Brexit: The key players during crunch week
Updated 19:46, 12-Mar-2019
Alex Hunt and Patrick O'Donnell

It is a crucial week for the Brexit process in the UK Parliament. By the end of it, Theresa May hopes lawmakers will have agreed to leave the European Union according to the terms negotiated by her government over the past two years or so.

However, May has so far failed to get a majority of MPs to support her plan and faces an uphill battle to achieve her goal.

See here for more detail on how things could play out this week 

Different groups of MPs want to see different outcomes, ranging from the "clean break" of the UK cutting its ties with the EU without any deal, to the postponement of Brexit and the promise of a new referendum in which people will get a chance to reverse the 2016 vote to leave the European bloc.

EU flags and the Union flag hang outside the House of Parliament in London, March 11, 2019. /VCG Photo

EU flags and the Union flag hang outside the House of Parliament in London, March 11, 2019. /VCG Photo

What is clear is that there is currently no consensus among British politicians about what happens next, with MPs increasingly ready to defy their party leaders' orders.

That is what makes the debates and votes this week so unpredictable. 

But there are some key people to keep an eye on - here's a guide to who they are and why they matter: 

Theresa May, one of the Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo 

Theresa May, one of the Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo 

Jeremy Corbyn, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Jeremy Corbyn, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Arlene Foster, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Arlene Foster, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Geoffrey Cox, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Geoffrey Cox, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Yvette Cooper, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo

Yvette Cooper, one of Brexit's key players. /CGTN Photo