David Davis Critices the EU For “Unwise” Transition Threat

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The European Union was criticised by David Davis, the Brexit secretary, due to its publishing of a paper with some proposals to restrict the access of Britain to the single market during the transition period after Brexit.

Yesterday, a document from the European Union was leaked. The document was suggesting that any dispute that happens during the two-year transition period could result in some sanctions against the United Kingdom.

Davis said that the move to publish the said proposals was “not in good faith.”

Davis stated: “I do not think it was in good faith to publish a document with, frankly, discourteous language and actually implying that they could arbitrarily terminate in effect the implementation period.

“That’s not what the aim of this exercise is, it’s not in good faith, and we think it was unwise to publish it.”

The Brexit Secretary was speaking following a two-day meeting of the Brexit war Cabinet in which the ministers thrashed out the position of the United Kingdom regarding trade and transition after Brexit. He said that the atmosphere had been “very constructive.” However, he said that there was “still progress to be made.”