A spokesman for the Prime Minister has rejected comments made by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, that Brexit talks would begin at the start of 2017.
Johnson had said that the process would begin, by signing Article 50, at the start of the new year. Speaking to the BBC he said:
“The government is working towards an Article 50 letter which as you know will be produced, probably, in the early part of next year”.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman confirmed that nothing had changed and said about Article 50:
“The decision is hers and she will do that at a time which is most likely to get the best deal for Britain”.