Brexit is not over and Britain must not ‘fall into traps’, David David warns

  • David Davis said there were ‘issues’ with Northern Ireland, fishing and Gibraltar
  • He said giving MPs one day to approve the deal was ‘frankly not enough’ 
  • But the former Brexit secretary said the deal secured by Boris Johnson was ‘much better than would have been achieved under the previous strategy’

Brexit is not over and Britain must not ‘fall into traps’, the former minister for leaving Europe warned yesterday.

David Davis told MPs there were ‘still issues to deal with’ on Northern Ireland, fishing and Gibraltar.

Mr Davis, who led talks on the divorce deal, said giving MPs one day to approve the deal was ‘frankly not enough’.

But the former Brexit secretary said the deal secured by Boris Johnson was ‘much better than would have been achieved under the previous strategy’. 

David Davis told MPs there were ‘still issues to deal with’ on Northern Ireland, fishing and Gibraltar 

‘It’s not over. All will lead to uncomfortable decisions in the near future,’ he said during yesterday’s Commons debate. 

Mr Davis said one day is ‘not enough’ to deal with a 1,200-page treaty and further time must be given to it to enable the UK to develop its strategy.

He added: ‘So we don’t get into conflicts with the European Union, don’t fall into traps, don’t get into acrimonious disputes. 

‘They’re our neighbours and our friends and we have to devise a strategy that will keep them as neighbours and friends.’

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