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Davis humiliated in first negotiation U-turn of many - Farron

June 20, 2017 10:05 AM

Commenting on the first day of Brexit negotiations, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

David Davis & Michel Barnier (uk.businessinsider.com)"David Davis said the row of the summer would be over the sequencing of Brexit talks, and one day in he has capitulated.

"The man is a joker. Despite the government's posturing, the EU was clear today it has not made a single concession to David Davis. He has been utterly humiliated.

"After Philip Hammond tried to rugby tackle his Conservative colleagues before they leap off the cliff edge on trade, David Davis has shrugged him off and dived into the abyss.

"He has announced his intention to ruinously rip us out of the single market and customs union, despite the government's own Chancellor warning this would be very, very bad for Britain.

"The Liberal Democrats will work with MPs across all parties prepared to stand up for the British people to leave us with a functioning economy."