The timescale was always expected to be around two years however it is now being suggested that it could take anything up to six years .
Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has warned that it could take four years for the European Union to agree the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Asked by Alex Salmond, the SNP leader, whether it would take longer to negotiate Brexit than World War II, he said: “If a future treaty between the UK and the EU 27 is deemed to be a mixed competence it will have to be ratified by 27 national Parliaments.
“The shortest time that has been done in any European Union treaty is just under four years. That’s after taking into account all the time it would take to negotiate.”
Would it be reasonable to assume a second referendum will be held regarding UK’s place within the European Union within the next six years?