If Brexit does indeed take place, it won’t actually happen until at least 2019, Theresa May quietly admitted yesterday.
Of course, she didn’t say that loud in case the right-wing press start crying foul, but that is what she said.
After a meeting with Germany Angela Merkel yesterday, she said that Brexit won’t start until 2017.
As the BBC reported:
At a joint press conference, Mrs May said the UK was in no rush to trigger the two-year process of leaving the EU – telling reporters that although “this would not please everyone” it was right to hold off until the UK’s “objectives were clear”.
The process of preparing the UK for Brexit would require “serious and detailed work” but, irrespective of this, she said the UK was determined to maintain strong trading, economic and security links with Germany, which she described as “a vital partner and special friend”.
That means Article 50 won’t be triggered this year, and it may be as late as mid-next year that it actually gets triggered.
Since Article 50 is a two year process, it means we won’t legally leave the EU until at least 2019.
A lot of Brexiters are not going to be happy