Brexit news: Mr Javid believes Brexit will be delayed, sources have revealed (Image: GETTY)
The Home Secretary is the latest to join up to nine ministers who believe Theresa May will run out of time to pass legislation needed for Brexit. A source told The Daily Telegraph Mr Javid questioned the strategy behind Theresa May publicly insisting the UK will leave on March 29. Nearly a third of the Cabinet ministers have made their concerns of the delay public as they think Article 50 will have to be extended to finalise the terms of the deal.
The Prime Minister insisted that the UK will leave the European Union on March 29 but has refused to rule out an extension.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, told The Daily Telegraph: ”It is true that if we ended up approving the deal in the days before the 29 March, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation.
“But if we are able to make progress sooner, then that might not be necessary. We can’t know at this stage exactly which of those scenarios would happen.”
David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, agrees with Mr Hunt’s view and said the UK will need to consider the choice between no deal and extending Article 50.
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Jeremy Hunt has also implied there could be a delay to Brexit (Image: GETTY)