Leaked ‘Brexit’ Memo Says U.K. Is Unsure How to Proceed
By STEVEN ERLANGER and KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURANOV. NYT Nov. 15, 2016
Wednesday 16 November 2016, by Carlos San Juan
The government of Britain could need six more months to settle on a plan for negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union and an extra 30,000 civil servants to deal with the complexities of the task, at least according to a memo of uncertain parentage leaked to The Times of London on Tuesday.
(...) But the memo to a large extent said what is widely understood: The government has not yet finished its internal debate on what kind of relationship it wants with the European Union, nor has it set its priorities for any negotiation; and the cabinet remains divided between those favoring as clean a break with Brussels as possible and those who want to preserve duty-free access to the huge European market.