Former Brexit minister says May should delay Brexit deal vote
Former Brexit minister David Davis said in an opinion essay published on Wednesday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May should delay the vote on her Brexit deal for leaving the European Union.
“The more we prepare to leave the EU without a deal, the more likely a good deal becomes,” Davis said in an opinion piece in the Telegraph newspaper. He wrote that the EU is worried about losing the 39-billion-pound divorce payment that would come with a Brexit deal.
May is also expected to speak to European Union leaders this week including Dutch PM Mark Rutte, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
May is seeking assurances that a so-called backstop plan, aimed at avoiding a hard Irish border, will be time-limited, the report said.
(Top image: Conservative MP David Davis, former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, attends the launch of A Better Deal in London, Britain, December 12, 2018. /VCG Photo)