When is Brexit? Key dates in 2019 as UK prepares exit from the EU

When is Brexit? Key dates in 2019 as UK prepares exit from the EU

- in Usa News

THE UK is set to leave the European Union – but when is Brexit?

Here are some of key dates in the Brexit process before the divorce with Brussels becomes final.

Boris Johnson is set on leaving the EU with or without a deal by October 31

Key dates leading up to Brexit in 2019



  • October 31 – Brexit Day!!
  • October 21-24 – The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg for the last time, marking the departure of UK MEPs
  • October 17-18 – EU leaders meet with Boris Johnson to address departure terms
  • October 17 – The British Parliament officially reopens
  • October 14 – The Queen’s Speech to Parliament is set to end the suspension


  • September 9 – MPs vote on a general election and start of Johnson’s suspension of Parliament
  • September 5 – High Court in London legal challenge over decision to suspend Parliament
  • September 3 – Court of Session in Edinburgh to rule on legality of proroguing
  • September 3 – MPs to introduce legislation aimed at blocking No Deal Brexit with rebel Tories joining Labour
  • September 2 – Boris Johnson says UK to leave on October “no ifs, no buts”


  • August 28 – Queen approves suspension of Parliament for up to five weeks in a process known as proroguing


  • July 9 – Labour announce they will officially back remain in a second Brexit referendum
  • July 22 – Sir Alan Duncan quit as a Foreign Office minister in protest against a possible Boris Johnson victory
  • July 23 – Boris Johnson is named the new PM


  • June 7 – May stepped down as party leader. She is leaving her position as Prime Minister without having delivered Brexit
  • June 10 – Deadline for Tory leadership hopefuls to enter the race
  • June 11-12 – 1922 committee hustings (secret)
  • June 13 – Tory MPs’ first ballot – three candidates were eliminated, another resigned
  • June 17 – Second hustings of Tory MPs (secret)
  • June 18 – Second ballot of Tory MPs – eliminate bottom 10 per cent
  • June 19-20 – MPs take part in ballots until only 2 candidates remain
  • June 22 – Tory party members vote between last two in a postal ballot


  • May 24 – Theresa May resigns
  • May 26 – Elections results: the Brexit Party won 29 seats, Labour had 10 and the Tories had a dismal four

March 29 – Original Brexit Day

  • Britain had been due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019
  • However, after UK MPs rejected the withdrawal deal Mrs May had agreed with Brussels – EU leaders eventually agreed to a six-month extension to the exit process until October 31, 2019
  • The UK can leave the EU before this date if a withdrawal agreement is ratified between Britain and Brussels before then

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