The United Kingdom still has to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, the article that allows a country to leave the European Union.

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It is not only the rest of the world that the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union leaves doubts. The British government itself has not yet defined the strategy to carry out this complex process.

The revelation comes through internal documents, which came to the Times staff but the BBC itself has also consulted.

In these documents, it is assumed that there are “divisions” within the British executive and there is also a warning that some 500 projects designed for and related to Brexit may imply the need for an additional 30,000 employees.

The BBC quotes a British government spokesman, who “does not recognize” the statements contained in this internal document. But the British television channel also says that one of its journalists has already consulted this internal memorandum, which speaks of how “complex, complicated and challenging” will be to bring Brexit to a close.

The document in question was written by a consultant and is entitled ‘Brexit Update’. It is, in practice, an update on the stage in which the process is, an update of the past November 7.

The Times, which has had firsthand access to the documents, highlights more details, namely that divisions within the executive show such figures as Boris Johnson, foreign affairs minister, and David Davis, Secretary of State for Brexit, a On the other side of the barricade, while Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark and Chancellor Philp Hammond are on the other.

These divisions could lead to months of delay in defining the UK strategy in the Brexit negotiations.

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