Brexit: Brussels called to place prosperity before politics

Brexit: Brussels called to place prosperity before politics

The call comes as the Prime Minister travels to Sweden for a gathering of EU leaders

Friday, November 17, 2017

Brussels has been urged to place prosperity over politics as Theresa May prepares for crunch talks on the Brexit financial settlement.

The Prime Minister has travelled to Sweden for an EU summit, where she will meet Donald Tusk and other leaders of the remaining 27 member-states.

The visit comes in the wake of David Davis implying there could be a more generous offer on the divorce settlement from the EU.

The Brexit Secretary made clear the UK would fulfil all financial obligations under a formal transition period.

However, Davis responded to a question asking whether Britain would pay upwards of the €20bn mentioned previously by saying he’d wait a few weeks before answering.

The remarks came after Downing Street dismissing “speculation” it would more than double its 'divorce bill' offer to convince EU heads to begin trade talks.