EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was ‘silly’ – David Davis

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, is seen appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in this photograph received via the BBC, in London, Britain, June 25, 2017. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising 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