Leaked memo claims there is still no Government plan for Brexit

The Government has no Brexit plan and will not have a strategy for six months because of a split in the Cabinet and lack of Civil Service fire power, a leaked document seen by Sky News claims.

It says that despite discussions, nearly six months after the Brexit vote “no common strategy has emerged” and this is “in part because of the divisions within the Cabinet”.

In short, it suggests, Theresa May has got little further than saying “Brexit means Brexit”.
According to the leaked memo, which has been drawn up by an unnamed consultant, Whitehall has 500 Brexit projects and will need as many as 30,000 civil servants to work on them.

However, it says the Chancellor Philip Hammond does not plan to provide funding for the civil service to grow its Brexit capacity and
capability.

Instead he plans to spend up to £15bn on infrastructure projects to “Brexit-proof” the economy.

And it warns that when it comes to Brexit negotiations big businesses like Nissan could “point a gun at the Government’s head”.

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