The UK’s perspective Chequers deal with the EU is ‘worse than remaining’ according to the former Brexit Secretary.
David Davis, speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, claimed Chequers amounted to ‘an incredible open sesame.’
Davis, who resigned because he could not endorse the Chequers deal, said May’s words amounted to “an incredible open sesame”, arguing the problem with the UK position was that it was “not the last step” for the EU, and Brussels would not accept it.
Davis said he could not vote for a final deal based on Chequers when it comes to parliament for a vote in autumn because it would have been “rather odd for me to resign over something and vote for it”.
He claimed “my old department has been working on a fallback for some time”, saying he believed it was still possible to strike a “free trade-plus” deal based on arrangements the EU has with Canada, South Korea and Australia – although the government has rejected this.