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‘They put the kitchen sink in’ David Davis rages at EU’s ‘RIDICULOUS’ divorce bill demand

BREXIT Secretary David Davis took a swipe at the European Union for asking for too much money when the UK leaves the Brussels bloc.

David Davis insisted that the European Union “put the kitchen sink in” regarding the Brexit divorce settlement.It was reported that the European Union were demanding figures of up to £100billion when the UK fully cut ties with Brussels.

Mr Davis snapped back at Andrew Marr on his BBC show, as he claimed the EU was always going to ask for more and that the UK had a “fairly clear idea” on how much it was willing to pay.

He said: “We are in the middle of a negotiation. And we have had the most positive response to the Prime Minister’s initiative we have ever had.

David Davis and Andrew MarrBBC

David Davis insisted the EU ‘put the kitchen sink in’ with its divorce bill demands


“People have done things started projects on the basis of that, we understand that.

“We will honour our commitments and obligations, but exactly what they are, the interpretation put on this by the union is the maximalist one.

“We have this ridiculous number of £100billion thrown out at the beginning. They put the kitchen sink in.”

We have this ridiculous number of £100billion thrown out at the beginning

David Davis

Mr Davis said the EU was “always going to say they want more” but reiterated that it was a negotiation.The Brexit secretary also rejected the claim the UK would be paying EU chief’s pensions after Britain has left the bloc saying that was up for “debate”.

The Prime Minister called for a bold and creative agreement to be reached with the European Union, insisting “Britain’s future is bright” after Brexit.

Speaking in Florence, Theresa May said the UK will be implementing a two-year transitional phase where Britain would continue paying into the bloc to honour commitments.

Mrs May described the offer as a “generous way” to fill the European Union’s budget hole so that other countries would not have to pay more after Britain leaves in 2019.

This comes amid reports that the final bill could be more than double the figure offered – with some officials in Brussels touting a £40billion total bill.

Regarding the figure of £40billion, Mr Davis laughed off the reports saying they had been “sort of made up too”.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/858090/Brexit-news-UK-BBC-Theresa-May-speech-David-Davis-EU-divorce-exit-bill-European-Union

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Jane Davies

No way should UK taxpayers be paying for the inflated pensions of the EU chiefs. In the real world if one terminates a club membership one does not carry on paying the staff.

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