UK’S ex-brexit Sec­re­tary pours cold wa­ter on May’s deal

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Lon­don: Bri­tain’s for­mer Brexit Sec­re­tary David Davis on Thurs­day said that mem­bers of Par­lia­ment will prob­a­bly vote against Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Davis, who quit the Cab­i­net ear­lier this year over the Brexit plan pro­posed by May, said he be­lieved the de­feat in the House of Com­mons would bring about an even bet­ter deal be­tween his coun­try and the EU, Xin­hua news agency re­ported.

Davis told lo­cal me­dia that Bri­tain had hun­dreds of plans ready in case the coun­try leaves the EU with­out any agreed Brexit deal.

The for­mer sec­re­tary be­lieved that there could be “some hic­cups”, but Bri­tain was “a big coun­try” that can look af­ter it­self.

Bri­tain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019. Although 95 per cent of a Brexit deal is said to be agreed, Bri­tain and the EU have yet to agree on how to guar­an­tee that there will be no re­turn to a vis­i­ble bor­der be­tween North­ern Ire­land and the Repub­lic of Ire­land in the fu­ture.

David Davis

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