The former Brexit secretary David Davis has urged Theresa May to further delay the 'meaningful vote' on her proposed Brexit deal in order to increase pressure on the EU and MPs. The vote was originally due in December, but was delayed when it became clear the prime minister's proposals would be rejected. It is now due in the week beginning 14 January.Writing in The Daily Telegraph Mr Davis said it could be put back again if the parliamentary numbers remain against the PM.He also suggested the EU would offer a better agreement than currently on the table if the UK looked like crashing out without a deal because it would be worried about missing out on the £39bn divorce payment that has been negotiated.The Financial Times has reported that Mrs May will talk to other EU leaders this week, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and European Council president Donald Tusk, to see if there has been any shift in their position. In his Daily … [Read more...] about David Davis: The closer we are to no deal, the better the chance of a good deal
Theresa May could delay the “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal for a second time if she looks likely to lose it, David Davis has said. The former Brexit Secretary’s remarks came as the Prime Minister prepared to meet EU leaders and seek “clarifications” to help persuade MPs to back her proposals. The vote on Mrs May’s deal, which was delayed at the last minute in December, is currently scheduled for the week beginning January 14. But Mr Davis, in a column for the Daily Telegraph, speculated that it could be put off if Mrs May was likely to lose. He said: "The Withdrawal Agreement does not respect the referendum result. That is why the meaningful vote had to be delayed and one wonders if even the January vote will go ahead. "Attempts to frighten MPs into supporting it are unlikely to work, because voting down this substandard deal will not result in no Brexit." Urging Mrs May to take her time to get a better deal, he added: "We know that the EU … [Read more...] about David Davis: PM could suspend vote on Brexit deal for a second time
News / UK and world by Press Association January 3, 2019, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May has been urged to delay the “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal for a second time. Former Brexit secretary David Davis has speculated the vote could be put off if Mrs May looks likely to lose it. His comments come as the Prime Minister prepares to meet EU leaders and seek further “clarifications” in a bid to persuade sceptical MPs to back her deal. She is expected to speak this week to EU leaders including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and European Council president Donald Tusk in an attempt to break the Brexitlogjam, the Financial Times has reported. A Downing Street source told the Press Association that talks between Mrs May’s negotiators and their counterparts in Brussels have continued over the Christmas period. Mr Davis, in a … [Read more...] about Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis suggests ‘meaningful vote’ could be pulled again
DUP's Foster teams up with David Davis and Dominic Raab to push for new Brexit deal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk DUP leader Arlene Foster has joined forces with former Brexit secretaries David Davis and Dominic Raab to push for changes to the withdrawal deal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/dups-foster-teams-up-with-david-davis-and-dominic-raab-to-push-for-new-brexit-deal-37619818.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37487071.ece/c953b/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-03_new_45438620_I4.JPG Email DUP leader Arlene Foster has joined forces with former Brexit secretaries David Davis and Dominic Raab to push for changes to the withdrawal deal. An event was held at the British Academy in central London on Wednesday to launch the 'A Better Deal', which outlines a number of alternations. On Twitter on Wednesday, Mrs Foster wrote: "London, Dublin & Brussels have all ruled out a hard border in any circumstance. Backstop is not needed." Included in the … [Read more...] about DUP’s Foster teams up with David Davis and Dominic Raab to push for new Brexit deal
EX Brexit Secretary David Davis was one of Theresa May's most important parliamentary allies in the lead-up to leaving the European Union. The Haltemprice and Howden MP joined the Cabinet after Theresa May's snap election and he was to help May lead Britain into a post-Brexit future. But what happened and why did he quit? Here's what we know. Who is David Davis? Davis, 69, was born in York to a single mother and was initially brought up by his grandparents. When his mother remarried the family moved to South London, living in a deprived part of Wandsworth before moving to a council estate in Tooting. He completed a BSc in computer science at Warwick University before studying at London Business School and Harvard. Aged 38, he was first elected to parliament in 1987 as MP for Boothferry - which later became his current constituency Haltemprice and Howden. In 1992, he was a government whip who worked on pushing through the Maastricht treaty, which led to the euro and greater integration … [Read more...] about Who is David Davis, why did the Brexit Secretary resign and could he run for PM?