Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Establishment Bastards Are At It: Brexit Could Be Delayed

The establishment will never give up.

Here come the roadblocks to Brexit.

Britain may not leave the European Union until the end of 2019, instead of early that year as expected by some politicians, reports the Sunday Times citing sources who have been briefed by ministers that Brexit departments were not ready.

The UK voted to leave the EU on June 23, but Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will not invoke "Article 50", the two-year formal process for divorcing the bloc, this year as the country "needs time to prepare for negotiations."

Britain's international trade minister, Liam Fox, said in July that early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger the exit launch.

But Article 50 could be invoked later than that, City sources who had been privately warned by ministers told the Sunday Times, with any delays a result of new government departments set up to handle Brexit and international trade not yet being fully staffed.

Of course, no new departments are necessary for Brexit. This should read delays may occur because "new crony government establishment departments" have not yet been set up.

Elections in France in May, and Germany in September, could also push back the timing of Britain triggering Article 50, reported the newspaper.

Any delay to the Brexit process is likely to draw criticism from the pro-leave side of May's Conservative party, with senior members such as John Redwood calling for a quick departure from the bloc, comments Reuters.


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