German minister urges Britain: get on with Brexit talks

The Sunday Times reported yesterday that Brexit could be delayed until late 2019 as departments set up for the transition may not be ready to start negotiations as early as predicted.

"They say they don't even know the right questions to ask when they finally begin bargaining with Europe", the source said.

"We have been very clear, the PM has said it on any number of occasions, that Article 50 notification won't happen before the end of 2016".

Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough who campaigned to leave the European Union told The Independent, however, that he would have thought Ms May would want to avoid delaying the process.

However, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May dismissed the rumors and said the wheels are in motion for a smooth Brexit.

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"If we are to have a rational restructuring I think there is a reasonable proposition to transfer the economic diplomacy function from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office into the Department for International Trade". She won't want it to be clouded by Brexit... The worry from people from my perspective, there are a lot of people who don't want it to happen, there a lot in the establishment that don't want it it happen.

"This is all part of the cross-government effort to ensure we make a success of Brexit". Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, believes that the United Kingdom needs to conduct five interconnecting sets of trade negotiations (actually he identifies more but I'm going to leave out those of foreign, defence and security policies for the sake of simplicity).

Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23 after 52% votes Leave, but views differ over when it should invoke "Article 50", which sets in train the formal two years of negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union, with some senior politicians calling for a quick departure.

This might also suggest that there are problems among the departments, which could add to the potential Brexit delay. Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, has also advocated delaying the process until the autumn of 2017.

Asked if Britain could retain the market access while putting limits on the free movement of people, he replied: "I can't imagine that". Waiting for those elections could produce new heads in those countries who would "be more amenable to Britain's wishes", Forbes magazine wrote.

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