2018: An informal summit is held in Salzburg.
Brexit timeline: President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Prime Minister Theresa May
August 23, 2018: The first collection of technical notices providing guidance on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit is published.
July 24, 2018: The White Paper on future UK-EU relations is published.
July 9, 2018: David Davis resigns as Secretary of State and is replaced by Dominic Raab.
July 6, 2018: The Cabinet meets at Chequers to agree a collective position for Brexit negotiations with the EU.
June 26, 2018: The European Union Withdrawal Bill receives Royal Assent and becomes an Act of Parliament: the European Union (Withdrawal) Act.
March 19, 2018: The amended Draft Withdrawal Agreement is published.
March 2, 2018: Theresa May gives a speech on the UK’s future economic partnership with the EU.
Brexit timeline: The Cabinet met at Chequers on July 6 earlier this year
November 13, 2017: The government outlines plans for a Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill.
October 19 and 20, 2017: European Council meeting to assess progress on the first phase of Brexit negotiations.
June 19, 2017: First round of UK-EU exit negotiations begin.
June 8, 2017: The snap general election results in a hung Parliament, but Theresa May and the Conservatives win the most seats.
April 18, 2017: Theresa May calls a General Election to be held on June 8 2017.
March 30, 2017: The government publishes the Great Repeal Bill White Paper.
March 29, 2017: In writing to European Council President Donald Tusk, Prime
Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 and began the two-year countdown to the UK formally leaving the EU.
March 16, 2017: European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act received Royal Assent.
February 2, 2017: Government publishes its Brexit White Paper and officially set out its
strategy for how the UK will leave the EU.
January 26, 2017: The British government publishes the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
January 24, 2017: Supreme Court rejects the Government’s appeal of the Gina Miller case.
January 17, 2017: Theresa May set out the Government’s ‘Plan for Britain’ and the priorities that the UK will use to negotiate Brexit.
Brexit timeline: Theresa May is hoping the Brexit deal can be voted on by parliament in December
November 3, 2016: The Gina Miller case, where the Guyanese-British business owner initiated the 2016 R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament is judged by the High Court. The Government also announces it will appeal against the decision.
October 2, 2016: Theresa May announces a ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and confirms Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March 2017.
July 13, 2016: Theresa May becomes Britain new Prime Minister.
June 24, 2016: Then Prime Minister David Cameron announces his plan to resign as Head of State.
June 23, 2016: Referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union. The majority of the UK electorate voted to leave.