Davis wants to keep ties with Europe’s cops
DAVID Davis wants a new security treaty with the EU to catch terrorists and international crooks.
The Brexit Secretary is keen to ensure quitting the EU will not end the UK’s co-operation with Europe’s police and spies.
He said: “We already have a deep level of collaboration with the EU and it is in both our interests to maintain it.”
The future of the European Arrest Warrant is also up for negotiation. BRITAIN’S captains of industry today order EU negotiators: “Get a bloody move on.”
Next month bosses will begin drawing up plans for 2019, the year the UK quits the EU.
And unless progress is urgently made now, they will have to work on the assumption there will be no deal.
The plea for action comes in an open letter to Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
The letter, signed by the bosses of more than 100 of Britain’s biggest firms with a million employees in Britain and the EU, says: “The risk of no deal remains real and has to be planned for, with inevitable consequences for jobs and growth.” The business leaders want Mr Davis and Mr Barnier to agree a three-year transitional arrangement with the EU after Brexit. A separate statement by BusinessEurope, representing EU firms, adds: “Business needs certainty and time to prepare. The slow pace of negotiations is of special concern.” Meanwhile Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson upset business yesterday by saying Britain should turn its back on the single market and not pay a fee to trade with Europe. Bookies Ladbrokes immediately made Boris 8/1 to be next to leave the Cabinet while Lib Dem leader Vince Cable branded him “a Poundland Donald Trump on manoeuvres”. On Friday Theresa May makes her big Brexit speech in Florence in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations.
Why Florence? Brexiteers say because it was a great independent city-state, though Remoaners say it’s been in decline since the 15th century. The Italian city was also home to history’s most infamous political manipulator, Machiavelli. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is sometimes known as Jean-Claude Drunker because he’s fond of a tipple.
He believes Brexit will rid the EU of its naughty child.
‘POUNDLAND TRUMP’ Boris Johnson