- Sep 25, 2010
– BORIS JOHNSONWe are talking to our European friends and partners in the expectation that by the early part of next year you will see an Article 50 letter. We will invoke that. In that letter I am sure we will be setting out some parameters for how we propose to take this forward.I don't think we will actually necessarily need to spend a full two years but let's see how we go.
Boris Johnson: Article 50 to be invoked early next year - ITV News
Sky News' political editor has tweeted the time frame suggests a hard Brexit.
Foreign Secretary telling Sky News that Article 50 process could be shorter than two years - more evidence of UK heading for "hard Brexit"