EU and Ireland leaders slam David Davis for “unacceptable” comments – as predicted by Vox Political

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis: The one on the right is a liar, but the one on the left intends to hold him to his word – as does Guy Verhofstadt of the European Union.

It is exactly as Vox Political stated: David Davis has undermined trust in the UK’s sincerity during Brexit negotiations and now the EU27 are halting further developments until cast-iron assurances are provided.

Serves the arrogant, ignorant and flat-out stupid Tory right.

And Guy Verhofstadt isn’t the only one vowing to hold the UK to its obligations: Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said both Ireland and the EU would be holding the UK to the terms of the agreement reached last Friday.

A spokesman for Mr Varadkar said, “as the Taoiseach indicated on Friday, even if the worse case scenario occurs and there is no final deal, there must still be full alignment north and south under the agreement”.

The … spokesman cited in particular Article 46 which states that: “The commitments and the principles…are made and must be upheld in all circumstances, irrespective of the nature of any future agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.”

It is exactly as This Writer stated, regarding Mr Davis:

They are judging him according to his character: He lied about the ‘impact assessments’ and he reckons Friday’s agreement is a lie as well.

Does anybody remember the saying, “An Englishman’s word is his bond”?

Mr Davis, together with the Conservative government under Theresa May, has put an end to that. Our international reputation is ruined.

And if he thinks anybody is going to sign a trade deal with a government of liars, he’s going to have a very nasty surprise.

The European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator has accused David Davis of “undermining trust” with “unacceptable” comments that implied last week’s breakthrough deal was not legally binding.

Guy Verhofstadt lashed out as he revealed MEPs would toughen up their red lines before agreeing that the negotiations can move onto a future trade deal – a development Britain badly wants.

“Remarks by David Davis that phase one deal last week not binding were unhelpful & undermines trust. EP text will now reflect this & insist agreement translated into legal text ASAP,” Mr Verhofstadt tweeted.

Source: Brexit: European Parliament chief condemns ‘unacceptable’ David Davis remarks as backlash grows | The Independent

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  1. Dez December 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Totally agree Davies is a braggard,fraud could never have been allowed at the big boys table with his arrogant b/s guffing and puffing and blatant lying. His total disrespect to the parliamentary committee in not delivering the impact assessments, and by default letting down the many industries and their employees relying upon having a real professional, leading their future prospects it is beyond me how this blustering idiot was allowed to run the show……but then you look at the rest of Mays remaining so called top team and have to say they are all no brainers who are all well out of their depth and competence……they should have been bwankers but even they turned them down..

  2. NMac December 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Ireland and the EU are dealing with practiced and thoroughly corrupt, and dishonest individuals, and the self-confessed liar and dimwit Davis is at the forefront of these odious liars.

  3. Perry525 December 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    The joint report issued by the EU/UK teams.
    Clearly state. “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.” This has been signed off by both sides. Why is it, that no one seems to have read the joint report,, before they rush to comment?

  4. Brian December 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Now the UK negotiations are open to EU ratification amidst failed honor, there will be no more media platitudes possible, May’s resistance to public disgust will crumble in the wake of the EU’s proposed intransigence. Only the most arrogant and foolish will find excuses, this is end game for the Tories. AMEN.

  5. nikkiwilliamsyork December 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Apparently, the EU have already moved the start date for trade talks from the new Year to the end of March 2018 for this very reason. Dealing with May and Davis is like having to work with a pair of Dodgy Rogue Builders who say one thing to get the contract then go back on their word as soon as they get what they want.

    This would never happen under Labour or frankly any other decent political party in this country with the exception of the Tories and UKIP who seem to be unable to play fair under any form of rules, treaties or conventions.

    The time really HAS come for these Tory crooks to move on and let decency and the rule of law and diplomacy take over for the Many and not the Few to ensure the Country’s survival.

  6. Barry Davies December 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Guy verhofstadt is an mep and has precisely zero power, varadker needs to wind his neck in as he wants ireland not to be badly affected by brexit. Davis is correct the agreement is reliant on us getting a good deal in the eu’s own words nothing is decided until everything is decided.

    • Mike Sivier December 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Davis is a fool. He won’t get what he wants by insulting the EU and its leaders.

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