MENU
Brexit

’27 EU countries demanding a pay-off’ David Davis reveals ‘costly’ reality of Brexit delay

DAVID Davis has ruled out extending the Article 50 deadline past March 2019 – claiming that this would give each EU member state a blank cheque from the UK taxpayer.

The Brexit secretary has criticised the idea of extending the end date of the Article 50 process, claiming this would lead to an EU ransom threat.In a candid interview with Sky News’ Niall Paterson, David Davis reiterated that Britain will leave the EU on March 29, 2019, despite attempts of MPs to extend this deadline.

Following a lacklustre sixth round of talks this week, Mr Davis also downplayed fear surrounding a ‘no deal’, adding that the apocalyptic predictions were far off the mark.

The Brexiteer also delivered a scathing critique of the EU for misleading the public on the divorce bill, claiming that Michel Barnier himself knew a figure would not be declared before trade talks began.

The Brexit secretaryGETTY•SKY

The Brexit secretary has criticised the idea of extending the end date of the Article 50 process


DavisGETTY

Davis reiterated that Britain will leave the EU on March 29, 2019


Speaking to Sky News, Mr Davis: “Extending Article 50 would mean another uncertainty for business.”In order to extend it a year, that takes unanimity of the EU 27. What do you think the price of that would be? I can tell you that would be very expensive.

“In a European negotiation, at least one of them will put a price on it, which will lead to all of them doing it.”

On the deadlock surrounding the divorce bill, Mr Davis accused the EU of peddling misinformation to the British public, after the EU threatened to postpone trade talks if the UK does not come up with a sizeable figure in the next two weeks.

The MP said: “We agreed at the start, there won’t be a number or formula at the end of it, before we move onto trade talks, the next stage. They accepted that!

“Your viewers are taxpayers and they will not want us to just give away billions of pounds.

“Look, this is the most complex negotiation in history, and it’s unreasonable to expect certainty from day one.”

BrexiteerGETTY

The Brexiteer also delivered a scathing critique of the EU for misleading the public on the divorce


What do you think the price of that would be? I can tell you that would be very expensive

David Davis

He told Paterson that while Britain wants a deal with the EU, the government was planning “for every contigency” as he downplayed fears of a no-deal scenario.Mr Davis assured viewers that planes will still fly, and security information will still be exchanged even in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

He explained: “Take Spain, what would happen if there was a disruption of flights?

“You have huge number of tourists, huge rental property market. It may be technically right, but this won’t happen.

“Also, we will know a no deal is coming for a while if we come to this point.”

The arch-Brexiteer also ruled out a hard border in Ireland, adding that the UK “will find other ways around that”.

He said that Theresa May will lead the country until the end of Brexit and rejected speculation that the EU are preparing for a scenario where Theresa May is not Prime Minister.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/878568/David-Davis-Article-50-Brexit-delay-Theresa-May-Barnier

Leave a Reply

2 Comments on "’27 EU countries demanding a pay-off’ David Davis reveals ‘costly’ reality of Brexit delay"

Help put the World to rights and leave a Comment

margaret Robinson
Guest
There is a deep and bitter anger in Europe against the EU Several huge protests have taker place over the past 2 weeks. Today Italy yesterday Poland and several eastern stares joined. Hungry Slovakia Austria etc over 200000 people. Last week France and Germany together. The people are now realising that forced into a federal state by politicians will lead to a mixed race country in less than 50 years. A new wiki release explains the failures and progress of the Barcelona agreement and the newer Mediterranean agreement. It details the meetings currently taking place and the vast amount of… Read more »
John Bailey
Guest

If only, if only. That the Brexit talks might collapse and that we might walk away, paying no bill at all. Are you listening Mrs May?

wpDiscuz
MENU
Powered by: Wordpress
%d bloggers like this: