Pro-EU protesters are calling for MPs to rebel and reject the Brexit bill
Forty-seven Labour MPs defied Jeremy Corbyn’s three-line whip that MPs must respect the will of the people and approve the Article 50 bill.
These Labour rebels are joined forces with SNP and Liberal Democrat MPs in a bid to block Article 50 and derail the start of Brexit talks.
Wednesday February 1: Historic Brexit vote
In total, 498 MPs overwhelming voted to give the Government the power to invoke Article 50 – the legal step that starts Brexit talks.
Only 114 MPs voted against the Brexit bill, which has now been sent on to the next legislative stage.
Thursday February 2: White Paper on Brexit
Brexit Secretary David Davis is set to publish a White Paper setting out its plan and negotiating strategy for leaving the EU.
Friday February 3: EU informal summit
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU heads of state at an informal summit at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta, Malta.
Theresa May is confident that MPs will pass the Brexit bill
Monday February 6 and Tuesday February 7: Committee stage
The Brexit bill begins its Commons committee stage where MPs can propose amendments to the legislation.
Unless Tory rebels back the amendments, the changes are almost certain to fail.
Wednesday February 8: Third reading debate
There will be another debate on the bill, possibly followed by a final vote in the Commons. The bill will then be sent on to the House of Lords.
Thursday February 9 to Monday February 20: Parliamentary recess
The House of Lords and the House of Lords rise on Thursday February 9 and return on Monday February 20.
Theresa May's 12 point Brexit plan
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
Monday February 20: Lords debate the bill
The bill will start passing through the House of Lords after Parliament returns from recess on Monday February 20.
If peers vote to amend the bill, then it will return to Commons. It is possible the bill could 'ping-pong' back and forth between the Houses.
Tuesday March 7: Deadline to pass bill
The Government wants the the Lords to approve the Brexit bill by Tuesday March 7. It will then need royal assent to become law.
Thursday March 9 and Friday March 10: EU summit – time to trigger Article 50?
As long as the bill has passed in time, Theresa May could decide trigger Article 50 during the EU summit in Brussels.
Friday March 31: Deadline to trigger Article 50
The Prime Minister has said that she plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.
March 2019: The end of Brexit talks – time to leave the EU?
The use of Article 50 starts the timer on two years of Brexit talks before Britain must leave the EU.