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UK minister: EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was 'silly'
September 3, 2017 / 9:18 AM / 21 days ago

UK minister: EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was 'silly'

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis holds a joint news conference with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (unseen) marking the end of the third formal negotiation session in Brussels, Belgium August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday the European Union had made itself look silly by criticizing the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress.

“Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things that we’ve achieved,” Davis told the BBC. “The commission puts itself in a silly position if it says nothing has been done.”

He also said it was likely Britain would continue to pay some money into the EU budget after Brexit, but that the sums would not be large over the medium to long term.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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