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Mad: David Davis will warn the European commission that it cannot cherrypick sectors in a trade deal [Image: Hoslet/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock].

Isn’t there a saying that madness may be defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results?

In that case, David Davis is not only stupid but mad as well.

He has repeatedly stated the Tory government’s demands to the EU27 on what Theresa May and her cronies want from Brexit.

He has been rebuffed, every time – but now he is coming back with more of the same.

And isn’t it charming of him to try to say what other people must do – when he couldn’t even produce a series of impact assessments that he spent months swearing had been carried out.

The fact that they don’t, in fact, exist shows that Mr Davis and the government he represents is not only stupid and mad, but incompetent as well.

What organisation goes into negotiations about major changes without having carried out work to find out how they will affect it?

The EU27 will hear what he has to say, shrug, and force a deal on goods but not services on us, crippling four-fifths of the UK’s economy.

Brexit secretary David Davis will warn the European commission that it cannot “cherrypick some sectors” when negotiating a trade deal, according to a senior government official, who said the UK planned to treat goods and services as inseparable.

Responding to EU figures setting out their stall, the Whitehall source insisted that while trade talks would be complex, “they either want to have a broad economic relationship with the UK, or they don’t”.

The source dismissed the idea that Britain would have to choose between a simple free trade agreement, which would focus largely on goods but not on the services that make up almost 80% of the UK economy, or a more comprehensive arrangement inside the single market and customs union.

They also suggested that ministers across government had held meetings with a “full sweep of EU member states” and were confident some would be pressing internally for the commission to secure a bespoke and strong deal with the UK.

Source: David Davis to warn EU it cannot cherrypick in Brexit trade deal talks | Politics | The Guardian


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