WHAT MAY HAPPEN
THERESA May is desperately trying to persuade Tory rebels to change their mind and back her meaningful vote.
IF SHE WINS
Almost 100 Tory MPs have said publicly they will not support the deal, along with the DUP, Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrats.
But if the PM manages to pick off enough waverers and the deal passes, then no-deal preparations can stop and the UK can move on to the next stage – which is agreeing a future trade deal with the EU along the lines set out in the political declaration. cannot pass laws is essentially no longer in charge of things.
LABOUR WINS NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE
At the same time, Labour are preparing to trigger a vote of no confidence in the Government as a whole if she loses the deal, in the hope of triggering a general election.
This could come as early as March and the party have indicated they would ask the EU to delay Article 50 to allow new negotiations.
However, the DUP have said they would back the Tories in such a vote if the Brexit deal loses and it will be hard to get enough
Tory MPs to rebel and pass it.