UK lacks big Brexit plan, re­ports BBC cit­ing leaked memo

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Bri­tain has no over­all plan for Brexit and the strat­egy for leav­ing the Euro­pean Union might not be agreed for six months due to di­vi­sions in PM Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment, ac­cord­ing to a leaked memo seen by the BBC and The Times.

The leaked doc­u­ment, pre­pared for the Cab­i­net Of­fice by a con­sul­tant, said gov­ern­ment de­part­ments were work­ing on more than 500 Brexit-re­lated projects and might re­quire an ad­di­tional 30,000 civil ser­vants.

May’s of­fice said it did not recog­nise the claims made in the memo.

“This is not a gov­ern­ment re­port and we don’t recog­nise the claims made in it,” a spokesman for May’s of­fice said. “We are fo­cused on get­ting on with the job of de­liv­er­ing Brexit and mak­ing a success of it.”

Ti­tled “Brexit Up­date” and dated Novem­ber 7, the memo crit­i­cises May for her ten­dency of “draw­ing in de­ci­sions and de­tails to set­tle the mat­ter her­self,” the BBC and The Times re­ported on Tues­day.

It said there was no com­mon Brexit strat­egy be­cause of min­is­te­rial di­vi­sions.

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