Merkel Says Britain to Be Treated Fairly, but Will Pay Brexit Price — David Davis says EU chief Juncker has been put ‘back in his box’ after poisonous briefings about Brexit talks

BERLIN — Britain would be treated fairly by the European Union after it quit the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, but Brexit would nonetheless have its price.

Britain formally announced its intention to leave the 28-nation bloc in March, and has stated its intention to maintain a close relationship with the EU on exit. In recent days, Merkel has repeatedly stated that Britain must expect a more distant relationship if it is no longer a member.

(Reporting Gernot Heller; Writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Joseph Nasr)

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Merkel promises to treat UK ‘fairly’ over Brexit

11:31, UK, Friday 19 May 2017

Sky News

Angela Merkel has said Britain will be treated fairly after Brexit, but warned that leaving the EU would still have its price.

The promise comes just two days after the German Chancellor said everything from Britain’s car industry to the travel of cats and dogs could be affected by the decision to break ties with the bloc.

On Wednesday, at a G20 trade union event in Berlin, she said Britain was free to change rules to its own advantage after leaving the bloc, but had to expect there would be repercussions.

“If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price,” she said.

Mrs Merkel added that the disruption could be widespread because of the breadth of EU legislation.

“Currently, the 250,000 pets, cats and dogs that travel from Britain to the continent or the other way around each year are managed within an EU framework,” she said.

“Now they’ll need hygiene certificates – things we don’t even remember.”

Meanwhile, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the Prime Minister put EU leaders “back in their box” after reports of a stormy dinner attended by Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude  Juncker at Downing Street.

A vicious account of a private dinner between Mrs May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) was leaked to a German newspaper

A vicious account of a private dinner between Mrs May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) was leaked to a German newspaper

“We’ve shown we mean business. We won’t engage in silly games but neither will we put up with silly games,” he told the the Express newspaper.

Mr Davis also said he was spending half his time preparing for the possibility the UK will have to walk away without a deal.

“I don’t expect it will ever be used but it has got to be there as an available option if we absolutely need it.”

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See also:

EU chief Juncker has been put ‘back in his box’ after poisonous briefings about Brexit talks, says David Davis

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One Response to “Merkel Says Britain to Be Treated Fairly, but Will Pay Brexit Price — David Davis says EU chief Juncker has been put ‘back in his box’ after poisonous briefings about Brexit talks”

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