BREXIT Secretary David Davis has said the UK will not pay a €100 billion ‘divorce bill’ to leave the EU.
The statement comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the settlement sought by the EU had risen considerably following stricter demands from France and Germany.
Mr Davis told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due “not just what the EU wants.”
“What we’ve got to do is discuss in detail what the rights and obligations are,” he later added.
The Brexit Secretary has also said the British government had not seen a figure from the EU for an exit bill.
The Financial Times said the new figure includes post-Brexit farm payments and EU administration fees in 2019 and 2020.
Mr Davis said “We are not supplicants. This is a negotiation. They lay down what they want and we lay down what we want.”