Let’s take a closer look at what could happen in the coming weeks.

What happens if Parliament approves May's deal?

Mrs May’s deal will likely be voted on by MPs in December 12 following the EU’s Brexit summit on November 25.

If the deal is passed through Parliament, an EU withdrawal agreement bill will be introduced in early 2019.

And if that bill is subsequently passed then the European Parliament will then vote on it.

If the bill receives a majority of votes in Brussels it will then need to be approved by the European Council.

On March 29, 2019, the UK will leave the EU and the transition phase will begin and last until December 2020.

What happens if Parliament rejects the Brexit agreement?

If MPs reject the deal, the Tory government has up to 21 days to put forward a new plan.

Any new agreement would then need to be renegotiated with Brussels.

There are a number of ways this process could play out – and none of them would be good news for the Prime Minister.

The UK could end up leaving the European Union with no deal on its future relationship with the trading bloc.

There could be another General Election to let the British public have a say on which party they believe is best placed to navigate the Brexit storm.

A second EU referendum could also take place.

What is a no-deal Brexit?

A no-deal British departure from the European Union means leaving without formal arrangements for the future relationship.

Currently Britain's trade, customs and immigration rules are tied up with the single market and a host of EU regulatory bodies.

Ministers are seeking a legal deal to replace these with looser arrangements so we are outside the single market and customs union but keeping close ties so cross-border trade is easy.

Negotiations are ongoing under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty ahead of the UK's exit on March 29, 2019.

Some fear these talks could collapse without a deal agreed before the deadline.

This could mean the UK being treated as a "third country" by the EU with commerce governed by World Trade Organisation rules.

It's reported DUP leader Arlene Foster believes the UK is set to leave the EU without a deal at all.

Leaked emails say the Northern Irish leader was left furious after "hostile and difficult" meetings with the EU boss Michel Barnier.

She is poised for talks to collapse totally between Britain and the EU, which would mean we would leave with no deal at all, the Observer reported.



 

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