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'For once Davis is right!' Surprise as 'Europeans BACK Brexit negotiator' on customs plan

July 5, 2018 1:50 PM
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'For once Davis is right!' Surprise as 'Europeans BACK Brexit negotiator' on customs plan

BRITAIN'S chief Brexit negotiator David Davis is right in his assessment of Theresa May's suspected customs plan as "unworkable," according to a leading European political-risk analyst

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis has surprised Europeans with his remarks dismissing Theresa May's new customs plan before it is unveiled.

Mr Davis has told the Prime Minister that her so-called "best of both worlds" plan to address Brexit divisions is "unworkable" and will be rejected by Brussels.

Teneo Intelligence's Director of Research Wolfango Piccoli has told Bloomberg TV that "for once, David Davis is right".

He agreed with Mr Davis that the proposal is dead on arrival when it reaches Brussels - and he even suggested that Mrs May knows this as well.

Asked what Mrs May was hoping to gain from today's meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Piccoli said: "She is going to ask Merkel not to reject out of hand the proposal that we will see tomorrow.

"It is to gain time. It will be rejected eventually. For once, David Davis is right!

"This is unworkable. The meeting tomorrow at Chequers is not about Europe, it is about the British domestic audience.

"She is trying to put together this revised customs partnership deal. But, the The moment it arrives in Brussels it will be rejected.

"Or, the conditions imposed will be so onerous that there will be no way that May can sell it.

Also read: Draft Brexit agreement in detail: What you need to know

Source: express.co.uk

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