Brexit reveal: David Davis claims Theresa May sold out UK to EU as she felt 'insecure'
Speaking on a BBC Panorama documentary aired on Thursday night, the former Brexit secretary explained that, while he had wanted to fight for a divorce bill and future agreement on the UK’s terms, Theresa May simply “conceded”. BBC presenter Nick Robinson then reminded audiences the EU “refused to talk about a future trade deal until UK settled its bills and agreed the terms of its divorce. David Davis promised to fight this.
“He claims Theresa May conceded.”
David Davis himself explained that Mrs May “gave away the fact that we were going to meet everything they wanted – money, citizens rights – and get nothing back in return.
“And then go back later and ask for what we want with nothing to argue with.”
Mr Robinson asked the former Tory minister why she would do that.
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He replied: “Because she felt pressurised, unconfident and maybe even insecure after the general election.”
The news comes alongside the further blow that Theresa May never warned the European Union’s negotiating team the British Government would be willing to quit the bloc without a Brexit deal.
Michel Barnier made the revelation as he warned the United Kingdom would have to face “the consequences” of a no deal Brexit.
Theresa May repeatedly claimed that “no deal is better than a bad deal,” but not once did the Prime Minister threaten the European Union Britain would be ready to walk away from the talks, Michel Barnier has claimed.
He said: “We’ve never been impressed by such a comment or threat, we are prepared for a no deal Brexit. We are prepared for a no deal, it could only happen by accident, by default.”
The Frenchman claimed, however, the European Union would not be to blame if the UK were to leave without a formal agreement because he and his negotiating team had “worked for the last two years for a deal.”
Mr Barnier also claimed Brexit will have “no added valued” to Britain or the European Union, voicing his frustration at the negative impact Britain leaving could have on Ireland.
He continued: “There is no winner in these negotiations. Brexit is a lose-lose game. Everyone will have to pay a price, the EU and the UK because there is no added value to Brexit.
“Nobody until now has been able to give me the single proof of added value of Brexit, not even Mr Farage. There is no added value, Brexit is a negative negotiation for everybody.
“There is no easy solution but we need solutions, operational solutions, not only speeches. What creates the problem in Ireland is Brexit, only Brexit. Nothing else.”