About: David Davis

Brexit 14-05-2018

France says June is ‘ultimate deadline’ for Brexit progress on Irish border

A June summit of European Union leaders is the "ultimate deadline" to make progress on issues related to Northern Ireland's border, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday (13 May).
Brexit 02-05-2018

UK Brexit minister open to Ukraine-style EU association

Brexit minister David Davis said Tuesday (1 May) he has "no intrinsic objection" to the idea of an association deal between Britain and the European Union similar to one the bloc has with Ukraine.
Brexit 30-04-2018

Barnier warns Brexit deal at risk over Irish border

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Sunday (29 April) that "the time has now come to resolve the contradictions" over the Northern Irish border, ahead of a visit to the island.
Brexit 10-04-2018

The Brief – The long Good Friday

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – a political deal that put an end to decades of terror and tensions.
Brexit 19-03-2018

EU, UK make major breakthrough in Brexit talks

The European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed a "large part" of what will make up the Brexit agreement, including the transition period, taking a major step towards ensuring the UK's orderly withdrawal from the bloc next year, the two sides' negotiators said on Monday (19 March).
Brexit 20-02-2018

Davis: UK will not have ‘Mad Max’ economy to undercut rivals

Brexit minister David Davis will say today (20 February) that the United Kingdom has no plans to recast itself as a regulation-light economy undercutting rivals on the continent, as he attempts to dispel a major concern of EU leaders.
Brexit 14-02-2018

Boris Johnson seeks to reassure UK Europhiles in Brexit relaunch

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Wednesday attempt to heal divisions between UK Europhiles and those backing his own pro-Brexit stance, kick-starting a series of high-profile speeches by Theresa May's ministers on leaving the EU.
13-02-2018

EU should ‘never humiliate’ UK in Brexit talks: France

The EU should not "humiliate" Britain in Brexit negotiations, a French government spokesman said Monday (12 February), warning such an approach would strengthen anti-EU sentiment in the run-up to European elections next year.
Brexit 09-02-2018

Irish border checks “unavoidable” if UK leaves single market, warns Barnier

The UK faces “unavoidable” checks at the Northern Irish border if it decides to leave the EU’s single market and customs union, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Friday (9 February), after the latest round of talks on the UK's withdrawal from the bloc.
Brexit 09-02-2018

UK accuses EU of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

A senior British minister yesterday (8 February) accused the European Union of acting in bad faith over a plan to sanction London if it breaks the rules of the post-Brexit transition period.
Brexit 06-02-2018

Trade barriers ‘unavoidable’, warns Barnier as Brexit talks deliver little

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned the UK government that trade barriers with the EU would be “unavoidable” if it insists on leaving the customs union, as both sides refused to concede any new ground.
Brexit 05-02-2018

UK underestimating ‘serious disruption’ risk to flights post-Brexit, warns Ryanair

The United Kingdom is underestimating the risk of "serious disruption" to flights when it leaves the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair has warned as it announced that its quarterly net profit had risen by 12% despite a cancellations crisis in 2017.
Brexit 02-02-2018

Davis to host Barnier for Brexit talks on Monday

David Davis will host the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in London on Monday (5 February) just before the official talks on the UK's exit from the EU and their future trade relations are due to resume next week.
Brexit 30-01-2018

Leaked British government analysis says UK to be worse off outside EU

A confidential analysis by the British government on the impact of Brexit suggests all UK industries will be hurt by leaving the European Union, BuzzFeed News reported on Monday.
Brexit 29-01-2018

EU to back Brexit transition demands as tensions rock May

The EU will adopt demands today (29 January) for a transition period that binds Britain by the bloc's laws for nearly two years after Brexit, a plan that is dividing the British government.
Brexit 26-01-2018

EU signals some flexibility on Brexit transition

The European Union is willing to be flexible on the duration and other terms of a Brexit transition period, EU diplomats said as Britain prepares to detail its hopes for what happens after it leaves the bloc in March 2019.
Brexit 25-01-2018

UK will be bound by ECJ during transition, admits Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has conceded that the UK will remain subject to decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during its post-Brexit transition period, in a move that threatens to re-open Conservative divisions on the role of the Luxembourg-based court.
Brexit 18-01-2018

British MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs gave the green light on Wednesday (17 January) to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.
Brexit 11-01-2018

UK ministers make Brexit pitch to Germany over Barnier’s head

Facing a tough line from Brussels on what economic ties between Britain and the European Union will look like after Brexit, a pair of senior British ministers made a direct pitch to Germany to cut Britain a good deal. Finance...
Brexit 09-01-2018

Bemused Commission defends planning for ‘no deal’ Brexit

The European Commission has dismissed claims that it was ‘discriminating’ against British businesses by starting contingency planning for a possible 'no deal' outcome, in the latest row over the UK’s access to the single market after it formally leaves the EU next year.
Brexit 08-01-2018

May to appoint a ‘no deal’ Brexit minister in cabinet reshuffle

British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday (7 January) she would announce changes to her ministerial team soon, with media reports saying her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers would keep their jobs in a reshuffle starting today.
Brexit 15-12-2017

EU to move Brexit talks forward after praise for May

EU leaders are expected to unlock the next stage of Brexit negotiations at a summit on Friday (15 December) after applauding British Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce proposals.
Brexit 15-12-2017

Bulgarian PM on Brexit: ‘Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov took the liberty to comment on Brexit on the sidelines of the EU summit on Thursday (14 December), using language that obviously diverges from the common line adopted by the EU27.
Brexit 13-12-2017

EU readies ‘David Davis-proof’ Brexit summit

The European Union has played down talk by Britain’s Brexit minister that last week’s interim accord is not binding and will launch new talks on Friday (15 December) that are “David Davis-proof”, a senior EU official said.