'Theresa May and David Davis have the skills and experience to get the best Brexit deal', says MP Andrew Mitchell

'Theresa May and David Davis have the skills and experience to get the best Brexit deal', says MP Andrew Mitchell

David Davis is the secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Stock image)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Theresa May and David Davis are both well-qualified in terms of skill and experience to produce the best Brexit deal, according to MP Andrew Mitchell.

The Prime Minister announced her Cabinet reshuffle yesterday (June 11), but has kept Davis in the role of Brexit secretary.

Mitchell, the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and former Tory chief whip, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "Theresa May may have led an indifferent campaign but she’s a good prime minister because she is decisive.

"I think she and David Davis are the two people who are pre eminently well-qualified both in terms of skills and experience to produce the best deal for Britain.

"What I want is absolute acceptance without qualification that we are leaving," he added. "A good deal actually is one which both sides agree is sensible."

The MP also spoke about the Democratic Unionist Party, who are in talks with the Conservatives about forming a minority government.

Mitchell said "they are good negotiators and they will undoubtedly get their pound of flesh.

"They are certainly people with whom the Conservative Government or the Conservative party in the House of Commons can do business."

You can listen to Mitchell's campaign above.

Earlier Mitchell had torn into Theresa May's election literature, saying it was so bad he didn't even use it in his own campaign. You can listen to that clip here.