David Davis says standard approach is to wait until the last minute for a Brexit deal
Comments by former UK Brexit secretary, David Davis
- Should not expect much from Salzburg meeting on Brexit
- EU may pile on extra requests
- That means Theresa May will get a deal she cannot bring back to parliament
- Negotiations will get to a point where there will need to be a reset
- Thinks that EU is softening stance on the Irish border
- Says he won't vote for May's Brexit deal in parliament vote
- Second referendum is against national interest
- Brexit deal will be decided in November but there will also be other deals on the table
I very much agree with him that there isn't going to be anything substantial to come from the Salzburg meeting today but the other details on a Brexit deal is still up for anyone's interpretation really. The issue of the Irish border remains the major impediment right now so that is the deal-breaker for any negotiations to progress.
But yet again, there's still conflicting views on how viable May's proposals are when going through voting in parliament. That's a risk that has yet to manifest its way into markets for the time being.