David Davis says Theresa May hasn’t read full reports on the impact of Brexit, only summaries

Theresa May was put on the spot today after David Davissuggested she had not bothered to read the “excruciating detail” of secret Whitehall studies into the impact of Brexit. In an eyebrow-raising exchange with a Labour MP, Brexit Secretary Mr Davis said … Continue reading David Davis says Theresa May hasn’t read full reports on the impact of Brexit, only summaries

Conservative government won’t publish their Brexit impact study

Mr Davis told the Brexit select committee that publishing the analysis could undermine the national interest. However, Nicola Sturgeon said people had a right to know how leaving the EU would affect all areas of the UK. And she said … Continue reading Conservative government won’t publish their Brexit impact study

David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Jim Pickard @PickardJE Quote of the day so far from David Davis, former Europe minister: “Czechoslovakia doesn’t currently have a government” Replying to @PickardJE I think he needs to catch up as Czechoslovakia has been 2 countries now for a … Continue reading David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Theresa May rejected David Davis’ pleas for unconditional rights for EU citizens

David Davis, the Brexit negotiator, has warned Theresa May repeatedly that his meetings were being “soured” with other member states over the “uncertain state of 3.2 million EU nationals in the U.K.” It is reported he is concerned negotiations could … Continue reading Theresa May rejected David Davis’ pleas for unconditional rights for EU citizens

German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Just weeks ago, David Davis claimed the German industry would pressure Angela Merkel to hand Britain a good Brexit deal, but the German industry has rejected the idea and warns Britain “not to rely on its help”. The Independent reports … Continue reading German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

David Davis’s job is being made more difficult by Theresa May’s “absolutist” approach, and her insistence that the European Court of Justice must not have any oversight after Brexit. “She’s taken some absolutist positions on particular issues. I’m thinking of … Continue reading Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

David Davis used to oppose “discriminatory” ID cards, now in favour of them for EU citizens

In 2006, Labour attempted to roll out ID cards – a move which was “despised by human rights campaigners and Tories alike” – with David Davis opposing as a “passionate opponent of intrusive government policy”. Such was Davis’s strength of … Continue reading David Davis used to oppose “discriminatory” ID cards, now in favour of them for EU citizens

David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU

On BBC One’s Andrew Marr show, David Davis claims the other EU states want a good deal with Britain, but says he will be willing to walk away if the UK is only offered a “punishment deal”. Mr Davis is … Continue reading David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU