Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Raab hits out at 'irresponsible' European Union ahead of fresh talks

Raab hits out at 'irresponsible' European Union ahead of fresh talks

"A further £75m will be available for trusts to replace paper-based systems with electronic systems, which Hancock said could reduce medication errors by up to 50 percent".

She also refused to say if Brexit would reduce immigration, answering: "Brexit is an opportunity".

Addressing MPs about the new withdrawal bill, and later facing a select committee of MPs, Raab said again that the 39 billion pounds (52 billion US dollars) that Britain has agreed to pay as its so-called divorce settlement with the European Union was conditional on a future trade deal between Brussels and London.

"DExEU (Department for Exiting the EU) will continue to lead on all of the government's preparations for Brexit: domestic preparations in both a deal and a no-deal scenario, all of the necessary legislation, and preparations for the negotiations to implement the detail of the Future Framework".

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the European Union of "irresponsibly" ramping up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Europe must "show much more flexibility and creativity" to avoid a "no deal by accident" situation post-Brexit.

"We want an agreement. We both know the clock is ticking - let's get on with it".

Mrs May said that DExEU will recruit some new staff to work on preparations for Brexit, while a number of Cabinet Office officials will move over to the department.

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He revealed "open and frank" talks had been held between the European Union and United Kingdom on the issue, with the United Kingdom promising to return with "concrete proposals" on how to address Brussels' concerns.

The prime minister said her government was doing the "responsible" and "sensible" thing and not trying to alarm people.

Robbins said he had a close relationship with Raab's predecessor David Davis, but added: "I hope that the arrangement that has been agreed between the prime minister and the secretary of state for how they will be supported over this stage of the negotiation will be even more effective".

The prime minister will hold rounds of talks with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

In an interview with Channel 5 News on Wednesday, May rejected the suggestion voters should be anxious.

Conservative former minister Dominic Grieve said no deal would be "absolutely catastrophic" for the United Kingdom, adding on Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "We will be in a state of emergency - basic services we take for granted might not be available".

"When it comes to Brexit there is now a very real risk of a Brexit no-deal by accident", he told a news conference alongside his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

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