A document said to be leaked from the Cabinet Office says that the UK’s plans for leaving the EU might not be agreed for another six months. Divisions in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government were blamed for the delay.
Titled “Brexit Update,” the memo, obtained by “The Times” and cited by the BBC on Tuesday, said government departments were working on more than 500 Brexit-related projects and might require an additional 30,000 civil servants.
According to the document, the government had failed to reach a common Brexit strategy due to ministerial divisions. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Trade Minister Liam Fox and Brexit Minister David Davis are said to be on one side, while Finance Minister Philip Hammond and Business Minister Greg Clark are reportedly on the other.
Dated November 7, the memo also criticizes Prime Minister Theresa May for her tendency of “drawing in decisions and details to settle the matter herself.”