Johnson calls for EU to put a tiger in the tank to start talks on trade
Brexit Secretary to seek an additional round of emergency talks to try to make progress before next week’s European Council summit.
“Ministers have wasted months of the Brexit talks fighting amongst themselves,” declared the Shadow Brexit Secretary.
“This increases the chances that Britain will crash out of the EU without a deal. That
Boris Johnson, left, following a joint UK-Poland press conference in London yesterday. would be catastrophic for jobs and living standards and must be rejected as a viable option.
“The Government must recognise the gravity of the situation. They must drop their ideological red lines and work round the clock to find a resolution to the current situation.”
Mr Davis said the Government was negotiating in a “spirit of pragmatism” to get a good deal and that it was “not a question of time or effort… but of scope and content”.
He stressed: “The key to answering many of these issues is to open up a discussion about the future”.
But talks on this will not begin as the Conservative Government had hoped for by next week’s European Council.