About: David Davis

Brexit 14-02-2018

Boris Johnson seeks to reassure UK Europhiles in Brexit relaunch

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will attempt to bridge the gap 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. Johnson was one of the figureheads …

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. "Our position is quite simple. There is no …

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 …

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. "What we're about is building an implementation period, which …

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. “Without the customs union, outside …

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 …

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. In …

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. The analysis, which looks at three probable Brexit scenarios, is titled "EU …

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. The terms have infuriated pro-Brexit lawmakers in embattled …

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. A …

Brexit 25-01-2018

UK will be bound by ECJ during transition, admits Davis

Britain's 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 …

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. The House of Commons voted by …