Davis says talks are about ‘substance’ of Brexit

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Arriving in Brussels, Brexit Secretary David Davis said: “Now it’s time to get down to work and make this a successful negotiation.”

He pronounced negotiators had done a good start last month but that they would now be operative “on the piece of the matter”.

Despite the turn of talks durability 4 days, Mr Davis is accepted to have returned to the UK after a few hours in Brussels.

His revisit enclosed a assembly with Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s arch negotiator.

But a picture of Mr Davis sitting conflicting Mr Barnier has caused a bit of a stir – with the Brexit Secretary having no records or papers in front of him while Mr Barnier has a thick folder of papers.

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David Davis and Michel Barnier during Brexit negotiations
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Mr Davis’ miss of records as he sat down with Mr Barnier caused a bit of a stir

Mr Barnier progressing offering Mr Davis a “warm welcome” and pronounced the latest turn of discussions would “delve into the heart of the matter”.

Also on the bulletin this week are the quarrelsome issues of the financial allotment for the UK leaving the EU and the arrangements for the limit between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Mr Davis, whose allies explain 30 Tory MPs are prepared to back him if he runs for the leadership, has pronounced his priority for this week’s talks is citizens’ rights, with a new pull to lift doubt for the 3 million EU adults vital in the UK and one million Britons vital in the EU.

“We done a good start last month, and this week we’ll be getting into the genuine substance,” he said.


David Davis reports to media following derivation of Brexit talks

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“Protecting the rights of all the adults is the priority for me going into this turn and I’m transparent that it’s something we must make genuine swell on.”

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is in Brussels on apart business, said: “A very fair, critical offer has been put on the list by the UK Government about citizenship, the value we place on the 3.2 million EU adults in the country.

“The, we think, very good offer that we are making to them and the confidence they can have about their future.

“I wish very much that people will demeanour at the offer in the suggestion it deserves.”


Sir Michael Fallon, Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond and David Davis listen to the PM during the election campaign

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Tories in all-out fight

Meanwhile, there are reports Chancellor Philip Hammond has been accused of Brexit trick and trying to perplex the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Brexit hardliners in the Cabinet and on the Tory backbenches are mad with Mr Hammond for championing a two-year transition understanding to pillow the impact of leaving the EU.

An unnamed comparison Cabinet apportion is quoted in The Daily Telegraph saying: “What’s really going on is that the Establishment, the Treasury, is trying to f*** it up. They wish to perplex Brexit.”


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond

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According to the Telegraph’s source, Mr Hammond sees Brexit-supporters as “pirates” who have “taken the Establishment prisoner” and he is “trying to mangle out” and get his own way.

The latest reported attack on Mr Hammond from comparison colleagues comes after he reacted angrily to a Sunday Times report claiming he told the Cabinet that open zone workers were overpaid.

But in the same interview, the Chancellor – seen as an disciple of a supposed “soft Brexit” – murderous hardline Tory Brexiteers who wish a purify mangle from the EU by suggesting a transitory duration could last two years.

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