LONDON (Reuters) – British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned on Monday that he was assured that the United Kingdom will make progress and ultimately clinch a Brexit cope with the European Union.
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
“We keep on negotiating in good faith, we try and get the best deal we can, but we are ready for all eventualities,” Raab advised TalkRadio. “We’ll keep negotiating in good faith, I’m confident we’ll get there.”
Prime Minister Theresa May mentioned on Friday that Brexit talks with the EU had hit an deadlock, defiantly difficult the bloc to come up with its personal plans after EU leaders savaged her proposals.
However, Raab mentioned it was necessary to not overreact to the “stubborn” tone struck by Brussels and that some setbacks had been to be anticipated.
“These blips in the world, they’re blown a little bit out of proportion, but we double down, we don’t throw our toys out the pram, hold our nerve, keep our cool,” Raab mentioned.
“But at the same we need to be ready for the possibility … that the ambitions that we are bringing to these negotiations to try and get a win-win deal isn’t matched by the other side and it does take two to tango.”
Sterling GBP= jumped above $1.31, leaving it up round zero.5 p.c on the day, as Raab spoke.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party will vote this week on whether or not there needs to be a second referendum on the end result of the Brexit talks, though its finance spokesman mentioned on Monday these can be on any closing deal struck quite than on reversing the method altogether.
Raab mentioned such a stance made it extra doubtless they might fail to get any deal.
“What they (the EU) need to see is some unity of purpose from the UK which is why all this Labour nonsense about a second referendum is not only undemocratic but it’s the last thing we should be doing right now with our EU partners because it encourages them to offer us a lousy deal which makes a no deal more likely,” he mentioned.
“The vast majority, the silent majority in this country just want us to get on with it and that’s what we’re doing.”
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; modifying by Michael Holden