LONDON, Sept 5 The British government is
reviewing the risks involved with issues such as financial
passporting and access to the single market after leaving the
European Union, the minister in charge of negotiating Brexit
said on Monday.
David Davis also told parliament that given its economic
difficulties, the EU would not want to punish Britain on trade
as it risked hurting its own economy.
"Those are issues, all of them, passporting, access to
markets ... they are all issues that are being looked at and
evaluated in terms of where the real risks are," he said, adding
that there were very different views on passporting from people
in the City of London financial sector and businesses.
Davis also said that while warnings over the impact of a
Brexit vote on the economy had been "proven to be wrong",
Britain should "not get too optimistic before we close the
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper; editing by