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Mar 11 2019

Parliament’s Brexit Voting Schedule This Week

United Kingdom

The situation

The UK parliament is expected to decide on the below key Brexit-related votes this week:

  • March 12, 2019: Second Withdrawal Agreement vote.
  • March 13, 2019: If the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected, the Prime Minister has promised that parliament would vote on whether to leave the European Union with no deal.
  • March 14, 2019: If the vote is against leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement, there would be a vote on whether to request Article 50 to be extended and the date of the United Kingdom’s exit to be pushed back by a short period. If this is passed, the EU would need to agree to the extension. If this happens, commentators expect that Brexit Day would be postponed from March 29, 2019 to June 2019. While some have suggested a longer delay, this would cause complications for European Parliamentary elections to be held May 23-26, 2019, where the United Kingdom currently has no plans to field candidates. However, the date could in theory be set for a later time, in which case there would be challenging issues for both the United Kingdom and European Union around European Parliamentary elections.

 

The dates and content of these votes are all at risk of change with little or no notice.

Looking ahead

Fragomen will be closely monitoring the results and providing commentary and analysis for our clients throughout the week. 

Brexit has been an incredibly complex and uncertain political issue that carries risks to your business. Please contact a Fragomen immigration professional for assistance in planning contingency arrangements in a single project.

For more information, please visit Fragomen's dedicated Brexit site, which contains news, FAQs, and analysis/commentary in the form of blogs, videos, webcasts and events.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to londoninfo@fragomen.com.