‘We’ll argue about that’ David Davis prepares for ROWS with EU over fine details of Brexit

15 May

“How can you take into account the ongoing relationship which doesn’t exist yet?”

Britain wanted to get on with negotiating its “big, very ambitious free trade agreement” as soon as possible.

Brussels was thus trying to pressure on the UK by insisting on dealing with “the most difficult bit – the funding and Northern Ireland – before we do anything else.

“How on earth do you resolve the issue of the border with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland unless you know what our general borders policy is, what the customs agreement is, what the free trade agreement is, whether you need to charge tariffs at the border or not?” Mr Davis asked.

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