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Leaked memo indicates Britain lacks a clear strategy for Brexit, gov't denies the claims

Leaked memo indicates Britain lacks a clear strategy for Brexit, gov't denies the claims

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A leaked memo claims that Britain has no overall strategy for leaving the EU resulting to splits in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet.

The memo which was leaked to the Times News paper states that the UK cabinet could delay a clear negotiating position for six months.

Following the news on Tuesday, a spokesperson for 10 downing street said they did not recognise the assertions made in the document.

“We don’t recognise this document, it’s certainly not something that was commissioned by government and it’s not in keeping with my experience. Yes we’ve got some hard work ahead of us but that hard work is being done, it is being done effectively and we have got a team effort across Whitehall to deliver it,” said UK transport secretary, Chris Gayling.

May has promised to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by end of March next year, setting in motion a two -year process of leaving the EU, but has not fully divulged Britain’s future plans with the bloc.

Such a disorderly portrayal of the government underscores both the extent of the turmoil unleashed by the June 23 vote to leave the EU and the uncertainties ahead as May tries to pull Britain out of the world’s biggest trading bloc.

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