Brexit news: Germany demands May acts now after Davis’ resigns | Politics | News – UK

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David Davis announced he had resigned from his post as Brexit Secretary on Sunday night, sparking concern Brexit talks would be stalled.

BDI’s Chief Executive Joachim Lang, said: “The British government must present details quickly.

“It must rapidly present its detailed proposals, despite the resignation there must now be no delays in the negotiation process.

“It is important for the economy that the EU and the UK agree on a transitional phase as soon as possible.”

BDI’s comments come after Mr Davis resigned from his post during the late hours of Sunday evening.

The former Cabinet member said he was no longer the best person to deliver the prime minister’s Brexit plan as he did not believe in it.

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He added that despite his personal “career-ending” decision, he believed the UK was “giving away too much and too easily” to the EU in its negotiations.

Ms May said she did not agree with Mr Davis but thanked him for his work.

Meanwhile, in the German newspaper, Welt, the publication’s London correspondent Stefanie Bolzen has criticised Britain’s departure in an opinion piece titled: “This resignation shows how much the British are falling apart because of Brexit”.

Ms Bolzen wrote: “The EU exit is a toxic project whose poison has seeped into society for two years.”

Commenting on Mr Davis’s resignation the article reads: “Davis’ resignation is a big blow. Not just for May, but for the whole country and also for Europe.

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“The EU is in the middle of one of the most important negotiations since the Second World War.

Mr Davis’ deputy, Steve Baker, announced that he was also quitting shortly after his superior’s resignation and said he was absolutely furious over “childish briefings” from No 10.

“Barely eight months before the planned end of British EU membership, the government in London is now threatening to collapse.”

Mr Davis’ resignation comes after Ms May and her Cabinet discussed and agreed upon the Government’s Brexit plan at Chequers on Friday.

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In his resignation letter Mr Davis said the “current trend of policy and tactics” was making it look “less and less likely” that Brexit would adhere to the EU referendum result of 2016 and the Conservative Party’s commitments to leaving the EU customs union and single market.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson followed suit and quit his post at 3pm on Monday, becoming the third person in just 24 hours to walk out of government over Ms May’s soft Brexit plan.

Mr Davis’ deputy, Steve Baker, announced that he was also quitting shortly after his superior’s resignation and said he was absolutely furious over “childish briefings” from No 10.

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