13th April 2018
A day or so ago the news seemed dramatic: David Davis had “won a battle”.
Exc: David Davis wins latest battle over Brexit negotiations to send hundreds of officials to Brussels – but who will they be negotiating with?https://t.co/IZvUzTS8WZ
— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) April 11, 2018
The substance of the article was that Davis was, in effect, setting up “Row of the Summer Mark 2”.
You will remember that last year Davis announced that the sequencing of the Brexit negotiations were going to be the “row of the summer”.
As it happened, the UK surrendered on the sequencing point on the first day of the negotiations – and it was not even midsummer’s day.
And now Davis is insisting again there will be another dramatic win for UK in negotiations – that the UK will force the EU to open up trade negotiations.
But, in fact, he is again reliant on the EU giving in.
'There will be no negotiation strands': Brussels crushes Davis hopes for detailed trade talks before Brexithttps://t.co/Qkmt324BFr
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 13, 2018
This one did not even last three days.
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