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

David Davis admits he advised May to call election, but won’t apologise as the botched campaign wasn’t his fault

During an interview with Andrew Marr, David Davis says he accepts his share of responsibility for the election being called and the subsequent result, but The Independent say he “pointedly remarked that he did not “design” the party’s flawed campaign … Continue reading David Davis admits he advised May to call election, but won’t apologise as the botched campaign wasn’t his fault

Boris Johnson’s allies say David Davis too old to become Tory leader

David Davis is too old to lead the Conservative Party and will be incapable of uniting the Tories during Brexit negotiations, friends of Boris Johnson have said. -Telegraph Although Theresa May hasn’t handed in her resignation, people are still speculating over who … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s allies say David Davis too old to become Tory leader