May Summons Team to Discuss Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May will  chair a meeting of her cabinet at Chequers to discuss Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May

The prime minister and senior ministers will gather together to debate the way forward amid reports of tensions and diverging priorities among key figures, BBC reported. Those present will include David Davis, Boris Johnson and Liam Fox, each of whose departments is focused on Brexit.

Mrs May has said talks with the rest of the EU will not begin this year.

Meanwhile, Sky News said the meeting is aimed to sort out the differences between “Three Brexiteers”: Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson

The prime minister has said the UK government will not trigger Article 50 – the official mechanism for beginning the process of separation – until the start of 2017 at the earliest. From that moment, discussions over the terms of the UK’s exit will conclude in two years unless all 28 members of the EU agree to extend them.

The UK voted to leave the EU, by a margin of 51.9% to 48.1%, in a referendum on 23 June and Mrs May, who became prime minister in its aftermath, has insisted that “Brexit will mean Brexit”.
But the relationship the UK will have with the EU after its exit, in terms of access to the EU internal market and obligations in regard to freedom of movement, remains unclear.

Wednesday’s meeting at the prime minister’s country residence is being seen as an opportunity for Mrs May and senior colleagues to talk through many issues involved ahead of this weekend’s summit of G20 leaders in China.

The talks are being billed as the most significant since the referendum result and mark an end to the relative lull in proceedings over the summer recess – which ends on Monday.