Theresa May ‘Ready’ To Trigger Article 50 And Brexit Process By Early 2017

Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Micheal Fallon has promised to block any plans for an EU ‘army’.

With Britain’s withdrawal clouded in confusion and no clear signal on whether the country intends to stay in the single market or not, Europe’s 27 other leaders gathered for an informal summit in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, without the Prime Minister, The Press Association reported.

Speaking about his meeting with the PM, Mr Tusk told a summit press conference: “Prime Minister May was very open and honest with me.

“She declared that it’s almost impossible to trigger Article 50 this year but it’s quite likely that they will be ready maybe in January maybe in February next year.”

Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon vowed to block any proposals for an EU army while Britain remains a member of the union in a move likely to anger European leaders.

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