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Key dates in the countdown to leaving the EU

How the next few weeks are likely to unfold ahead of Britain’s departure from the bloc.

Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 (PA)
Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 (PA)

By Ian Jones, PA

Here are the key dates in the countdown to October 31, when the UK is due to leave the European Union with or without a deal.

September 3: MPs return to the House of Commons for first session after summer recess.

September 4: Chancellor Sajid Javid due to make Commons statement on Government spending in 2020/21.

September 9: Parliament likely to begin process for prorogation.

September 10: Parliament likely to be prorogued until October 14.

September 14: Liberal Democrat party conference begins in Bournemouth. Jo Swinson likely to give speech on September 17.

September 21: Labour party conference begins in Brighton. Jeremy Corbyn likely to give speech on September 25.

September 29: Conservative party conference begins in Manchester. Boris Johnson likely to give speech on October 2.

October 14: State Opening of Parliament, including Queen’s Speech.

October 17/18: EU summit in Brussels.

October 21/22: Parliament likely to hold series of votes on Queen’s Speech.

October 31: UK due to leave EU.

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