EU could make Theresa May wait until June to start Brexit talks

The European Union could force the UK to wait months for Brexit negotiations to begin.

Brussels is reportedly considering making Theresa May hold on until June to start formal talks on the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc, eating into the two years the prime minister has to strike a deal. 

Ms May is expected to trigger article 50 at the end of March — although she has yet to officially confirm this — meaning there could be at least an eight week delay before member states are authorised to begin negotiating a deal.


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