Brexit likely to be delayed till 2019: report [IR]
Britain’s exit from European Union could be delayed until at least late 2019 because government was too “chaotic” to start two-year process early next year.
Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23, but views differ over when it should invoke “Article 50”, which sets the clock ticking on a two-year deadline to leave the bloc, with some senior politicians calling for a quick departure.
Ministers are now thinking the [Article 50] trigger could be delayed until autumn 2017.
They don’t have the infrastructure for the people they need to hire. They say they don’t even know the right questions to ask when they finally begin bargaining with Europe.
There has been a growing realisation in Europe’s capitals that the two-year window for negotiating Brexit is far too short.