Boris Johnson says EU must 'get serious' about Brexit talks - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Commons statement on Brexit and Boris Johnson taking Foreign Office questions 1.06pm BST Here is the full quote where Boris Johnson told the EU to “get serious” about the Brexit negotiations. He was responding to the Lib Dem MP Jamie Stone (see 12.31pm) who asked Johnson how he would respond to the comments from the German politician Michael Fuchs on the Today programme this morning. Fuchs claimed Johnson was holding up progress in the Brexit talks because he was preventing Theresa May from making a more acceptable offer. (See 9.24am.)Johnson said:It is up to our friends and partners in the EU now to look seriously at the offer we are making, particularly on citizens, and to make progress. Everybody wants to make progress. Everybody wants to give the 3.2m EU citizens in this country the maximum possible reassurance and security. That can only happen once our friends and partners decide to get serious in these negotiations. 12.57pm BST Tuesday’s post-cabinet briefing from Theresa May’s official spokesman brought no real updates on the Brexit process. We were told that last night’s dinner in Brussels was not even discussed.At...

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