Britain could refuse to pay the Brexit bill if it does not get a trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has warned.
Mr Raab has said Britain will only pay its £39bn divorce bill on condition of the EU “fulfilling its side of the bargain”. The statement comes as the Brexit Secretary accuses the EU of “irresponsibly” ramping-up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.
The divorce settlement of £39 billion was agreed to by Theresa May in December, with some ministers suggesting it may only be paid if the UK came to a deal with the EU. However, after the agreement of the settlement, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that he found it “inconceivable” Britain would not pay the bill.
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