The resignation of Theresa May’s foreign secretary and chief Brexit negotiator, David Davis and Boris Johnson, made two highest-ranking officials of the EU feel frustrated.
After this news broadcasted, the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said sarcastically “This clearly proves that at Chequers there was unity of views in the British cabinet.”
European Council president, Donald Tusk, said that the idea of Brexit without Davis and Johnson was unfortunate adding “The mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations and it is still very far from being resolved, with or without Mr Davis.”
Margaritis Schinas, the Commission’s chief spokesperson, stated that Davis’s resignation will not make problem for the EU because they are complying with the negotiating framework that has been set for them. He added that “We avoided positioning the Commission in terms of psychological elements: concern, enthusiasm, disappoint and so on. We are here to do a job – the time scale is tight, everyone knows this.”
Although he has responded cooly, this departure has caused EU officials to be concerned about the stability of May’s government and the negotiation with them.
Davis has resigned because he was disagreed with the UK’s new Brexit policy, and said that “The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” His replacement, Dominic Raab, is a right-winger who has asked UK to negotiate with EU to scrap workers’ rights.