Pro-EU protesters are calling for MPs to rebel and reject the Brexit bill
Dozens of Labour MPs plan to defy 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 joining forces with SNP and Liberal Democrat MPs in a bid to ammend the bill and derail the start of Brexit talks.
Wednesday February 1: Brexit vote
MPs are expected to vote on the Brexit bill at the House of Commons at 7pm tonight.
Despite the rebellion by some Labour Europhiles, MPs are likely to vote to approve the bill and send it on to the next legislative stage.
MPs are expected to overwhelming vote against an amendment tabled by pro-EU MPs in a bid to block the Brexit bill.
The amendment cites a lack consultation, unanswered questions about leaving the single market and no guarantees on a further vote and the position of EU nationals in the UK.
Thursday February 2: White Paper on Brexit
The Government 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 head 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
MPs will scrutinise the bill and propose amendments during the committee stage of the process on Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday February 8: Another debate in Commons and final vote
There will be another debate on the bill, followed by a final vote in the Commons. If the bill passes as expected, it will 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.
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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. The process of a bill moving back and forth is known as ‘ping ponging’.
Tuesday March 7: Deadline to pass bill
The Government wants the Brexit bill to have passed through the Lords by Tuesday March 7. It needs 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, 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.