Brexit: David Davis insists UK won't pay €100bn EU divorce bill

Brexit: David Davis insists UK won't pay €100bn divorce bill

The Brexit Secretary made it clear to Good Morning Britain Britain would only pay what was legally due

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Brexit secretary David Davis has insisted the United Kingdom won't be paying the European Union’s reported ‘divorce bill’ of €100bn (£85bn).

The EU’s financial demands were originally reported to be around £60bn. The bloc claims this is the value of Britain’s outstanding liabilities from investments made in European institutions.

Now, the Financial Times is claiming the European Union's financial settlement has risen by £25bn.

The EU has said a deal much be reached on the ‘divorce bill’ before any talks on a trade deal can begin.

However, in an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain, the Brexit Secretary made it clear the UK would pay what was legally due, and "not only what the EU wants."

Davis insisted the UK treats its obligations seriously, but blasted the EU for playing "rough and tough."

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