David Davis’ comments last weekend “risk undermining the good faith that has been built during the [Brexit] negotiations”, according to a motion passed today by the European Parliament.
The Brexit Secretary appeared to backtrack on the withdrawal agreement deal struck in Brussels last week, calling it a mere “statement of intent.”
Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“Nobody should be surprised that the European Parliament have rumbled David Davis.
“Saying one thing in Brussels and another on British TV was a cunning plan worthy of Baldrick, and it has succeeded only in sowing mistrust between the negotiating teams.
“Such incompetent double-dealing can only undermine the talks on the future relationship between Britain and the EU, making a job-destroying hard Brexit more likely.”
Notes to editors:
The Amendment to the European Parliament motion criticising David Davis is here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=AMD&format=PDF&reference=B8-0677/2017&secondRef=001-002&language=EN