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Brexit: May's EU deal not binding, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has described the deal struck by Theresa May to move to the next phase of Brexit talks as a “statement of intent”. He said it was not “legally enforceable” and if the UK failed to get a trade deal with the EU then it would not pay its divorce bill. But he stressed that the UK was committed to keeping a “frictionless and invisible” Irish border. And it would “find a way” to do this if there was a “no deal” Brexit. He also stressed that…

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David Davis 'warns No 10 not to sack Damian Green'

Media playback is unsupported on your device David Davis has warned Downing Street not to sack Damian Green as a result of a “wrongful attempt by former officers to do him down”, sources close to the Brexit Secretary have told the BBC. One said Mr Davis might be willing to resign over the issue, although another stressed no threat had been made. It comes after an ex-detective said “thousands” of legal porn images had been found on Mr Green’s computer. Mr Green says he never watched or downloaded pornography on…

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Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device David Davis says he has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back” in Brexit talks. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg many EU countries do want to move on in the negotiations because they can see it is very important to their economies. But it was, he added, a “27 country decision”. The EU says negotiations cannot move on to trade until questions about the UK “divorce bill”, citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland are resolved. All you need to…

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Brexit: 'Don't put politics above prosperity', Davis urges EU

David Davis has warned against “putting politics above prosperity” in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. In a speech in Berlin, the UK’s Brexit Secretary outlined his hopes for a deal that “allows for the freest possible trade in goods and services”. He also said he thought it “incredibly unlikely” there would be no deal. The EU says negotiations cannot move on to trade until questions about the UK “divorce bill”, citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland are resolved. All you need to know about Brexit Who does UK trade with…

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Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis targets Swiss success as he closes in on 100th cap

Steven Davis met the Duke of Cambridge last week and will earn his 100th Northern Ireland cap on Thursday, but insists the World Cup play-off with Switzerland is more important than such personal landmarks. Southampton midfielder Davis, 32, will become just the third Northern Irish centurion, following in the footsteps of Pat Jennings and Aaron Hughes when he leads Michael O’Neill’s team out at Windsor Park in the first leg against the Swiss. It is another significant milestone for a player who recently received his MBE at Buckingham Palace, but…

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Southampton and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis proud to receive MBE for services to football

Steven Davis with his MBE Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Southampton and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis spoke of his honour after receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Davis was presented with his medal by the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association. The 32-year-old said it was an “honour that I will cherish” to be given an MBE at such a point in his career. He added: “I think to get it in any given field is huge, and obviously to still be playing as…

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