This news will anger the millions of voters who voted for the UK to leave the European Project.
There is a fear that Britain is “not ready” to leave the European Union, meaning the UK might remain part of the EU for a few more years.
This would give the Conservative Government more time to ensure the exit is in the best interests of the UK and the more generous trade deals have been negotiated.
However, many Brexiteers will be very keen to leave the EU as soon as possible, and this news will cause substantial levels of anger. Many would have assumed that the process to leave the EU would have begun as soon the final vote on the referendum was counted and should already been in the process of cutting ties with the EU.
The Sunday Times, have spoken to sources who have said that Article 50, will not be put into place in January, as expected. The UK can’t leave the EU until this Article is invoked.
There are also issues that are causing this potential delay. Germany and France both have elections, which could pass the process, which takes two years, to the end of 2017.
The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, seems to be in favour of the delay, he told Sky News: “Maybe waiting for French and German elections to be out of the way gives the new French president or German chancellor more of a chance for latitude for some of the things that the British public say we need.”
It is expected that this delay will cause a rift in the Conservative party, as the issue of the European departure is such a divisive issue between the parties MPs. Theresa May actually vote for Remain, which has raised some suspicions in the party and the wider membership.
The country voted to Leave so why was a “reluctant” Remainer installed as the new PM, to oversee the process. Many Tories wanted a rapid exit from the European trade bloc.
A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has been clear that a top priority for this government is to deliver the decision of the British people to leave the EU and to make a success of Brexit.
“The PM has set out the government’s position on Article 50 and has established a new department dedicated to tacking forward the negotiations”.