Prime Minister Theresa May has very publicly contradicted her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s statement that the process of Brexit could start as soon as early 2017, insisting the decision to leave the EU is solely her own.
In their latest public spat, May’s office was forced to clarify remarks made by Johnson in New York on Thursday, where he indicated the government could trigger Article 50 early next year.
“The decision to trigger Article 50 is hers. She will be doing it at a time when she believes it is in the best interest for Britain,” Downing Street sources said on Friday morning.
“The prime minister’s position has not changed.”
While in the US to attend the UN General Assembly, Johnson said the UK will “probably” begin Brexit talks early next year and wrap them up by 2019.
Source: Brit leader Theresa May publicly contradicts Foreign Sec. Johnson – says Brexit timetable is her choice his