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Brexit: Davis wants legal clarification from EU over Brexit payout- by Heather Stewart and Jennifer Rankin

David Davis’s negotiating team is demanding legal clarification from Brussels officials over its demands that the UK pay a substantial financial settlement as part of the process of quitting the European Union.

A senior government source said British negotiators have peppered EU officials with queries about the legal principles Brussels believes should be used to calculate the final exit bill.

Davis’s team have been stung by suggestions the government should have published a paper setting out its own position on the withdrawal bill – pointing out that the commission has not yet produced a paper on the border in Northern Ireland, while Britain has done so.

Read more: Davis wants legal clarification from EU over Brexit payout | Politics | The Guardian

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